Our Services

Residential Estimating Services

Crafting Homes, Calculating Excellence

At Build an Estimate, we specialize in providing quick turnarounds and reliable solutions for residential estimating services. Our services are tailored to meet the specific needs of Residential Contractors, Subcontractors, Homebuilders, Home Owners, Developers, Investors, Lenders, and Architects.

Portfolio of Residential Estimating Services Projects

  • Single-Family Residential Houses
  • Multi-Family Residential Houses
  • Duplex/Triplex Houses
  • Custom homes
  • Modular homes
  • Apartments
  • Bungalows
  • Townhouses
  • Mansions
  • Condominium
  • Home additions
  • Home Improvements
  • Remodeling

A precise residential estimate is crucial for the financial planning of any construction project. At Build an Estimate, our residential estimating services provide accurate cost estimates that enable our clients to calculate markups, allocate budgets, obtain financing, quote prices to clients, and negotiate with contractors and subcontractors.

Our team of seasoned and expert estimators is dedicated to providing the best residential construction estimating services for your project. After thoroughly analyzing the plans, we use the latest software to digitally take off the quantities and consult our construction cost database and RSMeans for zip-code pricing. We also break down the labor costs based on union and prevailing wages, including standard time and overtime. The bill of materials is listed in CSI MasterFormat division-wise or in an EXCEL spreadsheet following the pattern of CSI costs, making it easy for you to review and send to your vendors for pricing.

Our deliverables of residential construction estimating services include

  • Residential Detailed Estimate tailored to your specific needs is a contractor, home builder, or owner for bidding, procurement, budgeting, and financing.
  • Digital Takeoff EXCEL files
  • Material Types & Quantities
  • Material & Labor Costs
  • Colored Marked up Plans
  • Complete Takeoff Summary containing labor hours, permits, taxes, contingencies, overheads, profit percentages, and various other costs

Why Choose Build an Estimate?

We promise to deliver the following things in our residential estimating services:

  • Detailed estimates with a high emphasis on accuracy
  • Cost-effective solutions at competitive market rates (check prices)
  • Faster and timely delivery of estimates so you meet your deadlines
  • Reduce overheads and only pay us when you need us
  • Increase efficiency and get more jobs by bidding on more projects
  • Consultation on smartly filing bids to acquire more projects
  • Help you Increase your bid-hit ratio and win more bids
  • 24/7 chat & email support
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Our Residential Estimating Services Include

At Build an Estimate we provide residential construction estimating services that include quantity takeoff for various items in units of volume, length, area, and number. We understand that different projects have different needs, so we tailor our estimates to suit your specific requirements. For instance, if you need a supply of lumber, we will quantify beams, studs, joists, and rafters in EA and provide detailed descriptions of nails and clips to meet your vendor's demands. Let us help you build an estimate that meets your needs.

We generally quantify the following materials in our residential takeoffs:

  • General conditions (permits, taxes, logistics, storage, etc.)
  • Sitework (site preparation, excavation, backfilling earthwork, Landscaping)
  • Concrete (foundation, driveway, sidewalk, paving)
  • Masonry (walls and piers)
  • Wood/Plastic composites (Structural lumber, millwork, carpentry)
  • Thermal & moisture protection (Insulation of roof and walls)
  • Doors & Windows
  • Metals (Structural steel reinforcements, metal railings)
  • Interior/exterior finishes (drywall. plastering, painting, flooring, tiling, roofing, wall and pier finishes)
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Mechanical (exhaust fan, HVAC systems)
  • Electrical (lighting, alarms, detectors, ceiling fans, TV cables)
  • Other specialties (stairs, toilet accessories, kitchen equipment, and furnishings)
  • Contingencies
  • Labor costs and Man-hours

Why You Should Use Our Residential Estimating Services

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For Residential Contractors

Our residential estimating services can help busy contractors win bids by preparing accurate bid estimates and documents on time. Let us handle your estimates and submit quotes before the deadline, giving you a competitive advantage. Save time and win more bids with our reliable and efficient services.

