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Old 11-25-2017, 07:14 AM   #1
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Learn How To Estimate


Hello there I'm a commercial subcontractor i want to start bidding on bigger jobs I was wondering if anyone took online classes to learn to estimate thanks
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Old 11-26-2017, 05:39 AM   #2
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If you are a subcontractor now, don't you already know how to bid jobs? Don't you submit an estimate for the general contractor?

Or, are you a sub-contractor, by the hour? Or, does the General tell you how much he will pay and you do the job for that amount?

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Man, I'd have to think estimating for drywall work would not be too difficult. As long as you have the experience under your belt and do a detailed inspection/discussion about the work that needs done, it should be a piece of cake. Experience in the field (IMO) trumps any "classes" you may be able to take.
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Maybe hook up with someone who has that experience, pay them for some knowledge?
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I found that accounting 102 was helpful. Buy any book for accounting 102... also I don't know a lot about drywall but in my experience, we provide building plans for our drywall material supplier, they provide a quote and how many boards it'll take. When it comes to the labor I'd suggest bidding on a price per board count ie. $20 x 400 bds.
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