Hatching a modern business
Rayco was launched in 2007 by two recent college graduates who had little more than ambition and a desire to build a sustainable construction company. Today, Rayco is a $10 million company (and growing) that provides turnkey energy efficiency, solar power, and building modernization services — as well as painting and construction services — to customers in California.
Fast growth can be its own challenge, as Rayco would find out. After surviving the recession of 2008, and witnessing two large competitors go out of business a few years later, Rayco decided to future-proof its business model by focusing on expanding its regional footprint and highly-efficient trades.
To accomplish this, Rayco would need a system that would enable it to manage an array of key business information, from customers and contracts to vendors and subcontractors. At the time, the company's business processes were managed separately in disparate apps, spreadsheets, and paper systems.