Construction Software Firm HCSS Celebrates 25th Anniversary

May 2011, Vol. 66 No. 5
A view of the Houston skyline.

Construction software developer HCSS recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the company’s founding at the annual HCSS user’s group meetings in Houston. More than 750 HCSS customers and the company’s 115 employees noted the milestone during the meetings at the Hilton Americas Hotel in downtown Houston.

After two full days of meetings, customers and employees celebrated at a “Back to the Future” party at the hotel. The party featured 1980s staples like boom boxes, Family Feud, Rubik’s Cubes and the music of Queen, Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi and others performed by the cover band Molly & the Ringwalds.

HCSS, founded in 1986, has grown from one product (HeavyBid Estimating Software) and one employee, HCSS President Mike Rydin, to today in which the company offers seven products to more than 3,500 construction companies throughout North America and instant, 24/7 support. Since August 2009, HCSS has occupied a 45,000-square-foot company-owned headquarters building on eight acres in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land.

Rydin noted several significant benchmarks that have contributed to the company’s growth and longevity: offering instant 24/7 support, selling 25 percent of the company to HCSS employees and introducing its HeavyJob Job Management Software.

“We firmly believe that an organization’s success—ours and our customers’—rests heavily on the ability for employees to perform their jobs as though they were company owners,” said Rydin. “With that mindset, and tools like HeavyJob, employers can attract and retain the best workers. The company benefits as a result.” 800.683.3196, www.hcss.com