Construction Estimating Service

Contactors are missing out on over $250k per month in project contracts. Secure more projects with our construction cost estimating services.

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Construction Cost Estimation Services

Contactors are missing out on over $250k per month in project contracts. Secure more projects with our construction cost estimating services.

Ready to start winning more projects?

Construction Estimation Service

At Build an Estimate, we take pride in offering our clients a comprehensive range of construction estimating services and material takeoffs. Our vast team of experienced construction estimators has been working in the industry for over 15 years, delivering accurate and reliable material estimates to our valuable clients. With a proven track record of success, we provide services for every construction trade and deliver results in the fastest turnaround time possible.

Our construction managers and quantity surveyors are experts in providing successful estimates for residential, commercial, and industrial projects. We strictly follow the guidelines set forth by the certified American Estimators Organization & American Association of Cost Engineers (AACE) to ensure the right practices and tools are used in delivering the best possible service to our clients. Our proficiency with tools and software programs such as Planswift, Bluebeam, Trimble, RS Means, Cost Works, FastPIPE, FastDUCT, and Quest Estimating allows us to provide accurate and reliable estimates to our clients.

In addition to these tools, we use RS Means, Craftsmen, and our developed databases for zip-code-based pricing. At Build an Estimate, we are committed to providing our clients with quality construction estimates at affordable rates. As a result, we stand among the top estimators on The Blue Book, and our clients can rely on us to deliver the best possible service. If you have any questions about our services or would like to request a quote, please feel free to call us at +1 816-310-0657

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Construction Estimation & Material Takeoffs

We are home to an expert team of construction estimators & material takeoff specialists. Our experts hold a huge portfolio of construction projects. To cater to our client’s projects, we provide construction takeoff services and construction estimates. Our experts provide these services with accuracy. While they are used for bidding, design estimate, budget planning, quality control of bids, and procurement. Further, our clients include General Contractors, Subcontractors, Architects, Owners, Home Builders, Lenders, Engineering Firms, Fabricators, Framers, and vendors.

Why Build An Estimate Company?

What sets us apart?

Build an Estimate exists to help businesses and individuals accurately estimate the cost of construction projects, providing them with the information they need to make informed decisions about their investments. Our team of experienced professionals uses a variety of tools and techniques to ensure that our estimates are accurate and reliable, allowing clients to plan and budget effectively. We are committed to providing exceptional service and value to our clients, helping them to achieve their construction goals on time and within budget.

Construction Takeoff Services

From blueprints to bids, our construction estimation services are the best for accurate and thorough construction takeoffs across all CSI divisions.

Construction Estimate & Quantity Takeoff

How To Begin With Us!

  • 1st StepSubmit Your Drawing Plans

    After you submit the drawing and specifications, we prepare a quote including the invoice, turnaround time, and delivery date. We accept PDF format and your plans can be Bid set, Schematic, Design Development, Construction document, or conceptual drawings. It can be a dropbox link or portal link etc. Attach the file on the contact us page and send us complete details by filling out the form.

    Upload Plan
  • 2nd StepGet A Quote

    After reviewing your plans, we will send you the quote within a few minutes. If you accept it, you can pay the invoice via credit card, debit card, or PayPal. And our team will start working on your project.
  • 3rd StepReceive Estimate

    You will receive an estimate that will contain all the material & labor quantities with pricing. We deliver our estimate and takeoff sheet in EXCEL, our template or the client’s template, as per demand.

Recent Projects

  • Rose Community Center

    We were pleased to work on the demolition and new construction of Rose Community Center, covering all divisions including Concrete, Masonry, Metals, Finishes, Openings, MEP, Equipment & Specialties, Wood, Plastics & Composites, etc. Our expert team of estimators and construction professionals handled every aspect of the project, ensuring that every detail was taken care of, and the project was completed to the highest standards. We are proud to have been a part of this successful endeavor and look forward to taking on more projects like this in the future.
  • Easrtern Michigan University

    We are thrilled to have been a part of the renovation and extension of the new building works at Eastern Michigan University. Our expert team was involved in every step of the project, ensuring that every detail was taken care of and the project was completed to the highest standards. Our commitment to excellence and attention to detail is reflected in every aspect of the project, and we are proud to have been a part of the successful completion of this project.
  • Star Bucks

