ibs 2020 - buildertrend team

Built on belief

In 2006, three friends — Dan Houghton, Jeff Dugger, and Steve Dugger — realized there had to be a better way for construction companies and builders to manage their projects.

They combined their knowledge of the software industry and their expertise as developers and designers to create a user-friendly, web-based software platform to help construction professionals become more efficient and productive.

Over time, Buildertrend, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, became the gold standard in construction management software. The bigger the company grows, the more committed we’ve become to our belief that even the best can get better. And if there is a better way, we’ll find it.


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Our Founders

Dan is an industry authority and sought-after speaker on entrepreneurship, work-place culture, and the residential construction industry.

Dan is a Board Director of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha, and an active investor in venture capital and commercial real-estate.

Dan resides in Omaha with his wife, Kelly, and their two daughters, Barrett and Ella.

Jeff provides leadership and strategic direction for the development of the company’s software.

The architect of the Buildertrend platform and sole developer for the first five years, he now oversees a team of more than 125 employees in the product engineering department.

Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in applied science in business with a concentration in computer science at Concordia University. He enjoys visiting his Iowa lake getaway with his wife and two sons.

Steve is fascinated by technology, passionate about problem-solving and deeply committed to the details. As Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Operations of Buildertrend, Steve is focused on the company’s financial success, steering the course for its strategic growth and setting the stage for operational excellence.

When he’s not in the office or unwinding at home, Steve is often escaping the city to spend time with his wife and three children at the closest beach or training for his next Ironman competition.

Building stronger communities together

BT Cares is our company initiative for community involvement and philanthropy. From sponsorships to volunteering to hosting events at our headquarters, our mission is to make a lasting impact in the Omaha community.

We’re growing, and we’re fun!

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