Executive Interview Series | John Chaney, President of Dexter + Chaney


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We recently had the opportunity to sit down with John Chaney, Co-founder and President of Dexter + Chaney, at our headquarters in Austin, Texas. In our interview, Chaney discussed the state of the construction industry and introduced new features in the latest release of Spectrum construction software.

While it may be another year or two before we see a strong recovery in the industry, there are regions, construction trades and types of projects that are doing well. For example, some construction companies have found niches (e.g. healthcare) that are doing really well. Others are having success in certain geographies.

“What you find in the United States is interesting. There are pockets of good activity, depending on where you are. Texas, parts of the midwest and even the northeast are doing well.”

Chaney also shared details of Spectrum Version 14, the latest version of Dexter + Chaney’s construction management software. This version was completely redesigned with a new user interface. It’s a 100 percent browser-based system that runs on any operating system – Windows, Mac OS X and Unix – and mobile devices such as Apple’s iPad. Because of the web and mobile devices, people expect a high-quality user experience. So, Dexter + Chaney has introduced a new “single-click” environment where you can navigate in the software anywhere you want in a single click.

“It really changes the user experience,” said Chaney. “We think this will enhance productivity and make it easier to use.”

Visit our Spectrum software page to learn more or to request a demonstration.

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