STACK Takeoff Software


 

STACK Takeoff is a web-based solution suited for commercial construction contractors looking to save time and increase accuracy in their bid process. It helps users with measuring lengths, counting items, calculating areas, slopes and volumes, and can export measured values to Excel with a single click.

Every STACK subscription comes with unlimited online training and support. Its support team can remotely login to a user's computer and see what they see in real-time, as well as provide answers to questions with personalized product demonstrations. 

STACK Takeoff features a user interface that can be customized for an organization's unique trade. Users can instantly share their plans with other team members, whether they're running on a Mac or PC. Estimators who need a more complete solution that goes beyond measured values can upgrade to STACK Estimating.

STACK Estimating subscriptions include all takeoff tools plus the ability to add materials, labor and equipment costs using items and assemblies from the STACK library or users' own customized versions. 

 

 

STACK Takeoff - Mobile capability
 
  • STACK Takeoff - Mobile capability
    Mobile capability
  • STACK Takeoff - Flooring takeoff
    Flooring takeoff
  • STACK Takeoff - Takeoff summary report
    Takeoff summary report
  • STACK Takeoff - Mutli screen views
    Mutli screen views
  • STACK Takeoff - Thumbnail tab
    Thumbnail tab
  • STACK Takeoff - Wall partition - item cost
    Wall partition - item cost
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Liz from KelTech Plastics, Inc
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

STACK Takeoff

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This product was suggested to me from a 3rd party site. I had never heard about it.

Pros

Quick take off of plans.

Cons

Limited capabilities beyond takeoff and searching.

 
 

JoAnna from America's Best Concrete
Specialty: Concrete
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Must Have Takeoff Software

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Our company used a competitors software that was not anywhere near as functional. In addition, the main computer crashed and all the functionality was lost. We had to pay an additional fee to set them back up if we chose too. That is when we found Stack.

Pros

Extremely User Friendly
Cloud Based
Excellent Customer Support
Priced appropriately
Specific to.our scope

Cons

Would like project management software incorporated with the takeoff and estimating functionality.

 
 

Jeff from Classic Landscape LTD
Specialty: Landscaping
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2017

January 2017

STACK is the Best

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We have 3 estimators and were all blown away with how fast it is to do take offs now. This is the best product on the market hands down. Will renew next year!

 
 

Jerry from Bridgeway Contracting, LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Owner of Bridgeway

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I have been with Phil Ogilby and his takeoff company for the past 8 years. He and his team never rest and are always working to improve their takeoff software with the mindset of making "My" job easier!

Pros

Everything

Cons

Wish I could get into old files from 3 years ago. They use a different format that changes our old access from Cloud to Stack

Advice to Others

Want to save time. Money and have more time with family and friends. The stack is the key to a fast life in the world of estimating!

 
 

Tanyanika from Cornish Concrete Construction
Specialty: Concrete
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Stacks Take Off

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Stacks is a decent product but is kind of confusing unless you really take the time to watch the video on using the product. However, their support team is by far superb. They are quick to jump in and lend a hand and are extremely patient in helping out.

I do feel as though there should be free webinars (don't remember seeing any that are open to the public in general) for people to slowly become familiar with everything that this product offers. This is one that a lot of the general contractors links their prints too so that it loads for subcontractors automatically, but if you are not comfortable with the product, it doesn't do any good.

Pros

The layout and the features that are offered for your trade

Cons

Understanding the features and trying to pull together a quote from taking off

Advice to Others

Take advantage of the trial period when you do not have a bid that is due soon. Take your time, watch the videos and take advantage of the support team for extra help.

 
 

John from Mid-South Irrigation & Landscape
Specialty: Landscaping
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

In a saturated market... STACK stands above all competition!!

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I use this product every day... Over my 20 year career in the commercial construction industry, I have have been hands on with multiple take-ups-off software programs. STACK outperforms them all by far!

Pros

Inventory of jobs is essential in my trade

Cons

Can be a little glitchy when printing off reports & plans

Advice to Others

Buy this software now!!! Pays for itself in no time at all...

 
 

Cliff from 3CJR Painting
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Stack review

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It is a very good product. I like the summary report and that you changed the measurement scales

Pros

Easy to use and makes the estimates quicker

Cons

The price is expensive for small companies just starting out

Advice to Others

The more you use it, the better it works

 
 

Ken from Sargon Masonry
Specialty: Masonry / Stone
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Stack Takeoff

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I have been using Stack Takeoff for years. It is very easy to you, and is much better than printing plans and doing a manual takeoff. The money you save by not printing plans justifies the cost alone, not to mention your takeoff will be more accurate.

