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. They also offer a PRO version that includes additional functionality. All users have access to a knowledge base and free support. Additionally, there is no minimum contract.

View estimate
View estimate

View estimate

Add parts to estimate

Add parts to estimate

Professional report

Professional report

Knowledge base

Knowledge base

Spreadsheet breakdown of estimate

Spreadsheet breakdown of estimate

Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)



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Zohair from Whiting-turner

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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November 2018

Is great tool for complying detailed estimates

Pros

Creating templates that are pre defined estimates is a very useful feature for having quick estimates for new jobs that are similar in nature from the previous jobs. Clear estimates allows to build and modify the cost codes. Add new line items, labor and material cost for different locations.

Cons

3D model integration is a key feature that is missing. As 5D estimates are becoming a common practice in the AEC industry.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

November 2018

Clear Estimates has determined this to be a fake review. This review was most likely solicited by Capterra and not checked for authenticity. Clear Estimates has no record of this person or company in our database.

Lynette from BC Construction of North Georgia

Number of employees:  1 employee

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November 2018

Super time saver

The customer service is outstanding. I had a one-on-one call with CSR to help with a few questions I had, and he was extremely helpful - patiently explaining those things I was confused about. With the new search feature, I am now extremely happy with this product and am very glad to have found it.

Pros

How much faster it is to put accurate estimates together. I also like ability to adjust the labor rates and hourly multiplier for bigger crews. The templates help make sure I don't miss including necessary parts to the proposals, and the ability to edit items for individual jobs is easy and convenient.

Cons

At this time, it does not integrate with QuickBooks Online, something that I have been told they are working toward. I found adding Alternates to the quote to be a little confusing with all the different areas that they can be entered, and still do to a certain extent.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

November 2018

Hi Lynette! Thank you so much for the feedback. We're thrilled to hear you are enjoying the recent changes. Everything we have done is based on our customer feedback. The new search feature should allow for much faster estimating. Our Quickbooks online integration is coming very soon. Within the next couple weeks, actually! I'll have a member of our team reach out regarding alternates - we're happy to provide a more in depth explanation about those. - The Clear Estimates Team

Mark from Mark Brandon Contracting

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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November 2018

Perfect Answer to Estimating

Been with them from the start up , great customer service and always striving to make things better for remodeling estimating . We searched and tried many other software options for estimating our large projects , maintenance , and repairs and were pleased to find CE nailed it for quoting everything we do and almost instantly made our estimating chore quick and painless.

Pros

User Friendly / Excellent adjustable database / Easy to make proposal changes for re-submittal /Proposals that Clients Complement Every time

Cons

No Cons with this software , we adjusted to fit our needs .

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

November 2018

Hi Mark! Thank you for taking the time to write this. We've appreciated your support over the years. It means a lot to us to know that Clear Estimates has been a helpful solution for your estimating needs. We do our best to continually update the program based on customer feedback. We hope you are enjoying the new changes! - The Clear Estimates Team

Aurelian from Actibois Construct

Industry / Trade:  Other specialty contractor

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

An easy to use cloud-based estimates software.

Pros

This apps enables you to make estimates easily, it has multiple templates to start with and we can personalize them in order to obtain a design according to our company visual identity. The software can be used on Mac, iPads or Windows computers.

Cons

This app's price can a little expensive for small company. Besides, I did not notice other problems.

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Corey from Finding Time Contracting

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

Great Etimating Software

We have easily conquered the estimating cross training, easy access from any computer, built in adjustable pricing., as a result, of saving time estimating, we are seeing increased closing rates

Pros

I switched from Xactremodel about 6 months ago, and as a small growing business, I can much easier train Clear Estimate software to other coworkers, plus it is web based which makes it very convenient for any user to access from a web browser. I was a fairly smooth transition, As Clear Estimates is very easy to use.

In reference to how the estimating function works it is fantastic. I am able to set my labor rates and multiply by fractions of the hour-the ability to manipulate the clean template make its very easy for our customers to read and understand, as a result, I believe my closing rates have increased by roughy 10%.

