Thanks Larry I will look into baselines. Honestly, I think you might be right about the right tool for the job. I was (and am) using Excel and for my purpose it does work pretty well. Essentially I don’t have too many milestones to track on each site and most everything is based on sequential tasks. Just a lot of small jobs needing to track adherence to scope and any change orders required.
I just really like some of the sorting and reporting options Project has. It gives a really nice visual overview. The resource utilization is really nice too.