First Estimating offers a wide range of construction cost estimating services and cost management services to cater to the needs of the ever-growing construction industry. Being in the business for many years, we have reached a point where we totally understand the market conditions and can handle cost estimates for the project of any complexity. Our team of expert estimators deliver accurate, timely and comprehensive estimates containing marked-up plans with a special emphasis on precision and attention to detail and remain engaged with the clients from conception to completion of the project.


We recognize the unique requirements of our clients and our construction cost estimating services are tailored to their particular needs. Among our clients are:

  • General Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Project managers
  • Developers
  • Investors
  • Architects
  • Homebuilders
  • Owners
  • Vendors


  • Cost estimates
  • Material takeoffs
  • Feasibility studies
  • Bid evaluation
  • Bid management
  • Consultation on bid filing
  • New project leads
  • Subcontractor marketing
  • Litigation assistance
  • CPM scheduling
  • Project cost management
  • Change order management
  • Value engineering
  • CAD drafting

Bid estimating

If you are a contractor busy with the field activity and struggling with the complex bidding process, we can help you with highly detailed and accurate construction cost estimating services to facilitate bidding and winning jobs. Not only that, but we also provide assistance on bid filings and manage your bidding network profile.

Design estimating

Architects and engineering firms need estimates throughout the design phase to evaluate design alternatives with respect to the budget defined by the owner. We provide conceptual, schematic design, design development, and detailed construction cost estimating services to aid them.

Budget estimating

If you are a developer or owner, the budget estimate can help you to define the initial budget, project financing, verify bids submitted by the contractors and to allocate budget limits for the architects. It also helps in the selection of the right material as well as to optimize efficiency and control costs. Our estimates can provide you the reliable pricing to make the right business decisions regarding vendor quotes and negotiating with contractors to avoid additional change orders.

Preliminary estimating

At the very initial stages of project planning, preliminary estimates allow investors, developers and owners to check the feasibility of the project. We provide the most reliable and defensible preliminary estimates based on the data from past products using incomplete drawing plans. Our estimators come up with the square footage costs to help our clients analyze if the project is worth investing their money and time.


Our estimators have diversified past experience of working with general contractors and subcontractors companies and follow the strict policies of AACE and AIQS. Our team comprises professional construction cost estimators who are trade specialists, including site work, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical, and a lead estimator who covers all the aspects of the project. We serve in all CSI divisions:

  • Sitework
  • Earthwork
  • Masonry
  • Concrete
  • Finishes
  • Drywall
  • Painting
  • Flooring
  • Roofing
  • Lumber
  • Millwork
  • Cabinetry
  • Stucco
  • Metals
  • Rebar
  • Structural steel
  • Door/Window
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Ductwork
  • Thermal/moisture protection
  • Insulation