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We're Proud of our Clients!

SharpeSoft has been in the cost estimating business for more than three decades, and we have built a client base of hundreds of businesses whose work encompasses every aspect of heavy construction, from grading and excavating, to site development, paving and road construction, underground utilities, bridges, powerline construction, and more.  We are proud of our clients and so we frequently publish individual client spotlights in which we talk about their company history, the type of work they do, and the principles that guide their success.

This post updates on a regular basis, so be sure to check back to see who has been added.  If you see a company you know or have worked with before, give them a shout out and let them know you saw them on our page!

 

Jim Crawford Construction, Inc. - Clovis, CA

Jim Crawford attributes the nearly four decades of continuous success and growth of his family’s namesake company to the simple down to earth philosophy of treating people the way you want to be treated, and providing the best quality workmanship you possibly can.  Consequently, since first opening their doors in 1983, Jim Crawford Construction, Inc. has grown from a small, family-owned general contracting firm in Clovis, CA to one of the central valley’s most recognized and trusted names in heavy civil construction.

They provide unmatched grading, paving and earth moving services, as well as site development for residential subdivisions and public works projects of all kinds.

Through the years the company has maintained a commitment to keeping costs low while maintaining the highest standards for the many public agencies and the private developers and companies they serve. Their family of talented individuals work as a team to complete each task as efficiently and accurately as possible, without sacrificing quality.

They have completed jobs for KB Homes, Home Depot, Toys R Us, Western Sky Dairy, Best Buy, Edwards Theaters, and dozens of other commercial and public entities.

No matter the size or scope of the job, Jim Crawford Construction meets every challenge with a focus on safety, teamwork, and the highest ethical standards. SharpeSoft is proud to be part of their continuing success.

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Ramsey Construction – Elizabeth, PA

Before starting his own company, Dave Ramsey spent years honing his skills as a general superintendent for one of the top civil construction contractors in the Northeastern United States. That experience laid the groundwork for Ramsey to open Ramsey Construction in 1986, which itself has gone on to become a respected name in heavy civil construction throughout western Pennsylvania.

Because of their sterling reputation for exceptional work completed on time and on budget, public agencies routinely rely on Ramsey Construction for transportation infrastructure projects, administrative offices, and other public work.

At the same time, health care agencies and businesses depend on the Elizabeth, PA company to design and construct the most efficient and technically advanced medical and emergency services facilities.  Moreover, Ramsey is well known for the planning, designing and building of educational facilities of all types.

In addition to public and DOT work, the family owned company also enjoys a solid reputation as an expert general contractor for commercial building of all types, including apartments and hotels, and retail and hospitality spaces.

Ramsey Construction is one of the most recent additions to the SharpeSoft family and we are proud and excited to welcome them aboard.

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Harris Company Concrete Construction - Penngrove, CA

“A smooth finish for the wine country,” has been the motto of Pengrove CA contracting firm, Harris Company Concrete Construction since they first began offering top-notch concrete services in Sonoma County in the summer of 2010.

The company was right in the middle of the deadly wild fires that swept through the area last year that killed dozens of people and left thousands homeless. In the aftermath, Harris was among the many construction firms that stepped up to help with rebuilding efforts throughout the devastated area.

The company specializes in concrete work of all kinds, including metal building and residential foundations, site work, and architectural concrete. They are known for being reliable, trustworthy, and easy to work with. They can take on any concrete project and complete it with the highest quality, on time and within budget.

Harris has the experience, skills, knowledge, and tools to get the job done, and SharpeSoft is proud to include them in our family of clients.

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S.E.T., Inc. - Lowellville, OH

Since opening their doors in 1988, S.E.T., Inc. (a SharpeSoft client since 2008) has worked under the premise that getting the job done on time, safely and efficiently is the best way to ensure customer satisfaction. As a result, the family owned and operated company has carved out their niche in a highly competitive market, completing more than $100 million in government and private contracts, while developing a reputation throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania as a top provider of premium construction and general contracting services.

Taking on jobs of all sizes and scope, the Lowellville, OH company specializes in underground utilities, roadway and heavy highway work, site work, streetscapes, and buildings and foundations. In addition, oil and gas companies throughout the region routinely turn to them for unique troubleshooting solutions and for unmatched around-the-clock support services.

Moreover, S.E.T.’s proven safety record and commitment to “zero incidents” reflects a total dedication to their employees' wellbeing and to that of the industry. SharpeSoft is proud to include S.E.T., Inc. among our family of clients.

