Since 1986

Family owned and operated, The Construction Link, Inc. holds true to it's core values. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

Simple Sophistication
Simple Sophistication

Our products are architected with 2 things in mind: simplicity and sophistication.  Simplicity means they are intuitive and easy to use. Sophistication means they are powerful and adaptive.


Our company started with passion and 37 years later, it’s still a pillar. Our team is passionate about construction, estimating, programming, and helping others succeed.


Our platforms are designed with trusted, cutting edge technology. We release updates approximately 8 times a year with user requests and new features that align with the times.


We value clarity.  So much so, we offer free trials of all our products.  Pricing is straight-forward without hidden fees, and support and continuing education are always included.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Experience matters.

Lance R Ward

Lance R. Ward

Founder & Board Member

Lance is a successful entrepreneur with a sincere passion for civil construction estimating. Lance started his path at The University of Buffalo where he graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He later graduated from Keuka College with a Master’s in Business Administration.

Throughout his construction career, he worked for and owned multiple successful civil construction companies that included NY state DOT utility work. He saw the need for a simple and robust solution for estimating, so he created the solution - Estimating Link.

In 1986, Lance sold the first license of Estimating Link. Realizing that this solution was one that could benefit many, he hung up his hard hat and started The Construction Link, Inc.

In his spare time, Lance enjoys flying his Cirrus, participating on multiple hospital boards, partaking with Shriners, and spending time with his family.


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Kathleen Ward Vacanti

President & Chief Executive Officer

Kathleen, daughter of Lance Ward, grew up in the civil construction industry. Some of her favorite memories as a child are riding in the backhoe with Dad and sitting shotgun in her dad's dump truck.

Kathleen graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.S. in Business Administration, a Master’s of Business Administration, and a Master’s of Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies.

In her spare time, Kathleen enjoys flying with her dad and spending time with her husband and two boys.

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Kevin Karmann

Senior Developer

Kevin has been developing and managing software projects since 1995. He joined The Construction Link, Inc. in May of 2020 and has been supporting Estimating Link, Billing Link, Field Link, and User Management Link. He looks forward to continuing to lead TCLI's software development team.

Kevin graduated from Shippensburg University with a B.S. in Computer Science.

In his spare time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

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Jennifer Frost

Business Manager

Jennifer brings extensive construction management and leadership experience to TCLI. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from George Mason University, she began her career with a large home improvement company where she successfully lead a large team of contractors for 11 years. She has also worked as a commercial project manager and business manager for a Florida-based engineering firm.

Jennifer grew up in Virginia where her dad owned a site development company for two decades. She has fond memories of her dad’s business where she visited jobs in her pink hard hat and learned to measure pipe with a digitizer.

Jennifer is a Pickleball Addict! She also loves the beach, Jeeps, and spending time with friends and family. She attributes her success to her supportive and loving husband and two children.

Our Partners

Our Story

Started in 1986, The Construction Link was one of the first to create estimating software for heavy construction companies. Our estimating system was initially created by The Construction Link’s founder, Lance R. Ward, for his use in estimating and bidding construction jobs. Since then, we have remained a powerful force in the heavy construction estimating market and have been leaders in providing innovative new tools to help our customers win more bids and increase profit.

We are proud to provide an integrated construction software solution that includes estimating & bidding, electronic timesheets, project tracking, and billing tracking. Put more simply: Bid it, Track it, and Get Paid for it. Each platform seamlessly integrates into one another.

Since our estimating software was originally designed by a contractor, our construction software is made to act the way a contractor thinks. We're proud when we hear our customers tell us how user-friendly, powerful, and adaptive our software is. With over 36 years in the industry, our software has been enhanced through continuous customer feedback.

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3394 Sutton Rd. Geneva, NY 14456

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