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BUILD KNOWLEDGE, SAVE TIME
Whether someone on your team grabs a product with our bookmarklet, finds it in our catalog, or uploads it as a custom product, the knowledge you build around it in your everyday work gets saved as you go in Arazoo. No matter who in your team works with a product, all their hard work is gathered into one digital version that everyone can benefit from.
Instantly access all of your team’s important information, conversations and site photos from past projects. Keep track of product and material performance from project to project. Organize your favorite products, firm standards, and assemblies. With Arazoo, if your team has product knowledge, you can find it and know it instantly.
COLLABORATIVELY ORGANIZE YOUR PROJECTS AND PRODUCTS
Invite members of the project team from inside or outside the firm to a single space where all of the information about the products you’ll use can be collected, commented on, and shared in real time. With Arazoo, you don’t have to email cut-sheet PDFs and links to coworkers, or dig through endless nested folders in a shared server.
SEAMLESSLY EXPORT YOUR PRODUCT INFORMATION
With just a few clicks, you can output the product information in any workspace into a schedule or InDesign presentation on the fly. There’s no need to re-enter information in Excel or InDesign; there’s no ambiguity around whether the document you’re looking at is the most up-to-date version, or if there’s a final final version you missed somewhere—your output documents come straight out of your most up-to-date workflow in Arazoo.
Meet the Team
In his 2007 groundbreaking book on the construction industry, Broken
Buildings, Busted Budgets, Barry LePatner
articulated a comprehensive macro-economic critique of the
construction industry, which asserted that owners must rebalance the
asymmetry of pricing information favoring contractors if they were to
regain control of their projects. As the result of this research and
his more than three decades of experience as legal counsel for
owners, design professionals and the construction industry, the
underpinning concepts of Arazoo were developed.
Barry LePatner and co-founder Brad Cronk have developed Arazoo
to advance the ideas and project management principles that they have
applied to the hundreds of projects on which they have acted as legal
counsel, project manager or both. Arazoo represents the culmination
of their combined experience of nearly 60 years in the design and
construction industry. The Arazoo Product Selection module is the
first step to overcome the industry's well-known inefficiencies
that lead to marketplace opacity and rampant cost overruns. And the
next steps for Arazoo are already in development.
Co-founder & Chairman
Barry LePatner is a co-founder of Arazoo but is best known as the
founder of the New York City-based construction law firm LePatner &
Associates LLP. For over three decades, he has been a prominent
business and legal advisor to real estate owners and design
professionals in the building industry. His 2007 groundbreaking
book on the construction industry, Broken Buildings, Busted
Budgets, was critically acclaimed for its macro-economic critique
of the construction industry and set forth ideas to reform it.
Barry is an Honorary AIA member due to his years of service
representing architects across the country.
Brad Cronk is a co-founder of Arazoo and has over twenty years of
experience in the design and construction industry as an
architectural designer, curtain wall consultant, and owner's
representative. He has worked with Barry LePatner for over 15 years
and is a principal of LePatner Project Solutions LLC, which
provides project management services to real estate owners and
developers, investors, and non-profits. Brad is a licensed
architect and LEED BD+C AP.
Brad is the CEO of Arazoo, focused on creating an organization to
help make building better. Brad has over 17 years of experience as
an innovative management level executive building and leading
cross-functional groups across digital media, eCommerce, and
technology. Most recently Brad was the Chief Operating Office and
Chief Marketing Officer for eMusic, a pioneer in digital music
downloads and discovery. Brad has held senior product marketing and
research positions with major brands including NBC Universal, ESPN,
and Conde Nast. Brad's digital experience began in 1999 with
GOLFONLINE where, among other things, they were creating fantasy
sports games and building an interactive database of golf courses.
Brad has a BA from Middlebury College in Vermont and lives in New
York City with his wife and three boys where he is constantly
reminded of, and amazed by, the creativity of architects and the
skill of builders.
Johann Abraham is the CTO at Arazoo and brings a determined attitude
and creative approach to solving technical problems. Johann has over
eight years of software development experience with over five years
of experience leading teams and delivering software projects.
Over his career he spent six years as a software consultant which has
afforded him the visibility into a wide range of software products
and design methodologies along with extensive experience in Enterprise
More recently he worked for Accenture Interactive as a Sr. Technical
Lead participating in all functions of the software life-cycle; from
requirements gathering, to resource planning, development, and deployment.