About Planflow

From the founders

What is Construction Operations? If you google this, you’ll find just a few results, and instead all the content goes to and comes from non-operations (BIM, Lean, Drones, Reality Capture, AI, etc.). Meanwhile,  there's so little from or for the most important role in construction like the COO, Director, President, or VP of Operations. We think this is crazy because, in construction, operations is where all the money and risk is. Generally, the people in these roles have decades of experience, are linchpins within the org, and are or report directly to a CxO.

So what is construction operations? It’s how work gets done on the construction site. Operations is about managing what work is being performed, by whom, how, when, and where, managing space, equipment, materials, labor, and making sure the required information and permission are there. Making sure the project is safe, yet productive. Shit happens, materials delayed, equipment stolen, workers called to another job, incomplete designs, access blocked, the list goes on. It’s on operations to deal with it and get things done.

There are several companies in the construction tech space. Companies like Procore, Fieldwire, and Autodesk do structured document management/workflow. There are no doubt countless other tech companies all tackling a particular pain in construction. None of these companies tackle the main problem construction has: Operations & Production.

Why now? Construction has been stuck in this production rut for generations. Ask anyone on the tail end of their career and they'll tell you they way we do things is fine and anyone who complains just doesn't "get" construction. Make no mistake, AIA contract templates play an outsized role in the inefficiencies and failures in construction by misaligning incentives (in a GMP for example, any time or money savings for the client is money left on the table for contractors). The reality is most construction projects are delivered late AND over-budget. Even worse, the bigger the project the more late and over-budget it is. Part of the reason is the incentives, the other part is that with design technology, projects are exponentially more complex then they were 70 years ago, and lastly our project operations (schedule) methodology hasn't changed one iota in 70 years (except you now pay monthly for technology that hasn't changed in 70 years). Why now? Because tech people's method of project planning is so different from construction that they can't fathom how things are done, every tech company that tries construction scheduling looks identical and hasn't moved the needle . Only now, with construction professionals who know how to code and communicate with tech developers in their language, can something like Planflow exist.

Team. Planflow is centered around the idea that people matter. We’re not just saying it, this is our thesis behind our product, we believe in empowering everyone on the construction site and in our company. The A in A Player does not stand for ‘asshole’. Good people are not a commodity.

Vision & Mission. To increase Construction’s reliability and efficiency by reducing risk, improve transparency and communication by connecting people on a job and giving superintendents the information they need to make educated decisions in a timely manner.

It starts with the schedule. If you’ve ever been in a construction schedule update meeting you quickly realize why productivity in our industry is in the toilet. Our co-founder, Daniel Soliman has spent most of his career leading these meetings, not only do they provide zero benefit to the contractors, but it provides a facade that the schedule is only something to think about once a month because someone else, the scheduler, is responsible for it.

Funding. We have been bootstrapped for most of our existence. We’ve been profitable for the past year and expect exceptional growth moving forward. We are only taking investments from active customers at this time.

Partnership. We are currently looking for a few general contractors in the South Florida area who would be interested in partnering with us to help shape the future of Planflow. If that sounds like you contact us here.