Before iSqFt, Kelly Basinger, project manager with Security Vault Works, would spend days tracking down subcontractors. Now she can launch a project and reach out to hundreds of local subs in a couple of hours.

SECURTIY VAULT WORKS


Founded:
1985

Headquarters:
Laurel, MD

Other Locations:
California; Texas; Missouri; Indiana; New Jersey; Virgina North Carolina; Florida

Company size:
250 employees

Role:
General contracting, project management, facility maintenance services

Certification:
National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification.

More Information:
www.svwinc.com/

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Before iSqFt, Kelly Basinger, project manager with Security Vault Works, would spend days tracking down subcontractors. Now she can launch a project and reach out to hundreds of local subs in a couple of hours.


“Have you ever felt like the phone was growing into your ear?” asks Kelly Basinger, project manager with Security Vault Works. She’s talking about a project in Everette, Washington that Security Vault Works had. It was in a new market and she didn’t have a database of local subs.

“I called every sub I could find. I remember it was a solid two weeks of calls,” she remembers. “They would say, ‘we’re too busy,’ or ‘we can’t get to it within your scheduled time,’ or ‘we’ll send you a price,’ and then constant follow-up. It wasted so much time.”

Thirty years ago, Security Vault Works started as an ATM rigging company, and for years they worked with financial institutions and did ATM rigging almost exclusively. As their customers started asking for buildouts and other work, the company saw an opportunity to diversify into general contracting.

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“I was surprised to find something like iSqFt even existed… It was something we definitely needed.”

– Kelly Basinger, Project Manager, Security Vault Works

 

Today, the company has offices throughout the U.S., including the general contractor division that operates out of its North Carolina office.

“We had a sub database because of those 10 offices, but it was primarily for concrete and asphalt guys. When we were looking for a plumber or a painter, we didn’t have the database,” says Kelly. “We would get on the phone. We would do anything we could do to find subs. It took an extreme amount of time.”

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“Before, it would take me close to a week to nail down a good sub base that’ll price a project. With iSqFt, I can bid out a project in half a day”

– Kelly Basinger, Project Manager, Security Vault Works

A little over two years ago, Kelly was considering online plan rooms where subcontractors could look at their plans online that was not tied to the company’s website, their cloud or their server.

That’s when she came across iSqFt.

“I was surprised to find something like iSqFt even existed. That’s when I got the powers-to-be to jump on board,” says Kelly. “It was something we definitely needed.”

Kelly uses iSqFt’s bid management tool. “We have our own private customers that we work for and we use the bidding side of iSqFt. We put our plans on there and if the project is in Missouri, I’ll use it to find subs to bid in that area.”

Security Vault Works sends hundreds of ITBs every month for projects across the country. “Before, it would take me close to a week to nail down a good sub base that’ll price a project. With iSqFt, I can bid out a project in half a day,” says Kelly.

Subs can easily respond to the ITBs, letting Kelly know if they intend to bid. This gives her a better grasp on bid coverage and whether she needs to find additional subs for the project. Subs can access the project plans and specs directly from iSqFt to provide a price. “It’s been great, I get an excellent response every time,” says Kelly.

Security Vault Works is authorized to work in 48 out of 51 states and partners with local firms in the other three. The company is committed to be where its customers need them to be and assures its customers that they “no longer need to wonder where we are, simply know we are there.”

Last year, the company completed more than 15,000 jobs, working in every state across the U.S. iSqFt’s nationwide subcontractor database has helped them more effectively serve the needs of their customers.

 

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