SOURCE: Virtual Builders Exchange, LLC

Virtual Builders Exchange, LLC

September 23, 2010 16:09 ET

Virtual Builders Exchange and DirtLogic Reach Agreement to Offer Exclusive Services to Texas Construction Industry

SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwire - September 23, 2010) - The Virtual Builders Exchange, LLC (VBX) has reached agreement with DirtLogic, LLC to offer a new service that will allow Texas contractors to calculate the cost of construction services more accurately and efficiently, according to VBX Chief Executive Officer Michael T. Tollette. 

Established in 1900 as the Builders Exchange of Texas (BXTX), VBX specializes in facilitating the design and bid process; and identifying and analyzing market conditions affecting the construction industry.

Based in Portland, Oregon, DirtLogic is the developer of a unique service that gives contractors a guaranteed "take-off" (estimate) of the quantity and value of site work and other "dirtwork" required on a construction project.

According to Tollette, the Agreement will allow pressured contractors to bid more projects in a shorter amount of time and ensure better accuracy in their bid price. "The economic conditions right now have created fierce competition in the construction industry. Contractors have to find bidding opportunities, get their pricing together quickly and offer the lowest possible price in order to win the contract away from a very large pool of competitors. They need all the tools we can give them to do that and remain profitable," explained Tollette. "DirtLogic makes it possible for stressed contractors to outsource the dirtwork take-off and have confidence that pricing for that portion of the project is accurate. That gives our contractors a very effective tool to bid more work quickly," he added.

DirtLogic is designed to take the guesswork out of the bid process. "DirtLogic take-offs allow contractors to know to the cubic yard how much dirt will need to be moved or added, with grading accuracy to about one hundredth of an inch," said its creator and owner Matthew Gebarowski. "Our take-off results also easily integrate with industry GPS layout systems to make work in the field precise and efficient. All of that translates into more accurate and reliable pricing."

DirtLogic services will be available to the Texas construction industry exclusively through the Virtual Builders Exchange, LLC. VBX is headquartered in San Antonio, with regional offices in Dallas and Houston. For more information, visit www.virtualbx.com or www.dirtlogic.com; or call VBX Member Services at (210) 564-6900. 

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