Our Services

Commercial Estimating Services

Navigate Your Commercial Project's Success with Our Experts

We offer professional and efficient commercial estimating services for contractors, developers, lenders, and design firms. Our experienced estimators provide accurate estimates for various types of commercial projects, including renovation, restoration, addition, and new construction. We understand the importance of an accurate estimate for budget creation and cost control throughout the project's lifecycle. Each project is reviewed by senior project managers with a wealth of experience in estimating large commercial portfolios.

  • Do you need consultancy with the estimation and scheduling of commercial construction projects?
  • Or you don’t have the expertise to perform bill of material for a specific trade, size, or complexity?
  • Or you are not confident about how to prepare and file a bidding proposal?

Looking for accurate and timely services tailored to your specific needs? Look no further. Our team of expert quantity surveyors, consultants, and engineers can help you build an estimate, set profitable margins, and craft bidding proposals that will set you apart from the competition. Trust us to help you achieve your goals efficiently and effectively.

Upload Plan

Commercial Estimating Services

For Commercial Contractors

Most Accurate & Detailed Commercial Estimates

At Build an Estimate, we pride ourselves on delivering the most accurate and detailed commercial estimates on the market. Our estimates include comprehensive line item descriptions and colored marked-up plans for maximum clarity. We use advanced construction cost databases and the trusted RSMeans system to price out materials, labor, and equipment with precision. Additionally, our estimates are tailored to the specific location of your project, with zip code-based pricing ensuring maximum accuracy. Trust us to deliver estimates you can count on.

Material & Labor Takeoffs

At Build an Estimate, we provide a comprehensive list of materials for your project, complete with detailed descriptions, model information, and vendor details. We also include zip-code-based pricing and labor man-hours required to complete the job with accuracy. Our detailed takeoffs are delivered in organized EXCEL spreadsheets based on your preferred format, whether that's CSI MasterFormat, Uniformat, cost code, or your customized format. Trust us to deliver the information you need to make informed decisions about your project.

Bid Estimates

At Build an Estimate, we offer comprehensive bidding assistance to help you win more project leads. Our services include accurate bid estimates, profitable margin setting, and competitive bid filing. Our commercial estimates have an 85%+ bid-winning ratio. We provide detailed marked-up plans and organized bid proposals with all the necessary information for defining your project scope. Trust us to help you secure more project leads and grow your business.

Our services include:

  • Bid Estimates
  • Assistance in smartly filing bids
  • Project Lead Generation
  • Subcontractor Marketing
  • Precise material & labor takeoffs for procurement
  • Change Order Management
  • Cold Eye Review
  • Project Scheduling
  • Cost Management
  • Value engineering
  • Legal claims

For Commercial Contractors

Preliminary Commercial Estimates

Commercial developers need reliable estimates to determine the feasibility of a project before development plans even begin. That's where Build an Estimate comes in. With our software expertise and access to historical data, we're able to provide reliable preliminary commercial estimates and feasibility reports for real estate developers, owners, and investors. 

With a portfolio of million-dollar projects under our belt, we have the experience you can trust to help make informed decisions about your project's feasibility. Trust Build an Estimate to provide the information you need to succeed.

Pre-Construction Final Commercial Estimates

Once construction drawings are complete, general contractors and subcontractors begin submitting bid proposals. But how can commercial developers ensure these bids are market value, and how can they negotiate prices with GCs and subs without the help of an expert estimating firm? That's where Build an Estimate comes in. 

Our highly detailed pre-construction final commercial estimates provide the foundation for planning proposals, securing loans, allocating funds, managing costs, and negotiating with contractors. With our help, you can be sure you're getting the best value for your project. Trust Build an Estimate to provide the expert guidance you need to succeed.

For Commercial Architects & Designers

Design-Phase Estimates

At Build an Estimate, our estimating team collaborates closely with architects and designers throughout the design phase of commercial projects. We provide cost evaluations for various design alternatives to help the design team analyze and customize design parameters according to their client's budget limits, avoiding additional costs or overruns later on.

 Our design phase estimates cover conceptual, schematic design, design development, and construction document estimates. Additionally, we review drawings and specifications for errors, exclusions, and trade consistency to ensure the accuracy of our estimates. Trust Build an Estimate to help you design with cost in mind and avoid costly surprises later on.

Budget Creation

At Build an Estimate, we help commercial architects and designers create accurate budgets for their projects. Simply send us your design development and schematic drawings, and we'll create budget estimates during the development phase of the design. Trust us to provide accurate, realistic, and achievable budgets for your project.

For Commercial Design-Build Firms

Our design-build estimating services are trusted by project owners with budget constraints. We determine all associated costs early on, even at 50% design completion, so owners can make critical decisions. Our estimates include architectural, engineering, mechanical, drafting, subcontractor, labor, material, equipment, man hours, and indirect costs. 

We promise quick turnaround times, market-competitive rates, detailed and accurate estimates, easy-to-understand reports, colored marked drawings, experienced and certified estimators, compliance with international standards, confidentiality, and 24/7 support. Our estimates cover a wide range of small and heavy construction types in all industries, from 10 million dollars to several million-dollar evaluations of projects.

Get 30% off on your first estimate!

Get In Touch With Us For Accurate And Prompt Commercial Estimating Services!

Upload Plan

Our Estimation Process

  • Build an Estimate offers commercial estimating services in all CSI divisions
  • A formal meeting of estimators to discuss and identify the scope of work
  • Allocation of tasks to trade specialist estimators
  • Plans imported using the latest software and quantities measured through on-screen takeoffs
  • Material quantities are exported to EXCEL spreadsheets and categorized by division or CSI costs
  • Accurate zip code-based pricing for material and labor costs with respect to union and prevailing wages
  • Cross-check performed by lead estimator for quality assurance and control of project deliverables

Many Contractors, Developers, Architects, And Owners Trust Us For Reliable And Timely Commercial Estimating Services, We Hope You Will Too!

  • 1Submit Your Drawing Plans

    Attach the file to the contact us page and send us complete details by filling out the form. 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.

    Upload Plan
  • 2Get a Quote

    After reviewing the plan documents, you will quickly get the quote. Once accepted, you can pay the invoice via credit card, debit card, or PayPal, and our team will start working on your project.
  • 3Receive Estimate

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

At Build an Estimate, we specialize in providing residential estimating services across America and Canada. Our services cover various markets in the US, including New York, Florida, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Tennessee, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, Massachusetts, Ohio, Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Alabama, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, California, Washington, South Carolina, North Carolina, Oregon, New Jersey, and Virginia.

Have a question? Contact us today!