Clear Estimates Remodeling Estimating Software


 

Clear Estimates is a construction estimating system for remodelers and contractors which allows them to create estimates, produce bid requests, draft proposals, manage customers and more. It integrates with QuickBooks and allows users to export project estimates and customer information into the system. It also relies on the RemodelMAX database for material and labor cost information.

While originally intended for remodelers, the system can be customized to meet the needs of most trades, such as, homebuilders, design/build firms, finishing contractors, roofing and siding contractors and other specialty contractors. It is designed for smaller companies that generate less than $5 million in revenue annually.

As an online, cloud-based tool, Clear Estimates is priced per user per month. Additionally, there is no minimum contract.

 

Clear Estimates - Project manager
 
  • Clear Estimates - Project manager
    Project manager
  • Clear Estimates - Add line item
    Add line item
  • Clear Estimates - Add template
    Add template
  • Clear Estimates - Proposal
    Proposal
  • Clear Estimates - Customer support
    Customer support
  • Clear Estimates - Help center
    Help center
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Bruce from R&B services
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

cool

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I use this app for a different reason than it was intended for, however I helps me tally down on numbers very well

Cons

I wish there was a Siri sort of feature to help with certain inputs. Still an awesome and great product

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Nathan from North Central Holdings
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Good value, helps reduce overexposure to poor bidding

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Good value for those with constant sales revenue and estimating needs. Some integration could use a boost, and it would be nice to be able to import product catalogues. The customer service is responsive but web based. Sometimes a phone number would be nice to call. With that being said I never waited more than overnight for an answer, they are pretty quick.

Use this software to reduce the amount of estimating errors and standardize your processes.

Pros

Pricing in line with industry standard
easy to use
somewhat mobile friendly
Can update and make your own templates

Cons

Does not integrate with CoConstruct
Templates can be a burden to adjust brands, would be nice if some pre loaded appliance and cabinet brands where in the estimating software i.e. Ikea, Bridgewood, GE, Kitchenaid etc.

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Terry from Builtrue Construction Corp
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Overall good estimating software but lacks estimating for larger projects.

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Pros

Easy to learn and use then customize the quotes.
Does feature pre-built estimate groups for certain projects.
Customer support is great, and after hours questions or concerns are addressed first thing next morning.

Cons

Spend a lot of time adding custom line items.
Prices for planning and permitting are grossly underestimated, planning is about half of what it should be and permitting is a third of what it should be.
Online based so it becomes slow at times when the servers have a lot of users on at the same time.

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Ceolus from Monetic Solutions Inc.
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2017

November 2017

My experience using the clear estimates software okay or not...?

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I think it has a lot of potential. The ability to take information and plug it into a pdf or word document is great. The basic functions are easy to move around and the overall system is straightforward.

Cons

The issue I have with it is the materials/supply markups. I think it could a whole lot easier to get updated product cost for an area and use it in the estimate. Every time I used it the price was always off even from the smallest supplies. It scared me so I could trust the software...

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Richard from Do'It Right Construction
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Clear Estimates

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Try it, youll love it!

Pros

Cheap and Easy to use, and can quickly put together your quote pre-written data base is included with your monthly subscription.

Cons

Needs just a little more added to its data base in way of simplistic handyman project's and more added to the template section.

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Marc from Shetland Contractors
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

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Good overall product for putting together estimates

Pros

The program is easy to understand and create estimates.
Templates provided make it much quicker to calculate prices

Cons

Does not integrate with any take-off software
There is no straightforward overhead and profit calculation

 
 

Cirilo from ECR GROUP SERVICES LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

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I recommend this software to everyone who is any kind of business very easy to use does not need any training

Pros

I have to type anything I just select what I need and all price out labor and materials in the best software

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I do my estimates in five minutes and I am very happy with it and the customer services is very high quality when I ask a question I get the answer right away.

 
 

Brent from Wickham Construction LLC.
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Nice Professional Looking and Easy to Use....

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Have been using Clear Estimates for about 6+ months, was looking for something that was not to complex and cloud based. Gives nice looking professional estimates and proposals to customers. Customization of templates and being able to add parts is nice.

Pros

Easy to learn. Pretty much covers most area in construction in the templates.

