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

75 Reviews of STACK Estimating

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from Alpha Systems of Sikeston, Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Awesome takeoff software

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Great software that really saved me a lot of time in takeoff and estimating. My salesman has followed up and continues to take care of me after the sale. It not just about the sale, it's about customer service! He sincerely wants his customers to be pleased not only with the software, but with the service provided by STACK. If there are problems, they address them quickly and efficiently. If you have recommendations that will make the product work better, they are willing to look at the recommendations and implement changes to make their product more marketable. Their customer service has been second to none and I wouldn't even consider going anywhere else for my estimating software.

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So far, no problems. Every problem that has cropped up, has been solved in a timely manner.

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Use the trial and get used to the software. Talk to support when you have questions and they will help you use the features that are the best for your application. Troy has been awesome when learning how to use different aspects of the software. Use the support team, they are eager to help and willing to walk you through the learning process.

 
 

from Thermaseal
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Great online program

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The thing I like the most is that this software has a database online so you don't have to use a large amount of space on your computer which is the case with many other programs and the reps are very helpful and seem interested in your individual experience.

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I did not dislike anything about the vendor per say my experience was pleasant. I did not like that the takeoff options were somewhat limited other than that the program is good.

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It would be beneficial if you had good internet connection because the program is online based. My internet speed is a little slow.

 
 

from Aetos Construction, LLC
Specialty: Utility contractor
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Basically Happy

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I feel that this software was very basic, but it was easy to learn.

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I feel like some of the measurements that we need to bid jobs accurately aren't able to be calculated.

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I don't have any recommendations. This software is just the basic take-off software

 
 

from J&A Contractors LLC
Specialty: Masonry / Stone
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Great solution for doing takeoffs from anywhere!

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We love the ability to do quick measurements without having to unroll a set of plans. Click...click and done! It's also, a great solution for going completely paperless in the office. No need to order redundant prints for the office.

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Uploading documents is a bit slow. Wish there was an easier way of uploading or a least faster.

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If you're looking for a modern application for takeoff, this is the way to go.

 
 

from All the Marbles, Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Easy to use and intuitive.

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I have used several different products and STACK is the easiest to use. I love my projects are accessible from the cloud and I can work from anywhere.

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It's a little pricey. But, I do like that we have been able to pay for it in installments.

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This software is so customizable. It is so easy to measure and mark up my projects. My notes are always saved and my plans are easy to find! I love the ability to hide layers of items. Makes it much easier to see what I am looking at as I am working.

 
 

from Prepco Flooring
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

I am a flooring contractor and doesn't work with seams

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Ease of use, also Cloud based, gets bogged down with large files

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Doesn't work with seams, I wish I was told that, the sales dept is always calling to upgrade and sending emails

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if you need seam layout..look elsewhere and if you don't want to be hounded by calls and emails..

 
 

from The Edgewood Company
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Excellent Takeoff Software

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The help and support are very knowledgeable about this takeoff and estimating system. They can easily assist with any questions and concerns, are very friendly and polite, and will help in any way possible. This system is constantly updating from reviews and ideas from the user. The videos on their you tube channel are very informative and provide another way of learning the system interactively.

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The estimating catalogs are a little expensive and they only have about 5 different catalogs.

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This software can totally revolutionize your estimating system if you take the time to learn about it and find the tricks to using it. If you don't know what you're doing, it can get confusing adding in all the equations to make assembly's etc.

 
 

from Mid-South Irrigation & Landscape
Specialty: Landscaping
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Hands down the best takeoff software I've ever used

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ability to organize & store files, as well as the ability to store a library of routine take offs

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Printing capability of reports & plans leaves a bit to be desired

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spend some time playing with STACK & you will never leave it alone

 
 

from N&L Contracting Solutions, Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Excellent Timesaver!

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Opened up more opportunities for us in terms of project bidding. As an owner of a growing waterproofing, who wears literally all the hats day to day, although a necessary evil, estimating had taken up a significant amount of time just in the downloading drawings, selecting which projects fit our work, printing, and managing the follow through, deadlines etc. Stack streamlined this process for me and I am able to push out bids as seamlessly as possible at a much more efficient rate.

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At times for larger scale projects, uploading can be bogged down but normally its very quick.

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Try out a few, as a MAC OS user we did not have too many options at the time, but Stack was the best.

