Since 1983, Chris Ledet has created affordable dream houses for clients in and around his hometown of Thibodaux, Louisiana.
His company, Chris Ledet Homes, later expanded to include Building Specialist Nancy Bernard and Chris' son, Paul, who is now the Owner and Project Manager. With this growth, and up to 12 building projects a year, old-school bookkeeping became a time-consuming challenge.
Spread Too Thin with Spreadsheets
As a Building Specialist, Bernard was responsible for meeting with clients to help them plan the details of their custom homes. But after bookkeeping was added to her list of duties, she found herself spending additional time creating spreadsheets to track expenses. This approach worked while the business was small. As the number of clients and spreadsheets grew, though, she was soon spending too much time in front of her computer and not enough time sitting with clients.
Bernard knew potential solutions were out there but lacked the time or expertise to implement them herself. Supporting Strategies | New Orleans created a custom solution that has made all the difference. "Supporting Strategies has completely relieved the burden of bookkeeping on a growing small business," she notes. And that has freed her to do what she does best: Help each customer visualize the home of their dreams.To learn how Supporting Strategies helped Chris Ledet Homes streamline its bookkeeping and devote more time to customers, read the case study.