Our Mission & Vision

Since 1986, HCSS has been developing software to help construction companies streamline their operations. Today, we are recognized as a pioneer and leader in our market, serving thousands of construction companies across the nation. Year after year, we continue to innovate, refine, and expand our products as the industry evolves.

Our mission at HCSS is to help our customers dramatically improve their business through our innovative, high-quality software and exceptionally helpful service, while providing a great life for our employees.

What we do

Our main customer base consists of infrastructure, heavy/highway, and utility contractors – that means our customers build roads, bridges, dams, airports, and other structures that society runs on.

Our passion is in developing software to help these contractors do their jobs even better. We develop HeavyBid, the industry standard in estimating software, to help contractors dramatically improve their estimating and bidding capability and increase their odds of winning profitable work. But winning a project is only the beginning.

That’s why HCSS provides an entire suite of integrated software to help contractors all the way through project completion, including programs to manage daily activities in the field, track labor and equipment, keep workers safe on the job, and much more.

Because It’s About More Than Great Software

When you choose HCSS, you choose much more than just great software. You choose exceptional service and commitment from a trusted name and leader in the industry.

  • Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed

    We don’t just claim it — we guarantee it with a 12-Month Money-Back Software Guarantee. If you don’t absolutely love your software, we’ll refund 100% of your software purchase.

  • We've Got Your Back

    Any day, any time, call us for 24/7 Instant support. Whether it’s 3:00 a.m., New Year’s Eve, or Sunday brunch, we’re there for you. Our goal is to answer your call in three rings or less and help you get back to work as quickly as possible. You won’t be routed through a confusing phone tree or placed on a long hold for the next available technician. When you call HCSS Support, you connect directly to a highly trained member of the HCSS Support Team, right here in Texas, ready and eager to help.

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  • It's An Awesome Place to Work

    We attract and retain top talent to serve you better. At HCSS, we keep our employees happy and healthy so they can focus on doing a great job for you every day. Our employee-centric culture attracts and retains bright employees who understand the importance of customer satisfaction. The result is a dream team with the experience and drive to help you succeed. — For the last eight consecutive years, we’ve been recognized as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas.” The Houston Business Journal ranked us one of the “Best Places to Work” in Houston.— The Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces crowned us as a “Top Small Workplaces” winner in 2009. That’s Top 15 in the U.S.!

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  • We're Here to Stay and We're Growing

    HCSS has come a long way since its establishment in 1986 by CEO Mike Rydin. What started as a one-man show is now a robust company of more than 170 employees and growing. Your software investment is safe with us. We are confident in our financial stability and fully disclose our audited financials to Dun & Bradstreet for external review (we recommend the D&B Business Information Report)

  • We Provide a Complete Suite of Products

    We specialize in construction software and understand the complexities of the industry. Winning the bid is just the beginning; then the actual project begins. That’s why we offer a complete suite of integrated products that help streamline your operations from the estimate through project completion. Turn to HCSS to win the bid, and then manage your project the right way. Track your resources — from labor to equipment to fuel — and get the most out of them. Ease your equipment maintenance and keep your employees safe in the field. With HCSS, you get more than just software in a box. You get a complete solution.

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  • Our Products Win Awards

    For the last seven consecutive years, HCSS software has won the coveted gold medal in the Roads & Bridges Contractor’s Choice Awards, recognizing top products selected by contractors themselves. Other honors include Constructech Vision Awards for improving customer processes and competitiveness through technology, as well as Constructech Top Products awards for creating useful and unique construction software with a notable customer growth rate.

  • Our Users Dominate Bid Results

    The truth is in the bid results. Across states and project sizes, HCSS HeavyBid users consistently dominate the board. No other software comes even close to producing the number of top bidders as HeavyBid. The program is widely used in the industry, and it absolutely works. Check out bid results to see just how dominant HeavyBid really is. Observe how other bidders use a combination of spreadsheets, in-house estimating software, and other brand software, and all together often represent fewer bidders than HeavyBid customers alone.

  • We're Committed to Your Learning and Growth

    Every year, hundreds of contractors meet in Houston to discuss best industry practices, enhance their HCSS product knowledge, and help determine the future direction of our products. We call it our User’s Group Meeting (UGM). It’s been an annual tradition for nearly 25 years. UGM is our commitment to helping contractors improve their industry knowledge, gain a competitive edge, and have a voice in the software that drives their business.

  • Construction Pros Know How to Use HCSS Products

    With the dominance of HCSS products in the industry, there’s simply no shortage of construction professionals who are already proficient at using our software. That includes more than 20,000 estimators who use HeavyBid every day. And since 1992, we have been providing HeavyBid software to over 80 colleges and universities. That means many college graduates are familiar with HeavyBid before they even start a career in construction. This makes it easier for HCSS customers to quickly find new employees with the right skills set, and it also reduces new-hire training costs.

  • Top Industry Leaders Agree

    More than 4,000 construction companies and top industry leaders trust their business to HCSS every day, including the leading transportation and heavy civil contractors. The choice is clear. What are you waiting for?

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A People-First Company

We make software, but we develop trust. While we take immense pride in the products we create, we’re even more proud of the strong relationships we build with clients and within our own HCSS family. HCSS attracts and retains the best talent by providing an awesome work environment and treating employees like family. In turn, our employees develop the drive and commitment to produce great work and treat customers with the very same respect and care.

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