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Duran & Venables - Milpitas, CA

SharpeSoft client, Duran & Venables was formed in 1979 by two young contractors who made it their goal to become Northern California’s top grading and paving provider. Four decades later, the Milpitas, CA company has not only fulfilled that goal, but has expanded on that original vision to become one of the most highly regarded heavy civil construction contractors in the north state.

Today the company is a full service general engineering contractor with expertise in all service areas, including cost estimating and project management, ground up site infrastructure construction, underground utilities, and more. They also specialize in all types of grading, earthwork and paving, including heavy civil highway and road construction.

The company employs more than 100 professionals at offices in both Stockton and Milpitas, providing award winning service to commercial, industrial and public works developers of all types. They maintain a sterling reputation for employee safety and they are known for their charitable work in partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity.

We take great pride in having Duran & Venables among the SharpeSoft client family.

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Sanco Pipeline - Los Gatos, CA

Over the last 60 years SharpeSoft client, Sanco Pipelines, Inc. has established itself as a leader in underground construction throughout northern and central California.

The Los Gatos-based company was founded in 1956 by former World War II Navy pilot, David Schrader, and aided by his wife, Jean, the couple steered the company through 30 years of success and steady growth.

In 1970, son David joined the company as superintendent. The three continued to run the business for another 15 years before David and Jean retired and Michael ascended to company president.

Today Sanco employs a crew of more than 150, performing work throughout northern and central California. They specialize in the installation of sanitary sewer, storm drains, domestic and reclaimed water systems, and underground fire lines.

Thanks, Sanco for allowing SharpeSoft to be part of your success!

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SCI Infrastructure, LLC - SeaTac, WA

If you have a project with extensive and complicated underground piping work, there is no better contractor in the northwest to turn to than SCI Infrastructure, LLC -  a SharpeSoft friend and client for nearly 20 years. 

The SeaTac, WA company is the area’s leading expert in piping and underground development, road construction, site work, and utilities. Over the last six decades, they have provided the foundation for some of the most ambitious and noteworthy projects in the northwest, serving local, state and federal agencies as well as commercial and private developers of all sizes.

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The company traces its origins to 1951 when brothers Armondo and John Scoccolo began doing grading work for local builders. By the end of the decade, Scoccolo Construction had expanded into public highway work, subcontracting topsoil layering and hydro seeding for area highway contractors.

The company incorporated in 1961 and operated until 2001 when Armondo turned the company over to his sons, Mark and Patrick and changed the name to SCI Infrastructure, LLC.

The company is active in both local and national construction trade organizations, and every year in June they sponsor the annual Dozers Days festival in Puyallup, a family event where kids get to operate all types of heavy equipment.

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Franklin Construction, Inc. - Chico, CA

Over the last four decades, Franklin Construction, Inc. of Chico, CA has become a leader in civil construction throughout Northern California. A SharpeSoft client since 2006, the company provides general contracting and subcontractor services on both public and private works projects, with an emphasis on clearing and demolition, earth moving and grading, asphalt paving, and chip sealing.

The company provides commercial, agricultural and industrial services to school districts, single and multi-family residential developers, and for various public works agencies ranging from small towns to state and federal agencies. In addition, their three rock quarries, asphalt plant, and recycling operation provide all types of aggregate materials and disposal services to five neighboring north-state counties.

No matter the size of schope, Franklin Construction strives to ensure that every project is completed safely, on time and within budget, while providing competitive prices and outstanding customer service.

Thanks Franklin, for making SharpeSoft a part of your success.

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Emmett Valley Construction - Fresno, CA

If you live in California’s central valley you are likely to have run across crews from Emmett Valley Construction, one of the area’s premiere civil construction contractors, and a SharpeSoft client since 2013. The Fresno-based company is known for providing top quality grading, excavation, underground utility, road construction, and paving services for builders and developers ranging from Bakersfield to Sacramento.

Since 2005, the company's formula for success has been a commitment to building lasting client relationships, and total dedication to the project and team. They bring value to their projects by providing expert analysis and creative solutions to every aspect of the job.

Relying on their extensive in house resources and years of experience, the company assures quality and professionalism by focusing on the unique needs of each client and project. SharpeSoft is proud to have been part of their continuing success.

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Nelson Stark - Cincinnati, OH

SharpeSoft client Nelson Stark came together in 1993 when Nelson Excavating and Stark Plumbing merged to form a brand new company with 75 years of combined experience in plumbing and heavy construction. Over the last quarter century, the Cincinnati, OH company has grown to become a top provider of commercial and industrial plumbing and heavy site development services throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. They offer complete design/build services and have the capability to install all sizes of storm, sanitary, water and natural gas systems.