Detailed Accurate Residential Bid Estimates

We are committed to providing accurate residential estimates to the construction industry, and our skilled estimators and engineers take off quantities of material, labor, and man-hours. 

By leveraging our strong relationships with local vendors and utilizing the latest pricing data from the RSMeans database, we ensure that our estimates are up to date and precise. Our services include:

  • Accurate and quick bid estimates with marked-up plans
  • Assistance in smartly filing bids
  • Bidding network profile management
  • New project lead generation
  • Subcontractor marketing

New Construction Residential Estimates

Our experienced estimators have the expertise to create accurate residential estimates, whether it's a simple three-family residence or a highly complex residential apartment. Leveraging our experience with residential builds and proficiency in software, we can quickly take off quantities and prepare quotes for you, allowing you to focus on your daily site work. We currently serve residential contractors from all 50 states and handle all new construction projects. Let us help you with your next project and provide you with reliable and efficient residential estimating services.

New Construction Residential Estimates

Whether you specialize in small domestic builds or large residential projects, we can assure you that our estimates comply with your specific needs to win bid proposals, set good profit margins, and procure material and labor. With a team of specialized trade estimators, we have served the subcontractors involved in our residential construction estimating services:

Renovations, Remodeling & Home additions

We provide assistance to remodeling and renovation contractors for any work that needs to be done to an existing home. Home renovation estimates can be a challenging and time-consuming task for contractors, which is why we offer our seasoned team of residential estimators to help with material takeoffs and residential construction estimating services. Let us help you simplify the estimation process and provide accurate estimates to present to your clients. With our reliable and efficient services, you can focus on delivering high-quality work and growing your business.

For Residential Developers

Preliminary Residential Estimates

At our company, we understand the importance of preliminary estimates for investors and developers, as it provides them with accurate budget numbers for making informed decisions. Our experienced estimators perform budget estimates for single-family, duplex, and multi-family residential projects. We also identify any hidden costs that you may have overlooked, helping you identify issues before they cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Additionally, we assist in reevaluating the estimate as the design or project progresses, ensuring that your budget remains accurate. Our preliminary estimate comprises a breakdown of material and labor quantities for the following:

  • Preliminaries
  • Substructures ( foundations, footings)
  • Superstructures (brickwork, walls, roofs, sidings, staircase, floors, screen, doors, windows, etc)
  • Finishes (flooring, drywall, painting, etc.)
  • Fittings
  • Services (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire, insulation, etc)
  • External Services
  • Contingency

Final Pre-Construction Residential Estimates

It's crucial for an investor to have comparative bids from contractors verified by a third-party estimate before the commencement of construction. Our estimates provide you with quality control of bids, ensuring that they comply with market value. This helps in negotiating and getting bids from general contractors (GCs) and subcontractors, ultimately saving you time and money. With our reliable and efficient estimating services, you can have peace of mind knowing that your bids are accurate and comply with market standards.

Multi-Family & Apartment Residential Estimates

Accurate estimates are crucial for the success of large residential projects. Our services not only provide estimates but also assist in value engineering and cost-cutting measures to maximize profits. Our experienced team will provide a detailed breakdown of costs, allowing for informed decision-making. Trust us to help you achieve a successful outcome.

For Residential Architects and Residential Designers

Designing a home or remodeling is time-consuming, especially when redesigning due to budget constraints. Our residential estimating services assist architects throughout the design phase by providing accurate estimates for schematic, conceptual, design development, and final construction documents. By working closely with our estimators, architects, and designers can achieve their vision while staying within budget.

Focus On Growing Your Business And Let Us Help You With Your Quotes & Estimates!

  • 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.

Our Service Areas

At Build an Estimate, we specialize in providing residential estimating services across North America, the Caribbean, and Australia. 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.

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