Time is Money and STACK Saves Watson & Cochran, Inc. a Lot of Time

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Company Story:

Watson & Cochran is an architectural millwork company based out of Dallas, Texas.  They provide high-end wood products including cabinets, paneling, office furniture, ceiling panels and more.  The majority of the company’s work is commercial millwork for offices, hotels, car dealerships and other businesses.

Founded in 1986, Watson & Cochran currently has a staff of 26 employees and is growing at a rate of 20% per year.  The company prides itself in doing the best job they can do every day, providing a good product with good service, and being honest with their customers, general contractors and even their own employees.

“Without STACK, we wouldn’t be as successful as we are today and our work environment would be a lot more cluttered.”
Aaron Cochran
Purchasing Agent & Estimator, Watson & Cochran, Inc.
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Overcoming Challenges:

Before using STACK, Watson & Cochran was printing out plans and plotting every project by hand that they wanted to bid.  This was costly and extremely time-consuming especially when new plan pages were added & drawings got updated. They knew something needed to change.

Aaron Cochran, Purchasing Agent & Estimator at Watson & Cochran, spent 4-5 months researching online takeoff programs and tried out 5 other software options including iSqFt and On-Screen Takeoff before eventually deciding to purchase STACK.  Aaron’s favorite aspect of STACK was how easy it was to use!

Prior to STACK, life at Watson & Cochran was cluttered, scrambled and unorganized.  Every nook and cranny of the office had piles of papers and blueprints spread out everywhere.  “Without STACK”, says Aaron, “we wouldn’t be as successful as we are today and our work environment would be a lot more cluttered.”

“The cost of STACK is insignificant compared to the increase in time saved and productivity it generated.”
Kyle Cochran
President & Founder, Watson & Cochran, Inc.

How STACK Has Helped Watson & Cochran, Inc.:

Before STACK, Watson & Cochran were spending hundreds of dollars per month just on paper and ink to print plans.  STACK immediately eliminated this expense.  STACK has produced a positive return-on-investment just in paper & ink savings alone without even taking into account the time-savings, increased accuracy, and being more selective of the jobs they take on.

“If we hadn’t have found STACK, our estimating department would have continued to be bogged down,” says Kyle Cochran, President & Founder of Watson & Cochran.  “We wouldn’t have had the opportunity to evaluate as many projects that we do and be able to narrow down the projects to find the ones best suited to us.”

“With STACK we have been able to generate more estimates and evaluations,” says Kyle Cochran.  “Time is money and we’re saving a lot of time.”

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