STACK Estimating Software


 

STACK Estimating from STACK Construction Technologies is a web-based on-screen takeoff and estimating tool for professional contractors of all business sizes in most trades.

Within STACK Estimating, users are able to produce bids with user defined pricing, allowing them to calculate costs more accurately. Users are able to execute their own takeoffs within the program, or they can request the STACK team to do the work for them with a single click via the STACK To-Go tool.

The reporting module organizes data by location, division, or trade while a coverage rate calculator helps determine how many and what type of materials users will need for their projects.

STACK Estimating also provides pre-built catalogs for some trades that include in-depth lists of equipment, labor, and materials users need based on customizable historical experience.

STACK Estimating is accessible on Macs, PCs, and mobile devices so users can bid for work from anywhere.

 

 

STACK Estimating - Mobile capability
 
  • STACK Estimating - Mobile capability
    Mobile capability
  • STACK Estimating - Flooring takeoff
    Flooring takeoff
  • STACK Estimating - Paint takeoff
    Paint takeoff
  • STACK Estimating - Paint takeoff - exterior
    Paint takeoff - exterior
  • STACK Estimating - Takeoff summary report
    Takeoff summary report
  • STACK Estimating - Thumbnail tab
    Thumbnail tab
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

26 Reviews of STACK Estimating

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from JT Williams Masonry LLC
Specialty: Masonry / Stone
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

A company that will not stand behind their product.

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The product is not suited for the Masonry business and the so called experts can not make it work properly. I was on the phone several times with these experts and they had to get off and go and consult with other members to try and resolve issues. They leave you for days while trying to figure out your problems before they return calls. I was told on one occasion that it would be three days before they could get back with me, all the while I had a bid due the next day. I simply ask to have my money refunded since I had the software less than 30 days, and it took them 3 weeks to send me an email denying my refund. As many of you understand that own businesses, the honorable thing to do would be to make the customer happy, not steal their money and just claim the software works fine.

Advice to Others

Do not purchase very shady company that will not honor their promises of a trial and support. They just want your money.

 
 

from Allied Interiors
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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I use this everyday to estimate drywall, ceilings, and paint.

Pros

This product is easy to use. You can learn it in a day or two.

Cons

It can run slow at times.

 
 

from Mainstyle flooring
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

great product... a little high in price....

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I love the software and the ease of use... the staff is great and answered all my questions promptly and precisely. Thanks for all you do.... the only thing is the price is a little to high for what I need...

Pros

easy to use.... great people in support.

Cons

price

Advice to Others

try it and if it works for you and the price fits your budget then stick with it/

 
 

from John T. Morgan Roofing
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Excellent Software

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STACK is easy to learn and easy to use. The staff at STACK are amazing and extremely helpful!

Pros

Easy to use.
Easy to Learn
Great customer service.

Cons

Nothing!

 
 

from Green Bay Area Builders
Specialty: Architect
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Keith Van Dera

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I found the software easy to use and multiple ways to have it do all the things we needed

Pros

easy to use and work around in with minimal training if you really wanted it I was able to work in it with ease

Cons

only as fast as your internet connection

Advice to Others

make sure your internet connection is fast and if you are stuck ask for help

 
 

from Advanced woodworking
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Changes not good

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Silverlight worked well for cabinet takeoffs. The new system does not work. Having to create a takeoff each time is very time consuming. We are looking at other programs at this time. I left messages to discuss our issues without results. Loading was very timely. We are looking ate bluebeam. I would have like to stay.

Pros

Again the Silverlight was good.

Cons

Takeoffs set up, loading, Switching rooms all bad.

Advice to Others

Does not work with cabinets.

 
 

from John T. Morgan Roofing
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Great Software!

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I love this software. I have been using it for about a month now and it has made estimating my projects so much easier. The software was easy to learn, it only took a couple of webinars. I love that it is cloud based and can be accessed from anywhere.

Advice to Others

Get this software!

 
 

from B&M Roofing of Colorado, Inc.
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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I've been using Stack for a couple of years and it's been the simplest program for onscreen take-offs.
We are using the program to help us with our safety plans and production schedules as well.

 
 

from Silver Summit Exteriors
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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We use STACK Estimating on a regular basis to do exteriors takeoffs here at our construction company and really like the software. It is easy to use and if we ever have questions it's easy to find the answers. We would recommend this product to anyone interested in using a new estimating program.

 
 

from Factory Direct Floorings
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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We have really enjoyed stack. It has really streamlined out commercial estimating, and is also really useful for residential new builds.

Pros

Ease of use. Different available reports. Accuracy in takeoffs

Cons

Upload is very slow. Sometimes the program crashes and needs to be closed down. Automatic saving seems to prevent most data loss though, so that is a saving grace.

