Construction Payment Applications Explained

Requesting a payment in the construction industry is not so straightforward. The industry is extremely complex and because of the complexities, …

Harbr Innovation Partners & Early Adopters

In just 6 short months, Harbr has gained impressive traction thanks to strategic early adopters and partnerships with innovative organizations. …

How Slow Payments Disrupt the Construction Industry

“Pay when paid”, the construction industry's unofficial motto. Money doesn’t move unless money is received, and that’s the bottom line. And as you …

Harbr Innovation Partnership Program

HIPP, a unique approach to working with existing and new customers to build a network and community of construction experts who embrace technology …

Overcoming Technology Barriers

How to make software more adoptable for your construction teams. What is the value, motivation and benefit? Listen in to find out more. …

Construction Acronyms 101

There are a ton of acronyms flying around in our homes, on social media, our workplaces and even on the construction site. Common ones we have all …

International Women’s Day #ChooseToChallenge

As I reflect on the theme for International Women’s Day #ChooseToChallenge, I am proud to say that our team supports the movement towards a gender …

Construction Industry & Bankruptcy

Every year thousands of construction businesses go bankrupt due to the snowball effect of late and delayed payments. According to …

Text Your Project Updates to Harbr

Text Message! We are beyond thrilled to announce that you can now add multiple photos to your project tasks with Harbr Assist. Harbr Assist uses …

Construction Payment Complexity

The construction industry seems to always be up against unique challenges, it always has. It is common to run into challenges and changes before a …

Who Invented the Hard Hat?

There is not a visitor or worker on a construction site that you won’t see wearing one of these, a hard hat! If you haven’t worn one, they are …

Do Women In Construction Need “Balls Of Steel”?

Barbara Kavovit is the CEO of Evergreen Construction. Some of you may recognize her from popular reality TV sh ow the Real Housewives of NYC. …

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2020 Women's Entrepreneurship Day

November 19th marks a special day, it's Women's Entrepreneurship Day. On this day we recognize and celebrate women in business across the world. …

How Do You Hire?

If your company is hiring, that means you are growing -- YAY right? Hiring isn't always that easy. There isn't necessarily a magic formula for …

Ease of Use #NoApps

During COVID we had the opportunity to sit back as a team and reflect on what was happening, focusing on how we wanted to move our business forward …

Busy vs Productive: 9 Ways To Be Productive, Not Busy

Busy vs Productive: 9 Ways To Be Productive, Not Busy Have you ever struggled with managing your time? Trying to decide how and where to put …

The Construction Record Podcast Episode 97 An interview with Ashley and Jeff Kielbratowski of Harbr

The Construction Record chatted with co-founders Ashley & Jeff Kielbratowski to discuss how they built the foundation to their successful …

To Build is to Jenga

Born in East Africa, Leslie Scott grew up fluent in both English and Swahili. Jenga evolved from a stacking game her family played with simple wood …

Top 50 Construction Influencers

Who are the hottest and most influential folks in the construction industry? Well, wonder no further because Autodesk  has just released their list …

Build Our Future Podcast, Optimizing Progress Reports Through SMS

With the evolution of #technology providing solutions to ease the collaboration & communication between the site & office - the onboarding …

Building the Innovation Economy: Emerging Technologies, Startups and Venture

October 22nd, join Co-Founder & CEO, Dave Kim for a virtual panel discussion on Building the Innovation Economy: Emerging Technologies, Startups…

The Future of Work in the Post-Pandemic Era

CEO & Co-Founder Dave Kim talks with Northern Spark Episode 1: The Future of Work in the Post-Pandemic Era. They dive in and explore the …

Preparing Your Construction Teams For The Future

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”– Socrates The first step to growth is …

Are you an Inclusive Leader?

In industries like Technology and Construction where there is a stereotypical leadership type – namely Caucasian men – it’s more important than ever…

Choosing Technology For Your Company

Most often deciding to implement a new technology can be stressful but when it is successful, the benefits are worth all the pain of getting it off …

Where’s the info?

A job site meeting is fast approaching, someone has miscommunicated or has held information internally to avoid any tension. Different companies, …

The Benefits of a Diverse Team

Have you ever looked around your office or job site and thought, wow we all look and think a lot the same… It’s natural for people to gravitate to …

Build Smarter with SMS Collaboration

We hear it all the time, “well how do you get the data?” The Harbr Platform offers many industry moving innovations when it comes to collaborative …

Don't Leave Data Behind

The documentation of site reporting has certainly evolved over the years, just because it has evolved, doesn’t necessarily mean that it has been …

Simplified Communication is Coming, by Text!

Building relationships is an essential piece to the success of any business. In an industry like construction, usually there’s a lot more at stake, …

Are Your Decisions Costing You Money?

