John and Joyce Gudaitis started Automated Systems Research (ASR) in 1990 with the tapered estimating software Taper-Plus. The first versions of Taper-Plus were pretty basic, but feedback from early users helped improve the product to the point where now Taper-Plus can create tapered estimates and takeoffs for virtually any roof.
Then one of the roofing suppliers who worked with ASR on Taper-Plus came with a request: he wanted software to help create metal roof takeoffs and estimates, wanting it to do all the things for his metal roofing division that Taper-Plus was doing for his tapered roofing division. So we started testing a new product with metal roof estimators, finding out what would help make their jobs easier, and adding features based on their feedback. The result was Top View, the most detailed metal, tile and shingle roof takeoff and estimating software created for North American roofers.
Then the rest of the world came calling and so now Taper-Plus and Top View are available in a metric version for international users.
LWC-Plus was developed to fill the need for software that estimated coverage for lightweight concrete.
Today ASR continues to improve our line of roof estimating and takeoff software based on industry feedback from our users.