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Estimators vs Bid Qualifiers

Estimators vs Bid Qualifiers

Posted: September 18, 2020 | Estimating

Most of our new subcontractor clients ask us the following question: “Are you an estimator or a real estimator?” What they are trying to politely ask is: “Are you a well qualified, experienced and seasoned construction professional with actual field experience, or are you one of those ‘pass thru’ General Contractor (GC) estimators?”

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Bidding and Winning Profitable Projects in Good Times and Bad

Bidding and Winning Profitable Projects in Good Times and Bad

Posted: September 18, 2020 | Estimating

With so many projects being pushed, put on hold, or outright canceled due to COVID-19, many construction businesses are facing stiffer competition and a shrinking pool of projects. Whether you’re feeling the squeeze or not during these uncertain economic times, it’s always critical that you bid and win the most profitable projects.

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Cloud Tools Help Get Work Done

Cloud Tools Help Get Work Done

Posted: July 31, 2020 | Estimating

As 2020 grinds to the half-way point, we already know this year’s dominant story will be how COVID-19 has changed the construction industry. For a business built on handshakes and casual one-on-one conversations, the concept of remote work and social distancing has been a foreign concept for many to embrace.
 

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Estimating the Estimate – Understanding the Costs of Bidding, Quoting, and Budgeting

Estimating the Estimate – Understanding the Costs of Bidding, Quoting, and Budgeting

Posted: July 24, 2020 | Estimating

It has always been interesting to me when I see an ad, brochure, or website for a construction company that proudly proclaims “free estimates”.

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Moving from Excel to a Full Estimating Software Program

Moving from Excel to a Full Estimating Software Program

Posted: July 17, 2020 | Estimating

Fifteen years ago, Steve Schmucker started a painting company as a means to pay his way through college. He built a loyal customer base early in his career by providing a high-quality product with personalized service. Fast forward fif teen years and two changes of location, Cedars Woodworking & Renovations took form, and now they are completing $100,000 projects.

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