For Contractors with Hourly Workers

Linking workers’ pay to what
gets done will

Optimize labor by paying workers based on performance. Lower costs by up to 20%.

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Optimization of Your Labor Costs

Protiv's patent pending incentive management software optimizes labor, creating target production, quality and safety goals aligned to budgets. If the teams beat the budgets, they earn targeted bonuses.

Estimated Labor Cost
ProPay Target Labor
Savings Goals
$ 400
20 hours
Estimated Hours to Complete
max h. 171.43
  • Potential Bonus
  • ProPay Wage

Field Visibility to Your Goals

Protiv shows the goals to workers, right on their phones. This transparency to the budgeted targets, and their incentives, builds trust and truly changes worker behavior at the jobsite.



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payment email icon Wages up 18%
Improvement Graph Icon Production up 20%

Companies with Protiv are more profitable

By optimizing your labor you will complete more jobs ahead of schedule, even using a smaller team. Reducing labor costs while improving quality and safety is just the beginning. Protiv works for all types of trades, at companies from 2 to 2000.

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Loved by the Entire Team

Optimizing labor with Protiv benefits workers, company owners and field supervisors

For Brett and I, as owners, this is the tool we've been looking for to help streamline our labor percentage, which is critical because last year it got out of control. On the employee side, I think they feel way more involved in the business now because we're actually sharing how much we should be spending on labor.

Mercus Ohio Signature Painting


Ohio Signature Painting

The results we saw from using Protiv was not exactly what we expected. Incentivizing our employees was obvious, but it did so much more than that for my company. It brought to light existing issues that were not very visible until the app created an urgency for our employees to take ownership of the project and contract. I noticed our employees were doing a lot of extra work to get jobs done before using Protiv that technically required change orders. This alone created a lot of extra revenue. Once employees reported issues not in our scope of work we were able to add additional revenue that was being missed and actually eating away profits instead. Not only did it bring to light the "free work" that we were handing out, but it also weeded out the bad seeds in our company, which had created a cancer to the culture of the teams. We were able to streamline our crews and increase our profit by optimizing our labor with Protiv.

jeff Longbro’s Construction


Longbro’s Construction

We implemented Protiv after searching high and low for a way to get my workers to hit budget. Protiv's labor optimization is brilliant in its simplicity, and now my team doesn’t want to work without it. I make way more money on projects that have ProPay because the guys work smarter. This is the single greatest productivity tool I have ever seen.

Aaron Perennial Construction


Empire Perennial Construction

As a growth focused contractor we are always looking to innovate. Protiv has been incredibly useful, as we try out different models. We are able to use it and encourage everyone on the jobsite towards a common goal of productivity. It has become standard practice in our business processes.

Stevan PaintJet


PaintJet Commercial Painting

As a property manager for Short Term Rentals my cleaner cost had been on the rise. I dropped my cost per check-in by 20% by using ProPay. It really was shocking how much more productive my team became.

Chris Price Vack

Chris Price

Vack Property Management

As a manager I never realized how disconnected my workers were to the actual labor budget. Just the simple fact of easily communicating a target budget while incentivizing them to beat it was a game changer. It makes a job costing a hell of a lot easier.

Oliver Castanteen Construction Superintendent

Oliver Castanteen

Construction Superintendent

I have been using ProPay for a few years now. It keeps me motivated. It helps me and my family. Allowing me to control my pay and help me save money with my son in college. I am the only income in my house right now. I love ProPay

Patrick Stephans Painter

Patrick Stephans

Painting Crew Lead

Protiv has changed the game for my business. By having employees feel like they are sharing in the wins, it has increased morale and excitement toward trying to gain efficiencies on the job site. What I thought would be a good pay incentive, ended up being much more. The teams have become more self-sufficient, engaged in their performance, and always looking for a way to get an edge instead of just collecting a paycheck.

Matt 3rd Gen Remodeling


3rd Gen Remodeling

ProPay makes me do many things I couldn’t do before. It motivates me to make extra money I never had before. I am motivated to not waste time. It helped me so much that I was able to go on a trip with my kids. It makes me think differently about my day.

Hollis Straker Painter

Hollis Straker

Cabinet Installations

ProPay bonuses help me pay my mortgage and daughter's school. That extra money helps me take care of my family. I finish early I get paid more and can get another job started. It's a huge motivator.

Philbert Matthews Painter

Philbert Matthews

Demolition Contractor

My company has been using ProPay for 3 years. Since I started working the ProPay jobs things are better for me, I can send more money to my family in Santo Domingo. I can buy more things than before when I was working regular hours. I recommend it it's good.

Edwin Villar Painter

Edwin Villar


I’ve been on ProPay for many jobs now. You can always tell when workers are on ProPay and not hourly. They have energy and a reason for working hard, because they will make more money.

Lester Vargas Carpenter

Lester Vargas

Finish Carpenter

ProPay is the only way I like to get paid now. At first I was worried the company was taking advantage. Now I feel like we are on the same team. The better I do, the more I make. I know the company wins too.

Frank Palma Carpenter

Frank Palma

Flooring Crew Lead

I am a painter and plasterer, I have 5 years of experience. I have been working ProPay jobs for 2 years, I helps me and my family, as the faster I finish a project, the more benefits you get. Its more money for us. It reward us as the hard-working human beings that we are. I am happy with ProPay, with more production, better quality and less time is more money.

Luis Cazatelli Painter

Luis Cazatelli

Residential Painter

I have been working with ProPay for around 3 years now, It keeps me focused. I like making money above my normal hourly wage.

Tapias Manuel

Manuel Tapia

Lead Carpenter

Built by Contractors, for Contractors

Protiv was developed by David Franco and Michael Fortinberry, two partners in a 100 person NYC based renovation company.  Employing carpenters, painters, cleaners, flooring teams, tile installers and more, Protiv has been used on many different trades.  Further, the team has direct experience in landscaping, roofing, electrical and more.  The team at Protiv understands the challenges of labor optimization in our industry.

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What about Quality?

Protiv aligns your workers to quality standards. Bonuses are only paid after supervisors sign off on job quality and safety goals. Workers have shared with us that their focus on quality improves on ProPay jobs

As one carpenter put it:

“Going back costs me too much money.”

Worker using the technology
Target Budget $ 3600
Actual Spend $4000
Worker Wage $25/hr*
Overage $400
*Worker's minimum base wage set, regardless of number of hours
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What happens when a job goes over budget?

If a job, or phase of a project, goes over on the schedule, employees on that job are still paid their normal hourly rate, but do not earn a bonus. Protiv is an incentive system, not a penalty. However, using Protiv creates worker motivation that results in fewer jobs being behind.

Seamless integration

Protiv works with your existing time tracking and project management software. We use your existing data to seamlessly calculate your teams efficiency on each ProPay. Companies that currently track time and projects manually can still use Protiv!

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  • Reporting

    Multiple reports enhance visibility to labor optimization, company operations, productivity details and worker performance.

  • Productivity Report

    Are you estimating labor correctly? Which jobs are finishing ahead of schedule and which jobs are behind? Do you have teams that consistently outperform?  When you go over, is it by a little or a lot?

  • Wage Growth Report

    Which employees are consistently seeing bonuses and which are struggling to deliver on/ahead of schedule? With a ProPay, if an employee is not earning bonus dollars, their hourly rate is set above their production value.

Growth Report

Your Potential

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Protiv Motivates Workers to Beat Goals

With Protiv, you can directly link your team’s wages to the safe, quality work they get done each day. It has never been easier to get control over labor costs, reward your best workers and finish more jobs ahead of schedule.