Techware Staff

Steve Pierce

President/Owner and Authorized Sage Solution Provider, started his career in CAD drawing and estimating for a local drywall company. In 1999 he became the owner of Techware LLC and over the years has successfully implemented numerous construction accounting, estimating, service management, property management, hardware, and network installations.

 

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Stacy Ashley

Office Manager, has a BS degree in Retail Merchandising and Management with a Minor in Business. Stacy’s background is office management, retail sales and buying. She has great organization and communication skills and loves working with our customers.

 

Cindy Bonde

Telesales, has a BS degree in Business Administration/Marketing with a focus on Speech Communications. Cindy is great at analyzing customer needs. She has worked several years in product sales.

 


ACCOUNTING — CONSULTANTS / TRAINERS

Gary Sabby

A Sage 100 Contractor (Master Builder) Consultant, has been involved in the construction field since the 1980s. For 15 years he owned and operated a construction company, and for 5 years he was in sales and lumberyard management. Gary has been working with Sage 100 Contractor since 1996 and was a Master Trainer for several of those years.

 

Kristina Sloan

A Sage 100 Contractor (Master Builder) Certified Consultant and Trainer, has a BS degree in Business Management from Northern State University. Previously, Kristina had several years of experience as a manager in retail operations. She specializes in installation, implementation, and hands-on-training for Sage 100 Contractor software.

 

Lisa Winn

A Sage 100 Contractor (Master Builder) Certified Consultant and Senior Trainer. Lisa holds degrees in Accounting and Computer Technology, as well as having attended the Construction Estimating Institute to continue advancing her construction experience. She has worked with Sage 100 Contractor since 1994 and teaches online classes as a Senior Trainer for Sage.

 

David Sexton

A Sage 300 CRE Certified Consultant with an accounting degree from Trinity University, in San Antonio, Texas. David started as a Sage 300 CRE Consultant in 1998 after a short period as a CPA. Over the last 15 years he developed a specialty working with service companies specifically in implementing Sage 300 (Timberline) Service Management and their reporting needs in Crystal Reports.

 

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Jessica Weber

A Sage 300 CRE (Timberline) and SSO Consultant, has a BA in Economics from Bentley University. Jessica has worked with both Sage and IFS|Core Software since 2003, as an Operations Manager in commercial service, and becoming a consultant in 2014. She specializes in Service Management for both commercial and residential service implementations, Sage Service Operations training, and Crystal Reporting.

 

Dathan LaMere

A Sage 300 CRE (Timberline) Certified consultant and trainer, has a BA in Business Administration from Washington State University.  Previously, Dathan worked at Sage as a Senior Software Analyst and Training Specialist for over 15 years.  He has also worked with IFS core software since 2014. He specializes in PO/IV, SM, Sage Service Operations, Payroll, Report designs, Crystal reports, Systems and Installations.

 

Tiffany Lenington

A Sage 100 SSO Certified Consultant with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business.  She has 10 years of accounting experience as well as working 4 years in software implementation.  Tiffany has experience in Service Management for both commercial and residential companies, service implementations and Sage Service Operations training and support.

 

Phillip Hancock

A Sage CRE Account Executive who has 17 years of experience in the construction industry; responsible for business development in the construction and real estate markets since 2000. Phillip received his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Georgia State University and is certified in Sage Service Operations. He has 11 years’ experience selling Sage 300 CRE, Sage Estimating, and Sage 100 Contractor.

 


ESTIMATING — CERTIFIED CONSULTANT / TRAINER

Jim Hoeppner

A Sage Estimating Certified Consultant, has a BS degree in Construction Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has worked as a construction manager and estimator in residential and commercial construction. He started with Timberline Software at the Oregon headquarters in 1998 and became the Estimating Certification Manager before moving back to Minnesota in 2002.

 


HARDWARE AND IT SERVICES

Brent-Erik Goedel

Systems Administrator, has been performing IT systems consulting since 2008. Brent-Erik is a FCNSA and Evault Solutions Certified Architect. He takes pride in bringing enterprise class solutions, management and support to the Sage market without the enterprise class costs. He performs Windows server and backup solutions, workstation and network installation and maintenance, firewall/UTM device installation and management, Sage upgrades and end user support.

Testimonials

“We originally approached Techware due to their knowledge with the Sage 100 product we currently use. They provided outstanding support and training as needed. Techware assisted me many times by listening to our needs and coming up with product solutions we weren’t using at the time and also informed me of products we currently had, yet weren’t utilizing. Another thing I like is the offsite seminars they offer which allow me to meet other users in the area, and also learn of the new products that are currently offered. Working with the staff at Techware has been beneficial for our organization. I would recommend Techware because they are reliable and can help other companies become more efficient with software needs.”

-Paige Brosseth, Operations Accountant, Loeffler Construction & Consulting

“We interviewed several different IT companies, we selected Techware because of their expertise in Timberline and because of their trainers, who came highly recommended. I worked side by side with the trainer in the installation and training of our new software, I have not regretted my decision once. I highly recommend spending the time and money on trainers, it will make your life easier in the long run.”

“I highly recommend Techware for your IT needs, they have been responsive to our companies needs, in fact, we had a recent meeting with several of our partners, and Steve Pierce (owner) not only was present, but he included his entire team, the meeting was a success!
Thank you Techware!”

