Dexter + Chaney Announces Strategic Alliance With HardHat Technologies
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Dexter + Chaney Announces Strategic Alliance With HardHat Technologies

SEATTLE, August 11, 2009: Dexter + Chaney (, developer of Spectrum(R) Construction Software, has announced a strategic alliance with HardHat Technologies (, which provides software and services to construction firms in the Southeastern United States. HardHat Technologies will market Spectrum to heavy/highway and general contractors in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Founded in 1997, HardHat Technologies offers software and services that help construction companies with job costing, materials management, design and engineering, custom reporting and other areas of their businesses. HardHat Technologies professionals have more than 50 years combined experience in construction-related businesses.

“Dexter + Chaney and HardHat Technologies are a perfect fit,” explained John Chaney, Dexter + Chaney co-founder and president. “Spectrum offers the capabilities that construction companies need to run their businesses, including construction accounting, equipment management and document imaging. With a local presence and many years of experience, HardHat Technologies understands the business-management needs of construction companies in the Southeast.”

Chaney and HardHat Technologies president Jerry Helms explained that both companies’ focus on service and support helped cement the relationship. “Dexter + Chaney is known as a leader among construction-software developers for its service and support,” said Helms. “We share that commitment to long-term service. At HardHat Technologies, we don’t focus strictly on product sales; we also provide the professional services that construction companies need to make the most of their technology investments over time.”

HardHat Technologies is the premier provider of AEC business solutions in the Southeast United States. HardHat provides services and solutions that harness the power of technology to improve any AEC firm’s efficiency and profitability. Founded in 1997, HardHat currently services more than 500 AEC firms from various sectors across the southeastern United States. To learn more about HardHat Technologies, please visit

More than 1,000 construction companies throughout the United States use Dexter + Chaney’s Spectrum(R) Construction Software. Spectrum includes 30 integrated modules that handle project management, construction accounting, equipment management, human resources, document imaging, service management, remote connectivity and data sharing tasks. Contractors who use Spectrum report they have improved profitability and have grown their businesses more than 300 percent without adding financial staff.

More than 10,000 total users make use of Spectrum’s Document Imaging software, which addresses a typically painful problem for construction contractors: giving management, office staff and project managers the fast, electronic access they need to important documents like contracts, change orders, time cards, invoices and others.

For more information about Dexter + Chaney or Spectrum, contact Brad Mathews, Vice President of Marketing, Dexter + Chaney, 9700 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115-2347; phone: 800-875-1400 or 206-364-1400; fax: 206-367-9613; e-mail: Email Contact;
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