First Estimating has been in the construction estimating services business for more than 15 years serving Home Builders, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Engineering firms, Architects, Designers, Investors, Owners, and Developers with highly detailed and precise estimates and material takeoffs. We have an in house construction estimating team of professional estimators, quantity surveyors, engineers, trade experts, and field superintendents proficient in delivering your estimates within the fastest turnaround time of 24 to 48 hours.

Our Portfolio

We have a diverse portfolio in construction estimates for commercial, residential, industrial and civil projects including:

  • Multi-use residential
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Parks & recreation centers
  • Restaurants
  • Offices
  • Warehouses
  • Educational facilities
  • Bridges

Bid estimating

Subcontractors and contractors approach us for their bid estimates and filing their proposals for public or private projects. We incorporate location-specific material, labor pricing data using our developed construction cost estimating database. We have provided bid estimates to the subcontractors involved in nearly all the trades from airport highways to simple mechanical HVAC projects.

Design estimating

Design estimates and takeoffs are generated for projects where there are fewer details and specifications. These projects require assumptions supported by arguments that are defensible and reliable at the end for clients and our estimators are always available to satisfy the client’s need at its maximum.

Preliminary Estimates

These are often made during the preconstruction phase of the project when it is in the design stages or just prior to starting construction. Preliminary estimates are useful in getting loans, budgeting for clients, and cost-benefit analysis of the land before acquiring and preparing cost budget to hire contractors.

Conceptual Estimates

The conceptual estimate and takeoff are required during the initial stages where there are fewer details and specifications designed for the project and it needs to be evaluated for the cost and benefit analysis involving the feasibility of the project.

Structural steel and MEP shop drawings

Other than estimating services, we also serve contractors, manufacturers, and fabricators by providing comprehensive CAD shop drawing services to facilitate the manufacture and installation of prefabricated components. The software used for CAD drafting is Revit, AutoCAD, and Solid Works.

Monthly Takeoff Packages

Contractors save 60% of the expense of an in house construction estimator by signing up for our monthly takeoff packages. Our expert estimators are proficient with certified estimating software. This enables them to easily bid on more projects and so their chance of being awarded the job increases.

Benefits of Hiring Us

We are experts in construction estimating services, construction cost engineering, and material takeoffs. By partnering with us, you get the following benefits:

  • We offer a quick turnaround time of 24-48 hours.
  • We provide highly accurate and comprehensive estimates.
  • Our estimates are highly affordable (200$ on average, which can be less or more depending on the scope of work).
  • Our monthly takeoff packages can save 60 % expense of an in house estimator.
  • The bid winning ratio of our construction estimates in more than 85%.
  • We provide construction software consultancy and use trade-specific software.
  • Our certified construction estimators follow the guidelines of credible American estimator organization like American Association of Cost Engineers (AACE) & Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS).
  • We provide 24/7 customer support.

The construction estimating templates that we follow are approved by nearly all general contracting leading corporations and companies. The top leading construction developers have used takeoffs and estimates for documenting bid and supplier purposes. As a member of Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) and AACE (American Association of Cost Engineers), we ensure accurate, economical, and timely takeoff and estimates at your hour of need. Our template can be modified as per your needs and can be on editable EXCEL sheets. The contractor can also provide his own template of material takeoff sheets.