Cons

I really can not think of anything I do not like. Sorry, but I love Clear Estimates

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

October 2018

Hi Corey! It's great to hear Clear Estimates has become a useful tool for your remodeling company. It is stories like yours that keep us going. We strive to offer an easy to use, functional and valuable tool and are glad you have found it to be so. Keep up the good estimating and let us know if any questions come up! - The Clear Estimates Team

Helena from Executive Properties LLC

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

Great software

Pros

I liked how flexible it was to additional material pricing

Cons

It takes a long time to learn how it works

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

October 2018

Helena, thanks for taking the time to write this. It is great to hear Clear Estimates has been flexible to your needs. It can be hard learning a new tool, and that is why we provide 100% free support. Please reach out if you have any questions! Thanks again - The Clear Estimates Team

arnold from cupertino electric

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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September 2018

Great estimating software

Pros

The name says it all. Clear and precise estimates and not too complicated to navigate.

Cons

Takes a good amount of time to be proficient.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

October 2018

Hi Arnold! Thanks for the review. We aim to provide a tool helps you give accurate estimates without being bogged down with complexity. Learning new tools is a challenge, and that is why we provide 100% free support. We are always here to help if you have any questions! Thanks again, The Clear Estimates Team

jarad from Poole Home Improvements

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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September 2018

Fast setup, Easy to use, great support

I have used this software online with 5 different companies including my own its very easy to swap back and forth between companies.

Pros

Sign up, you online quickly and its super easy to setup and if you have a question you get an answer and you get it quick.

Cons

could use some more localized things added as different regions have different things they do due to weather for example.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

September 2018

Hi Jarad! We appreciate your review. It's great to hear that our team has answered all of your questions as they come up. We're glad Clear Estimates has been useful for all of your business estimating needs. As far as local items, we'll will have a member of our team reach out to see if you have any suggestions for your specific area! - The Clear Estimates Team

chris from executive properties

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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September 2018

overall experience

Pros

the customer support was very good and the price was affordable.

Cons

there was a few areas that were hard to use.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

September 2018

Hi Chris - Thanks for taking the time to write this. We're thrilled to hear our support team was able to assist with any questions you may have had. We would love to know what was hard about the program, too. We're always making updates based on user feedback! A member of our team will reach out shortly. - The Clear Estimates Team

Zack from Quality First Contractors

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2018

Only great experiences using Clear Estimates!

I've been a Clear Estimates subscriber for several years now and couldn't imagine what I'd do without the program.

Pros

I'm not very technologically advanced and struggle greatly with estimates as well. Clear estimates was as easy to work with as possible and the real selling point for me is their amazing customer service. I will never be great at using any software but several times I have emailed questions or called their customer support and I have always been able to speak with a live person who smoothly assists me through my issues. The quick response time is amazing and I have grown to count on their availability to help me with any issues and they have never let me down.

Cons

If I had to choose I guess I'd like it to be a bit cheaper but in all honesty it is a really good value and worth every cent. But who doesn't want everything a bit cheaper?

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

August 2018

Hi Zack! We appreciate you taking the time to write this. It's our priority to familiarize you with the program and to help you resolve any issues should they come up. It's great to hear our support staff has been helpful in doing so. Thank you for taking the time to write this and know that we will continue to provide you with the best tool we can. - The Clear Estimates Team

Jerry from Urban Upkeep LLC

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2018

Great software getting better everyday!!!

Pretty good for the most part.

Pros

This software is cloud based and pretty easy to use once you get the hang of it. The search engine within the data base is pretty good too. If you have a question you can chat with the folks that actually know what they are talking about. The best software I have used to date.

Cons

I would like to see the search engine get a little better. When searching it seems to give me too much information which is not much better than just searching each section.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Clear Estimates, Clear Estimates

August 2018

Hi Jerry! Thanks for taking the time to write this. We're glad to hear our support staff has been helpful in assisting with any questions or requests. We are actually in the middle of improving our search feature and plan to have something live soon. We think this will be a big help! Thanks again, Jerry. - The Clear Estimates Team

Bruce from R&B services

Industry / Trade:  Other specialty contractor

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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March 2018

cool

Pros

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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Bob from HnS Handyman

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March 2018

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

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

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

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February 2018

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

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

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

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February 2018

Esay to use and proffesional looking reports

Pros

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

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

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January 2018

Great platform that makes bidding quick and easy.

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

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

Nathan from North Central Holdings

Industry / Trade:  Construction manager

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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December 2017

Good value, helps reduce overexposure to poor bidding

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

Industry / Trade:  General contractor

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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December 2017

Overall good estimating software but lacks estimating for larger projects.

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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Bryan from Your Handyman

Number of employees:  1 employee

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November 2017

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

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

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

Ceolus from Monetic Solutions Inc.

Industry / Trade:  Construction manager

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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November 2017

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

Pros

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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