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Buildertrend is a construction management system for home builders, remodelers, specialty contractors and general contractors. It combines project scheduling, project management, financial management, customer management and service... Read More
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Buildertrend is a construction management system for home builders, remodelers, specialty contractors and general contractors. It combines project scheduling, project management, financial management, customer management and service... Read More
 
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CoConstruct is a web and mobile-based project, financial, and client management system for custom home builders and remodelers. It is the only single-entry estimating system that allows each user to enter a piece of information once,... Read More
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CoConstruct is a web and mobile-based project, financial, and client management system for custom home builders and remodelers. It is the only single-entry estimating system that allows each user to enter a piece of information once,... Read More
 
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ProContractor is a comprehensive estimating accounting, and project management solution designed to help small and midsize contractors manage critical financial operations. Deployed either on-premise or in the cloud, the solution enables... Read More
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ProContractor is a comprehensive estimating accounting, and project management solution designed to help small and midsize contractors manage critical financial operations. Deployed either on-premise or in the cloud, the solution enables... Read More
 
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UDA ConstructionSuite offered by UDA Technologies provides a comprehensive solution to meet the needs of builders, remodelers, GCs, construction managers and real estate developers. UDA ConstructionSuite combines construction estimating... Read More
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UDA ConstructionSuite offered by UDA Technologies provides a comprehensive solution to meet the needs of builders, remodelers, GCs, construction managers and real estate developers. UDA ConstructionSuite combines construction estimating... Read More
 
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MarketSharp is a cloud-based CRM solution used by residential remodelers and other professionals in the construction industry. In addition to the core CRM functionalities, the solution also offers project estimation, task scheduling,... Read More
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MarketSharp is a cloud-based CRM solution used by residential remodelers and other professionals in the construction industry. In addition to the core CRM functionalities, the solution also offers project estimation, task scheduling,... Read More

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Ventus is a cloud-based construction and service management solution for businesses of all sizes. It’s suitable for general contractors, plumbers, electricians, home builders, communication providers and more. Primary features include... Read More
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Ventus is a cloud-based construction and service management solution for businesses of all sizes. It’s suitable for general contractors, plumbers, electricians, home builders, communication providers and more. Primary features include... Read More
 
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Improveit 360 is a web-based CRM and business management platform built for home residential remodelers, replacement contractors, and specialty contractors. The solution helps users manage leads, marketing, sales, jobs, scheduling,... Read More
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Improveit 360 is a web-based CRM and business management platform built for home residential remodelers, replacement contractors, and specialty contractors. The solution helps users manage leads, marketing, sales, jobs, scheduling,... Read More
 
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Maestro is the flagship product of Maestro Technologies, a Canadian-based software company that has been in the construction software industry for the last 20 years. Their solution has helped over 2,000 customers manage construction... Read More
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Maestro is the flagship product of Maestro Technologies, a Canadian-based software company that has been in the construction software industry for the last 20 years. Their solution has helped over 2,000 customers manage construction... Read More
 
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Visual Planning is an expansive, comprehensive, and efficient system that offers a complete solution for a business’s Project Management needs. It combines the tools users need to allocate resources, manage individual projects, budgets,... Read More
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Visual Planning is an expansive, comprehensive, and efficient system that offers a complete solution for a business’s Project Management needs. It combines the tools users need to allocate resources, manage individual projects, budgets,... Read More
 
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Smartsheet is a project management application with a spreadsheet-like interface to help teams collaborate, plan projects and manage tasks. The software offers a suite of project management applications, such as document management,... Read More
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Smartsheet is a project management application with a spreadsheet-like interface to help teams collaborate, plan projects and manage tasks. The software offers a suite of project management applications, such as document management,... Read More

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Plus Series from Contractor's Software Group (CSG) is a complete construction suite that combines accounting, estimating, project management, and onscreen takeoff in a single system. The solution designed for small and midsize contractors... Read More
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Plus Series from Contractor's Software Group (CSG) is a complete construction suite that combines accounting, estimating, project management, and onscreen takeoff in a single system. The solution designed for small and midsize contractors... Read More
 
