BuildCommand Beta Launch

Written Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by Kemish Hendershot

I started working in the construction industry framing homes while still in high school more than 15 years ago (I am feeling old), my father and his father before him both built homes. I love construction. Whenever I see new buildings going up I get all excited. In the summer of 2009 I was working on a small remodel project, I had been general contracting and hadn't had the chance to be involved in the construction labor part of a project for a while. So, when the opportunity came up to do some "actual" work again, I took it. The house had a metal roof and just as we were about to finish the project it began to rain lightly. I slipped on the metal, fell two stories, and hit my head on a landscaping rock suffering a subderal hematoma (my head was bleeding inside). I spent a week in a coma and then another few weeks in the hospital before returning home to begin physical rehabilitation.

After the accident it became necessary to find another income source to provide for my family. Just prior to the accident I had been working with a couple of partners on a web-based application specific for the home building industry (BuildSwap). During the process I gained a lot of knowledge about the IT field, most specifically about web development, so Aptitude IT was born.

I have now been building websites for almost 4 years and have gained a lot of valuable knowledge, knowledge that I am now combining with my construction experience to build a web-based project management and professional networking tool for the construction industry, BuildCommand. I just recently launched a Beta version of the site and will be continually developing it and adding new functionality for professional Home Builders, Contractors, Suppliers, and Home Owners. You can check the site out now at www.buildcommand.com. If you have any questions about BuildCommand or having Aptitude help with your website feel free to use the contact form.