Having their feet planted in both plumbing and heavy construction allows them to tackle projects from the ground up; performing all of the excavation, site utility and underground plumbing under one umbrella. This has allowed them to grow from a humble one-man residential plumbing company to a major commercial plumbing, site utility and excavation contractor with a workforce of more than 220 and a fleet of more than 200 pieces of heavy equipment. Thanks, Nelson Stark for choosing SharpeSoft!

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Western Engineering - Loomis, CA

At Western Engineering, quality, teamwork, integrity and performance are the core values that have made them the go-to site development specialists in the greater Sacramento area for going on four decades.

A SharpeSoft client since 1997, Western Engineering offers complete pre-construction services, with an emphasis on mass grading, utility installation, and paving. Under the leadership of company President, Don. J. Carrol, Western Engineering provides top-level service to public works agencies, school districts and commercial and retail developers throughout northern California.

The company uses a full service, full commitment approach, performing nearly every aspect of the job in house with their own labor and equipment. Because of this, over 70 percent of their business comes from repeat customers.

SharpeSoft is proud to be part of the Western Engineering success story.

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NW Construction - Bozeman, MT

At NW Construction, knowledge, experience, integrity and teamwork have been the foundation for a solid record of success and customer satisfaction since 2013.  In fact, in just five years the Bozeman, MT company has emerged as a leading provider of heavy civil construction services throughout the country.  Their work includes dams and hydroelectric projects, concrete work, piping of all sizes, site preparation, underground utilities, slurry walls, demolition, marine and environmental work, aggregate processing, and more. 

Company founders, Neil VanAmburg and Neil Worden based their business model on hiring only the very best people and by emphasizing teamwork and collaboration.  By treating each team member as a valued asset and stakeholder, the company is able to tackle jobs of any size, scope, and level of difficulty, and deliver them on time, within budget, and with the highest quality. 

Thanks, NW Construction for choosing SharpeSoft! 

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Cox and Cox Construction - Redding, CA

Rock trenching machines are like giant chain saws on tracks that can cut through solid rock like a knife through butter. In Northern California, Cox and Cox Construction is one of the few heavy construction companies that knows how to use them, making them the go to company when the project requires digging through solid rock in difficult terrain.

However, rock trenching is just part of an overall package of utility, infrastructure and site development services the company has provided to Northern California and Nevada developers for nearly four decades.

Founded in 1980 by Vernon and Richard Cox and now helmed by son Vernon Cox Jr., the Redding, CA company’s continuing success is built on a solid reputation of integrity, work ethic, and professionalism, and for nurturing long term client relationships.

Thanks Cox and Cox for letting SharpeSoft be a part of that success.

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Westcon Construction - Newcastle, CA

Check out this video that SharpeSoft client, Westcon Construction Corporation made of their work on the Folsom Johnny Cash Bridge in 2014.

Since 1995, the Newcastle, CA firm has provided general contracting and engineering services throughout the greater Sacramento area and beyond. The company is known for tackling uniquely challenging projects and bringing them in on time and within budget. They specialize in railroad and infrastructure projects, bridges, structural concrete work, seismic bracing, and specialty construction. One of their highest priorities is nurturing long-term client relationships based on a foundation of trust and ingenuity. Thanks Westcon, for choosing SharpeSoft Estimator.

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Maslonka Powerline Sevices - Spokane, WA

Few things are as important to national security as a well maintained, state of the art power grid.  Since 2003, Maslonka Powerline Services has remained dedicated to revitalizing our electricity infrastructure, providing industry-leading construction services to utility companies across the nation. 

The Maslonka management team can trace its ancestry back nearly four decades, to companies that built some of the most complex and ambitious power transmission projects in the western United States during the 1980s and ‘90s.  This allows them to bring nearly a century of combined experience to every project they do, which has earned them a national reputation for safe, on time project completion, even in the most challenging working environments. 

Thanks, Maslonka Powerline Services for allowing SharpeSoft to share in your continuing success.

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Ross F. Carroll, Inc. - Oakdale, CA

Ross F. Carroll, Inc. was founded by Ross Carroll in October of 1990, and over the past two decades the company has grown to become one of the Central Valley’s premier general engineering contractors. A SharpeSoft client since 2008, the Oakdale, CA company provides turn key solutions for projects of all sizes for local, national and international firms.

Whether its commercial and residential site development, grading and excavating work, asphalt and paving, underground pipe and utilities, or custom site design projects, the company’s detail-oriented, top-quality workmanship ensures that every client receives the most cost-effective, hassle-free and innovative solutions.

