HOVER, the San Francisco-based technology company, and ABC Supply Co., Inc., North America’s largest wholesale distributor of roofing, siding and other building products, have expanded their business relationship to support ABC Supply customers with a suite of HOVER technology tools that transform smartphone photos and blueprint designs into a scaled 3D model, the companies announced.
Under the terms of the partnership, announced today, ABC Supply’s customers now have access, with preferred rates, to HOVER technology that provides “fast, precise measurements and estimations for ground-up construction or additions.” ABC Supply’s customers will also have the ability to bill HOVER jobs directly to their ABC Supply account, making it easier for contractors to place accurate roofing and siding material orders, corporate officials said.
“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with HOVER and provide our customers with another resource to prepare bids and takeoffs,” said Mike Jost, COO of the Beloit, WI-based ABC Supply Co., which operates some 900 locations across the U.S. and Canada.
HOVER’s mobile app measures, designs, and estimates costs all in one place, while smartphone photos or blueprints of unbuilt structures can be transformed into fully measured 3D visualizations of any home, the companies said.
“This capability removes the labor-intensive process of manual measurements and the need for complex spreadsheets or specialized software, Jost observed. Additionally, HOVER transforms a 2D drawing into a full color 3D model, allowing contractors to inspire homeowners with a digital model showing the project in a variety of materials and colors, he said.
“Now, contractors bidding on new construction projects can speed up their bidding process and increase confidence in every bid by reducing the tedious manual work required to obtain measurements and produce estimates,” he added.