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Raken’s Slager nominated for most-admired CEO

Raken, the revolutionary software reporting app in construction today, is proud to announce CEO Kyle Slager is a nominee for the 2017 San Diego Business Journal Most Admired CEO Awards. The prestigious distinction recognizes San Diego County’s best and brightest…

Customer Spotlight of the Week: McKinstry’s Ochiltree General Hospital Project

  Our clients work on the most interesting projects, so to showcase their work, we interview them about their jobs! We interviewed Jason Patak, at McKinstry Construction, who is working on a remodel at the Ochiltree General Hospital in Perryton, Texas.…

Surfboards and fire pits: Raken’s amenities highlight commitment to employees

We believe the right environment creates a healthy company culture Our leaders here at Raken, a San Diego-based producer of daily construction and compliance software, know the importance of a good workplace culture, and you should, too. It’s good business…

Customer Spotlight of the Week: Southeast Concrete Systems’ Main Event Project

  Today’s interview is with Tony Denney at Southeast Concrete Systems.  Southeast Concrete Systems specializes in commercial concrete including foundations, slabs, decks, and tilt wall construction. Their turn-key concrete projects range from smaller 20,000 sf additions to new 250,000+ sf…

Customer Spotlight of the Week: MG Roofing’s Huntsville International Airport Project

Our customers are working on all sorts of amazing projects.  We interviewed Andrew Langston, a superintendent and PM at MG Roofing.  He’s currently working on a project at the Huntsville International Airport in Alabama. Raken: What’s unique about your project?…

Customer Spotlight: S/L/A/M Construction Services’ Gengras Student Union at the University of Hartford

Here at Raken, we like to feature the interesting projects that our clients are working on! We interviewed Paul Darasz, a superintendent at S/L/A/M Construction Services, who is working on the University of Hartford, Gengras Student Union project.

From boots on the ground to boots up with Raken

It could be called the “rule of thirds”. Company leaders should spend 33 percent of their time networking; 33 percent leading their team; and 33 percent of their time doing hands-on work. Yeah, right. Generally something has to give, and…

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The Raken App helps construction superintendents put safety first

As the construction industry continues to claw its way out of the lingering effects of the recession that began in 2008, the number of construction-related fatalities spiked 27 percent between 2011 and 2015, according to Fortune magazine. Construction site safety…

Don’t go old-school – lose that pen and paper and get the Raken App

Pencils are old-school. We’re talking really old – like 5,000 years, according to www.historyofpencils.com. After images came basic writing tools to communicate, then quills and reeds and the pencils and ink pens we know today.

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Three Reasons Superintendents Need the Raken App

Raken is revolutionizing the construction industry with its advanced field management software application. Here are three ways Raken and its No. 1 daily reporting software can make you a better construction superintendent:

Using Technology to Ward Off Litigation at the Construction Job Site

Construction companies face the threat of litigation for many reasons – from lawsuits filed by unhappy clients to claims from workers injured on the job. Today’s complex construction projects make disputes between stakeholders, contractors and suppliers almost inevitable. These issues…

Overcoming Workforce Inertia: Easy-to-Adopt Technology to Help Construction Firms

The bricks-and-mortar world of construction and engineering is surprisingly slow to adopt the technological advances that drive change in other businesses.  When it happens, however, construction technology software can change the future of the industry. Out of 19 major American…