Red Rhino electrical estimating solution by Hard Hat includes integrated construction management features for estimating, change orders, purchase orders, project management and invoicing. The solution is cloud-based and allows the user to access and log in from any location. Users can estimate small or large residential, commercial, light industrial, structured cabling and fire alarm projects.

Red Rhino includes program wizards and assemblies for input of materials and offers material pricing for items that are updated monthly with national averages. Multiple users can work on the same estimate at the same time and all team members from estimators to project managers can have access to project data.

The software has a monthly subscription fee that includes customer service, training and online instructional videos. Red Rhino is geared toward small businesses with less than $15 million in annual revenue with up to 10 users.



7 Reviews of Red Rhino

Overall rating

4.5 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 7 of 7 reviews

April 2018

Dan from Architects & Engineers

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2018

A good all round estimating software for electrical contracts

Great for small electrical contractor.

Pros

Has all the features and usability for general projects. Easy to use, with many additional features such as purchase orders, invoicing, change orders and project tracking.

Cons

This is only specific to the one trade - electrical. All other trades are lacking in detail and specifics.

November 2016

Seth from Southern automation and electric

Company Size: 2-10 employees


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

November 2016

It's good

I like the overall of the software. I just had hard time taking off job with Material.

Cons

Navigating threw the products was hard. Trying to find panel description when going off material take off wasn't easy.

September 2016

Meagan from Mega Power Electric


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4.5 of 5

September 2016

Great Product

Pros

The product is easy to learn and use. It's not a huge company so there's only a handful of people that you talk to. They really take the time to get to know you and your company and are there to help with any questions. It is also the most affordable option that we found and it seems to be pretty accurate once you get the hang of everything.

Cons

There are little videos that pop-up automatically on every page that are supposed to try and help you with whatever screen you happen to be on. They get annoying fast but can be turned off. No big deal really...

October 2014

Ken from Buzz Electric LLC


Ease-of-use

4.5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2014

Red Rhino Estimating on the go.

Pros

The key item that drew us to Red Rhino was the cost. The fact that we could pay for it monthly with no subscription was a key selling point for us a start up contractor. What has kept us using it is two fold, first and most important, we have been winning projects and making money on them. Second is the fact that as a cloud-based program, I can get access anywhere any time from any computer, which has come in very handy when I needed to give a client a quick estimate.

Cons

My only complaint about the program is the limited product library. We use a lot of Wire-Mold doing school remodels, and the existing selection is very limited. You can add items and build your own library, but that takes time, which as a newer company is something that is in very limited supply.

July 2014

DJ from Alco Electric LLC


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2014

Great support, easy to use

Pros

I have tried some of the other electrical estimating software systems, and this by far is the easiest and quickest way to go. They go out of their way to make sure you are successful with their program. It is web-based so you can use it anywhere.

Cons

I can't find anything negative about the program. I can use it on any computer.

July 2013

Don from Energy Electric


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

July 2013

We are an electrical contracting company in Tampa, FL. We have been using Red Rhino for about a year and love it. Web based applications are the way to go. The Red Rhino team truly care about our success and the training is very good. John Kelsey has been a big help!

October 2011

Chris from NOVA Power Systems


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2011

Red Rhino was a perfect fit for my situation. I am able to bid a lot more jobs, and feel good about the numbers.