Estimating and Project Management Made Easy

Speakers:    Jim Andrews, SubHQ; Chandler Brooks, Procore; Jeff Gerardi, ProEst; Bill Wagner, Penta




From estimating to project management, contractors need easy-to-use tools to simplify and automate processes throughout the construction lifecycle. This session focuses on ProEst’s estimating and CRM software; SubHQ’s all-in-one project management solution for subcontractors; Procore’s project and resource management software; and Penta’s ERP solution and field construction management tools to improve jobsite efficiency.


Jim Andrews is the founder and CEO of SubHQ. A leader and visionary in construction and development for more than 30 years, Andrews is also the owner and chairman of American Ironworks & Erectors Inc., a structural steel erector. After numerous unsuccessful attempts to address AIE’s own technology and project management needs, Andrews created a solution that addresses the unique needs and pain points specific to subcontractors, which is now SubHQ.

Chandler Brooks, head of strategic alliances - associations, focuses on enhancing the relationships and partnerships to move the construction industry forward through strategic industry association alliances. At Procore, he manages a team focused on industry engagement through relationship-building and connection and education at the local/regional levels in the United States. Brooks worked in architecture before moving to general contracting and focused mostly on high-rise adaptive reuse projects in Texas.

Jeff Gerardi is the owner, president, and CEO of ProEst Estimating Software. Under Gerardi’s leadership, ProEst has grown into a thriving, cutting-edge technology firm that serves more than 8,000 contractors across the globe. His mission is to help ProEst become the absolute industry leader among construction estimating software solutions.

As president of Penta Technologies, Bill Wagner leads Penta's long-term strategy, product portfolio and demand generation by developing solutions that meet the unique needs of stakeholders across multiple markets. He has experience working with start-ups, mid-size and Fortune Global 500 firms on product portfolio management, strategic planning, corporate and competitive research, communications strategy, advertising, public relations, brand platform development, data science and e-business.