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About HCSS

Helping your business run more efficiently since 1986.

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 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 on which society runs.
Our passion is in developing software to help these contractors do their jobs even better. We developed 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.

It’s About More Than Great Software

When you choose HCSS, you’re buying more than just great software. You’re getting one-of-a-kind support and service from the most trusted name in the industry.

Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed

With our 12 month money-back guarantee, if you don’t absolutely love your new HCSS software, we’ll refund the cost of the software – no questions asked.

We’re Always Here to Help

Our 24/7 instant support is available 365 days a year. Whether it’s Christmas morning, New Year’s Eve, or just Sunday afternoon, our goal is to answer in three rings or less. No confusing phone trees or long hold times, just real people in our Sugar Land, Texas office, ready to help.

It’s a Great Place to Work

Attracting and retaining top talent means serving our customers better. That’s why we try to keep our employees happy and healthy so they can focus on doing a great job for you. We’re consistently recognized as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas,” one of the “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal, and one of the “Top Small Workplaces” in the U.S.

We’re Here to Stay

HCSS has come a long way since its start in Mike Rydin’s home. With more than 200 employees and growing, your investment is safe with us. We are confident in our financial stability and fully disclose our audited financials to Dun & Broadstreet for external review. (We recommend the D&B Business Information Report.)

We Fit Your Entire Company

We understand that winning the bid is just the beginning. That’s why we offer a complete suite of integrated software solutions to help streamline operations from estimate through project completion. Use HeavyBid to win the job, then track time and production daily with HeavyJob. Use our Fleet Management products to manage your shop and equipment, and keep your employees safe with HCSS Safety.

Our Products are Award Winners

For the last seven straight years, HCSS software has won the coveted gold metal in the Roads & Bridges Contractor’s Choice Awards, which recognize top products selected by contractors. We’ve also won the Constructech Vision Awards for improving customer processes and competitiveness through technology and Constructech Top Products Awards for creating useful and unique construction software with a notable customer growth rate.

Our Users Dominate Their Bids

The truth is in the results. Across dates and project sizes, HeavyBid users consistently dominate the boards. No other software even comes close to producing the number of top bidders as HCSS. The program is widely used in the industry because it works.

We’re Committed to Your Growth

Every year, contractors from across the country attend our Users Group Meetings in Houston to enhance their HCSS product knowledge, influence the future direction of our software, and discuss industry best practices. UGM is our commitment to helping customers improve their industry knowledge, gain a competitive edge, and have a voice in the software that drives their business.

Construction Pros Know HCSS

More than 50,000 construction professionals across more than 4,000 companies use HCSS software each day, including 45 of the ENR top 400 companies. And we’ve been providing software to more than 80 colleges and universities since 1992. Chances are, the people you want to hire already know how to use HCSS.

See Which Industry Leaders Use HCSS Software

HCSS products are used by every industry — and every company size — within construction, from small paving contractors to the largest design-build and P3 contractors in the country. Find out more about who uses HCSS.

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.