No matter the challenge, issue, or complexity of the project, Ross F. Carroll has the equipment, management and skilled labor, licensing, ingenuity for most any construction need.

It's great having RFC as a friend and client.

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Miller Contracting Group - Ottoville, OH

Miller Contracting Group, Inc. is a family owned and operated general contracting company that has been a trusted name in construction throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan for more than 40 years.

Alan J. Miller started the company in 1976 with just four employees, primarily focusing on masonry and excavation services. Years of hard work and persistence paid off not only financially, but also in solid experience, and by 2001 the company evolved into a full service general contracting firm, offering residential, commercial, utility, demolition, and civil construction services of all kinds. With son Patrick Miller on board, the company incorporated in 2003 and was renamed the Miller Contracting Group. Today they employ 48 full time workers and maintain their own fleet of more than 75 pieces of state of the art heavy equipment. Thanks guys, for choosing SharpeSoft Estimator!

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Silverado Excavating - Sparks, NV

Before becoming the owner and president of Silverado Excavating Company in Sparks, NV, Bob Fehling spent ten busy years working on dams, bridges, tunnels and interstates for one of the nation’s top civil construction companies, and later further honed his skills as an engineer for one of Utah’s most prominent general contracting firms.Wanting to be closer to his family, in 1998 he accepted a general manager’s position with Silverado, and within three years he was able to purchase the company.

Since then, Silverado (a SharpeSoft client since 2001) has remained busy and productive, providing both residential and custom excavating and grading services throughout northern Nevada and beyond. In 2008, Fehling began offering Ram Jack foundation repair services and Silverado’s sister company, VersaGrade, Inc. was born. For more than three decades, Fehling has managed both companies with an emphasis on skill, service, quality, and integrity – an ongoing legacy that SharpeSoft is proud to be part of.

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Roto-Mill, Inc. - Oley, PN

Wirtgen cold plain millers are dinosaur-sized eating machines that devour old asphalt and concrete like Homer Simpson goes through a box of Krispy Kremes - and Rota-Mill, Inc. has a dozen of them that are always hungry. In fact, over last three decades, Roto-Mill (a SharpeSoft client) has chomped their way through enough rubble to make them one of the most successful milling contractors in Western Pennsylvania.

Back in 1986, company founder Ruth Mast was one of the first to recognize the potential of Wirtgen milling machines, which at the time were relatively new to the market. Hoping to expand her fledgling excavating company, she invested in her first machine and started offering milling services to area paving contractors. As word spread about the efficiency of Mast and the Wirtgen, the company took off. Since then, they have added eleven additional machines to their fleet and increased their workforce to 40, offering complete site preparation for roads, parking lots and other paving operations throughout Pennsylvania and surrounding states. Thanks, Roto-Mill for allowing SharpeSoft to be part of your continuing success.

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Loveland Excavating & Paving - Fairfield, OH

Since 1996, SharpeSoft client Loveland Excavating & Paving has made nurturing long-term client relationships a key part of their business model, so it is no surprise that over 80 percent of their work comes from repeat customers. Matthew J. Brennan started the Fairfield, Oh, company with the goal of providing quality site development at an affordable, competitive price.

As the company grew, they added asphalt work to their repertoire and quickly became one of the most sought after asphalt paving companies in southwest Ohio. In addition, clients also have come to rely on them for quality excavating services, including general grading, curb replacement, erosion control, and utility work.

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R&R Horn - Chico, CA

With just a single backhoe, Richard Horn began working as a general engineering contractor in 1992. Since then, R&R Horn, a SharpeSoft Client since 2002, has grown to more than 40 employees with an equipment fleet of 50 units.

Current and past contracts include school, roadway, residential, and landfill construction, public utilities, and site development. Because the company is able to rapidly deploy its labor and equipment resources, city and county agencies have come to depend upon R&R Horn for emergency storm repair services, snow removal, and habitat mitigation. Thanks R&R Horn for allowing SharpeSoft to be part of your success!

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Diamond Excavation - Arvada, CO

Diamond Excavation, Inc. was founded in 1978 on the promise to provide customer satisfaction for all projects, big and small. Since that time, the company has established itself as one of Colorado's most trusted and successful excavating companies, specializing in earthwork, site development, and wet utilities.

A SharpeSoft client since 2000, the company remains dedicated to providing personalized service to both contractors and project owners, while maintaining high safety standards and consistent on time completion. This has made the Arvada-based company a five-time winner of the Subcontractor of the Year award by the American Subcontractors Assn., as well as four-time winner of the ASA’s Excellence in Safety award.