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LEVESYS is a construction project management tool designed to help contractors in a variety of industries create estimates, manage bids, schedule projects, correspond with customers, track finances, and manage follow-up repairs and... Read More
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LEVESYS is a construction project management tool designed to help contractors in a variety of industries create estimates, manage bids, schedule projects, correspond with customers, track finances, and manage follow-up repairs and... Read More
 
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Cubit is construction estimating software by Buildsoft offering integrated bid management and estimating. The solution specializes in onscreen takeoff directly linked to estimating. If a user makes a change to their takeoff, it will... Read More
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Cubit is construction estimating software by Buildsoft offering integrated bid management and estimating. The solution specializes in onscreen takeoff directly linked to estimating. If a user makes a change to their takeoff, it will... Read More
 
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Contractor's Office from PrioSoft is an on-premise construction estimating software capable of handling the needs of contractors across a variety of industries include paving, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, concrete, general contractors... Read More
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Contractor's Office from PrioSoft is an on-premise construction estimating software capable of handling the needs of contractors across a variety of industries include paving, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, concrete, general contractors... Read More
 
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Smart Contractor is a construction project management system designed for small and mid-sized general contractors in both residential and commercial construction. The system is suitable for remodeling or new construction. Smart Contractor's... Read More
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Smart Contractor is a construction project management system designed for small and mid-sized general contractors in both residential and commercial construction. The system is suitable for remodeling or new construction. Smart Contractor's... Read More

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BrickControl by SMH is a Web-based construction project management suite used primarily by small to midsized construction companies, architects, remodelers, interior designers and universities. It features applications for construction... Read More
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BrickControl by SMH is a Web-based construction project management suite used primarily by small to midsized construction companies, architects, remodelers, interior designers and universities. It features applications for construction... Read More
 
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Tradify is a cloud-based construction and field service solution for energy, electrical, construction and plumbing companies. Primary features include online job management, scheduling, quoting, invoicing, materials tracking and real-time... Read More
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Tradify is a cloud-based construction and field service solution for energy, electrical, construction and plumbing companies. Primary features include online job management, scheduling, quoting, invoicing, materials tracking and real-time... Read More
 
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BuilderHelper is a web-based construction management system for home builders and residential remodelers. It combines construction bidding and estimating, onscreen takeoff, and construction project management in a single suite. Though... Read More
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BuilderHelper is a web-based construction management system for home builders and residential remodelers. It combines construction bidding and estimating, onscreen takeoff, and construction project management in a single suite. Though... Read More
 
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Clear Estimates is built specifically for residential remodeling. The system is especially straightforward, intuitive, and affordable, making it a very popular option for remodelers looking for a straightforward estimating system.
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Clear Estimates is built specifically for residential remodeling. The system is especially straightforward, intuitive, and affordable, making it a very popular option for remodelers looking for a straightforward estimating system.
 
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Bid4Build is a best-of-breed, or stand alone, estimating system that is designed for small to medium-sized residential remodeling operations. The software includes estimating templates, financial analysis of estimates and more.
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Bid4Build is a best-of-breed, or stand alone, estimating system that is designed for small to medium-sized residential remodeling operations. The software includes estimating templates, financial analysis of estimates and more.
 

Buyer's Guide

by Eileen O'Loughlin,
Market Research Associate
Last Updated: August 17, 2017


Traditionally, residential remodelers have relied on pen and paper to draw up estimates for their customers. While many remodelers swear by this method, it can be time consuming and can lead to inaccurate estimates. So if you’re looking to streamline your estimating process and put together tighter, more accurate bids, you will want to look into purchasing residential remodeling estimating software.

We put this guide together to help you better understand this type of software. Here’s what we’ll cover:

What Is Residential Remodeling Estimating Software?
Common Features of Residential Remodeling Estimating Software
Residential Remodeling Estimating Software Pricing
Residential Remodeling Estimating Software Deployment
Other Considerations

What Is Residential Remodeling Estimating Software?