Cons

Under the select a category just wish the could have a blank category to fill in for those items that just don't fit into the template options.

 
 

Arnold from 5 Stars contracting
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

My Clear estimate review.

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I've been using Clear estimates software for about 4 years and the Program is very compatible with other programs out there. What makes Clear estimate different is that it is user-friendly and the layout of the program is very professional. When I hand my estimate over to my customer it's very well laid out and detailed . What I like most about Clear estimate Besides it's layout it pretty much covers all the trades. But the best thing is that it's very affordable for contractors like me that runs a small business.

Pros

What I like most about this software is being able to set up Parts & Templates which makes putting together an estimate a lot faster which means you have more time to oversee your business.

Cons

The thing I least like about this software is not being able to use it for insurance work. What I mean by that is some jobs I get may be from insurance companies and the estimate might call for dehumidifiers and fans board ups stuff like that. But I can get by with it.

Advice to Others

My advise for others looking to better and there's the company. Clear estimate software will definitely make you look professional when dealing with your customers this is a great program guy and I will highly recommend this to anyone looking to be professional and want to make the company look good.

 
 

Raby from Choice Kitchen and Bath Inc
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2016

October 2016

I have been using Clear Estimates approx. 5 years or more.

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During that time have looked at other software and keep coming back to clear estimates because of ease and reliability. I recommend it highly , once you set up your templates you are good to go. The presentation of the proposal is also very good. There are a lot of good features. Pricing gets updated every few months that goes a long way for feeling confident about your proposal.
For the Re-modeler it a best choice.

Pros

Speed of presentation and putting together bids.

Cons

Some areas of construction are lacking in the area of plumbing . Its weak there.

Advice to Others

Give it a try you will not be disappointed.

 
 

Craig from Almar Building and Remodel
Specialty: Design/build firm

September 2016

September 2016

Been using C.E. since the beginning

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Likes Best

This product too our company easily from doing estimates on a "yellow legal pad" to a customized software that makes our proposals look more professional than any of our competitors.

Likes Least

Wish that you could have multiple logins to the same parts catalog.

Recommendations

Look at how the final proposal looks compared to other software. The proposals that CE put together are easily edited and formatted to meet your needs. It sets us apart and our clients love the level of detail that it provides

 
 

Richard from Do'It Right Construction
Specialty: General contractor

September 2016

September 2016

Clear Estimates is number 1 of it's kind!

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Likes Best

This software site has a definite ease of accessibility, you can quickly visit the app and input customer information and pull up a detail proposal on you project in a respectively short amount of time

Likes Least

Only real drawback I've seen is that the templates and available data need to be added to. There is a mountain of data available to provide quotes on projects but there could be much much more, I've many times run into a situation where that pricing simply isn't here. However this app is the best in it's field based on price, accessibility, and output of the required paperwork once you've properly setup your account with your personal information.

Recommendations

Proper setup of your personal account information to get your desired look is most important, also hit the "Save" button very frequently to avoid frustration or loss of information while adding items to your quote

 
 

Howard from Simons Brothers Inc
Specialty: General contractor

August 2015

August 2015

I have used this product for greater than 8 years.

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I have enjoyed the added features which have evolved over time. The product support team is great! hey actually listen to the voice of the customer and have continuous exchange of dialog. I don't believe I have experienced this much with software companies. Just recently i borrowed a tablet with a keyboard and brought it with me to look at a potential job. I was able to quickly generate the majority of the estimate in real time. When I returned to my office, I completed within 1/2 hour. Saved myself alot of time. Using touch screen also helps moving around.

Likes Least

For the online version, I would like to be able to save a local copy of the data base and use it off line. If i can

Recommendations

Try and compare to other s/w on the market like I did

 
 

Randall from Columbus Handyman

May 2013

May 2013

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Software produces the most professional looking proposals. The cost database is easily edited. I experienced a short learning curve to be up and running and producing accurate estimates and proposals.

 
 

Todd from Fields Remodeling

February 2012

February 2012

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I have been using Clear Estimates for several months now and I love it. This program has raised my revenue 70%.

