Overview of the Contractors Tab

Introduction

From the Contractors tab in the left-hand navigation, General Contractors can easily access all of the information they need to understand the performance of their contractors, from both a big-picture view and a detailed, granular view. The information that can be accessed as you drill down into the Contractors tab is what we collectively refer to as the Contractor pages. 

Contractors Landing Page

The landing page that General Contractors see when they access “Contractors” from the left navigation provides a high-level list that summarizes key information for all connected contractors. The critical information that is immediately visible includes the company name, trades, projects, and completion status for Company Information, Safety, and Finance.

 

 

Filters

 

Like all list views in the Highwire application, a user will have the ability to use the filter functionality to refine their list. The four primary filters are Projects, Trades, Flags, and Approval Status. If you’d like to set a filter, you simply click the dropdown arrow, make your specific selection(s), and click anywhere outside of the filter box. You will immediately notice that your list of contractors has been filtered to only show those contractors who meet the filter criteria. You’ll also notice a Clear button appear to the right; note that the filters will remain set until you’ve hit the Clear button.

Search

 

To the right of the filters, you’ll see the Search functionality. This is a simple way to find one specific contractor you are interested in. Simply type in their name or a portion of their name and hit enter and your list view will be filtered accordingly.

 

Invite Contractor

 

The Contractors view is also where a General Contractor can easily connect to a new Contractor. To initiate the process of inviting a new contractor, simply click “Invite Contractor” at the top right of the page:

 

A panel will open on the right where you will search by company name to determine if the contractor already has an account within Highwire. If the company you are looking for is not found, you may click “Add New Contractor” at the bottom of the panel:

Next, you'll provide essential company information, including:

  • Company name
  • Address
  • Website
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Trade Information

Once you’ve filled out the required fields click "Continue":

 

The system will automatically check if the contractor already exists in Highwire. Any potentially matching companies will be presented to you for review. This prevents duplicate entries and ensures you have all the necessary information readily available.

Review the list of potentially matching companies and select the appropriate one. If your contractor is not on the list, you can invite them as a new company in Highwire. Click "Continue" to proceed.

In the final step, you will provide the contact information for your new contractor, which is crucial for sending the connection request.

  • If you selected an existing company, you have the option to provide new contact information or select from a list of existing contacts.
  • If you did not find any matching companies, simply add the new contact's information.

Click the "Invite Contractor" button to complete the process:

You've successfully added your new contractor to your portfolio. An email will be sent to the new contractor notifying them of your interest in connecting. Our team of specialists will follow up with them to ensure a smooth and successful connection.