Every day in the United States, thousands of field workers are dispatched to remote locations to build out infrastructure projects such as cell towers, charging stations, solar panels, electrical installations, and concrete foundations, to name a few.
Companies managing these remote projects often face many different hurdles including weather delays, missing materials, dependencies on third parties, and other factors that can increase costs and create delays.
To make matters worse, the unique challenges of remote construction projects – short timelines, multiple cost drivers, crews moving in and out of different sites – make it extremely difficult for business owners to track their daily job costs and project-level profits.
Darrin Wagner, the CEO of Test Communications - a growing wireless construction company based out of Slidell, Louisiana - is one of those owners. Other than a monthly update from his accounting system and a few manually updated trackers, he had limited visibility into where his company's money was being spent on a day-to-day basis.