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          Kansas Women-Owned Businesses 2017

          Rule Breaker Award
          New York Rule Breakers 2015

          25 Outstanding Businesses Under 25 Employees
          Twenty Five – 25  2012

          CEO of the Year
          City Union Mission 2009

          Women Who Mean Business
          Biz Journal 2009

          Vision of Excellence
          National Association of Women in Construction – 2009

          About MySmartPlans

          Shelley and Dominick Armato

          Shelley is the Founder and CEO of MySmartPlans. Her husband Dominick is Co-founder and President. They suffered firsthand the effects of chaos in the industry. Dominick, a 45-year contractor, was wildly successful and one project with insufficient data caused them to shut the doors on that company. But they rose again and reinvented the construction industry by streamlining the business.

          MySmartPlans is a software-as-a-service solution with an experienced digital information librarian as part of your team, who creates transparency, organization, and efficiency in construction projects. They are the driving force behind Data Governance, which mitigates the risk associated with insufficient document oversight. MySmartPlans has been improving the industry for 16 years and has a revenue aggregate of over 19 billion dollars. Build on time, on schedule, and with audited as pre-discovery files that are proven to prevent litigation!

          Honors & Awards

          Business Of The Year
          Kansas Women-Owned Businesses 2017

          Rule Breaker Award
          New York Rule Breakers 2015

          25 Outstanding Businesses Under 25 Employees
          Twenty Five – 25  2012

          CEO of the Year
          City Union Mission 2009

          Women Who Mean Business
          Biz Journal 2009

          Vision of Excellence
          National Association of Women in Construction – 2009

          About MySmartPlans

          Shelley Armato and Dominick Armato

          Shelley is the Founder and CEO of MySmartPlans. Her husband Dominick is Co-founder and President. They suffered firsthand the effects of chaos in the industry. Dominick, a 45-year contractor, was wildly successful and one project with insufficient data caused them to shut the doors on that company. But they rose again and reinvented the construction industry by streamlining the business.

          MySmartPlans is a software-as-a-service solution with an experienced digital information librarian as part of your team, who creates transparency, organization, and efficiency in construction projects. They are the driving force behind Data Governance, which mitigates the risk associated with insufficient document oversight. MySmartPlans has been improving the industry for 16 years and has a revenue aggregate of over 19 billion dollars. Build on time, on schedule, and with audited as pre-discovery files that are proven to prevent litigation!

    • MySmartPlans Track Record:

      17 years in business

      100% of our 2,130 projects were protected from litigation

      $23 billion in project value completed

      99.9% of projects were completed on time & on budget

      18% project on-site savings

      The MySmartPlans Manifesto

      MySmartPlans Track Record:

      17 years in business

      100% of our 2,130 projects were protected from litigation

      $23 billion in project value completed

      99.9% of projects were completed on time & on budget

      18% project on-site savings

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      The MySmartPlans Manifesto

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          MySmartPlans has saved thousands of hours in costly rework and has allowed us to collaborate with our team members in the most efficient manner possible.

          Craig Childers

          MySmartPlans helped us focus on the project rather than collection of data & documentation. The MSP team knows what needs to be included and does a great job gathering, managing and ensure timey responses on required information. It also gives us a centralized location for project documentation, giving us comfort of knowing where to find information in the future. MSP allows us to work smarter and be smarter.

          Northwest Florida Beaches

          Technology has made promises over the years that someday we would all be paperless and all electronic, but there has been a missing link in sharing information between groups. MySmartPlans is the medium that fills that gap.

          Rick Thompson

          As a construction litigator…to be able to point and click and find the documentation that relates to that specific change order, whatever, in seconds as opposed to days or weeks manually would be a game changer.

          Bill Quatman

          Construction Attorney
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The Construction Litigation-Proof Solution

Construction litigation is a common problem in the construction industry. It refers to legal disputes that arise during or after a construction project. These disputes can be very costly, time-consuming, and stressful for everyone involved. MySmartPlans created a Litigation-Proof Solution, read below to see how it works.