 
 

Lupe from Construction

November 2011

November 2011

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I have tried other software in a 4 month voyage when I started working back in construction. The other software was a NIGHTMARE and you have to pay additional fees just to understand it. Clear Estimates seemed to have ease of use and great customer service. The guy you speak with is VERY nice and understanding of your needs. The only downfall is that it does not have Commercial bidding prices. If it did, I would use it for that as well. Try it yourself for his initial fee of I think $5.00. The first time I tried it out, I canceled it before the end of the initial promo and had absolutely no trouble getting my refund. After test-driving other software, I came back to Clear Estimates since it seemed to meet many of my needs. Very easy to use once you get initial coaching.

 
 
 
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Bob from HnS Handyman

March 2018

March 2018

AWESOME. Best value for what is pa cked in this app. I'd recommend to anyone.

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Pros

Easy to navigate, awesome customer service, labor and materials figured as you enter, professional looking proposal.

Cons

It takes a little to get use to. Not much else. With a very little practice and watch tutorial videos, it's easy.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

Hi Bob. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! We are very happy to hear Clear Estimates has been easy to navigate, accurate and has provided you with professional looking proposals. If you ever have any questions, or happen to get stuck, just let us know. We are happy to help! - The Clear Estimates Team

 

Dane from Prestige Specialty Builders, Inc.
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Great program, very well supported with attentive customer service...

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Knowledge and process of pricing in areas we don't work in enough.

Pros

The customer service with this software is awesome! There's a lot of feedback from a "Real" person.

Cons

Well, at the beginning, it needs just a little modification on pricing compared to my company's pricing, but overall I believe that tweaking will yield great benefits and quicker turn around time on estimates. We are keeping one of our accounts because we know it will bring about higher quality estimates and a better overall competitive edge in our industry.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

Date: February 2018

February 2018

 

Hi Dane! Thanks for taking the time to write this. We're very pleased to hear our support team has been up to par. Pricing is one of the most important aspects of winning and staying profitable on bids. While we provide pricing, it is always possible to customize to fit the needs of your company. Glad to have you on board, Dane! Let us know if you have any questions. - The Clear Estimates Team

 

Conrado from CD Architect

February 2018

February 2018

Esay to use and proffesional looking reports

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Definitely, your customer support and prompt responses, flexibility and easy to customize. It was also fun to use

Cons

A little bit expensive if you do not use frecuently, however If I were not retiring I will continue using it

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

Date: February 2018

February 2018

 

Hi Conrado! Thanks for taking the time to write this. We've enjoyed your time here at Clear Estimates and wish you the best in retirement! - The Clear Estimates Team

 

Jason from Miller Incorporated of Asheville
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Great platform that makes bidding quick and easy.

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We secured a couple jobs with it. The program makes bidding quick and easy

Pros

Great value for the money. They are very helpful in getting you set up with "how to" videos and support.

Cons

This is great for those bidding frequently. If I were to make a suggestion, it would be to have a pay-per-bid option for people who only do 3-4 bids a month.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

Date: January 2018

January 2018

 

Hi Jason! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do our best to update and rethink our tutorial videos focusing on getting users familiar with Clear Estimates quickly. We're thrilled to hear Clear Estimates has help make bidding quick and easy. Thanks for the suggestion. That is definitely something I will run by our team. Thanks again for your time with us! - The Clear Estimates Team

 

Bryan from Your Handyman
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

November 2017

November 2017

Very satisfied with this product -- been using about 10 years.

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Providing customers with a quote using Clear Estimates adds credibility and professionalism to our company image.
It is easy to create estimates, edit, keep track of customer quotes and projects.

Pros

allows you to provide potential customers with an accurate estimate, including all aspects of the project

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

Date: November 2017

November 2017

 

Hi Bryan. Thanks for taking the time to write this. First of all, we want to thank you for your continued support over the years. We're happy to hear Clear Estimates helps you provide accurate, professional looking estimates. The sales process of a bid is very important to us, and we want to make sure you can win the most important ones. Know that we will do our best to continue to provide a quality product. Let us know if you have any questions! - The Clear Estimates Team

 

Eric T. from Renaissance Enterprises, LLC

October 2017

October 2017

Very helpful for bidding jobs!

