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

136 Reviews of STACK Takeoff

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

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

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Easy to learn and use

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The excel report needs to be tweeked

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excellent choice, the best there is

 
 

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

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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!

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Not much to complain about here

Cant see project name while inside project working

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Buy this product! very user friendly!

 
 

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

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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!

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Excellent tools and options

Cons

a little time consuming

Advice to Others

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

 
 

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

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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!

 
 

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

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.

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Easy to use
Breakdown of assemblies

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More customization

 
 

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

 
 

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

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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.

 
 

from Glenmore Roofing
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Simple and effective Takeoffs Software

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I found Stack Takeoff through online searches. Specifiacally I was looking for something compatible with Apple which can be a challenge.
I have fond the program easy to use and the support available when I have needed

Pros

Ease and speed of Takeoff

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My only complaint is that I don't do a lot of new construction work so I find the flat annual fee a bit steep for the 30-5o take offs I do in a year it would be nice if there were a few different tiers.

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Works great on Apple

 
 

from Bernie Jenkins,Inc.
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Helps speed up the estimating time

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Of course, we are still old school and use paper prints. But using the software improves our accuracy.

Pros

It has gotten easier to use the more we get familiar with it

Cons

I always wish that there was an opportunity to go to a live class

Advice to Others

Keep with it and you will get faster

 
 

from The Painting Hub
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

User Friendly & Accessible from the Cloud

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STACK is a user friendly software I was able to get comfortable with in a short period of time. I've only been using this software for about a month now and STACK has already added a couple new features, which tells me they are serious about providing an excellent user experience.

This is a cloud based software, which not only allows you to save all of your information in one spot, but also enables you to access it from any computer with an internet connection. I suppose this could be a really useful feature for most users.

Overall, our takeoffs have become much quicker and more efficient since using STACK.

 
 

from DRC Contracting
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Stackt Takeoff Appreciation

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I been using Stackt takeoff for several years, I appreciate its user friendly and simple but detailed programing

 
 

from SoCal Sprayfoam
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

stack Takeoff

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fast and easy to use estimating software. Makes my job easy.

Pros

fast and easy to use and upload data

Cons

none

Advice to Others

make your estimates faster by using Stack

 
 

from RCR Construction
Specialty: Utility contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

An easy and time saving tool

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As a general contractor, I have tried several takeoff tools. This by far is the simplest to use...

Pros

Its easy to use.

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Just some constructive feedback....Needs to work better with apple products...the mouse scrolling and zooming are terrible and it is quite frustrating. Like every product it has bugs, sometimes it freezes and I have to start over. Need to be able to group takeoffs by date, I do multiple phases of takeoffs during a project and I want to keep the old takeoffs but be able to easily archive them or put them in a folder....there are just too many take offs to look at when I get to the end of a project so grouping and or filing them by date or even being able to sort them and file them would be awesome!

Advice to Others

Use this product

 
 

from Rocky Johnson Contracting
Specialty: Concrete
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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Easy too use take off software, fairly priced great customer support...................................

 
 

from All Phase Landscape
Specialty: Landscaping
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

STACK Takeoff

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I have been using Stack Takeoff in the landscape industry for a about 18 Months. It has increased our productivity and accuracy in doing takeoffs. We can get more done in the same amount of time with fewer errors.

Pros

I love being able to compare various sets of plans to see what changed without having to re-measure everything.

Cons

Some of the editing tools need to be enhanced

Advice to Others

Definitely worth the money so take a look and give it a try.

 
 

from All The Marbles, Inc.
Specialty: Concrete
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Makes life much easier!

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This software takes much of the guess work out of doing takeoffs now. I wouldn't even think about doing a job without first using stack to get a closer number to the actual square footage.

Pros

It's pretty self explanatory.

Cons

I have to go into the older model to get old plans that we have already done take offs of.

Advice to Others

Use the training opportunities offered to make using this product easier.

 
 

from Loomis Companies
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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We use this for construction take offs for commercial projects. Great, product. Easy to use, makes doing proposals SUPER easy!!

Pros

Ease of use. Quick.

Cons

Some of the features aren't as easy to pick up on when first learning.

Advice to Others

Definitely worth the price. Reduces time spent doing takeoffs by hand. Great for those who like to visualize. You can even show the customer or installers which areas have different materials, etc. due to the color-coding done during takeoff.

 
 

from Liquid Foam Insulation Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Old Estimators Do Not Be Fearful

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I have been on the estimating side of construction for most of the last 25 years. Sheets, sheets, and more were all I was comfortable with. I really fought the "computer age".
I tried several different pieces of estimating software and I found most to be either too cumbersome or too technical.
With Stack or as it was when I began using it - Cloudtakeoff, I find everything to be much more efficient. I have cut my time per project by 65%.
I cannot say enough about the customer service also, first rate!

Advice to Others

If you are hesitant old school guy like me, please give this a try. You will not be disappointed.

 
 

from MGC Drywall
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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I have had a great experience with Stack so far. I have been out of estimating for about 10 years and this was my first experience with on screen takeoff.
I was a little unsure at first but I knew I need to speed up the takeoff process and avoid printing so many plans. Stack was/is easy to use and has helped me at least double the number of jobs I can bid.

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

Sometimes it seems to 'freeze' up.

 
 
 
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