    We are proud to have been a part of the construction of Star Bucks' new building. All building works were handled by our expert team, and we ensured that the project was completed to the highest standards. Our commitment to excellence and attention to detail is reflected in every aspect of the project, and we are thrilled to have been a part of this successful endeavor.
  • 7-Eleven

    We are delighted to have completed the entire construction of 7-Eleven from scratch. Our expert team was involved in every step of the project, ensuring that every detail was taken care of, and the project was completed to the highest standards. Our commitment to excellence and attention to detail is reflected in every aspect of the project, and we are proud to have been a part of the successful completion of this project.
  • Newark Liberty Airport

    We are pleased to have been involved in the mechanical renovation of some areas of Newark Liberty Airport. Our expert team was responsible for ensuring that the renovation was completed on time and within budget, while maintaining the highest quality standards. Our commitment to excellence and attention to detail is reflected in every aspect of the project, and we are proud to have been a part of this successful endeavor. We look forward to continuing to provide exceptional services to our clients in the future.

Our expertise

Construction Cost Estimating Services

Commercial Estimation

Looking for accurate and cost-effective commercial estimating services? Look no further than our team. We specialize in cost estimation and building an estimate for complex commercial projects. With our sound and in-depth knowledge of commercial construction, we deliver appropriate and accurate estimates and material takeoffs for projects ranging from $10 million to several hundred-million-dollar projects. Our experience includes restaurants, warehouses, airports, theaters, Retail, Educational, Recreational, and hospitality projects. We work with commercial contractors, GCs & Subs, Commercial Developers, Lenders, Designers, and Architects to prepare precise and detailed commercial estimates, bid estimates, design estimates, material, and labor takeoffs. Trust us for your commercial estimating needs.

Residential Estimation

Looking for reliable and accurate cost estimation services for your residential construction project? Look no further than our team. With years of experience in providing residential estimating services, we have gained in-depth knowledge about all kinds of residential projects. From simple single-family residences to complex multi-apartment buildings, we understand the wholesome requirement and provide accurate estimates accordingly.

Our clients include residential contractors, owners, architects, and lenders, and we offer our services for new construction projects as well as renovations, remodeling, and home additions. Trust us to build an estimate that is precise and detailed, giving you the confidence you need to move forward with your residential project.

Industrial Estimating Services

Looking for structured and detailed industrial estimating services? Our team of experts has got you covered. We specialize in providing accurate cost estimation and building an estimate for the ever-changing needs of the Process & Power industry. With our vast experience, we have provided our industrial estimating services for specific units of production plants as well as complex projects. Our services include Process piping, Instrumentation & Controls, pipeline, Co-generation, Power, Oil & Gas, and Chemical Production plants, among others. Trust us to provide precise and detailed estimates that cater to your industrial project's unique requirements. Contact us today for all your industrial estimating needs.

Civil Estimating Services

Looking for accurate and reliable civil estimating services? Look no further than our experienced team. We specialize in cost estimation and building an estimate for civil projects, with a strong focus on preparation knowledge and quantity takeoffs. We have a proven track record of aiding in planning and estimating takeoffs for large civil works, including projects that require obtaining tenders and material costs. Our portfolio includes estimation for highways in California and many other civil projects. Trust us to provide precise and detailed estimates that cater to your civil project's unique requirements. Contact us today for all your civil estimating needs.

Construction Estimating Services for Public Sector

Looking for highly precise construction estimating services for public sector projects? Look no further than our team at Build an Estimate. We have the expertise and experience to provide accurate cost estimation and building an estimate for contractors, developers, architects, and engineers associated with the public sector. Our estimators are proficient with drawings plans & specifications, construction bid documents, contract languages, and various terms used in the public sector. Our estimates hold comprehensive expertise with detailed line item descriptions, and each trade is categorized by the CSI division, ensuring a clear breakdown of all costs.
  • Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC)
  • US Embassy, US Air Force
  • Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)
  • US Navy
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)
  • US Army
  • Environmental Protection Agency (CALEA)
Trust us to provide you with accurate and detailed estimates for your public sector project. Contact us today to learn more.

Our Construction Estimates

Looking for accurate and comprehensive construction estimates? Look no further than our team. We specialize in providing estimates in a special company format in excel and pdf forms, whether it be our template or the client's template. Our portfolio includes a wide range of construction estimates, including residential, commercial, civil, electrical, mechanical, concrete, excavation, sheet metal, conceptual estimates, preliminary estimates, painting, masonry, insulation, Sitework, and many others. We pride ourselves on delivering detailed and accurate estimates that cater to the unique requirements of each project. Trust us to provide you with high-quality estimates that meet your specific needs. Contact us today to learn more about our construction estimating services.