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Accurate job estimates with detailed pricing and flexibility. Up to date pricing info. Professional estimates.

Pros

The constantly updated materials and labor costs based on my geographical area is invaluable! I also like the flexibility to adjust pricing.

Cons

Can be a bit time consuming putting all the bid pieces together. Would also like to see an invoicing option based on the bid.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

Date: November 2017

November 2017

 

Hi Eric. Thanks for taking the time to write this. We're thrilled to hear our up to date pricing is helping you win bids. It's also nice to hear that you have been able to customize bids to fit each specific project. Just a few weeks ago, we did release a Pro version of Clear Estimates. Pro allows you to invoice for each bid you create. We would be happy to enroll you in a free trial of Pro should you be interested. Thanks again, Eric. Take care! - The Clear Estimates Team

 

John from Vintage Craftsmen LLC

October 2017

October 2017

Overall very positive...after a small learning curve, the service was perfect for my small company

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Easy to navigate, intuitive, can quickly get up to speed and start pumping out estimates without significant downtime learning how to use.

Cons

The task list could be better collated to make the itemization of project work scope much easier and, ultimately, faster.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

Date: October 2017

October 2017

 

Hi John. Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. Knowing our users find Clear Estimates intuitive and easy to navigate gives us great pride. I understand your database concerns and will reach out to see specifically what you are having trouble with. Keep in mind too that we offer templates for all of the common jobs (kitchens, baths, decks, additions) where all you need to know is the SF, and Clear Estimates calculating the material and labor. Look for an email from us shortly. - The Clear Estimates Team

 

Todd from RnT Construction
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Detailed Awesomeness!!!!!

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Professional looking auto generated proposals

Pros

It puts everything automatically together saving me hours of typing, organizes my many projects and helps me every step along the way. The customer support is on point helping answer my 100's of questions to make me look like a pro!

Cons

The rates are off significantly for the auto generated lines but makes it somewhat easy to change them. Just that I have to do it for every single thing is a pain and the changes are not saved for future drafts. But i would have to do that anyways on my own so there is no real Cons

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

Date: October 2017

October 2017

 

Hi Todd -

We're thrilled you are finding Clear Estimates to be a helpful and professional program! Whenever questions come up, we do our best to answer them in a timely manner. As far as your pricing, it's possible you are not updated to your local area. We are going to reach out to make sure your pricing is accurate. Look for an email from us shortly. - The Clear Estimates Team

 

Neal from Neal Ragan Construction, Inc.
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

I was having trouble getting to my past files, customer service agent jumped in and responded immediately and helped.

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One of the nice things is to be able to see materials and labor calculated at the same time and see the mark up as well. Normally you have to do these things separately. These figures are generally on the money. Some one has put a lot of work into this program.

Pros

It's very thorough and professional looking. I'm still learning to use the program. I'm not the most computer savvy. so far I have not lost money with the estimates I have done.

Cons

Sometimes I have trouble finding the topics I need, or have to sort through a lot to find the one I need. I time hope to be faster at that part.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

Date: August 2017

August 2017

 

Hi Neal - Thanks for the kind words. We do our best to help our clients through the learning process. When searching for a part, I would recommend using the "search" feature, allowing you to type in key words that relate to a part. This might help save you some time. Material and labor calculation is one of our favorite parts of Clear Estimates. It allows you simply enter the amount of something you need, not worrying about calculations. Please do let us know if any other questions come up! - The Clear Estimates Team

 

Tony from Langner Renovations
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

July 2017

July 2017

Great Support and Great Service

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Its easy for my customers to understand

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I changed from what I was using and will never go back. Great product and I would totally recommend it

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

Date: July 2017

July 2017

 

Tony, thanks for taking the time to write this. We're thrilled your clients find your estimates easy to understand. Please let us know if anything comes up! - The Clear Estimates Team

 

Chuck from CTR Carpentry LLC

April 2017

April 2017

Worth every dollar!!!

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I used this software when it first came out. Now it has come a long way on appearance and functionality. As far as learning a new software, the curve was easy for me. If you are a small contractor this is a must for speed of quoting and accuracy. Also with the reports function you look as professional as the big guys. If you want to step up your company, get Clear Estimates!!!

