J.R. Heineman & Sons

Customer Story

About J.R. Heineman & Sons, Inc.
Jody Amely, Nikki Sella
J.R. Heineman & Sons, Inc.
General Contractor
Saginaw, MI
Favorite Features
Change Orders Pay Apps Timesheets

At J.R. Heineman & Sons, Inc., we pride ourselves on not only our wide variety of construction services, but also the way we apply these services. Setting us apart is our range of capabilities, supplemented by our practical management approach and client-focused ambitions.

Our array of services include: general contracting, construction management services, sustainable building/LEED, pre-construction, estimating, value engineering, project scheduling, phase analysis, design-build, pre-engineered metal buildings, scaffolding, and maintenance.


As General Contractors, J.R. Heineman & Sons, Inc.'s areas of work run from Industrial to Commercial, Maintenance to Schools and banks. The most intensive being a local chemical plant that has large amounts of safety concerns for workers. J.R. Heineman and Sons have been in business for 107 years, are proud union supporters for Carpentry and Labor, and their experienced workers produce high quality work.

“The Primary goal for J.R. Heineman is to provide a safe and successful environment to our workers, no matter the project.”


J.R. Heineman & Sons was previously using an alternative software solution that was planroom based and mainly for cloud storage. Even though the alternative was priced similarly to BuildingBlok, it lacked the full suite of features BuildingBlok has to offer and charged per user instead of allowing unlimited users.

Costs were rising and adding new staff to the old system was proving to be inefficient. Additionally, workers would waste time filling out their daily progress reports at the end of the day. It was time for a new direction.

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J.R. Heineman & Sons, Inc. Braun, Kendrick, Finkbeiner
J.R. Heineman & Sons, Inc. Braun, Kendrick, Finkbeiner
J.R. Heineman & Sons, Inc. Braun, Kendrick, Finkbeiner


Buildingblok was able to provide not only cloud storage, but Timesheets, construction documents and mobile apps to track project progress in the field.

“BuildingBlok allows us to communicate quickly with our Field personnel [and] one of the biggest benefits is that [it] allows us to have unlimited users.”

J.R. Heineman & Sons has benefited from BuildingBlok's unlimited users and intuitive interface. The standardization that comes with using BuildingBlok for construction documents like ASIs and Change Orders makes it easy to access and organize even the most complex projects.

J.R. Heineman & Sons was offered the full suite of BuildingBlok’s tools to help standardize and simplify their business. Through a few demonstrations, J.R. Heineman & Sons' team was able to easily get onboarded and integrate BuildingBlok into their workflow.


BuildingBlok's timesheets, affordability, unlimited users, standardization, and simplicity struck a chord with J.R. Heineman & Sons. Thanks to Timesheets, they’ve saved so much time with payroll. Free unlimited users, has enabled them to scale their team without prohibitive additional fees. Communication with field personnel has never been easier with BuildingBlok's project management and timesheets mobile apps.