Cost estimating software helps residential remodeling contractors calculate material and labor costs and produce detailed remodeling proposals. As competition for projects continues to increase and more contractors are pressured to deliver fixed-bid work, buyers are adopting modern systems, including Web-based systems, to deliver accurate and professional proposals. At the same time, owners are using these systems to create their own home remodeling estimates and double check the accuracy of project bids they receive.

Screenshot of Visual Planning user dashboard

Screenshot of Visual Planning user dashboard

Common Features of Residential Remodeling Estimating Software

When we speak to residential contractors, the two primary criteria they have for estimating systems are: 1) that it be easy to use; and, 2) that it is affordable. There are a number of systems that meet these criteria, but they vary in their feature breadth and sophistication. Below is a table of the top core modules you should look for as you evaluate home estimating systems.

Manage customers Your system should serve as a basic customer management system. For example, it should track your prospect and client contact information, as well as the notes you create when you interact with them. More advanced programs will help you organize and automate your new project sales pipeline.
Manage projects While an estimating system does not function as a construction project management system, it should organize estimates by project and maintain information on each project. You should be able to pull up a client contact, select one of that client’s projects and see the estimates you have developed for that project.
Track material costs The core of an estimating system is the ability to maintain an extensive database of materials. This database should be updated regularly with up-to-date prices for materials in your region through a subscription pricing service like RemodelMAX. You should also be able to modify this database yourself.
Manage assemblies Rather than specify every 2x4 and nail you need for a job, you’ll want to create assemblies that combine all of the items needed to build a specific unit of work (e.g., a residential interior wall). Vendors should offer pre-built assemblies, as well as the ability to create custom assemblies.
Build and reuse templates Templates are like assemblies at the project level. They allow the remodeling cost estimator to start with a completed estimate for a similar job (e.g., kitchen remodel) and then make modifications to make the estimate specific to the job that is being estimated. The system should come with a library of templates, and allow you to create custom templates.
Reflect change orders Of course, things change during the pre-construction process and during the project. So, the system should enable you to process change orders in the system. The system should generate a change order report that illustrates the cost impact of the change. Finally, this feature should have a status for accepted, declined, pending etc.
Generate reports and proposals The output of your estimating activities should be well-formatted reports, contracts, and proposals that impress your clients with their professional level of detail and polish. The system should make it easy to customize these reports with your company logo and contact information, as well as contract terms specific to how you do business.

Residential Remodeling Estimating Software Pricing

Residential remodeling estimating software is typically priced in two different ways: subscription pricing and perpetual license pricing.

Subscription pricing: With subscription pricing, users typically pay a monthly fee for as long as they want to use the software. This fee might be determined by the breadth of features you want included, or it can also be determined by the number of remodeling jobs your business does on average.

Perpetual license pricing: With a perpetual license, you pay one large fee upfront and own the software indefinitely. However, with a perpetual license, you may have to pay annual fees for support, maintenance and upgrades.

It is worth noting that some vendors offer “per job” pricing, meaning you’ll only be charged for every individual remodeling job, and typically it’s a small percentage of the remodeling job’s overall price. Some vendors also offer free versions of their software that have limited features, allowing you to try it and out and see if you want to pay for the full version.

Residential Remodeling Estimating Software Deployment

Residential remodeling software is deployed one of two ways: cloud-based and on-premise.

On-premise. With on-premise software, you install the software directly on your own computers or servers. On premise software is typically associated with perpetual license pricing.

Cloud-based. Cloud-based software is accessed through a web browser or a native mobile application and is hosted on the software vendor’s servers. Many residential remodelers prefer to use cloud-based estimating software as it allows them to draw up estimates from their mobile device when they’re on the go.

Other Considerations

It is important to keep in mind that not all estimating software platforms can accommodate residential remodelers. Some platforms are better suited for specific types of estimating work, while others can work as multi-purpose systems that can cover most of your bases.

Also consider vendor viability. We frequently see in the market for construction software smaller vendors getting acquired—and sometimes sunsetted—by bigger vendors. While smaller vendors often have cheaper pricing, you might have less confidence that the vendor will be around for a long time. This is particularly important if the vendor offers a perpetual license and then goes defunct—that can be a bad investment if you end up stuck with “abandoned” software that is no longer being updated.

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