Pros

Easy to learn. Professional looking reports. The ease of updates prices for material and labor. Customer support is spot on. And the software was created by remodelers that understand the struggle. They are always striving to make the software better.

Cons

Some minor software updates could be done. A mobile version could also help a lot more small business.

Advice to Others

Well worth the money. It will pay for it self with 1-2 jobs.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

Date: April 2017

April 2017

 

Hi Chuck,

Thank you for the review! We're happy to have you on board again. We are thrilled to hear you like the improvements we've made since you have been gone. We appreciate the kind words. Happy estimating!

 

Kevin from KNL Construction Inc.

March 2017

March 2017

Great product it has helped my business.

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I do not like the estimating side of my business cause I am bad at it and I tend to be optimistic which causes me to short myself in the long run. I started using this product to help me with the process to get estimates out faster and to know I am giving a good estimate that doesn't short me. It has helped me in that aspect for sure. The customer service is superb. There is this little icon u click and send them a msg with your questions and they get back to you in a timely fashion. The nice thing is the msg comes back in the program and they also send me an email. So if I am in the field working I know they have responded with an answer when I get the email. I love how you can email the estimate right from clear estimates and the estimate looks very professional. You can customize the formal estimate to how ever you like. Also if you don't like the prices they give you, you can easily adjust them for that estimate per item. Or you can customize that item to show up every time with your adjustment in price on every estimate. The customization to the items and pricing is endless. I have had to add very few new items they have so much to chose from already. The program is easy to use. I could teach my 11 year old to use it if I needed to. I have had nothing but great success using there program. They also give u a free trial to use it first. Take the free trial and try it you won't be dispointed. I am surprised this program does not cost more. I have made up for its cost monthly in the more money I am making due to its estimates. Thank you clearestimates.

Pros

Easy of use, price, use on any device, customer support, the quarterly updates for pricing, and formal look of the estimates, and being able to email the directly from clearestimates to my customers.

Cons

Does not import directly in to quickbooks online. If it did that it would be perfect for me. I prefer using quickbooks online so I can use the program from any where like clearestimates.

Advice to Others

Keep up the great work and customer service I appreciate it. It has made my business more profitable.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Hi Kevin,

Thank you for the review. It is our number one priority to help you win bids, and I am thrilled our software has helped you to do so.

In the future, we do plan to integrate with QuickBooks online. We'll be sure to let you know when that happens.

As always, let us know if any questions come up!

- The Clear Estimates Team

 

Sam from Sam Finney Carpenter / Contractor
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

March 2017

March 2017

Clear Estimates Game Changer

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I run a small construction company with the estimating program it makes my business look very professional. The proposal print out at the end of the bidding process is very detailed oriented which the customers love. I like everything about it. Quick, easy to work with and very professional.

Pros

It's easy to use.

Cons

Have to add parts on my own for certain jobs this program does not incorporate

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Hi Sam,

Thanks for the review. We're happy our proposals increase your professional appearance. Our goal is to help you win bids, when you're doing so, we are happy!

Thanks again,

The Clear Estimates Team

 

Bob from Stratton & Company
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

March 2017

March 2017

"Must have estimating software for your business."

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I Love the products features and flexibility. I used to leave "money on the table". Now my bids are market accurate. My profitability has never been better. Hope to continue winning business with Clear Estimates.

Pros

Accurate market pricing of labor and materials on a regional and national basis.

Cons

Report layout customization could be a bit more flexible .

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Hi Bob,

Thank you for the kind words. We're happy to hear our pricing is accurate for your area and that you're finding our tool flexible and useful. Happy estimating!

- The Clear Estimates Team

 

Aaron from The Property Doctors

March 2017

March 2017

What I was looking for

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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I've been trying to find some software that would help streamline my estimating as well as have a database to pull from. I had Clear Estimates recommended to me and I can't be happier with what I've found. In the first week I've created several estimates and emailed them out to my clients. The report that is created for the clients is easy to understand and read.
Very satisfied.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Hi Aaron,

We're glad Clear Estimates has helped you to streamline your estimating process. Let us know if any questions come up!

