About Us

The Missing Piece in Your Business

Crows Nest Software is the missing piece in your business. Crows Nest is the perfect project management solution for your company’s subcontractors, fabricators, installers, and service providers.

Crows Nest began its development in 2008, as a partnership between Paul Hitchcock and the owners of a company in the construction industry. The original focus of Crows Nest was to meet the needs of the many departments in the firm that were not handled by traditional accounting and engineering software. Those included scheduling, document management, material purchasing and employee time-tracking. Since that time, the scope of what the software is able to do has broadened to include many additional facets related to running a project-based business.

Recently, we have partnered with Norm Fink of NPF Consultants, who now handles all sales and marketing for the software. His firm’s long experience in the industry has assisted us in reaching new clients, which has resulted in the further development of new key features.

Meet the Crows Nest Team

paul hitchcock
President & Lead Developer

Paul Hitchcock

Paul has been writing software since the late ’80s and involved in the commercial woodworking industry since 2000. After developing some proprietary software for other woodworking shops, he partnered with a company in the construction industry in 2008 to develop Crows Nest. Paul has spent most of his life in the Great Northwest and is currently based in Portland, OR.

norm fink
Global Sales & Marketing

Norm Fink

Norm Fink is president and founder of our sales and consulting partner, NPF Consultants. Norm has extensive experience in working with project-based manufactures and specialty trades, having been a third-generation owner of an architectural woodworking firm. In 1980, Norm was the co-founder of a software company that revolutionized estimating, production engineering, and shop drawing requirements resulting in significant time reductions and increased accuracy.

mike nelson
Training & Implementation

Mike Nelson

Mike has been involved in the cabinet & woodworking industry since 2010 and has been a full-time Crows Nest user since 2015. He has worked as an estimator, project manager and IT contact. Mike earned a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from Southern Utah University.

tim hitchcock
Business Manager

Tim Hitchcock

Tim comes to Crows Nest after having successfully developed and managed a medical data services company, after having offered business consulting for cleantech startup companies. Tim is responsible for all internal business systems at Crows Nest.

anthony luby
Software Support Engineer

Anthony Luby

Anthony has been working with various software applications since the early 1990’s as a technician and a geophysicist. His educational background -IT- supports his position in the company as does his experience with data management and analysis. Anthony resides and supports customers in Ireland. Click here to visit the Crows Nest Global website.

gerry magee
Managing Director: Allwood Architectural Joinery
Director: Crows Nest Global Software, LTD.

Gerard Magee

Gerry not only is the Managing Director of one of Crows Nest’s European customers, but also a full Director in our European Sister Company, Crows Nest Global Software, Ltd. Gerry has decades of experience operating a Bespoke Joinery Manufacturing Business in Ireland. Gerry also serves as a Board Member of the Irish Wood & Furniture Manufacturing Network (IWFMN). After years of deploying Crows Nest at Allwood Architectural Joinery, Gerry felt compelled to invest in the creation of our European sister company, which perhaps is the greatest validation we could ever receive.