Laudan Properties® Launches "Yardstick" Training Portal to Deliver Contractor Education


Twinsburg, Ohio – May 4, 2016 – Laudan Properties®, a leading preservation, inspection and REO servicing company today released its "Yardstick" Learning Management System (LMS) to its vast network of contractors across the United States after a successful pilot. Yardstick is a web-based solution designed to deliver rich, educational content using a variety of different media types. The Yardstick tool is optimized for smart phones, tablets, and lap-tops so the training can effectively reach all our contractor partners so they can stay up-to-date on construction practices, client requirements, quality expectations, and best practices.

In addition, to delivering useful educational data, Yardstick will serve as Laudan's communications platform for its professional contractors and their inspector network. All communications, including Laudan's "In Touch" monthly newsletter and the frequent work-order updates will be displayed and accessed through Yardstick.

"Laudan Properties® really listens to its contractors.” “During their (Laudan's) last survey, consolidating training into an easy to use system came up as an area of improvement.” “After receiving the feedback, Laudan quickly launched “Yardstick.” stated Ed Douglas, Owner of Douglas Recovery, a member of the Yardstick pilot. "My whole team can go online and take refresher courses in any area to insure we are on top of all the changing standards.” “It’s also a great communication tool into Laudan support, we simply log-in whenever we need a quick answer to a question.” “We love having the information available all in one place” continued Douglas.

"I am so excited about launching Yardstick!" comments Jane Plank, Laudan Contractor Relations Manager. "It (Yardstick) is a comprehensive solution to our communication and training needs with contractors across the country." Plank continued.

"Two ongoing initiatives that separate Laudan from its competitors is our partnership with our contractors and our commitment to initial and on-going training" states Keith O'Donnell, Vice President & General Manager. "With our large, diverse client-base and the speed of change, Yardstick allows us to provide standardized on-boarding for all new contractors, as well as on-going training for our existing contractors." "Testing after training is also an important part of the process so we and our clients can be assured that our contractors have received and fully understand the training." Continued O' Donnell.

Laudan Properties LLC, is a leading, Ohio-based, mortgage field services company specializing in delivering: inspection, preservation, and REO services to banks, investors and government agencies across the USA. Laudan has been recognized by Inc Magazine (Inc 5000) for two consecutive years, as one of the fastest growing, privately-held companies in the United States. Also, Laudan is three-time winner of the prestigious Case Western Reserve “Weatherhead 100” Award and a five-time winner of the Cascade Capital Growth Award recognizing companies for double digit revenue and employment growth. Laudan continues to expand territories together with its loyal customers.

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Contact: Jane Plank
Laudan Properties®, Contractor Relations Manager
2204 E. Enterprise Parkway
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087