San Diego, CA 92121, US
Web Service Software
VirtueBuild, LLC (VirtueBuild) provides web-based visualization, ordering, and project management software to the new home construction and remodeling industry. VirtueBuild has developed a cloud based software, allowing homeowners to view their new or remodeled space with interior finishes online. After a series of questions, clients are shown their specific floor plan in an elevated view. They can change materials and see a photo-realistic rendering of the selections in the room. The software is loaded with order data for each floor plan, including cost, quantity, and product details. As the user is selecting finishes, individual order forms are being populated in the back end. Order forms can be sent directly to vendors for streamlined purchasing. The software communicates with internal accounting software, making the entire process seamless. As users save rooms, market data is being collected, creating an in house marketing database with information on current trends and materials in a given geographic area. VirtueBuild currently has clients using the software in the kitchen and bath remodeling industry It will soon be licensed to new construction builders nationwide for the entire home. VirtueBuild is currently a direct distributor of Merillat Cabinets, Kohler, and Emser Tile, providing our clients with lower prices on materials. VirtueBuild is in the process of expanding relationships with additional direct distributors for more product options. Once the material orders are placed, the individual vendors drop ship each component directly to the client.
Products / Services
The VirtueBuild software is a server based SaaS system. The program is populated with floor plans and elevation views. Materials are rendered and loaded into the system. The software is not only a visualization and sales tool, but also manages the ordering of each product selected by the client based on builder and remodeler generated quantities. The software will price the upgrades chosen by the homeowner, including any applicable markup.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Shawn Bonneau has over 2 decades of hands on experience in all phases of the construction industry. Mr. Bonneau built his first business in 1995 in Farmington Hills, Michigan and has since developed and managed over $100 million in construction projects. In 2008, Mr. Bonneau founded Reliable Contractors, a mid-high end residential and commercial remodeling company serving California, Las Vegas Nevada and Southeastern Michigan. In 2011, Mr Bonneau Co-founded Rapid Remodel an online kitchen and bathroom remodeling company that serves San Diego county and will start the Franchising process in early 2014 to serve the entire US.
Chief Financial Officer
With his Bachelor of Business Administration and Finance from Eastern Michigan University, Kurt Kilby’s background is in finance, procurement and negotiations. Mr. Kilby brings hands on management within the manufacturing and financial services industries. Previously with W industries from 2006-2011 and JPMorgan Chase Bank from 1985-2006, Mr. Kilby has over 20 years of commercial banking experience.
Lauren Jenrette received her B.A. in interior design from San Diego State University. Previously with Esteban Interiors and Waterworks, Ms. Jenrette has experience working directly with clients in both residential and commercial projects and is able to leverage that knowledge to create a product that will appeal to the masses. In 2009, Ms. Jenrette began her own freelance design business, Design Advice Studio. Ms. Jenrette has also spent several years in the SaaS industry with TargetSolutions, giving her the necessary knowledge to understand the complex workings of the program under development and design a successful user experience interface.
Chief Technology Officer
Slava Khristich holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic University of Odessa, Ukraine. He has extensive experience in information technology and custom software development for over 18 years. Mr. Khristich has hands on experience with large systems architecture, custom software design and development as well as team leadership. Mr. Khristich has held Chief Architect and Principal Consultant positions with a number of software consulting firms, such as Tateeda Media Network, Neudesic, Pfizer Inc., and Kyocera Wireless. Mr. Khristich is proficient with dot Net and Java, database architecture, service oriented architecture (SOA), web applications development and applications for mobile devices.