The journey to operational excellence
You're evolving. So are we.
The Align story starts
ToolWatch founder Don Kafka was fed up with losing track of his expensive tools, but he couldn’t find a ready-to-use solution. So he built one—and laid the foundation for Align.
From a tool tracking solution to a
comprehensive construction operations platform
ToolWatch founded with tool tracking app
ToolWatch creates first construction operations solutions platform
Riverside Company invests in ToolWatch growth
Safety Reports joins ToolWatch
busybusy joins ToolWatch
Align Technologies brand replaces ToolWatch to communicate the full scope of the company's expertise
Don Kafka knew that his wasn’t the only business that needed a better way to track tools and that missing tools was only the first operations challenge he wanted to help solve. ToolWatch evolved from a tool-tracking system to a comprehensive construction operations platform that could enable customers to run their businesses more efficiently, cost-effectively, and profitably.
In 2021, ToolWatch welcomed investment partner Riverside Company and took the strategy to the next level, acquiring Safety-Reports.com and adding one of the industry’s leading safety and compliance solutions to the platform. Then, in 2023, ToolWatch acquired busybusy and add the industry’s most innovative construction workforce management solution.
Today, we’re called Align Technologies, a name that signals the full depth and breadth of the solutions, services, and expertise we offer. And more than 30 years on, we honor our founders’ commitment, innovating and expanding so you can power the people behind your projects.
“With Align we make the most of all our tools and equipment because we can account for every piece at any moment in time.”
Let’s talk about where you want to take your company.