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Engelke Construction - Healdsberg, CA

Over the last 60 years, Engelke Construction has built a solid reputation for high quality construction work and service to their community. A SharpeSoft client since 2003, the Healdsburg, CA company specializes in site development for public, private and commercial developers.

They routinely win bids on Caltrans projects and on contracts for local school districts and other public agencies. Local wineries, retailers and residents also depend on them for reliable and quality work. A point of pride for the company is its long record of giving back to their community by donating work for the Boy Scouts of America, Future Farmers of America, local arts organizations, and schools.

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Coastland Enterprises - Middlefield, CN

Coastland Enterprises has been a familiar fixture in Connecticut for more than 18 years as they have established themselves as one of the top site development contractors in the state. Since 1999, the Middlefield-based firm has been the go to company for complete site development, as well as road construction, earthwork and utility projects, sewer and water services, and industrial and residential site work. A SharpeSoft client since 2009, the company has built a solid reputation for the delivery of projects within budget and on time and consistently going beyond client expectation. Thanks Coastland, for letting SharpeSoft be a part of your success.

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The Van Dyke Corporation - 29 Palms, CA

Here's a warm welcome to The Van Dyke Corporation, whose recent purchase of SharpeSoft Estimator has made it the newest member of our growing family of clients and friends. The 29 Palms, CA company specializes in underground utilities, pipeline work, sewer and storm drain systems and septic tank installation. The firm was founded by Homer Van Dyke in 1959 but son David has been at the helm since 1978, making it a go to name for construction services throughout southern California. We look forward to working with Van Dyke Corp as they continue to build on their 58-year tradition of quality and service.

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Terra Dynamics - Algona, WA

Tina Scoccolo grew up working with her father in heavy civil construction and erosion control, so it was no surprise when she purchased her first hydroseeder and started her own company in 1986.  A SharpeSoft client since 2014, Terra Dynamics is now a nationally recognized leader in landscape construction, erosion control, wetland mitigation, planned communities, parks, and athletic fields.  Over the last three decades the Algona, WA company’s dedication to quality, performance and safety have made it one of the state’s top woman-owned businesses, and Scoccolo is routinely asked to serve on official panels tasked with upgrading standards in the landscape construction industry.  Thanks Tina, for choosing SharpeSoft!

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Clark Bros. Inc. - Dos Palos, CA

While still in his teens, Norman Clark bought his first tractor and started a land leveling business in California that would become a family empire built on land excavation and farming.  Over the last 70 years, Clark Bros. Inc., a SharpeSoft client, has increased its scope of operations to include excavation and grading, water and wastewater treatment, and water conservation and land restoration, becoming one of the most respected heavy construction contractors in the state.  A point of pride for the Dos Palos, CA company is its work in water conservation and land restoration.  Working with Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Dept. of Boating and Waterways, the company has helped to restore thousands of acres of land to wetlands and natural habitat.

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Argonaut Constructors - Santa Rosa, CA

A 60-year record of attention to detail, commitment to on-time completion, and honest hard work have made Argonaut Constructors the first choice among many government and private development agencies throughout northern California.  Under the leadership of father and son team Michael D. Smith and Michael Jr., the Santa Rosa-based company provides grading and paving, underground pipeline, and mechanical systems services throughout the greater North Bay area.  In a recent project, the company overcame numerous challenges to install 20 miles of 16” water pipe through the unforgiving volcanic rock of Lake County, completing the job under budget and ahead of schedule.  We thank Argonaut for choosing SharpeSoft Estimator. 

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Cats 4U - Healdsberg, CA

If you live anywhere north of Sacramento, you have probably crossed paths with crews from Cats 4 U, an Healdsburg-based company that provides high quality heavy construction, excavation, and dirt moving services throughout northern California.  One of the areas the company specializes in is the preparation and removal of vineyards, having completed projects for Gallo Vineyards, Jackson Family Wines, Rodney Strong Winery, and other noted vintners.  In addition, the company was instrumental in creating a habitat for the California red-legged frog; a rare and endangered species found almost exclusively here in the golden state.  We are proud to have CATS4U as part of the SharpeSoft family.

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La Strada Contracting - Lake Forest, CA

Since 1999, SharpeSoft client La Strada Contracting has grown to become a leader in the southern California construction community, specializing in everything from grading and paving to storm drains and sewer systems. The Lake Forest, Ca company tackles residential, commercial, municipal and industrial projects of all sizes, for both private and government agencies. We thank La Strada for choosing SharpeSoft Estimator and we look forward to working with them as they continue to expand and build into the future.