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Mechanical Estimating Services

Precision Unleashed with Mechanical Estimating Services

Welcome to Build an Estimate, where we transform mechanical estimation services to help our customers secure bids and maximize profits. Our team of highly skilled MEP (Mechanical Electrical plumbing) estimators is committed to delivering highly precise and timely estimates that can be tailored to projects of all sizes, including minor repairs up to massive projects. In this thorough guide, we explore the complexities of our mechanical estimating services, which range from our client list to the variety of services we provide.

What Makes Us Apart?

Build An Estimate is proud to provide precise and timely estimates using the most recent technology and tools. Our services go beyond traditional mechanical estimating services boundaries that cover heating and cooling equipment, cooling systems, plumbing, and piping. We use zip code-based pricing for the materials, equipment, labour, and materials that ensure accuracy throughout the entire lifecycle of a project.

Comprehensive Support:

Our team is there for you throughout the design process, including bidding evaluations, change orders, and value engineering. We provide cost analysis and consulting services, which allow clients to surpass their competitors and attain extraordinary business growth. Check out our profiles in The Bluebook for more in-depth details.

Client Spectrum

Our varied clientele includes a range of companies and professionals:

  • General Contractors
  • Mechanical Contractors
  • Piping Contractors
  • Plumbing Contractors
  • HVAC Contractors
  • Piping and duct Fabricators
  • Engineering Design Firms

The clients have faith in Build an Estimate to give precise mechanical estimates that give them an advantage in the market.

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Get 30% off on your first Mechanical Estimate!

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Mechanical Estimating Services Portfolio

We at Build an Estimate our services cater to a variety of projects:

  • Government
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Retail Spaces
  • Convention Centers
  • Offices
  • Schools & Universities
  • Hospitals
  • Industrial
  • Food & Beverage Processing Facilities
  • Pulp & Paper Plants
  • Pharmaceutical Plants
  • Steel Mills
  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Chemical Processing
  • Refinery
  • Brewing Plants
  • Co-Generation
  • Bio-Fuels

Our portfolio covers a variety of industries that demonstrate our ability to deliver precise estimates for all projects.

Range Of Mechanical Estimating Services

Our services include a range of aspects of mechanical estimation, such as:

  • Mechanical, plumbing, piping, HVAC quantity takeoffs
  • Estimates of the budget and bid
  • Review bids and verify estimates
  • Change order reconciliation and management
  • Marketing and cost of the project, as well as subcontractor marketing
  • Mechanical lead generation for project leads

We go above and beyond conventional estimations by offering a full range of services that fulfil the demands of our clients.

Our Deliverables

Our customized deliverables are developed to give a comprehensive outline of the project comprising:

  • Digital takeoff spreadsheets
  • Pricing and quantities of material
  • Costs of labor
  • Color-coded drawing designs
  • Summary of Takeoff (labour hours, total labour and material costs, rental overheads, equipment, taxes, Profit percentage, etc.)
  • Comprehensive bid proposal that includes sheets of inclusion and exclusion

Our detailed deliverables guarantee transparency and enable the process of making informed decisions for our clients.

Mechanical Takeoffs: A Closer View

Our specially trained MEP estimators use the most advanced mechanical takeoff software available, which ensures accurate measurement of different components:

  • Air devices
  • Air handling units
  • Air-cooled condensing units
  • Air conditioning units
  • Exhaust fans
  • Volume dampers
  • Rooftop units
  • Dust smoke detectors
  • Pumps
  • Louvers
  • Ducts
  • Air cleaners
  • Steam systems
  • Water heaters
  • Chillers
  • Backdraft dampers
  • Gas pipes
  • Vent pipes
  • Refrigerate pipes
  • Condensate drain pipes
  • Pipe fittings
  • Sheet metal ducts
  • Duct fittings
  • Thermostats
  • Duct insulation
  • Duct supports
  • Hangers
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Humidifiers
  • Air filters

Our careful approach guarantees that each aspect of the system's mechanical components is accounted for in the cost estimate.

Specialized Mechanical Piping Estimating

As the leader in MEP estimation, we specialise in accurate estimates for mechanical pipe contractors. Our expertise extends to welding and the installation of pipe systems for industrial and commercial projects across various sectors.