 
 

from Legacy roofing LLC
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Great addition to our process

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Stack has been a great addition to our process. It has not only been a time saver and helped with our accuracy it has also been great for communication, with 2 locations about 100 miles apart we can now review plans together and have a clearer understanding of upcoming projects.
The customer support is great and they are constantly putting in new and very useful updates.
I would highly recommend Stack to anyone.

Pros

Very simple to use but also powerful.
Great connectivity because of being cloud based

Cons

So far I have had no real cons just suggestions for future updates which the Stack team always takes in to consideration.

Advice to Others

If you are still doing paper takeoff's or using a program that does not fully support your needs look at stack it most likely will be a great addittion.

 
 

from B W Electric
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Stack Estimating

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This soft ware has made my life as an estimator very productive. we went from bidding 2 jobs a week to 10 jobs in 2 days a week. This product will really enhance your ability to bid jobs, it is so easy to use.

Pros

Ease of takeoffs and pricing. I can bid 10 jobs in 2 days.

Cons

Sometimes it takes a little longer to up load plans but is still very worth the small time to wait.

Advice to Others

If you are not uses this software to bid jobs you are wasting a lot of time.

 
 

from Franklin Drywall Inc
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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I have had great help with learing this program all from scratch. For our business it has been very helpful and detailed. Anything I have a question on I ask right there and get an answer pretty quickly or I can call and talk to them directly. This is a huge plus in my eyes.

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

That I cant do peak area measurement

Advice to Others

This is a great program for any trade. I would definitely consider this program for your business.

 
 

from Johnson Brothers Landscaping
Specialty: Landscaping
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Great Software

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I actually started using Stack when it was called Cloud Takeoff. They have made some really great upgrades recently and the price stayed the same which is unheard of. If you are ever in need of Customer Support they are there. Customer Support is back East however they will answer regardless of time on their end....My rep has answered from home at his dinner table!

Pros

If job is awarded you have all counts already.....Stored in Cloud so you can save as many projects as you want.

Cons

Its slow uploading plans depending on size and is slow and stutters on occasion

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Worth the money I highly reccommend

 
 

from Precision Drywall
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Excellent product

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It was very easy to write formulas and create new wall types. The jobs that I used Stack for the take offs were so accurate that we only had 1 stud and a couple pieces of track left over. Very easy program to learn.

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Easy to write formulas and it gives very precise data.

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I would like it if I could write a formula that would account for variable heights and different levels of finish.

Would be nice if you didn't have to re do your wall types after re-organizing your own folders.

Advice to Others

If you create your own formulas and folders organize them well before creating wall types.

 
 

from KMC Concrete
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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This product improvement the time during the estimating process, this help to get more bid in short time.

Pros

Scale precision, concrete calculation, price reporting

Cons

Linking accessibility is limited
PDF printing option selection is complex but not imposible

Advice to Others

Yes, if you have need improve your productivity at your office project staff, this is a excellent product for this target.

 
 

from Ecological Insulation
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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I find that for the estimates that we perform this software is perfect and simple to use. I cannot imagine something being easier.

Pros

Its ability to provide tools to take and organize-very good.

Cons

It dosent perform estimates without me.

Advice to Others

Use it and make sure that the tools are acceptable for your specific trade.

 
 

from Piep Pro inc
Specialty: Plumbing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Piping Take off tool

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I have enjoyed this product for performing take off on big jobs with multiple systems

Pros

Able to zoom in on drawings, Keeps library of past piping systes taken off

Cons

Would be nice if it could insert fitting and valves

Advice to Others

Deffinatly sugest for a good online takeoff software you can log into and use anywhere

 
 

from Johnston Enterprises, Inc.
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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I have been using this product for about 10 months now, and it has really streamlined our bidding process. Before, we were doing takeoffs by hand. This is much more accurate and saves a lot of time!

Pros

Material take offs, assemblies, reporting

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I would like to see the ability to export reports from the calendar page to analyze projects won and lost

 
 

from Hendricks Construction Inc
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Best Takeoff Software Out There!

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I have tried many trials of other products before settling on STACK. I am a commercial metal framing/drywall/ACT contractor and this program has saved me countless hours in the office estimating. There are so many things you can do with this program from separate take offs to square footages, linear footages, markups, clouding documents to send back to clients... the list goes on. All of it... extremely easy to use. I learned in less than a week.

Pros

Dimension lines, square footages, linear footages, clouds, ease of use, cloud based,

Cons

Sometimes it is slow because it is cloud based but very rare, hard to undo what is done. Costly

Advice to Others

The money is tough to part with but it will pay itself off in your time and in the accuracy of takeoffs.

 
 
 
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