The Best Smartphone Apps Any General Contractor Should Know About


In today’s world, we are becoming incredibly reliant on technology for anything and everything. Our phones are never too far away and it is common practice to search the Internet for help on anything from cooking recipes to home improvement.

This is especially true when installing large materials yourself in homes, such as quartz and laminate countertops. Luckily, there are plenty of smartphone apps available that will help you with this process that are particularly beneficial to countertop distributors and general contractors. Here, we explain some you should download today!

Photo Measures

This is the easiest way for you to save measurements on your phone, no matter the size of the project, from home building to kitchen remodeling. All you need to do is take a picture of the project and then simply overlay the dimensions on the photo to remember exactly what you need. It shows you the exact location of the space you are working on and will help you remember specific details when you are building the materials at a different site. The best thing about this app is that you don’t have to be a technical expert for it to work; it is very self-explanatory.

Handyman Calculator

This app is a three-in-one tool that offers a SEER savings calculator, a flooring calculator, and a temperature calculator. Handyman Calculator is helpful for keeping specific measurements around. For example, typical slabs of quartz are usually 60 by 120 inches, but you could be working with a different size piece where you have to remember the specific measurements. It also comes with an app for storing measurements and results so you can have everything you need for any project in one place at one time.

SketchBook Mobile

Above anything else, this app is especially popular for contractors that are visiting client’s homes and don’t want to be bogged down with drawing materials. All you need to do is bring a stylus with you and you can make quick drawings of whatever you envision.

From installing countertops to building cabinets, these smartphone applications will be especially helpful for any general contractor in the construction business.