Accurate Mechanical & Piping Insulation Estimating

Achieving accurate estimates is crucial in mechanical insulation, so we provide exact estimates. Our digital takeoff services ensure exact measurements for all systems, delivering exact cost estimates for material and work. We offer a variety of insulation products, such as pipe insulation, insulation for ductwork, insulation for cold storage, boilers and turbines, sound systems, weatherproofing, fireproofing, firestopping water barriers, and tank insulation systems. Modular insulation systems and systems for insulation on equipment.

HVAC & Ductwork Estimating for Efficiency

Building an Estimate provides complete estimation solutions for HVAC contractors who face challenges like long hours, high overheads, and fierce competition. From small projects for residential homes to larger-scale initiatives like airports, our trained estimators will work with you and provide precise estimates in HVAC system budgeting design, construction, and installation. Our expertise extends to intelligent HVAC systems, Devap HVAC systems, solar, geothermal, refrigeration systems, HVAC and ventilation, hybrid gas and heat systems, steam boilers, hot water high-purity water systems, humidification, air purification furnaces, and rooftop units.

Engineering of Mechanical Piping Estimated Profitability

We offer precise estimates for the mechanical system installation, including pipe fabrications. Our experienced team manages takeoffs for various equipment, materials and components, delivering exact estimates based on the specifications for all materials used in piping.

Mechanical Drafting Services for Precision Design

Alongside estimates, we also offer piping and mechanical shop drawings and CAD drawing services. We have MEP engineers who are extremely knowledgeable and skilled in designing pipe systems for different locations. Making use of the most recent software, including AutoCAD Revit MEP, Quicken along with BIM tools, our engineers and CAD detailers produce HVAC drawings for duct fabrication, HVAC pipe fabrication drawings, Pipe and process pipe drawings, plumbing shop drawings, as well as sprinkler shop drawings along with fire stopping workshop drawings.

Building an Estimate is choosing:

  • Competitive, editable estimates for bid-winning success
  • Rapid delivery (within 24 to 48 hours) and dependable timing
  • Low-cost estimates for mechanical estimates
  • Accredited MEP estimators who have expertise
  • Assistance with bidding and lead generation for projects
  • 24/7 customer support is available for urgent requirements

Our dedication to excellence and customer satisfaction sets us apart in mechanical estimation.

How to Begin with Us!

Bid More, Win More! Follow these steps to win:

  • 1st StepSubmit Your Drawing Plans

    After you submit your design and specifications, we will prepare an estimate that includes the invoice cost, turnaround times and the delivery date. Acceptable formats are PDF Bid sets, Schematic Construction Documents, Design Development or conceptual designs. Send the file via the Contact Us page. You can send us the complete information by filling out the form.

    Upload Plan
  • 2nd StepGet A Quote

    After reviewing your ideas, We'll quickly send an estimate within minutes. If accepted, payment can be made using debit or credit card payment or PayPal and our team can begin work on your project right away.
  • 3rd StepReceive Estimate

    The Estimate you receive will contain all labour and material quantities and the cost. Takeoff sheets and estimates are provided in EXCEL or our template or our clients' by the needs.
Frequently asked questions


1What can we do to help mechanical contractors?
Through outsourcing estimates to us, mechanics get precise estimates and timely bids and can save 60% when they employ an internal estimator.
2What time can we expect for estimates made by mechanical means?
Our timing for mechanical estimates is fast and efficient.
3How much will we charge for estimates and mechanical takeoffs?
Our standard charge for estimates and mechanical takeoffs is $200. The actual cost will be determined following a thorough review of your plans and the scope of the work.
4How do we ensure estimate accuracy?
Our team follows a strict review process, using sophisticated software to guarantee our estimates are accurate. We're committed to providing accurate and reliable estimates to our customers.

Our Service Area

Builder An Estimate is a well-known cost estimation firm with a large clientele across America and Canada. We provide services to all states in the US including Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Minnesota, Texas, Illinois, Colorado, Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, Indiana, New Jersey, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Washington, California, Connecticut, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio, Oregon, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Utah and Vermont.

Overall, we blend accuracy, knowledge and creativity at Build an Estimate to provide the most comprehensive mechanical estimating services. Join us to turn your proposals into a successful project and propel your company to new standards.

Have a question? Contact us today!