Regional chain of convenience stores operating primarily in New England, New York, and Florida
With 40 projects going at one time and a limited number of managers to oversee the cross-country work. The company needed a method that tracked the project’s progress and identified areas for improvement when managers couldn’t be on site.
The cameras gave project managers an easy way to stay informed at all times with technology that communicated with all their devices: computers, smartphones, and tablets. Anywhere in the world, they could update themselves on their projects’ statuses. The job site cameras also allowed project managers to quickly address and potentially prevent unforeseen expenses.
“OxBlue allows [project managers] to be on-site morning, noon, and night. It’s like having someone on site at all times.”
-Rob Kavanagh, Cumberland Farms
“We can gut check each other and aren’t relying on word alone.”
-Chris Ogonowski, Cumberland Farms
By using the images as reference materials, Cumberland Farms site managers determined if the job site needed extra materials or the schedule needed to change. As a result, the company reduced the overall cost of their projects. With photo documentation, change orders amounted to around $100,000 a project. This was a significant decrease from previous projects where unexpected expenses could cost a project between $200,000 and $300,000.
Cumberland Farms’ use of photo documentation established a method to build quality storefronts quickly. Job site imagery enabled Cumberland Farms to make intelligent decisions about project scheduling and ensured accuracy and accountability for each project. The consistency created with the use of OxBlue time-lapse cameras gave Cumberland Farms’ employees a new way to conduct business, as well as time back in their work week.