 
 

Irma from R&I Glassworks
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

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Easy learning curve due to software is easy to learn very user-friendly. The staff at Stack very professional and helpful in ensuring you get the support you need. The trainer was very helpful any question or concern I had he put at ease by demonstrating and training me in the ways Stack TakeOff could assist my needs. Secondly, in comparison to other construction takeoff products we looked at are more complicated and costly. I found after much research Stack by hands down is a better product the support and training are phenomenal.

 
 

Eugene from Willamette Carpentry
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Feature rich, web based application

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I was on a journey to find a software that would work on my Mac without having to download Windows onto it. All takeoff software that I attempted to use advertised that they work on Mac, but when it came down to it, they all required bootcamp or some other system that basically ran the windows operating system. StackCT was the only tool that I found to work on all hardware; because it runs in the browser. It also is very straight forward to use; at least for me, it was.

Pros

Feature rich and runs in the browser, which means it can run on a Mac without having to put Windows on the Mac.

Cons

Since there are quite a few features, some of the features naturally beg for additional features. It would be great if the software would allow easier management of takeoff features that have been added, once they have been created. That is still a little clunky. I'm sure they will improve these since they're always adding improvements and new features.

Advice to Others

Give it a try. They give you a couple of weeks for free. You have nothing to lose.

 
 

Laura from Aetos Construction, LLC
Specialty: Utility contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Good Basic Take Off Software

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Stack has the basic take-off software, but it is easy to navigate and the customer service dept is excellent with any trouble or questions you may have.

 
 

Nick from Perfcon
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Excellent

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Very easy to use software and if any questions came up, a Stack employee was able to answer it within minutes.

Advice to Others

Great for our company's needs.

 
 

nabil from modern paving
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

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Very easy to learn and use, up and running in 20 minutes

Pros

Easy to learn and use

Cons

The excel report needs to be tweeked

Advice to Others

excellent choice, the best there is

 
 

Zach from Capstone Supply
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Stack Software review

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I have been using Stack for a little over a month and really appreciate this product. There isn't a problem I have come across that the software hasn't found a solution for. I have been in constant contact with trainer who are more than equipped to teach others how to be effective. I would Highly recommend this product to anyone!
Thanks!

Pros

Customer service
Ease of use
Cloud based

Cons

Not much to complain about here

Cant see project name while inside project working

Advice to Others

Buy this product! very user friendly!

 
 

Dennis from Dreamscapes By Dennis, Inc
Specialty: Landscaping
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

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The stake takeoff for us, is used for our landscape business. For the most part, its easy to use. If your loading a lot of plans it takes a bit of time. And loading specs for us takes awhile too. It is slightly inconvenient when trying to look at loaded documents and it takes you out of the program, and you have to sign in 2 more times before you can get to the specs. That takes up time. I would say this is a program you cannot do in a hurry. Overall, the program is a wonderful program. Maybe just from a landscape point of view it could use a few adjustments but we are still very pleased and grateful for the program!

Pros

Excellent tools and options

Cons

a little time consuming

Advice to Others

make sure you have ample time to work with the program.

 
 

Charles from Brian McPartlon Roofing
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Great Product

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This allows me to do take offs so much quicker then using a set of plans. Not to mention the money it saves on printing said plans. Save lots of money by using this!

 
 

Ryan from Southern Green Builders
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Great Take-Off!

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Stack has a very intuitive and easy to learn take off package. It's tools and feature set are well put together. I enjoy the final results that let me see breakdowns by assembly and then make proper use of all the information the take off generates.

Pros

Easy to use
Breakdown of assemblies

Cons

More customization

 
 

Stephen from J.E.S., Inc.
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Easy to use software

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We have used stack takeoff for our commercial estimating for over 2 years. We would not use any other product. We are very pleased with the data and the user friendliness of the site. We will not be shopping elsewhere for takeoff software.

Pros

Help is only a click away. The staff are sitting there constantly with a browser window to ask questions in at any time you need it. Updates on any new tricks or items available are given to you the moment they are released.

Cons

None

 
 

Nate from L. Martone & Sons
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Easy Take Off

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Stack has given us an affordable option to do take offs. One of the best features is that everything is cloud based so I can work on projects at home or in the office without missing a beat. Easy to get started and the team has been very helpful.

 
 

VALENTIN from Arreguin Group, Inc.
Specialty: Concrete
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Easy and convenient

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The ease of use and accessibility to my takeoffs is great! When I don't get a chance to be in the office everyday, It's convenient that I can just log in from any computer and pick up where I left off.

 
 
 
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