1982 → Quest Solutions INC USA
In 1982, a small group of contractors founded the Construction Estimating Institute in Sarasota, Florida, as a non-profit educational company. Their mission was to provide contractors with training and education in areas like building estimating, civil estimating, management and general construction.
Five years later, the institute entered the estimating software field by establishing CEIA, Inc. This for-profit company developed and successfully distributed two DOS-based earth-measuring programs, A.G.E and TOPO for nearly a decade. In 1995, the company capitalised on advancements in computer technology and released its first Windows-based product, Quest for Contractors, and the first of its exclusive Visual Assemblies. CEIA, Inc. also changed its name to Quest Solutions, Inc. Quest Solutions introduced several innovative estimating software products and claimed a significant share of the market.
2003 → Quest Business Solutions is born
January 2003 Quest Business Solutions Pty Ltd is formed in Melbourne Australia, a subsidiary of Quest Solutions USA. Quest Business Solutions supports and further develops Quest estimating software for ANZ market.
2008 → Maxwell Systems Purchases Quest Solutions USA
In 2008 Maxwell Systems purchased Quest Solutions U.S.A. As a developer of construction accounting and project management systems over the past thirty years, Maxwell System saw the Quest Takeoff and Estimating product line complemented its desire to create an integrated solution for contractors. Maxwell’s goal is to develop the first complete estimating, project management, document management and accounting system.
Quest Australia becomes the authorised dealer of Maxwell Systems, providing local support to construction companies in Australasia. “As a reseller of Maxwell Systems ProContractor Quest’s goal now is to adjust and develop ProContractor to the needs of our customers. Instead of developing software, our focus is purely on local support, implementation and training services.” – Eric Silcott – Director of Quest (Aug. 2008).
2010 → Quest Construction Software is born
January 2010 Quest Construction Software is formed, changing its name from Quest Estimating Software and relocated from Melbourne to the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. Quest supports Maxwell’s development of ProContractor – integrated estimating to job cost accounting software for Australia and New Zealand use.
2014 → Viewpoint Construction Software Acquires Maxwell Systems
Viewpoint expands through North America and internationally through 2014. Viewpoint acquires Maxwell Systems making Viewpoint the largest construction software development company in the world. Viewpoint re-affirms their commitment with Quest to continue to enhance ProContractor for Australia and New Zealand users and grow the Quest reseller relationship through the Viewpoint network.
2015 → Quest Construction Software is born
Quest Construction Software professional and technical service business begins, enabling deeper customer engagement towards software consultation, implementation and report writing.
2016 → Quest Team becomes preferred Viewpoint Service Providers
Quest Team develops ProContractor export tools and training to integrate with JobPac and Vista job cost accounting software. New functionality is added to support Australia and New Zealand multi-level billing and costing formats for Viewpoint job cost software. Large investment in ProContractor Estimating development toward enhancing existing modules and functionality.