Builders First Source

Builders First Source, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and is the largest supplier of building products, prefabricated components and value-added services in the US.

Focus Area
Mobile Web

Builders First Source is the USA’s premier manufacturer and supplier of building materials and services for professional home builders and remodelers. They partnered with Mutual Mobile to design & build a proprietary customer facing web application MyBFSBuilder order management system, which is fully integrated with their inventory management, shipping & delivery and invoicing systems.

Prior to implementing MyBFSBuilder, the BFS in-house team built an application to manage their ordering, delivery and invoicing process.  It required using Microsoft Access to generate a quote for the raw materials, which was then shared with the builder in an excel sheet through email. This required the Salesperson to be present in the office at all times and check the inventory to make a quote accordingly, which was time consuming and required a lot of back-and-forth communication with the parties involved. The data was backed up manually on the Access server and only a single copy was made. The platform was slow, inefficient, low security and not scalable. 

Hence, BFS decided to build a new & improved scalable cloud-based solution and hired Mutual Mobile to design & develop a much more robust system that smoothly integrated all delivered in a very elegant simple sleek UX.

Accessing Web Portal

  • In December 2019, Mutual Mobile built a Sales Web Application called MY BFS BUILDER to manage quotes in a much faster and easier way. 
  • This application allows Salespeople to access the portal from anywhere as it has no co-dependencies.
  • The application uses React hosted on Azure Storage, an API Server using .Net on Azure App Service and Azure SQL Server for Database enabling Builders FirstSource to access the application on any platform to generate invoices in seconds versus 15 minutes each previously. Multiple-users can access the application at a time without any impact on the performance of the application. 
  • Using the App Service, Mutual Mobile created DEV, UAT, and Staging Environments on top of the Production Environment Slot without incurring any additional cost.
  • Azure SQL Server automatically backups the data every day without needing manual intervention. 

“Mutual Mobile's team was outstanding. They clearly communicated expectations and met their obligations. As decision points arose, they did a great job ensuring we stayed within the original scope regarding budget and timeline.” - Ryan Williams, Director of Pricing, Builders First Source

Streamlined Organizational Process

MyBFSBuilder saved employee time, sped up a previously slow inefficient process, increased job productivity and employee, contractor & customer satisfaction.  It helped solidify Builders FirstSource industry-leading status.  

Contact Mutual Mobile for a truly transformative experience.