Ernie Loberg Construction Selects GradeBeam to Improve Bid Management Process

CHICAGO, Feb. 18, 2015 /CNW/ -- Textura Corporation (NYSE: TXTR), the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced that Ernie Loberg Construction, a full-service General Contractor specializing in commercial projects for more than 42 years, recently implemented Textura's GradeBeam solution to help make its bid management process more efficient.

"Before we started using GradeBeam, we spent a lot of time and resources on phone calls, trying to either invite Subcontractors to bids or following up on bids," said Simona Kostakieva, Bid Coordinator, Ernie Loberg Construction. "GradeBeam has made that process much more efficient, so from a cost perspective, using GradeBeam just makes more sense. The solution also allowed us to access more Subcontractors through the GradeBeam database, which in turn helps us deliver better service to our clients."

The GradeBeam® solution simplifies and expedites the massive information exchange that occurs in the pre-construction phases of projects, including invitations-to-bid (ITB) drawing/specification distribution, corrections, addenda, RFIs and responses. General Contractors use GradeBeam to post project information, search for Subcontractors and suppliers, send bid invitations, distribute project documents through local printing firms, track bid responses and issue project change information.

"Using software to manage the bid process was new to us," said Kostakieva. "We were hesitant at first, but the support and training from GradeBeam has been extremely helpful. Soon after I started using it, my boss complimented me on how fast I learned the program and was using it to the company's advantage, but I owe that to the team at GradeBeam," added Kostakieva.

Founded in 1972, Ernie Loberg Construction has been providing general contracting and construction management services to the Midwest and East Coast, operating in 12 states altogether.

"We're pleased that Ernie Loberg Construction has joined the growing list of companies managing the bid process more effectively with GradeBeam," said Franco Turrinelli, President, PRM Solutions at Textura Corporation. "We are especially thrilled that they have had such a great experience, as we consider our client service a competitive advantage, especially for firms that are new to our collaboration solutions. We look forward to supporting Ernie Loberg Construction as the firm continues to expand."

About Ernie Loberg Construction
Ernie Loberg Construction has been providing general contracting and construction management services to the region since 1972. Based in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, our firm has successfully completed projects throughout the Midwest and Ohio Valley. For more than 42 years, ELC has focused on client satisfaction. We build long-lasting, repeat business relationships with our clients by serving their needs and delivering on our promises. ELC's team of construction professionals work directly with business owners, facility managers, and architects to successfully complete their projects on time, on budget, and to their specifications. ELC offers the full spectrum of general contracting and construction management services to bring your project to a successful completion. Time, schedule, budget, design process and the complexity of the project will determine the most effective way ELC can serve your project.  We adopt your goals and objectives to plan and construct your project in an effective and truly collaborative process. Our staff of industry professionals allow our clients to make informed decisions on how to maximize design value, reduce risk and manage their budget, all while attaining the highest quality of construction at the best value. For more information, visit 

About Textura 
Textura is the leading provider of collaboration and productivity tools for the construction industry.  Our solutions serve all construction industry professionals across the project lifecycle – from takeoff, estimating, design, prequalification and bid management to submittals, field management, LEED® management and payment. 

The Textura® collaboration platform and online product suite represent the first time the industry has all the tools needed to manage their business in an integrated fashion to save time and money and reduce exposure to risks.  With award-winning technology, world-class customer support and consistent growth, Textura is leading the construction industry's technology transformation.   

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