i'm looking for an estimating program that is easy to use,relativly
acurate andt is affordable for use in a small but growing construction
co.that focuses primarily in remodes additioons repairs and earthquake
retrofits. also .is there a software program that is considered as the
industry standard by contractors?
I was a reseller of CAD and estimating software for a number of years
through the early 1990s. I would say Timberline was and probably remains the
most widely used estimating software. I resold WinEst which was less
expensive and easier to use.
<%= Clinton Gallagher
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I wrote one for myself back when we programmed in DOS. I have
never converted it. It figured each piece of lumber, the board
feet of them, the hours it takes to erect them, even the length of
rafters. There were data tables to amend wages per hour, price of
lumber per board foot, the extra studs for example that years of
experience tells us we need. Even flooring sheetrock, concrete,
everything to build a house. As I said, I could plug in current
prices that each calculation would access. I used it for several
years before I retired and it usually was with in 10% plus or
minus. I even had graphics show beside the places to enter a
number for a visional reminder of what it was figuring. I still
haven't seen anything since even close to it.
Just talking, I haven't even considered selling it so no, this
hasn't spam. <G>
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