COLBI™ develops software tools to help Public Agencies manage their Capital Building Programs well. We provide in-person, hands-on training, and support through our expert team of fiscal, construction and facility experts. Our tools and training will support your efforts to completely manage your capital building program with ease, confidence, efficiency, and transparency from the initial plan to your final closeout.
COLBI™ maintains a national presence in serving school districts and public agencies. Our software, tools Account-Ability℠, QualityBidders℠, COLBIDocs℠ through our expert training and support, benefit our clients with their internal controls and informed decision making. With large capital building programs over the past 20 years in both California and Texas, COLBI™ serves more than 250 clients managing more than 40 billion in capital building program dollars.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
"In my more than 20 years I have not found a program management software tool like Account-Ability. It gives me and my entire division the management and communication tools we need to daily manage and report out at any given moment all of the facilities and accounting activities related to our multiple bond programs. The tools hold our teams accountable and provide confidence to our community. Thank you COLBI!"
— Roy Sprague, Chief Operations Officer
Cypress Fairbanks ISD
When Lettie Boggs and Larry Goshorn were building schools twenty years ago, they didn’t have the tools needed to manage the complex finances of a multi-year, multi-fund construction project. The tools didn’t exist. Lettie, with a background in accounting, created a series of linked spreadsheets and was teaching others how to manage their bond programs. Larry attended one of her workshops and combined these linked sheets into an automated workbook — and he writes a mean spreadsheet.
Lettie then reached out to Chuck Olsen, an entrepreneur in computer programming, and they formed our company in Chuck’s garage — a fitting start for any software company. They brought Larry on board and hired our ace programmer Javier Oseguera. Using the automated workbook as a model and based on Lettie’s & Larry’s experience we developed a full-fledged program management application — Account-Ability.
Account-Ability was a hit. As we grew, we moved out of the garage and developed more applications. Together with Quality Bidders, our system for prequalifying contractors, and COLBIDocs, our construction document control system, we help keep public agencies accountable and in control. We’re COLBI.