Who are we?

Fred Ode has been building successful businesses since 1985; starting with his creation of two leading, national companies in Foundation Software and along with building local, community-favorite businesses that include Columbia Hills Country Club and non-profit Ode Family Foundation.


Now with 35 years of experience and three generations of family to help, the Ode Family brand stands for products, services and experiences you can count on. We invite you to learn more about our family of companies.

Congrats to Fred Ode!

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced that Fred Ode of Foundation Software, LLC & was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 East Central Award winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognizes those entrepreneurial leaders who are excelling in overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management.

Our National Companies

FOUNDATION is a powerful job costing construction accounting software that’s easy to use and provides the accounting and management tools you need to run a successful construction business.


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Payroll4Construction is a full-service payroll provider created just for contractors and built by people who know the construction industry.


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Our Local Companies

The Ode Family Foundation aims to provide underprivileged individuals and families with the necessary assistance for educational and professional growth.


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Columbia Hills — the perfect place for golfing, swimming and family — offers 166 scenic acres preserving its historical significance in the community while striving to make it Northeast Ohio’s premier private club.


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Contact Us

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