-Debra Hansen, Vice President, Greiner Construction

“When we first got Timberline I worked with Lila.  Lila is patient and knows Crystal Reports extremely well.  What I love about Lila is her willingness to teach me as she worked on the form because I want and need to learn Crystal Reports so that I could at least adjust the less complicated forms as necessary.  As Lila became more and more busy I was introduced to her new assistant Dan.  I was a little hesitant at first because Lila and I had such a good working relationship.  However, Dan has well proven he can handle quite complicated projects.  What he doesn’t know he will research and figure it out.  Dan and I have worked on equally complicated forms as I did with Lila, and Dan has completed everything we have asked of him.  As far as communication goes, I can most always get a hold of them in one call.  If not, they call or e-mail me back promptly.  I love working with them both.  The forms that they have made/adjusted for us are used each and every day and we are very thankful to have them.”

-Carol Brinkman – MB Companies, LLC

“I think that the easiest thing I have ever done is work with Lila Brown and could go on and on.  I would like to take a minute and share with you my experience.  Lila was so knowledgeable that writing our custom reports was a fast, simple and a pleasurable experience.  I will be honest with you; I was not looking forward to the down time that writing a custom report might entail.  To my surprise the process was painless.  Lila’s skills are such an asset to the procedure.  The reports were produced to my satisfaction including multiple changes after the fact, which were smooth and immediate.  I will highly recommend Lila Brown’s aptitude, professionalism, knowledge and ability; it was a great learning venture.”

-Cheryle L. Berg – Marathon

“I have no problem referring Lila as she was great and I really enjoyed working with her.  She is very friendly and easy to communicate with so it was easy to relay to her exactly what I wanted in my reports and that is what I got!  I would recommend her to anyone!”

-Monica Hlavac – Lovegreen

“Mr. Jim Hoeppner demonstrated his personal and professional qualities to be above reproach during our purchase, training and implementation of the Timberline Estimating Software package.  Mr. Hoeppner provided us with the detailed presentations, proposals and the support we were looking for during our initial product review. We purchased the software package in the fall of 2007. One of the options we wanted with the agreement was that he would provide on-site training to implement the software with our Civil, Mechanical and Electrical estimating departments. Mr. Hoeppner’s understanding of the Timberline Estimating Software product line was obvious during our on-site training. He was very thorough, knowledgeable and patient with our various disciplines and network implementation. Mr. Hoeppner worked around our schedule and was always available for a quick response if we had any issues when he was not on-site. He led our product implementation and was the force we needed to push us to use and understand the abilities of the software.  We currently (and have for some time now) used Timberline Estimating daily on all of our bid packages.  If you are looking for the support behind a product, you will not be disappointed if you get a chance to work with Mr. Hoeppner. His attitude was always upbeat and his rapport with our estimating team was excellent.  I would highly recommend Mr. Hoeppner, if you are considering implementing an estimating software package or looking for additional training.”

-Bruce Langseth – Fagen, Inc.

“Jim Hoeppner is the greatest!  As you know he has worked with us for several years helping us to learn the Timberline systems.  Not only does he know all about the Timberline systems but he seems to really understand our business as well and has taught us the way to use this software best for our organization.  We are very pleased with his style and availability when we have a problem.  Needless to say we highly recommend him to your future customers.”

-John Boyer – Boyer Building Corporation

“Steve, I have really enjoyed working with Kathy and she has done a tremendous job tackling, troubleshooting and being assertive getting solutions for me.  She really knows her stuff and always seems to “go the extra” and not afraid to avenue issues we haven’t done yet!!  Thank you for her!  I just think sometimes you have to know about it.”

-Charlee Anderson – MG McGrath

“Kathy knows the Timberline Accounting Software inside and out!  She is so knowledgeable in accounting and bookkeeping.  Our business is a small family owned and operated business.  I have complete trust in Kathy that all of our business matters are confidential and know that she is always looking out for the best interest for us and our business.  She has helped me so much in the past ten years.  I tell her every time she assists me, that she can never ever retire.  I would be lost without her!  I cannot say enough nice things about Kathy and how valuable her help and knowledge has been to me and our business.  I am so thankful she was sent my way.”

-Erin and Jason Kusske – Kusske Construction Company

Your team players are 100% rock stars!!! You and your team have been great to me for the past decade and it doesn’t go unnoticed. I appreciate Techware as a SERVICE provider because you guys are just so great. If you EVER need a recommendation on Techware, please put me at the top of your list.

-Robert M. Scott Vice President of Finance THOR Construction Inc. USA

We have worked very hard over the last year to develop and implement our Sage 300 (PE) Estimating system. Techware consultant Jim Hoeppner was instrumental in assisting us develop our database, assemblies and estimating system. We are now moving ahead at full speed using the entire system, including the Buyout on all new products. We look forward to our continued good relationship with Techware.

-Michael R. Roebuck Vice President Ron Clark Design & Construction Edina, MN

In our competitive industry, all the help you get to stay on top of the process and progress of a project can become life and death to a contractor. Sage 300 Construction Software and Real Estate Software is a great tool that has all the key elements that any construction company needs to be productive, efficient, and cost effective in the complete process from the notification stage to the final job stages.

Techware – what a great group of service providers; they are just a phone call away and always willing to help and find an answer to the important questions.

-Robin Peterson Business Systems Manager United Properties LLC Bloomington, MN