 
 

from Environmental Landworks
Specialty: Landscaping
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

First Year with Stack CT

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Stack Estimating allows a very flexible approach to take offs and preparing estimates. I've been using this software for just over a year and had previously used another software with other companies. Stack is fairly streamlined, allows multiple options, and organizes your quantities in a way that is very user friendly and easy to manage.

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I find myself frustrated with creating my take off library before starting a project. There are many options, but it would be nice to be able to set some defaults when creating items. For example, when creating a count item, it automatically generates a 'Medium' check mark with 'Medium' line weight. With every count item, I am changing this to 'Small' and 'Small' because the current default obstructs too much of the plan. They have a library that you can set, but every plan has different items so I can only use the library for so much.

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Remember what the program is. It is a internet based software that is handling a large amount of information. It will get hung up from time to time, but that is the nature of internet based software. The options that it has and it's ability to be constantly updated still makes this a very easy program to use.

 
 

from Gilmer Acoustics, Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Stack Takeoff

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Ease of communications with design team, always willing to help, and fast.

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It can be finicky with certain search engines.

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Try it, get to know the staff, they will make you feel very comfortable, and really care about your success.

 
 

from Sargon Masonry
Specialty: Masonry / Stone
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Stack Takeoff

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The program is easy to use, and very accurate. The customer service is always top notch if you have any issues which rarely ever happen. It up our estimating productivity in our department by 50%. The takeoff software is extremely easy to use is you have any computer skills you should be able to pick this up in a day or less.

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Every once in a while the program does crash causing you to have to re-login. All your data is saved never had any issues with losing anything, but it is annoying.

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Give it a try you will not be disappointed. the program is accurate and I never worry about losing information.

 
 

from Waukegan Roofing Company Inc.
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

Great Takeoffs every day!

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Ease of combining takeoffs with material needed, Scales have been correct after checking and double checking

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As with any program, there is a little bit of a learning curve, also a few calculations that need to be added...please note that suggestions we have made in the past have been added, so this really is a temporary situation for sure.

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Easy to learn, and once you use this you will want to use even on your smaller projects

 
 

from ACS Roof Maintenance
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Good Product

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It works for the minimal I use it. It takes off roofing with minimal effort.

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Shaky customer service. This product SHOULD be able to take off metal roof panels, as one of their previous products did, but they are not supporting it.

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I have no recommendations for other evaluating software like this.

 
 

from Rhine Demolition LLC
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

Great Takeoff Software

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Very easy to learn and use with very little training

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Cost and having to have it charged to the credit card instead of having an account setup

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none really. Just recommend giving it a try and spend some time using it. Saves lots of time in performing takeoffs

 
 

from Werthan LLC
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Great product solid value

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Ease of use not difficult to learn, I really like the report

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Sometimes loading takes longer than it should and the site goes down on occasion

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Play with it and use the on line chat for help the tech support is very good

 
 

from Majestic Services
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Great Product To Assist Small Business to Perform like Big Businesses!

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The cloud capabilities. I can access my takeoff from anywhere. If the product is glitching or having difficulty the online support has always been able to remedy my problem with in minutes allowing me to continue to work with minimal interruptions.

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This product is improving monthly. There is nothing that I dont like about this product and its customer service.

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Do not be tempted to over spend when this product out performs the more costly equivalents.

 
 

from Avalon Drywall
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

I would recommend Stack Estimating to anyone

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Easy to understand and use. If there is ever a need or want, it is quickly solved with the latest update

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Sometimes the software can be a little bit slow. But this rarely happens

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Stack is a very good program that helps with construction estimating

 
 

from All Phase Landscape
Specialty: Landscaping
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

Stack takeoff great

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Software is extremely easy to use and love the fact that it is cloud based so I can work on it where I have an internet connection

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putting items into phases is somewhat time consuming and not altogether easy.

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Try it out. It is very easy to use and you will greatly decrease amount of time it takes to do a takeoff.

 
 

from All The Marbles, Inc.
Specialty: Concrete
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Really helpful tool

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It makes bidding much more accurate. I cannot imagine the time it would take if we did not have this tool.

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I wish there was quicker online chat support. I am usually under a time crunch from a GC when I have to ask questions.

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Taking the opportunity for a learning session when using the software is very helpful

 
 
 
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