STACK Takeoff & Estimating software


701 reviews(4.5/5)
701 reviews(4.5/5)

STACK Estimating from STACK Construction Technologies is a cloud-based on-screen takeoff and estimating tool for professional contractors of all business sizes in most trades.

With STACK Estimating, users are able to produce bids with user-defined pricing, allowing them to calculate costs more accurately. Users are able to execute their own takeoffs within the program, or they can request the STACK team to do the work for them with a single click via the STACK To-Go tool.

The reporting module organizes data by location, division, or trade while a coverage rate calculator helps determine the quantity and type of materials required for a project.

STACK Estimating also provides pre-built catalogs for some trades that include in-depth lists of equipment, labor, and materials users need based on customizable historical experience.

STACK Estimating is accessible on Macs, PCs, and mobile devices so users can bid for work from anywhere.

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 8

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  • Dan from JJ Fisher Construction Inc

    Specialty: Concrete

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    September 2018

    Love it!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    Get it you will not be sorry.

    Pros

    Very easy to use software. meets or exceeds my expectations and now they offer a calculator that is interfaced with Excel where you can customize and add in your markup. i'm in the grading and concrete industry and they program fits me perfectly.

    Cons

    The only con i can think of is since it's web based the program sometimes it will crash in the middle of a take off, but once you hit the end button all is saved for those inputs.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Trevor from Johnson & Johnson Construction

    Specialty: Concrete

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Clunky

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    Has a lot of potential its just not refined

    Pros

    Stack is pretty basic as a whole. You can do area and perimeters very easily if that is what you need

    Cons

    Hard to modify pretty clunky. If you are not constantly accompanied by a stack rep you will have a very hard time modifying or building your own assembly

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  • Joe from Plumbing Contractor

    Specialty: Plumbing

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Awesome

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    This program is so easy to use and the staff is very knowledgeable and patient with teaching you the basics. It saves so much time!!

    Cons

    I have not found anything that I don’t like. It’s is the most user friendly program I have ever seen

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  • Hilda from Q&A Diversified

    Specialty: Design/build firm

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Super easy to use.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    With the right assemblies and training you can build out your cost with 90% accuracy or better. Great product!

    Cons

    No cons to mention.

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  • Ethan from Centric

    Specialty: General contractor

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Decent Web Based Program

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    Overall I feel that it is a good product. I use it weekly with no problems.

    Pros

    Pretty typical of an on screen take off program. The learning curve was minimal. Works with Mac products which is why my company switched to Stack for our takeoff software. Cloud based is nice so we can access our projects at all hours from anywhere.

    Cons

    Does not have some of the capabilities I have come to expect from takeoff software. No overlay capability and switching tools is a little clunky.

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  • Ricardo from Combined Contractirs LLC

    Specialty: General contractor

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Very powerful tool

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Ability to create assemblies has help the take off process. Really like the ability to scan in drawing via PDF files.

    Cons

    Having some difficulty with maintaining format when importing to BuilderTrend. Sometimes when importing drawing, the drawing sheets get really strange names.

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  • Chyna from www.roofiingdesigns.com

    Specialty: Roofing & siding

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    great service

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Ease of Use and good customer service. The system is user friendly making takeoffs easier and accurate. Also, the staff is very helpful.

    Cons

    There's a lot to learn pending on your trade. This is something I need to work on.... watch more videos... and use Help features.

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  • Robert from Hub Floor Covering

    Specialty: Finishing contractor

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    PRESIDENT

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    The software is great and makes takeoffs much easier. I can do more than double the amount of takeoffs ion the same amount of time.

    Cons

    I do multiple measures on the perimeters of rooms and would like to be able to see them individually for later reference.

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  • Tripp from Herring Electrical Systems

    Specialty: Electrical/teledata

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Good value

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Makes counting and estimating pretty mindless and easy. Really has helped our company get proposals turned around quickly.

    Cons

    Features are nice, however they could be a little more user friendly. Creating assemblies is generally more effort than it's worth.

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  • Milo from Pearce Co.

    Specialty: Finishing contractor

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Great product!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Great product! Saves me time, gas and money. Not to mention quick and accurate readings.
    It enables me to put out a lot more estimates than ever before.

    Cons

    Honestly there are hardly any I can think of. I have had a little bit of trouble getting Some companies prints to directly download to Stack because they use a different program. But I can still make it work.

