What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic?
To set up a consultation or appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by performing an online search for local professionals near you.
Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.
How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?
To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.
Designed for General Contractors, Subcontractors, Home Builders and Developers
Our team of experienced Project Managers and Estimators know the challenges of running a business and still having to bid jobs. Sometimes it feels like it’s almost impossible.
We’ve developed a turnkey estimating solution utilizing Digital Takeoff and Estimating Software so we can quickly estimate the costs for your project.
We’re one of the few construction estimating companies that are a licensed General Contractor and perform our own estimating for our projects.
We specialize in preparing material takeoffs and material lists for every construction trade. One of our construction estimators will quantify from the blueprints, all the materials and accessories needed for your trade. It will be in Microsoft Excel, in the format you need, so you can send it out to bid quickly.
Here is list of takeoffs that a construction cost estimator can do for you:
- Site Work Takeoffs
- Concrete Takeoff
- Masonry Takeoff
- Precast Takeoff
- Reinforcing Steel Takeoff
- Lumber Takeoff
- Drywall Takeoff
- Insulation Takeoff
- Roofing Takeoff
- Millwork Takeoff
- Doors & Window Takeoff
- Cabinet Takeoff
- Flooring Takeoff
- Stucco Takeoff
- Metal Framing Takeoff
- Painting Takeoff
- Wall Covering Takeoff
- Electric Fixtures
- Plumbing Fixtures
We work under the strict guidelines of the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) & American Association of Cost Engineers (AACE) which ensures the right practices of tools and software for providing the right services to our clients. We are proficient with Planswift, Bluebeam, Trimble, RS Means, Cost Works, Xactimate, FastPIPE, FastDUCT, and Quest Estimating. Also, for zip-code based pricing out the takeoffs, we use RSmeans, Craftsmen, and our own developed databases.
POLICY AND FEE
Quantity surveys and estimates will be developed for clients on a first come first served basis. Projects are not accepted that cannot be delivered as promised.
Fees are established in advance in writing for each project based on:
- Lump Sum
- Hourly Rate
- Hourly rate not to exceed
Our mission is to provide value to our clients through our expertise in the electrical industry. Areas of individualized consultation include, but are not limited to the following topics: How to start or grow an electrical contracting business. Capturing the competitive edge in your specific market area. Contract negotiating.
When your new estimator is being oriented to your company, he or she may be tied up with training and not yet ready to take on the bidding process.
We can take on a large and complex estimate that would tie up your estimator. This expands your estimator’s capabilities to complete additional projects and change order estimates for existing work.
Before you’re bound to a contract, we can provide a bid check estimate to reduce risk and make you feel confident in placing your bid.