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The Blue Book Network® (Contractors Register) Overview

Jefferson Valley, NY
501 to 1000 employees
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The Blue Book Building and Construction Network is the largest and most active network in the commercial construction industry – with a member base comprised of General Contractors, Subcontractors, Suppliers, Manufacturers, Architects, Engineers, Building Owners ... Read more

Mission: The Blue Book Building and Construction Network empowers the construction community to connect, collaborate, and grow by building more profitable relationships and providing the resources and opportunities necessary for success.

Company Updates

  • The Blue Book Network® congratulates Ron DeSciora, a valued Business Development Consultant and employee-owner, on his retirement after 28 years of service! Read more about Ron's contributions to the industry: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQF8b

    Ron DeSciora: Building Relationships That Last

    Lasting business relationships aren't developed by chance, but through dedication, shared goals and values, and mutual respect.

  • Today is World FM Day! We'd like to extend a big THANK YOU to our Facility Manager Robb Kalmer and his team for making sure everything at our HQ runs smoothly and for keeping our buildings in great shape!

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The Blue Book Network® (Contractors Register) – Why Work For Us?


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For more than 100 years, the construction industry has turned to The Blue Book Building & Construction Network® for the most complete, accurate and up-to-date company information. Today, from design through post-construction, The Blue Book Network® is helping the entire industry improve digital workflow. From complete online solutions to new BIM and Virtual Design opportunities, The Blue Book Network® is where the industry connects every day. These free AEC Solutions enable construction professionals to find and spec products, share plans, specs and design documents, streamline bid communications and view, markup and takeoff project documents.

The Blue Book Network® continues to grow and is now the largest and most active network in the commercial construction industry including General Contractors, Subcontractors, Suppliers, Architects, Engineers, Building Owners, Transportation and Utilities Professionals, Real Estate Developers and Property Managers and Government Agencies.

Throughout the nation, The Blue Book Network® has over 250 construction professionals in the field working to support their local construction community through targeted Business Builder Programs and hands-on support to help companies fully leverage the Network’s workflow solutions. The Blue Book Network® is committed to providing the products and services needed to simplify the pre-construction process and advance the commercial construction industry across the United States.


We provide opportunities for employees to sharpen their skills and uncover their potential. What can you expect when you team with The Blue Book Network® to grow the commercial construction industry?

  • Employee Ownership 
    Real ownership empowers your performance and impacts our company's success – that you will share in.
  • Constant Innovation 
    We developed the first online business networking tool for the building and construction industry – long before LinkedIn – and we continue to supply the industry with digital solutions.
  • A Culture of Collaboration 
    Your thoughts and ideas are important, so our atmosphere is one of openness and respect.
  • Awesome Benefits 
    Top talent deserves top benefits! Our best-in-class medical benefits and 401K program are second to none.
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Professional Development 
    Tuition reimbursement, seminars and training opportunities will help you grow your career.

We value our Partners' commitment to our Employee-Owned company. In turn, we are just as committed to providing benefits that are a valuable part of your total compensation package. You can depend on The Blue Book Network® for:

The Blue Book Network® is a sales driven company. With a 5-week "On-Boarding" program and over 250 individuals in our headquarters office providing ongoing support, we provide the education and tools required for our Business Development Consultants to hit the ground running.  We recognize that their success is our success, and as an Employee-Owned organization, that couldn’t be more true. 

The Blue Book Network®’s approach to sales is consultative. We strive to identify the pain points of our existing customers and prospective ones and offer the targeted solutions they need to solve them.

Whether it’s helping companies get in front of the particular industry decision makers they need to keep their own pipelines full funneling leads on upcoming commercial construction projects that require their services, or providing solutions to streamline workflow, we aim to help the commercial construction industry meet and exceed their information and technology needs. 

Join our team of Business Development Consultants and take advantage of this opportunity to connect buyers and sellers and advance the commercial construction industry!

The Blue Book Network® (Contractors Register) Reviews

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    As a former employee of The Blue Book, I have to say my experience with the company was the best I've had in my professional career. The Blue Book gives you the opportunity to grow, personally and professionally. I was given the tools and education I need to be where I am today, because of The Blue Book. I cannot speak enough about the true care the company shows its employees. From being flexible with schedules, days off, career paths and providing a great work environment, I can say that my time there was one I will always remember. Since The Blue Book I have had opportunities in multiple industries that I have secured positions with as a consultant and been offered multiple positions. My knowledge in my field grew the most with The Blue Book and again I cannot say enough I would not be where I am without The Blue Book. Even as I resigned, managers and executives were happy to see me taking on new challenges because I gained the ability to do so at The Blue Book. You always have a support system with co-workers and upper management. They will not let you fail if you do not want to. I cannot say enough about my experience at The Blue Book and would recommend taking an opportunity with the company if given the chance to do so. My personal favorite perk of the company was half day Fridays in the summer. Being able to leave at 1 PM on a Friday in the summer was great. And because we as employees were all so close we often organized outings where we came together to just have fun. If you want to work and succeed and grow as a professional, I strongly recommend this company. Though it may have over 500 employees, you never feel like just another employee.

    Cons

    I would say to looking to start at The Blue Book to be aggressive with their salary negotiations. But again, the opportunity for yearly bonuses, and raises is always there. A hard worker will always be recognized so I cannot fully say this is a con.

    Advice to Management

    Work close with one another. Operate as a unit not individuals.

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The Blue Book Network® (Contractors Register) photo of: The Blue Book Network Sales Team at our National Growth Conference in February 2016
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The Blue Book Network® (Contractors Register) Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at The Blue Book Network® (Contractors Register) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I spoke with someone who made sure to tell me -multiple times - that he has been working at the company for about 40 years. He called me a "job jumper" when it came time to review my resume and wouldn't let me discuss reasons for leaving my last two companies. He seemed angry when I brought up reviews by employees here on Glassdoor, and cut me off twice when I tried to ask questions about the interview process. His condescending tone and bad attitude were a big turn off. I stopped the phone call after about 10 minutes and let him know that we weren't a match.

    Interview Questions

    • It wasn't really a question. It was more like this "The contractors you'll be calling won't be available at convenient times for you so you will have to make 80-100 calls a day and some of them are very early or very late in the day. So... you'll have to be OK working from home, on the phone, and for many hours."   Answer Question
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The Blue Book Network® (Contractors Register) Awards & Accolades

  • Innovator of the Year, Optimum Lightpath, 2013
  • WebAward: For Outstanding Achievement in Web Development, Web Marketing Association, 2010

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