flexiblefullpage - default
interstitial1 - interstitial
Currently Reading

Pro's Pick: Route Planning App for Sales and Project Managers

billboard -
Products — Home Improvement

Pro's Pick: Route Planning App for Sales and Project Managers

Outback Deck saves time and cuts down on fuel costs with this app that plans the most efficient routes for its field supervisors

March 19, 2024
Badger Maps
Badger Maps plans the most efficient routes for sales and project managers.
This article first appeared in the March/April 2024 issue of Pro Remodeler.

Outback Deck Senior Partner John Gwaltney 
 John Gwaltney
 Senior Partner
 Outback Deck, Inc.
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Badger Maps App


During peak busy season, we have more than 30 jobs in progress. Each of our field supervisors or project managers could be visiting anywhere from six to 12 customer jobs every day. They use the Badger Maps app to create the most efficient drive route from site to site.

Every morning we enter the addresses of the customer’s homes we plan to visit that day and the app outputs the quickest route possible. The field supervisors or project managers can then let our installation crews know when they expect to arrive on-site.

Our director of operations can log in and see the entire plan for the day, allowing him to know exactly where all of his team members should be and when. He can review maps with employees in our weekly team meetings, if necessary.

When our installers need us to make a stop at a lumber yard or a Home Depot to pick up tools for a job, we can enter those addresses and it will recalculate the best route for us. This maximizes our employee efficiency and helps to cut down on our fuel expenses as a company. Small things like this add up to big savings when you do it every day.

The monthly cost for Badger Maps is less than $60 per user. We recoup that nominal fee within the first week of every month and then start saving time and money by being better organized and not running all over the place.

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
leaderboard2 - default

Related Stories

Homeowner Trends When Selecting Manufactured Stone

On this episode of Rock Stars of Remodeling, ProVia Product Manager of Stone & Roofing Chance Shalosky joins host Drew Barto to reveal design and color trends that contractors should consider when selling manufactured stone in 2024

Pro’s Picks: A Plumbing Tool That Cuts Install Time

This Pro’s Pick helps ensure that a one-day bath business completes its jobs in, well, one day

Shingle Color of the Year 2024 Announced by Owens Corning

The roofing manufacturer says the color evokes timelessness

Top Siding and Window Colors for 2024

A recent survey identifies the top siding and window color choices for American homeowners

Top Traits Contractors Should Demand from Product Partners

On this episode of Rock Stars of Remodeling, ProVia Director of Sales, Northeast, Randy Albaugh joins host Drew Barto to discuss what contractors should be looking for in product partners or manufacturers


Contractors Embrace Province™ Slate

From California to Minnesota to Florida, contractors are embracing Province™ Slate. Launched a year ago by DaVinci® Roofscapes, the composite single-…

4 Colorful Takeaways from Roofing Contractors

Why residential roofing contractors are more mindful of color when it comes to shingle selection

Pro's Pick: Track KPIs in Real-time with Data-Sharing Platform

This Pro’s Pick helps you run your home improvement business by the numbers


Why Homeowners and Pros Prefer Stone Veneer to Stone

With the depth of selection in Westlake Royal Building Products, builders and homeowners have an almost-endless range of design possibilities to explore. Ben Drury, Product Development Manager for their exterior product brands, explains why Versetta Stone is so effective in so many different applications. 

Lowe’s to Open Next-Day Delivery Fulfillment Center for Pros

Lowe's makes its next move into the pro market.

boombox2 -
halfpage2 -
native1 -

More in Category

native2 -
halfpage1 -
leaderboard1 -