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Letter from Procore Founder, President, and CEO Tooey Courtemanche

The construction industry is one of the most important industries in the world. It is responsible for building and maintaining the places where we live, learn, work, and play. However, it’s also one of the toughest industries to work in, defined by massive complexity, constant uncertainty and high risk. But when you look past the chaos of the job site, you find incredible individuals — the builders, designers, developers, engineers, and tradespeople — who are up for the challenge and find great purpose in their work.

The Intersection of Construction and Technology

I’ve always been passionate about building things, and I’ve often straddled two worlds that felt disconnected: construction and technology. In my student days, I worked in a cabinet shop and on construction job sites. After later leaving my professional career as a real estate developer, I discovered the world of software. Being immersed in the Silicon Valley 1990s tech boom inspired me to found my first startup, Webcage. That company enabled Fortune 1000 companies to move from analog call centers to web-enabled self-service intranet technologies. I learned firsthand the impact digital transformation could have on many different industries.

Several years later, I started building my own home. I was shocked to discover that, despite the sweeping impact of technology across most sectors, the construction industry had been left behind. So I started Procore, based on my steadfast belief that technology can improve the lives of everyone in construction. I chose the name Procore since our technology would enable people in the construction industry to focus on their PROfessional CORE competencies, i.e. their craft.

The product didn’t immediately take off as the industry didn’t have the tools to fully benefit from a cloud-based offering at the time. In fact, it took over a decade for devices like smartphones and tablets, as well as Wi-Fi, to become ubiquitous on job sites. But once that happened, our customers were able to fully leverage the power of Procore in the field, and our growth really accelerated. We started to build more solutions for our existing customers, and expanded to serve new stakeholders and international markets.

The Journey Ahead

Though I founded Procore eighteen years ago, it still feels like we’re just getting started. We are in the early stages of a once-in-a-lifetime, industry-wide digital transformation. Procore is well-positioned to realize our mission of connecting everyone in construction on a global platform, and to empower our customers to do their best work. Procorians thrive when they’re in the field with customers, learning about the difficulties they face, and working alongside them to develop solutions. We will continue building customer-first products and culture-first teams.

When people ask me what my goal is for the future of Procore, my answer is simple: I never want to stop providing people in the construction industry with technology that makes their lives easier, safer, and more productive.

Tooey Courtemanche, CEO

Tooey Courtemanche, CEO

Tooey Courtemanche
Procore FOUNDER, PRESIDENT, AND CEO

Procore was built on three fundamental ideas

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Listen to the problems our customers have.
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Develop easy-to-use solutions to these problems.
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Ensure our clients are able to use these products immediately.

Procore helps firms drastically increase project efficiency and accountability by streamlining and mobilizing project communications and documentation. This real time data and accessibility minimizes costly risks and delays—ultimately boosting profits.

Using our award-winning suite of project management tools, over a million registered Procore users across the globe manage all types of construction projects including industrial plants, office buildings, apartment complexes, university facilities, retail centers, and more.

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