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.

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.

HCSS Mission and Values

To help customers dramatically improve their business through our innovative, high quality software and exceptionally helpful service, while providing a great life for our employees.

  • Create products of quality and real value.
  • —Be passionate in providing groundbreaking customer service.
  • Admit mistakes and take steps to correct them.
  • —Exhibit genuine concern and respect for.
  • —Help fellow employees be the best they can be.
  • Accept responsibility for our shortcomings and improve upon them.
  • —Take the initiative without fear of failure.
  • —Never lie, steal, or engage in any deceitful practice.
  • —Spend responsibly without waste.— Help the less fortunate.

Your software investment is safe with us.

Before investing in software that drives your daily operations, you should know where your vendor stands now and its likelihood of being here tomorrow. HCSS is confident in its financial and ownership stability, and we invite you to review our numbers and practices.

Solid Financials

HCSS has been providing software to the construction industry since 1986. We’ve come a long way since then, consistently growing and maintaining solid financials.

We want you to be confident in your software investment, so we fully disclose our audited financials to Dun & Bradstreet for review. We recommend the D&B Business Information Report, a Web-enabled report that is simple to access, easy to read, and recognized as the standard for in-depth business information and financial risk assessment.


Smart ownership

HCSS is an S-Corporation with a shareholder structure that keeps our entire workforce engaged:

  • 34% – Mike Rydin, HCSS Founder and President/CEO
  • 30% – Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • 36% – Individual employees and construction professionals

From open-book management to employee ownership, we adapt practices that motivate and empower each employee to work with a passion for HCSS and its customers.


Award-winning Practices

In 2008, HCSS was honored with the Innovations in Employee Ownership Award from the National Center for Employee Ownership — an annual award that recognizes creative ideas that strengthen employee ownership.

What makes HCSS unique is our three-tier reward system for every employee, regardless of job title:

  • Annual cash profit sharing
  • Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)

This system gives every employee a financial stake in the company, motivating the entire workforce to help HCSS succeed.

Customer Benefits

Our culture has created a stable company with employees who take pride in helping customers, treat customers like owners do, and address responsibilities like they’re running their own business.

Our staff remains happy, motivated, engaged, and more likely to become long-term employees, performing at their absolute best for the company and its customers. We have an unbelievably low turnover rate, a stable workforce, and consistent management at the top.

At HCSS, you will always know what to expect from us, now and in the future.

Ownership History

HCSS has been an employee-owned company since 1998, when Mike Rydin, Founder and President/CEO, sold 25% of the company to employees via an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) with the idea of motivating all employees to think and act like owners. Today, Mike Rydin is still the largest shareholder of HCSS.

Employee Benefits

Through these tools, employees are rewarded financially for their positive impact on the company. With profit-sharing, employees know when they make a positive impact on the company’s bottom line as well as an impact on their own pocketbook. For the past 10 years, employees have received substantial profit sharing, both in cash and ESOP stock.

These incentives, along with other great benefits, make HCSS a truly great place to work. Employees enjoy working with equally talented and motivated colleagues as we attract and hire only the best to share in the company’s ownership.

Copyright 2016 Heavy Construction Systems Specialists, Inc. (HCSS)

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