Irish start-up ConX has been bought by global platform Houzz, which specialises in home renovation and design and has a community of over 65 million homeowners and home design enthusiasts and more than 2.7 million home renovation and design professionals.
The ConX software lets contractors do on-screen takeoffs from construction plans and turn them into professional estimates up to 10 times faster. It is now fully integrated and available in Houzz Pro, the all-in-one marketing and business management software. Contractors can streamline the estimation process and turn bids around faster with Houzz Pro Takeoffs, helping them save time and win more jobs. In addition, takeoffs created in Houzz Pro can be directly converted into estimates as part of the Houzz Pro project management workflow.
Alon Cohen, Houzz co-founder and President, commented: “We’re excited to bring the power of ConX’s takeoff tool to contractors using Houzz Pro, and to welcome ConX’s customers around the world to the Houzz community.
Creating estimates can be incredibly time intensive for contractors. By providing fully integrated, easy-to-use Houzz Pro Takeoffs, we’re helping pros to efficiently manage and grow their businesses and spend less time on back-office work.
Annie Slattery, co-founder and CEO, ConX, commented: “We are thrilled to join forces with Houzz in their mission to create the best software for construction and design. It is incredibly exciting to see ConX’s tools built into the end-to-end Houzz Pro offering, helping contractors around the world run efficient, profitable businesses.”
Houzz Pro Takeoffs is applicable to builders, renovators and speciality contractors across the construction industry, from carpenters to roofers, electricians, plumbers and concrete contractors. Pros can upload plans and start measuring instantly. Houzz Pro Takeoffs can auto-calculate total material costs based on prices added by the pro. The tool is available to Houzz Pro Essential and Ultimate subscribers.
Houzz Pro helps residential construction and design professionals to run an efficient, profitable business and makes it easy for them to reach new customers. The software is available in more than 10 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
ConX was founded by Dubliner Annie Slattery with her husband, Keith Moore, who came from the construction industry. The company’s other co-founder and CTO, Jonathan Clarke, is from Kerry, while Dubliner Jonathan Slattery joined ConX in 2017 to drive growth and launch the company globally.
Launched initially in Australia, the ConX software will be integrated into Houzz Pro and is now available in Ireland and around the world.