Our Estimation Services

Electrical Estimators

At Build an Estimate, our team of Electrical Estimators are equipped with the latest tools and techniques to deliver quick and accurate estimates. We take pride in our team's professionalism, reliability, and experience. Our Electrical Estimators use up-to-date software and are experienced in working with clients in the construction industry. Our team will assist you in bidding on more projects and increasing your chances of winning.

Electrical Estimating Services

Our team of Electrical Estimators, engineers, and industrial electronics professionals have a wealth of experience working with contractors, estimators, and electricians. They are proficient in using electrical takeoff software such as PlanSwift, ConEst, Accubid, and Bluebeam. Our expertise in the industry will benefit you by providing accurate and useful electrical estimates that will help you win bids and elevate your project.

Our Services

At Build an Estimate, our team of reliable electrical estimators deliver a range of expert services to meet your needs, including:

  • Electrical material takeoffs
  • Electrical cost per square foot analysis
  • Electrical CAD drafting services
  • Electrical cost estimates for residential, commercial, and industrial construction projects
  • Value engineering to optimize project costs
  • Bid preparation and submission to help you win more contracts
  • Electric project cost management to keep your project on track and on budget.
What sets us apart?

Our Clients

Our electrical estimators have experience working with a variety of clients, including:

  • General contractors
  • Electrical contractors
  • EPC contractors
  • Low voltage contractors
  • Instrumentation contractors
  • Instrumentation and control systems technicians
  • Electrical vendors
  • Electricians
  • Architects
  • Designers

Electrical Takeoff Sheets

At Build an Estimate, our team of Electrical Estimators understand the importance of detailed estimates for contractors and electricians. Our goal is to provide accurate estimates covering all the hidden costs, with up-to-date and zip-code-based pricing. This will help you set your profit margins accordingly.

Our Electrical Estimator organizes takeoffs into different sections, with a comprehensive line-item description of different types and sizes. We provide color-coded plans that are easily understandable for you. Our takeoff sheets include the following sections:

  • Conduit
  • Conductors
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Lighting controls
  • EMT fittings
  • Grounding
  • Fuses
  • Receptacles
  • Plates
  • Switches
  • Panels and Circuit breakers
  • Wiring
  • Switchboards
  • Branch devices
  • Low voltage and other devices
  • Cable Tray
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Contact us today to get detailed and comprehensive electrical takeoff sheets for your construction project.

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Residential Electrical Estimating

Our expert Electrical Estimators specialize in providing residential electrical estimating services for various projects, including new homes, apartment buildings, eco-homes, smart homes, and home renovations. Our estimators carefully take off important components such as power transmission lines, service panels, electrical boxes, subpanels, electric meters, household wiring, switches, and appliances, lights, and equipment.

We estimate all electrical systems related to residential buildings, including building automation systems, home security systems, electrical heating systems, network and communication systems, entertainment systems, solar electric panels, lighting, switches and controls, doorbells, and intercoms.

Commercial Electrical Estimating

Our electrical estimators deliver precise and dependable estimates for various commercial electrical contractors under tight budgets, deadlines, and high work pressure. We have a team of trained and experienced electrical estimators with the latest takeoff software and electrical components such as light fixtures, conduits, receptacles, gear, and panels to provide an accurate cost estimation.

In commercial electrical estimating, our estimators deliver takeoff for various systems such as commercial communications cabling systems, wiring for HVAC systems, commercial walk-in freezers and chiller systems, standby power generating systems, emergency and alarm systems, low voltage distribution systems, electronic door readers, temperature controls, solar power systems, geothermal systems, and solar power systems.

Industrial Electrical Estimating Services

We specialize in providing comprehensive and reliable industrial electrical estimating services for projects of all types and sizes. Our experienced estimators offer accurate cost projections for pre-construction planning, budgeting, bidding, and winning jobs for the existing electrical system.

Our estimators have worked on a variety of industrial projects including sewerage and wastewater treatment plants, power generation and distribution, as well as metals, food and beverage, chemical, petrochemical, manufacturing, and mining industries.

We have expertise in a wide range of industrial systems, including industrial automation systems, program and logic control systems, conveying systems, power distribution systems, temperature sensor systems, wind energy, solar power, geothermal systems, emergency systems, backup generators, resettable PTCs, polymer suppressors, fuses, protection relays and controls, transistors, sensors, enclosures, power sources, cables and connectors, resistors, thyristors, diode arrays, diodes, and fuse blocks and accessories.

Low Voltage Estimating Services

At Build an Estimate, our experienced estimators specialize in providing comprehensive estimating services for various low voltage systems, including but not limited to:

  • Telephone
  • Audio and Visual
  • Thermostats
  • Wireless Clocks
  • Nurse Call
  • Fire Alarm
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Garage Door Openers
  • Access Control
  • Structured Cabling
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Fire Suppression

Trust us to accurately estimate the costs of your low-voltage systems and help you stay within budget for your project.

