FCA and RiverGuide Partner to Bring IT Expertise to Finishing Contractors

January 14, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
VIENNA, Va. – The FCA is joining forces with RiverGuide for Construction Software (http://www.riverguideinc.com/construction/) to help finishing contractors find the software and information technology that is right for their businesses.

Through the partnership, FCA members will have free access via the Web site (www.finishingcontractors.org) to the extensive research and evaluation tools of RiverGuide. In addition, RiverGuide for Construction Software’s experts will provide individual consulting through the FCA Member Expert Hotline. RiverGuide will write articles and whitepapers for the FCA newsletters and Web site. RiverGuide for Construction Software has also set up a category on its Web site exclusively for finishing contractors (www.riverguideinc.com/construction).

RiverGuide for Construction Software is a free web-based resource designed to help contractors, architects and building owners research and select new construction software. RiverGuide offers:
• Insightful articles and papers, as well as the latest industry news;
• Software search tools to find industry specific software; and,
• Detailed product profiles and side-by-side product comparisons.
“This will provide our members with the expertise they to need to make informed IT decision to save money and make them more competitive,” said Vincent R. Sandusky, FCA Chief Executive Officer.

“Companies of all sizes in the construction industry are learning that they must invest in new software systems to better manage their businesses," said Don Fornes, founder of RiverGuide. “However, most people aren't comfortable buying new technology. They face an enormous challenge in sorting through unfamiliar concepts and a dizzying range of options. “
The Finishing Contractors Association is the only international association that exclusively represents union contractors who are signatory to collective bargaining agreements with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.

The FCA works at the national level by building relationships with leaders of the international union, lawmakers and regulatory agencies. Through the FCA’s network of local affiliates, the association offers members the tools that help them be more competitive and retain market share.