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A takeoff is the measurement from the plans of all the building materials. It can be for everything or just one trade.

Yes! Visit our Featured Estimates page to see examples of estimates we’ve done for other clients. If you are looking for any specific type of sample jobs then please email us your requirements.

Every project is unique so to get a quote, you can send your plans to General Price ranges $100-$200 for single trade job. Full trade house projects can run in the $250-500 range, commercial projects can be in the $500-1000 range.

For most projects our delivery is between 3-4 business days. Occasionally larger or more complex projects may take 5-8 business days. We always quote you an estimated timeframe before starting. If you have a rush project needed sooner than the quoted time, let us know your bid date and we’ll try to accommodate, or add a small expedite fee to cover overtime costs with a guaranteed date.

Our pricing is based on a per-project basis, but we work on hourly basis as well. Our estimates are perfect for busy contractors that need an “On-Demand” estimate completed. Most contractors bid only a few projects per month and our pricing tends to be more affordable than hiring a full time in-house estimator.

We use digital takeoff software (Planswift, Bluebeam, Buildxact, Cubit, ConX) to perform our quantities and proprietary software to prepare and finalize the assemblies and pricing. Our labor and material pricing comes from Estimator Platinum by Cordell (AUS) and Craftsman National Construction Estimator Database Suite (USA), which is updated multiple times per year, and pricing is based on your project’s zip code so your bid will be as accurate and competitive as possible.

We make it easy to send us your plans. You can send them to us in any of the following ways:

You can email the plans and trades you would like to bid to You can email us your Invitation to Bid Email to  with the trades you would like to bid.

We specialize in Commercial, Residential, and Industrial projects. We perform estimates for Remodeling, New Construction, High Rises, Multifamily, Restaurants, Mixed-Use Retail and Residential, Warehouses, and more! We do estimates for General Contractors, Subcontractors, Developers, Architects, Owners, Lenders/Banks, Appraisers, Insurance Companies, and more.

We get our pricing from Estimator Platinum by Cordell (AUS) and Craftsman National Construction Estimator Database Suite (USA) which is updated multiple times per year, and pricing is based on your project’s zip code so your bid will be as accurate and competitive as possible

That’s ok too. We can estimate the costs of projects based on quantities you give us or sketches.

Yes, we have worked with loads of businesses to calculate their rates to ensure they can make money.

Usually addendums are provided during the tender period but occasionally they come after the quote is submitted and usually these are minimal so there is no charge. In case of major change, we are more than happy to review and revise the quote.

We have solutions to fit your budget. You may be surprised how cost effective we are. Can you NOT afford to outsource your estimating? The late nights and missed deadlines cost you far more than having a professional take care of it for you.

Yes. We work with you to make sure your 100% satisfied before you send it off to your client.

We provide a detailed list of inclusions and exclusions combined with a marked plan highlighting everything we have included. Always happy to talk through the project so you have clarity.

One price does not suit all. Your overheads and material costs are different to the next guys and we explain this to anyone. We do have privacy agreements with a few clients if you want some extra comfort.

We provide fully marked up plans, a list of quantities.

We use Payoneer, Paypal and Wise where you can easily pay with your Credit Card. Once you send us your plans, we’ll send you a Invoice link prior to starting for you and your team to review. If you choose to proceed, you can easily make a payment through your Desktop, Mobile Phone, or you can call us directly to process the payment.

Our estimates are very accurate and based on your project’s zip code so your pricing will be accurate and competitive. Our estimates are designed as guidelines for you to finalize pricing so you’ll be able to make your final adjustments with the Excel Spreadsheet we send you. You can adjust Supervision, Equipment, Profit, and manually override any of our estimated pricing.

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