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          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!

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      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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          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.

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          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.

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          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.

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The Prime Minster of Document Governance, she is alive and well.

Have you met the CEO of MySmartPlans, Shelley Armato, the Prime Minister of Document Governance?

You will have a vivid picture in your mind of her passion, her resilience, and her care for the world.

Shelley has three main missions and they are family, peace of mind, and the ability to succeed.

As I was interviewing her, I was alarmed at what she has put up with in the industry.  Shelley is proclaiming there is a better way! Most contractors are not your friends and lying and cheating to get a change order will cost you dearly.  Shelley is a powerhouse, and she is a voice for good.

I first asked Shelley how she got to where she is today.

Incredibly, she started running a business on her own at the age of 21. She laughs at those who said she is unemployable; she smiles because she has always been a voice for good. And in some instances, companies are not happy with that attitude.  Her first job out of beauty school, she caught the owner of the salon stealing from another vendor. She did not walk away, she confronted him, and he fired her, she laughed and said you will be in my movie one day!

Her life is nothing short of a movie, she raised 3 kids by herself, has 6 amazing grandchildren, and lives a life to serve.  Shelley is the founder of The Courage Coalition; she believes that if one person shares their courage, they can change the world.  Shelley laughs, “I was being set up to transform the construction industry” and that takes muscle she obviously has!

Why did she start MySmartPlans? 

My inspiring interview, lead me to my main topic, how did she start this business? The story is alarming, her husband was the largest commercial painting contractor in Kansas City. He was constantly in construction chaos, he lived his life with two pagers, and two cell phones. He managed chaos by doing favors for the general contractor (GC). They manipulated him greatly, but that is what he had to do to win business, “pluck the chicken,” and support all his union employees.

One day, he was asked to bid on a large government project, he agreed, the price was negotiated, and he was asked to bond the project (tie his personal wealth as insurance as well).  The GC was a terrible disaster, he had no intention of supporting the project with organized data. He had only one interest; seek, steal, and destroy, to fill his pockets with profits and walk away.  They closed her husband’s 45-year-old company after this project, enough was enough! This was a Corp of Engineers project; the lack of transparency and accountability was alarming.

How much pushback do you experience?

Fast forward, Shelley took their financial disaster and created a multimillion-dollar tech company, MySmartPlans which disrupts the good ole boy’s network. She smiles and tells me about presenting to Ohara International, the room was speechless with her deliverable system, until one voice in the back of the room said, “You are going to make the mafia mad.” She said “Probably, but I made my dad mad, so I guess it cannot be any worse!”

What is MySmartPlans?

The conversation moves to, what really goes on in these projects. Her company is the “gatekeeper,” of all data, the prime minister of document governance, who creates clean organized construction data. On one project the GC wanted them to change meeting minutes and reporting information before it was sent to the owner!  Truly. This same company tries to bring her down, and this same company tried to get MySmartPlans to open closed documents to make unauthorized changes!

MySmartPlans has revolutionized construction, I asked Shelley why the pushback and was surprised by her answer. People are not equipped with the leadership skills to have critical conversations and hold people accountable.  Her clients know what needs to happen, however, looking the other way has been a standard in this industry.  Shelley knows keeping people honest, and projects running smoothly is the wave of the future.

Shelley tells of a large company in her own city, patting her on the shoulder and saying, “Honey you couldn’t handle all our business.” She laughed and replied, “We already support more projects than you have built!” They recently reached out for a meeting.

If you do not know a superhero look Shelly’s way! If you cannot find the courage to have critical conversations in construction, consider your job on the line.

MySmartPlans is the fastest-growing information technology on the market, led by an amazing woman on a mission!

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