McCormick Systems was founded by a contractor during the late 1970’s and after thirty-three years in the industry has grown their product to reach over 8,000 contractors around the world - from the United States to Australia. McCormick System’s has won numerous awards for their estimating software from multiple trade organizations and publications.
McCormick Plumbing & Mechanical Estimating software was developed specifically to handle the needs of construction firms that operate in the plumbing and mechanical piping trades. The software’s strength lies in the estimating, takeoff, and bid management applications which are offered as best-of-breed solutions. For contractors that also get involved in a bit of service work, McCormick offers a best-of-breed service management application.
The takeoff application offers modules that allow for CAD file imports, automatic scaling, 2D takeoff, and digital plan takeoff. McCormick also offers a count and length probe that integrates with the software to allow manually marked drawing measurements to be entered into a digital format.
This package can handle jobs of nearly any size. We find ourselves recommending it primarily to companies that generate up to $100 million in revenue. There is no limitation on the number of employees or number of users to operate this system.
For contractors that need takeoff capabilities digitally, McCormick offers On Screen Estimating to perform takeoffs from PDF, TIF, JPG files and many more.
Matt from Northwest Pipe Fittings, Inc.
Employees number: 101 to 500 employees
The following are the top reasons we selected McCormick Systems software as our in-house takeoff software:
1) Customer service, specifically our Account Rep Dylan
2) Easy of use
3) Capabilities of the software
4) Price/Value of the software
We choose McCormick Systems because their platform is exactly what we needed, it is incredibly user friendly, their customer service and support is fantastic, and the price/value was unmatched. The software allows us to save time and money on our takeoffs immediately; not to mention there is room to grow within the platform at no extra cost to us. Working with everyone at McCormick Systems (from our Account Rep, to the IT Dept, to the VP Sales) has been a true pleasure. A lot of companies say the customer comes first ... but don't always follow through on that promise - McCormick Systems takes that promise to heart!
The installation process and getting the software up and running was difficult. Upon installing the physical software key it created a very large usage drain on our in-house server, resulting in a frustrating lag on all employee terminals and all programs including McCormick Systems software. The good news was that McCormick Systems was great at figuring out a solution, as well as extending our trial period so that we could adequately test out the software prior to purchasing it.
Do your homework and actually test out multiple products using real life scenarios (in our case actual takeoffs we were doing at the time). We started out by narrowing our list of potential vendors down to five. From there we vetted it down to three, of which we had all three do a live demo of their product, as well as a Q&A session. After that we narrowed it down to two and then asked for a free trial from each vendor and actually did some real life takeoffs - to see which one was the best fit for our needs. The trials allowed us to clearly see which software fit our needs the best and allowed us to purchase with confidence.
Marc from Full Spectrum Plumbing, Inc.
Employees number: 2 to 5 employees
The Product works great and is fully customizable to fit your needs. Tech Support is real friendly and helpful.
There is nothing I dont like so far with this vendor. Everyone there is real helpful.
This is one of the best programs for the cost and easy to learn and use.
Melvin from Northwest Mechanical Construction, Inc.
Employees number: 21 to 50 employees
Best product for my business, the WIN 1000 software has been nothing but an asset to my business. I have never had so much confidence in bidding on projects until I've used this product. I've won more projects using this software than I did bidding off drawings, most of all I've saved a lot of time in completing a bid and i know exactly what my profit will be.
Nothing not to like about this product. Everything was and still is just perfect from the beginning.
The staff is amazing, always go above and beyond t make sure their clients are nothing but satisfied with the software they've purchased. Tech support is always there either with a click of a button or by phone. They have different products for contractors that fits the size of your business from 1 or 2 man shops to 100+ employee shops. Most of all McCormick System is very competitive.
Joshua from Burlington Electric
Employees number: 11 to 20 employees
Simple and easy to use. The technical support and sales professionals are very helpful and prompt.
There is a little bit of a learning curve at the beginning.
Choose what options you need and don't go overboard and end up spending more than you need to.
David from Y-delta.Inc
Employees number: 51 to 100 employees
Their support team is friendly and knows their product well.
There's no training available close to Georgia. Also, PDFs do not transfer easily. I was informed a patch is coming.
Pay close attention to the competitors' on-screen takeoff. It's not all it is cracked up to be.