About Us

Construction Coverage helps builders & homeowners make smarter buying decisions.

Mike LaFirenza

Mike (Founder & CEO)

Our Mission

Managing construction projects or home improvement projects can feel like a juggling act. Managing contractors, equipment, materials, and liabilities is no easy task. Luckily, many solutions exist to help construction businesses and homeowners manage their projects and risks. But finding the right solutions can take an enormous amount of time, energy, and money. Researching different products can mean hours of Googling, reading forums, and comparing products. Furthermore, choosing the wrong technology, insurance, or other products can lead to even more wasted time and money.

Construction Coverage helps builders cut through the noise and save time in their search for construction solutions. We research technology, insurance companies, and products and distill what we’ve learned into the most relevant information for those who need it.

Who We Are

Construction Coverage was started by a small group of construction and technology experts with a desire to help builders and homeowners make smarter purchasing decisions. Our guides, research, and reviews are created with the goal of helping shoppers find the right solution for them. We avoid marketing lingo and hype, providing direct language and level-headed analysis of the most viable products for construction businesses and enthusiasts.

Brandon Medina

Brandon is a senior researcher for Construction Coverage and also works as a BIM modeler for a major concrete contractor. Previously, he was a senior VDC engineer with Truebeck Construction and before that, he was a project engineer with Gordon Prill, Inc. Brandon grew up in Templeton, California and graduated from California State University, Chico with a BS in Construction Management.

Michael Stromberg

Michael Stromberg

Michael Stromberg is a lead data analyst and the head of software for Construction Coverage. Prior to joining the team, Michael enjoyed careers as a software engineer building portfolio management software and as a mechanical engineer in the data storage industry. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MA in Business Economics, each from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones is a senior writer for Construction Coverage. He received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles in 2017 and has degrees in Philosophy and Political Science from UCLA. Growing up, Jon spent his weekends restoring classic cars in his father’s shop and working on home improvement projects.

What We Do

Buying Guides & Reviews

We provide in-depth reviews of solutions for the construction and real estate industry—primarily software, insurance, and home improvement products. Our goal is to help buyers rapidly narrow down their options to the most likely fit. We also provide additional information in the form of buying guides to help our readers understand the market and purchase decision in greater detail. Some of our most recently released guides include the following:

In creating our guides, we take the approach that no one product can be “the best” solution for every business or use case. Construction firms or homeowners managing single projects will surely have different needs from a large enterprise. We strive to match every individual to the best solution to fit their unique needs. To do this, we begin with a broad evaluation of the full spectrum of products that make up a given category, such as construction accounting software, construction insurance, replacement windows, etc. We read guides, reviews, and forums from across the web to gather a complete understanding of the space. We consult real customers and industry experts to find their top recommendations.

Next, we distill what we’ve learned to narrow the list of solutions to only the best, according to the experts, reviews, and forums. With this narrowed list of products, we take a deep dive into each. We evaluate their pros and cons, features, and limitations. We assess each product (or company) with various use cases in mind so that we can provide specific and actionable insights about each offering. Lastly, we revisit each product category at least once per year, so we can offer the most up-to-date analysis of the space. Technology changes rapidly, so even the best products can become outdated.

Our business hinges on credibility and how useful each review is to you. We promise to tell the story of what we’ve found in a way that’s worth your time. That said, if you find that we’ve made a mistake or disagree with our work, we’d love your feedback. Send us a message at [email protected]

Data-Driven Research & Analysis

In addition to our reviews team, we have a team dedicated to understanding market trends in the construction and real estate industry at a deeper level. We provide unique analyses and data-driven research reports to help construction managers, tradesmen, and homebuyers better understand local, regional, and national market conditions.

The construction industry is comprised of many moving parts, and there is no shortage of speculation surrounding the industry’s future. When we perform analyses of industry trends, we start with the most accurate, reliable, and trustworthy data sources (such as the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Zillow). From there, we do our own number crunching, searching for real insights that aren’t obvious in the original dataset. We never jump to conclusions or exaggerate the meaning of the insights we find, and we are always transparent with our methodology for every piece of research.

Full Disclosure

Some of our recommendations contain links that generate affiliate revenue for Construction Coverage. If you click on one of these links or follow through with a product purchase, we sometimes earn a commission. We don’t let this affect our research. We strive for the truth in our reviews and we don’t push any products that aren’t at the top of their category.

Contact Us

Need to get a hold of us with feedback, questions, or input on what we’re doing? Don’t hesitate to reach out by sending an email to [email protected] Or send us a message through our contact form:

1111 6th Avenue, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92101