I couldn't agree more. Its the part of the job I love to hate. I have looked at a couple of estimating programs but my computer skills lack a lot to be desired.Enjoy it..............hmmmm I find it frustrating yet enjoyable, a good bad. .
can I try it?I love to build an estimate. I find it fulfilling to see the bid take shape, as the job takes shape in my head. I even went as far as to write my own computer program to help build the bid. I looked at some of the products on the market, and found them to be too cookie cutter in nature. I wanted the program to work more like the actual bidding/job planning process. Rates change based upon the type and scope of the job, and I did not see anything that took that into consideration. This program has helped me drastically cut my actual bid time. It also allows me to keep track of correspondences as it stores them in the database as well.
For background, many years ago, while in college studying residential construction, I minored in computer programming. While at the time the two fields seemed worlds apart to everyone else, I just had a feeling it might help.
I totally agree. You have to walk the job from start to finish in your head. The problem is that the more experience you have, the more potential issues you discover that the less careful bidders miss.THANKS.. I am all out again :laughing: yep I build the project in my head also. It is the best way to do it, these couple of projects I am bidding on.. I know their houses probably better than they do at this point