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Estimating Software

  • 1.  Estimating Software

    Posted 11-21-2018 14:42
    For our bidding and estimating template we have been using the old Excel method and it has worked very well for many, many years.  Over the years, it has been modified and updated to accommodate new circumstances and industry changes.  However, as our business expands and the overall complexity of the work we do increases, we feel we might something more robust.  We need something that can be customized to our industry, have the ability to import pricing from national manufacturers and suppliers, and be flexible enough to allow overrides for unique situations.  I'd be interested in hearing what other people are using for their bidding and estimating software.

    John Newlon MBA CCIFP
    Chief Financial Officer
    Kelley Brothers Roofing, Inc
    Fairfield OH
    (513) 829-7717

  • 2.  RE: Estimating Software

    Posted 11-26-2018 09:53

    Hi John,

    There is a huge risk disrupting estimating so I would recommend speaking to Ronnie Estes Jr., Black Diamond Consulting - 406-579-8778.

    Ronnie has helped a ton of estimators build the intelligence from their excel into team team based estimating systems that use excel formula.

    If you spend about an hour with him he will be able show you a solution. I'm certain of it.

    Cheers John,

    Chad Pearson  |  Plexxis Software Inc.

    Director, Business Development

    B: 905 889 8979 |  866 PLEXXIS

    C: 416 574 1677


    Chad Pearson
    Director of Business Development
    Brampton ON
    (416) 574-1677

  • 3.  RE: Estimating Software

    Posted 11-27-2018 06:35
    We are in roofing too.  For big projects, we use The Estimating Edge.  For residential projects (shingles), we've built an excel sheet / template that works well for us.

    Jill Morrow
    Vice President / Controller
    RBN Roofing
    Irving TX
    (972) 505-2800

  • 4.  RE: Estimating Software

    Posted 11-28-2018 14:01
    We also use The Estimating Edge and we highly recommend it.

    Joseph Smith
    Chief Financial Officer
    Commercial Industrial Roofing
    Prince William VA
    (703) 361-0841

  • 5.  RE: Estimating Software

    Posted 11-27-2018 10:05

    Lucrezia Esteban
    East Muskegon Roofing and Sheet Metal Co., Inc.
    Certified Building Solutions, LLC
    Certified Sheet Metal, LLC
    Muskegon MI
    (231) 744-2461