Pinnacle Construction Thrives with Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate


Pinnacle Construction Support Group, Inc. (Pinnacle/CSG) is a full-service general contracting, design/build, and construction anagement firm headquartered in Tallahassee with projects throughout the southeast and in California. Pinnacle/CSG’s clients range from Fortune 500 companies to local and regional governments, and its projects include schools, highway construction, and commercial facilities.

In a continual effort to deliver measurable value to its clients, the company has chosen to invest in technology tools that streamline operations, boost efficiencies, facilitate communication, and increase productivity. Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (formerly Sage Timberline Office) is at the foundation of that technology tool set.

Construction-Specific Solution

By selecting a solution that is specifically designed for the construction and real estate market, Pinnacle/CSG eliminated the tasks of renaming fields and developing workarounds that are typically required when deploying a general accounting application for a specialized industry, like construction.

“Sage 300 is considered best-of-breed. It has won multiple awards, and true industry leaders use it,” says Cory McFarlane, chief visionary at Pinnacle/CSG. “And Sage stands behind the
product. The support we receive is excellent. Notice that I didn’t say average. I said excellent.”

Integrating Technology Into the Workflow

Pinnacle/CSG implemented Sage 300 nearly eight years ago, and continually updates and adds to the solution as new functionality and companion products become available. The result is a highly integrated solution that helps run all business units within the company.

“We use Sage 300 in accounting, job costing, human resources, business development, estimating, and risk management,” explains McFarlane. “It covers the entire organization.”


As a busy general contracting firm with projects in multiple states, Pinnacle/CSG needs effective tools to help drive critical job data into the hands of staff that needs it, while maximizing productivity and reducing staff overhead.


Sage 300 and integrated applications have contributed to Pinnacle/CSG’s significant growth.


The company wins nearly one-third of the projects it bids on. Integrated functionality boosts efficiency and minimizes the paper trail. Field staff have instant, real-time access to the job related data they need.