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  • Steve from Ken's Discount Building Materials, Inc.

    Specialty: Construction manager

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    SO FAR SO GODD

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    N/A

    I LIKE IT VERY MUCH AND USE IT EVERYDAY. IT IS STILL A PROCESS OF GETTING USE TO IT. I HAVE BEEN DOING ESTIMATING FOR 40 YEARS ON RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL JOBS BY HAND WITH A CALCULATOR SO I DO BACK TO CHECK TO SEE HOW STACKS FIGURES AND MINE COMPARE. THEY ARE PRETTY CLOSE EVERY TIME.

    Pros

    IT SAVES TIME AND TIME IS MONEY. I HAVE JUST ABOUT FIGURED OUT YOUR SYSTEM FOR FIGURING THE FOUNDATION, THE WALL FRAMING WITH THE SHEATHING AND SIDING, THE INSULATION, DRYWALL, PAINT, INTERIOR MILL WORK, ELECTRICAL FIXTURES, PLUMBING FIXTURES.

    Cons

    SOME OF THE ROOF ESTIMATING IS DIFFERENT AND I HAVE HAD TO GO BACK TO THE OLD WAY FOR HIP RAFTERS , VALLEY RAFTERS, & COMMON RAFTERS,
    IT IS QUICKER FOR ME TO DO IT THAT WAY. WITH THE WAY THESE NEW CUSTOM HOMES HAVE THESE CHOPPED UP ROOFS.

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  • Danielle from JHM Construction

    Specialty: Concrete

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Stack pro review

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    easy to use - great customer service and integration with buildertrend. Great way to track jobs and estimates.

    Cons

    cost for adding other users. Sometimes while drawing area it will complete before double clicking and you have to re-do your work.

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  • Mark from Customweld Industries, Inc.

    Specialty: Other specialty contractor

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Project Manager / Estimator

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Makes estimating Jobs easy and quick. I can work on multiple jobs with no issues. The calendar is a great organizational tool to keep track on due dates for upcoming bids.

    Cons

    I don't have any real cons about this software. Everything works just as I expected it to and more.

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  • James from PWLC I, INC

    Specialty: Landscaping

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    It does what i expected

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    it's quick

    Cons

    No way to manually insert a quantity. More options for labeling.!!

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  • Jacob from Express yourself paint

    Specialty: Residential remodeling

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Fast and Easy.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    N/A
    Pros

    Cuts my estimating time in half and allows me to go and bid more work/ follow up with my outstanding estimates.

    Cons

    For what I use it for it could be priced a little lower. I am only using it to get me measurements and don't need all of the options.

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  • George from Rimrock Design

    Specialty: Finishing contractor

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Fast,Fast and Fast

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    Very easy to learn, up-load seems to be quicker. All the different uses from scaling to notes, list.

    Cons

    I dislike the slow times and the box that follows you around on the screen. It seems to get in the way a lot.

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  • Chase from Texas Tile Contractors

    Specialty: General contractor

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Complete upgrade to how we previously did takeoff's and bids for jobs.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    The speed at which I am able to do a takeoff for jobs and the tools that are available is what I like most.

    Cons

    There is a lot to learn about this product which can be over-whelming and sometimes under-utilized.

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  • Jim from Aquarius Supply

    Specialty: Landscaping

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Great Software

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Stack was easy to use and equally easy to teach others to use. The software allows you grow your database as the needs arise.

    Cons

    Having to build a database of common poly and pvc fittings was tiresome but once we built it using the software was that much better.

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  • Brian from Lifetime Roofing & Renovation

    Specialty: Roofing & siding

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    I have enjoyed using this service and the service provided has been quick.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    I believe it's easy to learn and use the software and makes your job easier when estimating these types of projects.

    Cons

    I don't like that you can't organize the projects you pull to certain due dates. It would be helpful to be able to switch due dates whenever possible.

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  • Kenneth from Drywall specialists

    Specialty: Other specialty contractor

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    It’s been ok

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    Will see how the rest of the year goes. And see if it was worth the investment.

    Pros

    Customer support has been great. Cut serious time off large prints. Simple to learn and use.

    Cons

    The price is high if your not doing large blue prints monthly at least. Hard to justify for smaller projects. No real use on my phone

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