A message from ARCOM CEO, Jim Contardi

We’re excited to share news that we expect to benefit you and the entire AEC industry.

ARCOM has purchased InterSpec, provider of the leading BIM-to-specifications software, e-SPECS®. This acquisition combines ARCOM’s expertly developed MasterSpec® master guide specifications with the highly regarded developer of technology tools for architects, engineers, and the construction industry – InterSpec. InterSpec’s e-SPECS suite of products automates the specification writing process when working with MasterSpec and other master guide specifications.

With these talented teams working side-by-side, ARCOM will accelerate new product development and offer you innovative solutions that leverage modern, best-in-class technology and the rich specification content you have come to depend upon.

Sincerely,
Jim Contardi, CEO

Learn more about this news from our press release, AIA statement, and FAQs.

ARCOM and InterSpec Join Forces

AIA Statement

“AIA’s MasterSpec leads the construction industry with high-quality, authoritative specification content,” said Kathron Compton, Senior Vice President, Brand & Engagement at the AIA. “We are thrilled that our partners at ARCOM are advancing the integration of leading-edge technology with that content to drive enhanced value and a quality user experience for architects and specifiers.”

FAQ’s

ARCOM is recognized as the industry expert in specifications. They have been trusted by design and building professionals for decades. They are perhaps best known for their flagship product, AIA’s MasterSpec®. InterSpec has had a long-standing relationship with ARCOM and has provided software tools that integrate with MasterSpec, including e-SPECS for Revit.
Alpine Investors is a values-driven private equity firm with a mission to build enduring companies by working with, learning from, and developing exceptional people in its PeopleFirst mission. Alpine specializes in lower middle-market (i.e. valuations of $10 million to $150 million) companies in the software, online, and business services industries.

The firm has raised more than $900 million of committed capital and has invested in 52 companies since its inception in 2001. Many of these companies remain in the Alpine portfolio. They are a long-term investor.

ARCOM and InterSpec have had a long standing relationship and offer many complementary products and services. ARCOM has been a shareholder of InterSpec for over 10 years. Bringing these two companies together will provide greater productivity and help us serve our customers more efficiently.
We will be integrating the two companies to accelerate innovation and make it easier to do business as a customer with both companies’ products and services.
Our increased scale will allow us to serve you more effectively and improve our level of service.
Our plan is to introduce products and services that reduce the time, effort, and cost of implementing BIM to specifications.
In the short-term, we will continue to offer the same products and services. Longer term, we will offer integrated solutions that reduce the time, effort, and cost of implementing BIM to specifications.
Over time, we will merge our sales and customer success teams to serve you better.
For ARCOM, there are no discounts related to InterSpec products and services. However, ARCOM will continue to offer endorsing organization discounts to members, as well as volume and multi-year discounts for MasterSpec and SpecText products. Please reference ARCOM’s page for details. (www.arcomnet.com/about-us)

There are no discounts for InterSpec related to ARCOM products and services. However, InterSpec will continue to offer volume discounts for NEW InterSpec product licenses.

The combined entity will operate under the ARCOM brand.
Yes – InterSpec will continue to operate out of South Portland, Maine. We anticipate future growth in our office!
Jim Contardi, ARCOM CEO, will lead the combined entity. Gilles Letourneau, founder of InterSpec, will continue with the combined entity as General Manager, A/E Product and will provide strategic direction to the company. Jim is a respected leader with more than 20 years of experience guiding teams to compelling results at top software and technology-enabled business services firms. Prior to ARCOM, he spent seven years at KKR-held First Data Corporation in a variety of general management and go-to-market leadership roles.
We are excited about the anticipated growth and improvements to the e-SPECS software. With the support of ARCOM and Alpine Investors, you will see an acceleration in development and solutions that will help you and your business. Watch for our upcoming releases!
In the short term, you can expect business as usual when working with either ARCOM or InterSpec. With ARCOM’s backing by Alpine Investors, ARCOM and InterSpec will leverage their combined assets to deliver best-in-class technology, rich specification content, and the highest levels of customer service.
The price of your existing products and services will not be impacted by this development.
Continue to contact ARCOM for all MasterSpec-related questions and InterSpec for all e-SPECS-related questions.
For now, continue to contact ARCOM for all ARCOM related questions and InterSpec for all InterSpec related questions. Over time, we will merge our sales and customer success teams to serve you better.
Continue to contact ARCOM for all ARCOM related questions and InterSpec for all InterSpec related questions.
There will be no impact to the projects you have outsourced to InterSpec. With the support of ARCOM and Alpine Investors, we look forward to providing faster completion times, and greater support while the project is being worked on.
Over time, we will merge our sales and customer success teams to serve you better.
In the short-term, we will continue to offer the same products and services. Longer term, we will offer integrated solutions that improve the value for BPM’s.