- The Clear Estimates Team

 

Barry from Chesapeake Home Inspection & Improvement
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

February 2017

February 2017

Home Improvement Clear Estimate Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
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This is the second time for me using Clear Estimates. After not using the program for a couple of years, I was surprised at the updates made, that made it easier and faster to develop my estimates, and the fact that the cost for the program had remained the same. The support and the new videos are fantastic. I have recommended it to several of my friends, who are also contractors. The nice thing is, the more you use it the faster and easier it gets. I do a lot of the same kind of jobs, and now all I need to do is copy an old estimate when doing a new one. I can see what I estimated on the old one that was high or low and make adjustments and if needed, add or subtract items as needed. This is really made easy with this program, and keeps my estimates more consistent. The Proposal and contract part of the program is great and can be customized with little time and effort. I highly recommend this program over the 3 others I have used. None were this complete or easy to use for the cost.

Pros

Easy to use, and cost.

Cons

I do Wish it had more small Home Improvement cost items.

Advice to Others

Watch the videos, they have a lot of short-cuts in them that will save you time.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Hi Barry,

We're happy you've found our support articles and videos to be helpful. We do our best to provide as many resources as we can to make sure our customers succeed.

Thanks for the home improvement part suggestion - we will look into it.

- The Clear Estimates Team

 

Robert from Robert Horne Contracting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Clear Estimate Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
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Value for Money
Value
Support

We were looking for a software package that would enable us to bid on larger, more substantial construction projects. We also needed to be able to customize the pricing and other options available for each customer. Clear Estimates met our specific needs and is easy to use.

Pros

Flexible easy to use.

Cons

Similar project parts - difficult to tell difference.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Hi Robert,

We are glad Clear Estimates has turned out to be a flexible program for your needs. We understand every business is different, so the option to edit and change line items is vital. Thanks again for the feedback!

- The Clear Estimates Team

 

Brad from Kosh Construction
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Great Software

Ease-of-use

Functionality

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Value for Money

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I use Clear estimates for all my bids and find it is extremely helpful in saving time on my bids. Not only can I use the pricing built in to the software, but if I have something a bit more custom I need to price, I can customize as needed. Whenever I've had questions, they've always been quick to respond and very helpful in bringing me up to speed.

Pros

ease of accessibility from any device

Cons

limited descriptions of work or material items (parts)

Advice to Others

go through the tutorials, they'll save you a lot of time wondering what to do or how to accomplish it.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Hi Brad,

Thanks for the feedback. We very happy to hear Clear Estimates has been a useful tool for your company.

Thank you for you continued support!

- The Clear Estimates Team

 

Joel from Creative construction

February 2017

February 2017

Have used for about a year

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This software is the best I've found for my home remodeling business. The price is fair for what it does. I don't use the pre-populated labor prices. I think every business applies a price they think is right. There are some things you don't have the ability to edit however. For example, the font of text isn't adjustable. Also, the title of the proposal isn't adjustable. I'm sticking with this program because it is the best I have found and hope they improve it in the future.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Hi Joel,

Thank you for the review. We are always trying to better our tool with client feedback, and very much appreciate yours. As far as the font goes, you can edit that by heading up to "Options" > "Report Settings" > "General".

To update the report title, head up to "Options" > "Report Settings" > Choose the report in question > At the bottom you will see "Report Title".

If you have any questions, please contact me at alex@clearestimates.com

Hope this helps!

 

Paul from Agile Interiors
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Better than other branded estimating tools

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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Product Quality
Quality
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Support

Clear Estimates is intuitive and easy to use. It is designed in the same logical order than one would use to build a home. I love the reports and the quotes I can generate because they are highly professional.

Overall I couldn't be happier with the tools and software, for the price they can't be beat.

Pros

Ease of use and intuitive

Cons

Some times the prices and text need to be altered to fit a particular project. The tools for doing customization could be easier.

Advice to Others

It would be great if it included a drafting tool so that you can shape a room with dimensions and then use that as the baseline for estimates--already having the linear and square footage would help me from having to add it over and over again.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Hi Paul,

Thanks for the feedback. We're glad you find CE to be easy to use. A drafting tool would be a nice idea - I will bring it up in our next meeting!

 
 
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