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Old 03-05-2018, 03:39 PM   #1
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Estimating/Bid Software Or Spreadsheet? Residential Remodeling


Can anyone recommend a software or share a spreadsheet for estimating/bids? We are a GC and our industry is residential remodeling. We have a basic spreadsheet we currently use, but it takes hours to put a bid/estimate together and was wondering if there is something out there, where we could plug in the numbers and it would do most of the calculations.

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Old 03-05-2018, 08:17 PM   #2
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This is an estimating software you might want to consider:

http://www.maderasoft.com/MaderaEstimator.aspx

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Totally depends- do you supply materials? In house labor? Or do you sub everything out? If so, do all of your subs supply and install?
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I am also looking for a type of spreadsheet or software. I am a general contractor that specializes in rough framing and exterior trim but I am also branching off into turn key custom home building. I am estimating 2 homes and 2 remodels right now and it very time consuming so I am looking for something can let me make my office and job time more efficient. I do not supply materials. I have subs for a lot of the trades for building homes but I also bid and do a lot myself.
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