Case Study



Construction Cost Data Collection

“Partnering with Shore provided us with scale for calling suppliers across the US to get the data for our platform that our customers need in near real-time at a much lower cost than expected. Being a fully-managed solution helped us during our early years after Y-Combinator.”

Haden Ponish

Head of Product

Estimating Construction Costs in Real-time with Local Prices

1build construction estimating software makes it easy for construction businesses to create professional estimates with prebuilt templates and assemblies that are all powered by live, local cost data. Their mission is to “codify the language of building” by enabling contractors of any size and sector to build the world around us using real data.

Chasing down materials pricing or referencing outdated cost books wastes contractors’ most valuable resource – time. Using 1build, builders can track a bid’s status, dollars estimated, and win rate from one simple dashboard.

A Costly Challenge

As many early-stage growth stage companies find out, scaling processes essential to the business can be difficult and take valuable time away from key personnel.

After spending countless hours calling materials suppliers across the nation, collecting quotes from regional builders in various sectors, and parsing all this data for system use, the 1build team realized they needed a more cost-effective, scalable solution for construction cost data collection.


Cost Reduction


Increased Workforce Capacity


Quotes Collected

Faster Data Collection with a Fully Managed Service

Shore Group worked with the core team at 1build, including its CEO and founding members, to develop a scalable, cost-effective approach to construction cost data collection. With Shore Group’s deep expertise in developing solutions for challenges like this, the team at 1build was able to implement—and in just two weeks—a fully managed process for calling suppliers, collecting price quotes, and structuring the data for use in the 1build platform.

Coverage and Speed Enable Focus and Growth

1build’s decision to use Shore Group to address its challenge paid off quickly. By leaning on Shore Group to take on the heavy lift of streamlining their cost data collection process, and reallocating key personnel to building the business, 1build saw an immediate development cost reduction of 65%.

In addition, this new focus to efficiently collect the data expanded 1build’s reach to cover the entire United States and house over 100,000 live material rates.

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