The Top 7 Reasons for Construction Litigation

1. Contract disputes

Issue: Contract disputes are one of the most common reasons for construction litigation. These disputes can arise due to many factors, such as inadequate specifications, delays, changes in scope, cost overruns, and more. When any of these issues arise, it can lead to disagreements between the parties involved and ultimately to legal action.

Solution: Every project document is audited by our Digital Information Librarians. If a contract has missing information, an incorrect address, or a subcontractor’s license is out of date; we find and ensure all these issues are corrected before the project starts and keep them up to date throughout the project.

2. Delay claims

Issue: Delays are another common issue in construction that can lead to litigation. These delays can be caused by various factors, such as poor planning, weather conditions, labor shortages, material defects, and more. When these delays occur, they can cause significant financial losses to the parties involved, leading to legal action.

Solution: Complete audited documentation and correct mistakes throughout the build reducing delays. With auditing documentation, all files are uploaded to one integrated spot, organized, and searchable. Complete transparency and documentation eliminate the need to move toward litigation.

3. Construction defects

Issue: Construction defects are another common reason for litigation. These defects can range from small cosmetic issues to more serious structural problems. When these defects are discovered, it can lead to lawsuits, as the owner may seek compensation for the cost of repairs, time lost, and other damages.

Solution: If a build issue is not caught during the project (when using MySmartPlans this is incredibly rare) we create a searchable closeout guaranteed to access all project data for 50 years after the project is completed. Repairs, improvements, and maintenance are easier and cost-saving with our free closeout turnover.

4. Design errors

Issue: Design errors can also lead to construction litigation. These errors can occur at any stage in the design process and have significant consequences, such as delays, increased costs, and safety hazards. When these errors are discovered, it can lead to legal action against the designer or design team responsible.

Solution: Our Digital Information Librarians comb through every set of drawings and specs and send mistakes back to the architect before they go to bid, or are sent to the project site. All details, RFI’s, ASI’s, and Addendum are linked to the original set of plans along with color sheet comparisons. If there are answers, new sheets, updated details, etc., those on the job site will know exactly what has changed in real time.

5. Payment disputes

Issue: Payment disputes are another common reason for construction litigation. These disputes can arise when there is a disagreement over the amount owed, payment timing, or changes in the scope of work. When these disputes occur, they often lead to legal action, which can be costly and time-consuming for both parties.

Solution: All documentation is collected by MySmartPlans (can be secured so only certain parties have viewing access) and our Digital Information Librarians constantly do quality control checks ensuring documents aren’t missing. The DIL will reach out if there is a missing invoice, change order, or pay app and locate that file to be included.

6. Personal injury claims

Issue: Personal injury claims can also lead to construction litigation. These claims can arise when workers or third parties are injured on the job site due to unsafe working conditions, negligence, or other factors. When these claims are made, it can lead to significant legal and financial consequences for the parties involved.

Solution: Having current and correct data at their fingertips prevents workers from needing to be on the job site searching for the latest documentation in disparate systems. We also recommend using MindForge for on-the-site connectivity to ensure all safety issues or notices are sent to those on the field, daily.

7. Environmental issues

Issue: Environmental issues can also lead to construction litigation. These issues can arise when there is contamination or damage to the environment during or after the construction project. When this occurs, it can lead to legal action against the parties responsible for the damage.

Solution: Having full documentation ensures that the project is run correctly. If there are environmental issues all data is accessible to get the environmental factors investigated and corrected in a timely manner.


In conclusion, construction litigation is an unfortunate but common problem in the construction industry. To avoid these issues, it is essential to have clear contracts, effective risk management strategies, and complete documentation shared between all parties involved in the construction project.

Ensure your project will be protected from litigation by using MySmartPlans Litigation-Proof Solution.

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