What if you could win more based on the decisions you make, would you change? Though construction is one of the biggest industries on the planet, it…

Built Strong

Over the last year, we've had the chance to work with the [solidcore] team, assisting them in implementing construction software to help with the …

Harbr Platform "Lite"

We are proud to announce that we have launched a "Lite" version of Harbr to help make post-COVID workflows safe and efficient for construction …

Let’s make a performance prediction

Ideally, you want to know project outcomes and risks before they happen with as much clarity as possible. You're already analyzing past projects …

Remove Uncertainty

Even though human instincts allow us to create trustworthy relationships, there are still countless times in relationships that complications arise,…

The Environment Thanks You for Working From Home

I am sure if you were scrolling through Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook today, you realized it is in fact Earth Day. Happy Earth Day everyone! It…

Stop presenting the news, the old way.

For the longest time, I woke up every morning, walked downstairs, and saw my father eating his breakfast while reading about 3 different versions of…

Remote-work Optimizations: What we do at Harbr

Kind of like how Harbr tracks your construction projects in one place we use Slack to aggregate our technology infrastructure and third-party …

Are we on time? Harbr releases Insights and Forecasting.

A week before COVID-19 turned our lives upside down here in Nova Scotia and across the globe our team was deep in the final stages of an important …

Keeping up with Construction during COVID-19

It is hard to believe that only a few months have passed since we heard the term Coronavirus. Now millions around the world are on lockdown and …

The $1.6 Trillion A Year Opportunity - Digital Adoption in Construction

While many US sectors including agriculture and manufacturing have increased productivity 10- 15 times since the 1950s, the productivity of …

Harbr Among Top Canadian Startups Invited to the 18th Edition of 48Hrs in the Valley

2019 continues to be an exciting year for Harbr! New product features, our diversified team, our growing customer base, being honored by CIO …

Harbr Named to CIO Applications' "Top 10 Construction Technology Solution Providers 2019"

2019 has certainly kicked off with a bang! From new product features, our growing and diversified team in addition to our incredible customer …

Helping Retailers Ride the Wave of Change

2019 started off with a bang of innovation and networking for countless international retail brands! Jeff (Harbr Co-Founder & COO) and I had the…

1 Powerful Question To Evaluate Construction Technology

Construction Technology “could trim operational costs by 17% and capital costs by 21%.” This finding comes from the World Economic Forum's latest …

Jeff Kielbratowski, Co-Founder & COO

Hey, my name is Jeff Kielbratowski and I am part of the founding team at Harbr Inc. I love dealing with people and building solid relationships. I …

Notable Tech, Real-Estate & Construction Investors Join Forces To Fund Harbr’s C$1.75M Seed Round

It’s been an amazing six months. From new product features, our growing and diversified team in addition to our incredible customer base, it’s been …

To Celebrate International Women's Day & Women Construction Week, Harbr Interviews Covergalls CEO Alicia Woods On The Importance Of Workplace Diversity

Covergalls, a Northern-Ontario based company, has created the first Coverall and now, full workwear line exclusively for women. Covergalls and Harbr…

Solving The Scheduling Problem For Construction

Construction First, let’s take a look at the current state of the construction industry. How many times have construction budgets gone over due to …

Construction Companies Are Leaving $1.6 Trillion On The Table. See How Lean Construction Will Put That Money Back In Your Pocket!

Ok, so you’ve heard the word ‘lean’ used in the construction industry many times BUT what exactly does this mean? Why has Lean Construction become …

Construction Dispute? Missing Documentation? Either One, Let's C.Y.A.!

Construction companies get themselves in trouble...a lot. So much so, that a leading academic research tool (LexisNexis) has a category specifically…

To Celebrate Entrepreneurship Week, Harbr Goes Into The Classroom!

This week is Entrepreneurship Week, the world’s largest celebration of innovators and risk takers. We believe one of the best ways to celebrate this…

Announcement: Harbouring Ecosystems

We’ve been busting at the seams waiting to make this announcement. We’re so honoured to be named a part of this inaugural CDL-Atlantic cohort. …

Ashley Kielbratowski, Co-Founder & Product

Hey, my name is Ashley, and I am head of product at Harbr. I have always dreamt of creating something from nothing. Lucky enough, I have had great …

Women At The Top Of Male-Dominated Industries

It has been statistically proven that women are excellent motivators and role models. Furthermore, women bear leadership qualities that are critical…

Women Leaders In Tech And Construction At Harbr: An Unlikely Combination

As the most recent hire for Harbr as VP Marketing, I have to say I am so proud and honoured to be part of this amazing company. Before signing on …

Issues, What Issues?

I would love to come across a job site that didn’t run into a single issue or in fact anything in life that different results in some sort of …

The "Lean" Way Of Thinking

Lean concepts are a familiar process to some, but this theory has been the driving force towards newer construction management strategies. Lean …

Deficiencies? No Problem!

We have all been there in one form or another. Taking on a project, and leaving bits and pieces that seem to be minuscule to the last minute. We …

So, You Said You'd Be On Site

"So, you said you would be on site”, well that is quite possibly, one of the most dreaded conversations to be had on a job site. Sub-trades not …

Does Expensive Mean Better?

When it comes to day-to-day home renovations, you can ask family members or some friends for advice. When it comes to large construction how do …

Covering Your Butt

In the construction world, a work report is a site manager/superintendent's required daily diary. They are required to report the sites daily …