Our Material Takeoffs

Looking for accurate and cost-effective material takeoffs? Build an Estimate is the expert platform for all your material and quantity takeoff needs. Our team is specialized in estimating material and labor costs more accurately than other construction estimators, thanks to our diverse experience in construction projects.

We provide zip-code-based pricing of materials to ensure that our takeoffs are always cost-effective. Our experts are specialized in a wide range of takeoffs, including concrete takeoffs, drywall takeoffs, lumber takeoffs, roof takeoffs, plumbing takeoffs, mechanical takeoffs, Earthwork takeoffs, electrical takeoffs, waterproof takeoffs, damp-proof takeoffs, firestop, fireproof, painting, site work, structural steel, doors and windows, landscaping, irrigation takeoffs, and many others.

We deliver construction estimates in different formats, including CSI by item code in plans or templates provided by the client. Trust us to provide you with high-quality material takeoffs that cater to the unique requirements of each project. Contact us today to learn more about our material takeoff services.

Our Construction Estimators

Our team of construction estimators consists of experienced professionals with more than 5 years of expertise. The team includes professional estimators, engineers, field experts, and superintendents, providing accurate and efficient assistance to building professionals. They determine the cost of commercial and residential building projects by preparing material takeoffs, estimates, and markup plans. Our estimators manage the bidding network profiles of clients and file their bids while establishing feasibility reports for owners and lenders. We prepare detailed estimates and bidding proposals for subcontractors, as well as design estimates for architectural and engineering firms. With our team's expertise, we provide reliable cost estimations for construction projects.

Building Cost Estimating Services

Build an Estimate is a professional platform that offers precise building cost estimating services. Our expert building cost estimators provide accurate estimates and takeoffs for all phases of building construction, including new construction, remodeling, renovation, and improvements. Our team is equipped with the latest software such as Planswift for on-screen takeoff and the point-and-click method for measuring quantities.

We assist our clients in planning, designing, and developing construction document estimates with comprehensive expertise. Our building estimates are prepared by experienced estimators who have knowledge of the latest tools and technologies. We work with contractors and provide them with building cost estimates for their different construction projects. We understand that it is essential to have a professional building cost estimator for your home or commercial project. Therefore, we aim to provide accurate and cost-effective building cost estimates and takeoffs that benefit our clients.

Project Leads

This description highlights that Build an Estimate provides project leads to its clients. We use bidding networks and consultation on bidding to assist in this process. Additionally, the company is registered with reputable platforms like Better Business Bureau, The Blue Book Network, Yellow Pages, and more. This registration may indicate that the company has a good reputation and credibility in the industry.

Our Service Areas

Looking for a reliable construction estimating company near you? Look no further than Build an Estimate! Our team of experienced construction estimators offers accurate and efficient construction estimating services throughout North America, the Caribbean region, and Australia. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you with your construction estimating needs.
Build and Estimate

Build an Estimate offers professional construction estimating services for residential and commercial projects.
Skilled estimators and project managers provide accurate and timely estimates to clients.

How Do We Help Contractors To Win More Bids

Build an Estimate offers professional cost estimation services and can build an estimate for contractors to assist them in their construction projects. We specialize in monthly takeoff packages which help contractors save on expenses while receiving accurate and efficient construction takeoff services. 

Our prices are budget-friendly and can save up to 60% of the cost of in-house estimators. Our expert team also provides other services like roof takeoff, plumbing takeoff, mechanical takeoff, etc. 

We evaluate labor, material, equipment, and profit to deliver maximum benefit to contractors throughout their construction projects. Trust us to manage your cost estimation needs efficiently and productively.

