Our Estimation Services

Mechenical Estimator

Our mechanical estimators provide comprehensive mechanical estimating services to contractors, including project analysis, cost evaluation, and bid preparation. We specialize in HVAC, plumbing, piping, and sheet metal fabrication & installation businesses, with expertise in both public and private projects.

How Our Mechanical Estimators Can Help You

Our mechanical estimators function as your personal project estimator, preparing cost proposals and competitive bids. We take care of quantity and material takeoffs, pricing, and labor production rates. We also review project details from RFPs and RFQs, define material lists, and manage work breakdown structures.

Estimating Software

We use mechanical estimating software like Quick-Pen, FastDUCT ®, FastPIPE ®, Trimble, etc.

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Material Estimation Pricing

At Build an Estimate, we offer competitive pricing for our material estimates using industry-standard tools such as Rs means and National Cost Estimator. Our experienced estimators provide comprehensive consulting services to help specialty mechanical contractors increase their bid-hit ratio.

Mechanical Drafting Services

Our team of mechanical specialists and design experts provide top-notch Mechanical and Plumbing shop drawings to ensure your project runs smoothly.

Specialty Mechanical Drafting

We specialize in a variety of mechanical drafting services including HVAC duct fabrication drawings, duct slab penetration and roof curbs, HVAC pipe fabrication drawings, plumbing shop drawings, sprinkler shop drawings, fire stop shop drawings, and piping and process piping.

Professional HVAC Estimating Services

At Build an Estimate, we understand that HVAC contractors need a reliable estimator to help with the installation process and bidding on commercial projects. Our HVAC estimator service offers a full range of support, from detailed takeoffs of duct and mechanical equipment to filing bids and researching new projects. With our expertise, you can increase your bid hit ratio and win more leads.

We also offer fire stop shop drawings, piping, and process piping services to ensure a seamless installation process. Contact us today to learn more about our HVAC estimating services.

HVAC Estimation and Takeoff Services

Our HVAC estimation and takeoff services encompass installation, replacement, and renovation of HVAC ductwork for mechanical contractors. At Build an Estimate, we provide accurate duct estimates and detailed takeoffs to our clients.

Mechanical-Piping-Duct Estimating Services

Our mechanical, piping, and duct estimating services cater to the needs of mechanical contractors, general contractors, and design firms. We offer computerized estimating spreadsheets, customized cost budgets, proposals, labor hours, and bill of quantities to our clients.

Detailed Duct Takeoffs

Our mechanical estimator provides detailed duct takeoffs for mechanical contractors, including duct material and labor costs, fittings, and auxiliaries. Our duct estimates also include duct insulation costs for accuracy and completeness.

HVAC Ductwork Estimates

Our mechanical HVAC estimator provides detailed estimates for your ductwork project, giving you a clear breakdown of costs and quantities. Our estimates are presented in a user-friendly format, with each line item quantified with appropriate units. Our ductwork estimate includes:

  • Duct insulation
  • Sheet metal duct
  • Duct fittings
  • Duct and pipe support
  • Elbows and reducers
  • Duct liners

We cover all types of ductwork, including supply air, return air, exhaust air, and flexible ducts. Trust us to provide accurate estimates for your next project.

Our Estimation Services

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HVACR Estimate

Our mechanical estimators provide detailed estimates for air-conditioning and HVACR contractors. Our estimate covers all essential components, including air devices, rooftop units, variable air volume units, air handling units, condensing units, exhaust fans, dampers, thermostats, louvers, tees, refrigerant, refrigerant pipe insulation, and fittings.

Piping Estimator

Our piping estimator plays a crucial role in delivering accurate takeoffs and estimates for piping, sheet metal, and process piping projects. We carefully review technical details and documents to provide a complete conceptual and preliminary total bid price to our clients.

Process Piping Estimating Services

At Build an Estimate, our Process Piping Estimators provide accurate and timely material takeoff and budgeting services for mechanical services and process equipment installation projects. We specialize in providing estimates for various projects including power, petro-chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and more. Our detailed estimates help contractors secure contract awards and manage projects efficiently.

Our piping estimates cover the following project portfolios:

  • Hydronic piping
  • Plumbing
  • Pipeline
  • Refinery
  • Food process
  • Waste water treatment
  • Paper mill
  • Cogeneration
  • Biofuels

Our estimates also cover piping construction for:

  • Power piping
  • Process piping
  • Refrigeration piping
  • Gas piping
  • Power boilers
  • Repairs
  • Materials and welding
  • Pressure vessels

Process Piping Estimating Services

At Build an Estimate, our pipe installation cost estimator provides accurate and defensible estimates for contractors. We use the WaterCOSTE model to estimate the cost of installing pipes made of different materials, including HDPE, PVC, ductile iron, and steel, for projects ranging from large-scale transmission to chemical process piping.


Our estimator takes into account various factors, such as pressure, pipe material, embedment type, soil type, and bury depth to ensure that your estimates are as precise as possible. We not only estimate labor costs but also factor in associated manhours.

Whether it's water or gas pipes, our estimator will provide you with reliable cost estimates to help you plan your project effectively. Contact us today to learn more.

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Pipe Fabrication Estimation

Our mechanical estimating services offer accurate and detailed estimates for pipe fabrication, including labor manhours and fabrication costs. Our estimation includes shop fabrication of pipe and fittings, underground piping, insulation, and hangers & supports. Trust us to provide you with precise and reliable estimates for your pipe fabrication projects.