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Follow The Simple Process

  • 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.

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  • 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.

Electrical Estimating Outsourcing with World Estimating

Build an Estimate provides a one-stop-shop solution for all electrical contractor problems. We offer a comprehensive scope of plan estimation with detailed line descriptions in your prescribed system of units. Our team of experts has vast experience in handling huge projects and can deliver accurate estimates in the least turnaround time possible.

By outsourcing your electrical estimating needs to World Estimating, you can increase your capacity to bid and win more projects. Our services are affordable and adaptable to your expenses and needs. You can think of us as your own electrical estimator, working for you from our office.

Choose World Estimating for your electrical estimating outsourcing needs and experience the convenience, accuracy, and affordability we offer.

Electrical Estimating Services

At Build an Estimate, we offer electrical estimating services that utilize RSMeans, National Cost estimator, and our own build databases for accurate pricing. Our team of experienced estimators can handle all configurations and types of projects, including commercial, residential, and industrial.

Independent Electrical Estimator

If you're in need of an independent electrical estimator, look no further than Build an Estimate. We offer competitive job rates and hourly configurations for contractors working on public or private projects. Our skilled estimators will work with you to find the configuration that suits your needs and ensures accurate pricing.

Electrical Estimating Companies

Build an Estimate has been a trusted electrical estimating company for the past 15 years, serving contractors across Northern and Southern America, Europe, and Australia. With a vast portfolio of industrial, commercial, and residential projects of all scopes and sizes, our company sets the standard for electrical estimating. Don't trust your project to a company without a proven track record in the electrical construction industry. Choose Build an Estimate for reliable and accurate electrical estimating services.

Our Electrical Estimation Process

At Build an Estimate, we offer a comprehensive electrical estimation process that includes cabling, low voltage electrical estimation, instrumentation, and controls estimation. Our experienced team provides a detailed breakdown of material, labor takeoff, and manhours required to complete the job.

Electrical Estimate Template

Our electrical engineers provide customized solutions to meet your unique needs. We can even perform in your provided template with your specific requirements. Check out our Electrical estimate template below:

We offer a range of electrical estimation services, including:

  • Industrial Electrical Estimating
  • Residential Electrical Estimating
  • Commercial Electrical Estimating

Electrical Estimating Software

To ensure accurate and efficient electrical takeoffs and bid preparation, we use the best estimation technology and software available. Our electrical estimators use leading software such as Trimble, Planswift, and Bluebeam to prepare competitive bids.

Electrical Bidding Software

Our certified and experienced electrical estimators can help you manage and establish construction management software in your organization. We have expertise working with various construction management software, including:

  • Sage Estimating
  • Coconstruct
  • True Enterprise
  • Procore

Electrical Contractor Bidding Assistance

Our experienced construction estimators and project managers can assist in electronically filing bids on your behalf through various construction networks like PLANHUB, BlueBook, and Building Connected. This service allows you to easily file bids from your office, freeing up time to focus on your core business.

We also recommend using construction management software to prepare bids, manage logistics, and improve cash flow, especially for medium and small contracting companies.

Efficient Bid Turnaround for Electrical Jobs

Our efficient bid turnaround time of 24-48 hours, combined with high accuracy, enables contractors to estimate and bid on more projects. Our large team of experienced construction estimators, including electrical, HVAC, and MEP specialists, ensures the highest level of accuracy and speed in bid preparation. Investing in accurate and efficient estimating increases the likelihood of winning more jobs and generating higher revenue.

Frequently asked questions


1How to start using our electrical estimating services?
To get started, simply email us all the project details, drawings, specifications, and supplier lists with material pricing (if available). Once we review the details, we will provide you with a quote and turnaround time. Upon acceptance of the quote, we will send an invoice for payment.
2What is the cost of electrical takeoffs and estimates with Build an Estimate?
The cost of our electrical estimating services typically starts at $200, but it can vary depending on the scope and size of the project. Contact us at info@buildandestimate.com or call us at +1 816 310 0657 for a more accurate quote.
3What does our Electrical Estimation Service include?
Our electrical estimation service includes takeoffs for all power, system, and motor feeders & equipment, controls and instrumentation, along with material and labor costs and man-hours for each item. We also quantify lighting fixtures, conduit, wiring, switches, and switchboards.

Case Study - Electrical Contractor-Based Saves Time and Money with Build an Estimate


An established electrical contracting company in Seattle faced difficulties in providing an expert overview of their bids, leading to a pileup of bids. They approached Build an Estimate to assist them in this regard.


Build an Estimate provided electrical detailed takeoff for medium-sized jobs at an average cost of $250, ensuring timely delivery of bids with 100% accurate material lists. The company assigned most of the projects to Build an Estimate, which were delivered on the same day.


As a result of this partnership, the contractor filed 10 jobs that month and successfully closed 6 projects, creating a sense of pride for the company. Build an Estimate played a crucial role in the success of the contractor, highlighting the importance of estimate and takeoff in closing more leads.