About Us

It's 2022, but contractors are still struggling to find the tools to help improve the productivity of their teams. We believe they deserve a better way.

Workyard is a game-changing workforce management platform that helps construction companies improve profits by helping them better manage their work and track their costs in real time.

Our Story

My co-founder (and sister) Alex and I grew up in a family of trade professionals. From an early age we knew we wanted to build things, but were drawn to using technology to do it.

I studied computer science and spent almost 20 years helping companies develop technology products to create a competitive advantages and deliver superior customer experiences.

Alex studied design and spent the early part of her career focusing on making technology more usable for the end-user.

In 2015, my wife and I lived through a major remodel of our house. Observing the project end-to-end was enlightening. The morning coffee with the team became a ritual, and after many conversations I realized that our contractor was fantastic at his craft but was struggling to find workers and manage the operational side of his business.

I realized he was in it for the love of building. The administrative side of the business, though? It wasn't why he became a builder.

I immediately saw how technology could play a big role in helping contractors grow and better manage their workforce. Technology could free up construction professionals like my contractors from the mind-numbing administrative work that comes along with their growing business and also provide new insights on how to save money and increase profits. I could help them focus on doing more of what they love. Building. 

Through my relationship with the contractor that built my home, Workyard was born, and our mission to build an industry leading workforce management solution was established.

Our Beliefs

1. Construction Focus

Building a set of tools solely for construction is our single focus. We believe the legacy time tracking and workforce management tools on the market don't fully serve every construction company's needs. That's because those traditional tools are built for a wide range of industries and use cases, resulting in unnecessary complexity and critical business needs not being met.

2. Worker Adoption

The assumption that workers are not tech-savvy enough to use technology is B.S. They have no problem using apps like Facebook and Instagram every day. The real issue is that up until now there has been a lack of focus on building productivity tools that work for them. We're changing that with our focus on designing user-friendly software that requires no training to get started. Seeing thousands of construction workers using Workyard each day gives us the confidence we're delivering.

3. Competitive Advantage

Construction will continue to be a labor-intensive business, but the owners who adopt technology will have an unfair advantage over their competitors. Why? By using software to better track their work, capture their costs, and more effectively communicate with their team, construction companies using tools like Workyard will improve profits and client satisfaction. As we have seen across other industries, the organizations that embrace this will prosper. If you're not convinced, read: HBR - How technology gives you an advantage.

4. Transparency

Transparency empowers teams and drives better behaviors and decision making. One example of this we have observed is when everyone knows location tracking is on while they are working, it ultimately drives more accurate time cards and up to 10% in payroll cost savings.  

5. One Platform

If using software to better manage your workforce requires using 5 different apps, that's going to be a non-starter. That's why from the beginning we set out to create one platform for you to handle everything related to managing work at your company. Not only does one platform guarantee that everything works seamlessly together, but it also offers faster deployment, centralized support, and more affordable pricing.  

6. Hands-On Service

Just like in construction, we believe our business is built off of relationships. We love getting on the phone and being available for our customers. We see staying close to our customers as the key ingredient in enabling us to make Workyard better serve the needs of every construction company over time.

Leadership

Nic De Bonis

CEO

Nic is the CEO and Co-Founder of Workyard. Prior to dedicating himself to developing technology solutions for the construction industry, Nic spent over a decade at Commonwealth Bank of Australia leading development across multiple financial products and platforms, including CRM, Equities & Margin Lending products, and flagship consumer products such as Netbank and the Commbank App. He is a graduate of University of Technology Sydney in Computing Science with first class honours in Internet Commerce.

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Alexandra De Bonis

Product

Alex is Co-Founder and Head of Product Design. She brings over 10 years of experience designing outstanding customer journeys spanning multiple verticals, including lifestyle, property, retail, arts and culture. She had founded her own agency, before co-founding Workyard with her brother Nic De Bonis, and is a graduate of the University of Western Sydney.

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Ray Mina

Head of Marketing

Ray leads Marketing at Workyard. He approaches marketing with empathy for our construction customers to understand their needs and is passionate about telling their stories. Ray brings over 15 years of leadership experience successfully developing and executing marketing strategies for technology companies in the education, legal, and construction industries, including as Head of Marketing at Fieldwire. He has a BA from University of Maryland

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Christina Kao

Customer Success

Christina leads customer success at Workyard. Christina has a wealth of experience managing HR & Payroll for a wide variety of construction businesses that enables her to provide the expert support required for our customers. She has a BA from San Francisco State University.

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James Gordon

Technical Lead

James provides technical leadership to the software engineering team at Workyard. His mission in life is to produce ultra-reliable software that not only helps people solve real problems but is a joy to use. James has over 25 years experience in software engineering roles in various industries including retail, investment banking, psychometric assessment, HR and payroll. James has a Bachelor of IT from the University of Technology Sydney.

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Contact Us

340 S Lemon Ave #9675, Walnut, CA 91789
Email: info@workyard.com
Phone: (650) 332-8623

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