CARPINTERIA, Calif. - A Carpinteria company has come up with technology that's helping construction projects get off the ground and to the finish line with the right efficiencies. Procore Technologies says it can keep all aspects of a project in touch with each other whether it is a house or a nuclear power plant.
Tooey Courtemanche, the Procore CEO, says "the construction industry is one of the largest industries in the world so the demand is kind of endless."
The company is not waiting for government incentives or other solutions that often come from political leaders to grow, "we're just moving," said Courtemanche.
There are currently five buildings on the Carpinteria campus with the newest site in the remodeling phase, the former home of Carl Karcher Enterprises which left for another state.
Procore Technologies has been hiring and the on site staff is about 500 here and other offices in New York, Austin, San Francisco and San Diego.
Many of the new workers are coming in after a referral from a current employee. Modern working areas, furniture, unique meeting cubicles from former storage containers, pets, and guitars are all inside the buildings.
Outside are scenic coastal shores, and nearby surfing spots. Some staff meetings are held on environmental walks along the adjacent trails.
Procore has seen its software used on housing developments, high rise buildings, athletic stadiums and energy projects.
The construction project management software has also been offered to professors at 150 college as part of their courses.
Upcoming, Procore will be opening regional officers in Australia, Canada and maybe New Zealand," said Courtemanche. "There's no indication that the solutions that we are providing is waning in the marketplace. As a matter of fact our growth has been accelerating over the years. We just continue to provide more solutions."