Damage Claim Estimate Services

Our construction estimators deal with the following property damage claims in different locations:

Our Reviews

What People Have to Say About Us

  • Michael Scott
    Very happy with their overall services. Would recomend them to everyone.
    Michael Scott
    Dunder Mifflin
  • Jim Halpert
    The best of the best, really happy with their estimation services. Will book them for all my future needs!
    Jim Halpert
    Dunder Mifflin
  • Sarah
    "BuildAnEstimate transformed our budgeting process so that the effective interface and the general analysis made the stick we used to track the project throughout."
    Sarah
    Project Manager
  • John
    "We are grateful for the BuildAnEstimate that enabled us to bid competitively while maintaining the required degree of accuracy. Their service is an innovation that every construction company, regardless of size, cannot afford to overlook."
    John
    Construction Company Owner
  • Mark
    "I must say that I am impressed by BuildAnEstimate because they take services so much more seriously than most of their competitors"
    Mark
    Independent Contractor
1Why are accurate construction estimations essential?
Accurate construction estimations are essential to ensure that projects stay on budget, avoid delays, maintain client satisfaction, and make sound business decisions. To build an accurate estimate, it is important to consider the scope of work, materials and labor required, cost of materials and labor, time required to complete the project, and the risks involved. Here are some additional tips for building accurate construction estimates: get quotes from multiple vendors, use a construction cost database, build a contingency fund, and get regular updates on the project.
2How do I estimate building construction costs?
Sure, here is a shorter answer to the question: How do I estimate building construction costs? To estimate building construction costs, you can gather information about the project, get quotes from multiple vendors, use a construction cost database, build a contingency fund, and use a construction estimating software. You can also use my website, Build An Estimate, to help you estimate building construction costs.
3How do you calculate construction estimates?
There are a few different methods for calculating construction estimates, including the unit cost method, the cost-to-complete method, the building information modeling (BIM) method, and the construction estimating software method. The best method for calculating construction estimates will vary depending on the specific project
4What is your estimated turnaround delivery time?
Our estimated time of delivery is between 24 – 48 hours. It depends on the size of a construction project. While the average rate of a construction project lies between 2-4 days. We also manage to deal with different projects that demand quick delivery. You just have to notify us of the bid date, and our professional estimators will assist you accordingly. It costs a minor expedite fee so that things go better. Also, you will receive a quick delivery within a guaranteed date.
5What is the main estimating software we use?
World Estimating is a reliable platform that delivers accurate and cost-efficient results using different software for estimating. Our labor and material pricing comes from the usage of the following software.
  • Plan Swift
  • RS Means
  • Blue beam
  • Quest Estimating
  • Fast PIPE
  • Fast DUCT
  • IMHS Marks Systems
  • Trimble
6Why is estimating important in construction?
Estimating is important in construction because it helps to ensure that projects stay on budget and on schedule. By accurately estimating the cost of materials, labor, and other resources, contractors can avoid costly overruns and delays.
7What if I don’t have certain plans for a construction project?
Build and Estimate is reliable enough to deal with every sort of possibility to assist clients. There’s no need to worry about anything because our expert estimators can estimate the cost of a project easily. They rely on quantities and drawings given by you.
8Where can I find a good online construction cost estimator?
There are a number of online construction cost estimators available, Build an estimate is one of them and it provide perfect estimates to it's contractors.
9What’s the process to send the plans for any construction project?
It is very easy to sustain with the different plans because you can easily send them through the following ways.
  • You can easily email the plans to the info@buildandestimate.com
  • Or you can upload through consulting us by visiting our contact page. Fill out the form placed over there or contact us through the live chat popup given below.
10What is the average cost of a construction project?
Every construction project is different to get a quote. Our expert team of estimators evaluates your plan after uploading your construction project. You can send your construction plans to info@buildandestimate.com. Our general ranges of smaller construction projects begin with the minimum range of $200. Prices vary with the size of a construction project. Our monthly packages begin from $1500 to save you 60% of the estimated expense.
11Why do we need to outsource estimating to our construction estimators?
In the modern construction industry, you need to outsource estimating services to keep the expense affordable. This results in huge cost cuts and quality assurances at the same time. Further, outsourcing your quantity takeoffs can take a heavy load off your mind and pocket. It can save you a lot of time that can be utilized in other important tasks. These include things such as expanding your business, bidding on more projects, pricing your labor correctly, etc. Also, it can save money by avoiding the hassle of hiring permanent staff with relevant trade expertise. It also increases productivity.

Benefits of Outsourcing your estimates & material takeoffs to us!

  • We understand accuracy is important to you.
  • Our estimators provide consultancy for filing competitive bids and managing bidding network profiles of clients.
  • Your company can save 60% expense of hiring a full-time estimator.
  • We offer detailed estimates with line item descriptions along with markup plans.
  • Also, we ensure a quick turnaround time for the estimate
  • Similarly, We guarantee the most accurate and on-time estimates.
  • Further, We can comply with international standards with great precision.
  • Bid more Win more!