Construction estimating & material takeoffs



Providing detailed, itemized estimates based on your project requirements, allowing you to submit competitive bids with confidence.

Bid Proposal Preparation

Our team will prepare professional, persuasive bid proposals that showcase your company's strengths and expertise, increasing your chances of winning contracts.

We provide you industry best practice tips for analyzing takeoff costs and constructing bids unique to your project type.

Project Management Support

We offer project management assistance, ensuring that your projects stay on schedule and within budget.

Monthly Takeoff Packages For Contractors

We provide you with monthly bundles. You can lower your costs by choosing one of our monthly bundles. You may cut your internal estimator's costs by as much as 50%.

Monthly Takeoff construction offers

Industries We Specialize In

At USA Estimating, we provide estimation services for a wide variety of industries. We employ a wide range of experts in each industry to ensure your estimation professional has the experience to navigate the unique challenges of your industry when it comes to estimating accurate costs and assembling your bid.

Public Sector Services

Our experienced professionals have the knowledge and expertise to help you gain a competitive edge on government projects. 

We understand that the procurement process can be more challenging with public sector projects and how strict requirements and regulations set out by the government can wreck any bid or hinder the successful completion of a government project.

  1. Infrastructure Projects
  2. Military Contracts
  3. Public Construction Projects
  4. Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
  5. Energy & Utilities Regulatory Matters
  6. Municipal and Local Government Contracts and Procurement
  7. Transportation/Aviation/Maritime Projects
  8. Education Services, Institutions, and Facilities Management
  9. Healthcare System Improvement Projects
  10. Social Service Programs & Non Profit Agencies
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Private Sector Services

The challenge of winning private sector projects often lies in providing accurate estimates of costs that meet all the requirements and regulations set out by the client.

 Estimating these costs for a few projects can be difficult due to changing market conditions, varying project sizes, and increasing demands for quality work. We help develop detailed budgets that account for labor costs, materials, overhead expenses, and other factors in order to ensure accuracy and compliance.

  1. Commercial Building Projects
  2. Residential Construction & Development
  3. Industrial Facilities and Manufacturing Plants
  4. Retail Centers & Shopping Malls
  5. Hospitality Estimation Services
  6. Renovation & Remodeling Projects
  7. Landscaping, Grading, and Excavation projects
  8. Bridges, Highways, Roads and Other Civil Engineering Works
  9. Custom Homes Design & Builds
  10. Office Buildings & Corporate Parks

Residential Estimating Service

Residential projects come with an added layer of complexity. While they may have certain similarities to commercial or industrial construction, residential properties are subject to specific regulations and zoning laws. 

The scope of the project is never the same when it comes to residential and commercial projects either. Our team has extensive experience in dealing with a variety of residential projects from simple remodels to new home builds we can ensure accuracy while assembling your bid in a timely manner.

  1. New Home Constructions
  2. Room Additions & Renovations
  3. Basement Finishing & Remodeling
  4. Kitchen Cabinets, Countertops, and Appliances Installation
  5. Landscape Design & Garden Construction
  6. Deck Building and Outdoor Structures Assembly
  7. Bathroom Fixtures, Vanities, Plumbing and Electrical Work
  8. Patio Covers & Porch Enclosures
  9. Garage Door Repair or Replacement
  10. Roofing Installation Services
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Industrial Estimating Services

Industrial projects involve a large number of components, including raw materials, labor, transportation and overhead costs for general contractors, which makes it difficult to accurately calculate project costs. 

Industrial projects are known for integrating technological advances that can lead to higher costs or require additional resources to complete. We'll make sure to highlight common problem areas when it comes to variable costs that can cause an industrial project to be underbid.

  1. Factory construction
  2. Power plant construction
  3. Manufacturing equipment installation
  4. Chemical plant engineering and design
  5. Automotive plants/assembly lines
  6. Industrial automation systems
  7. Mining operations & mineral extraction
  8. Wastewater treatment plants
  9. Oil refinery projects
  10. Petrochemical facilities

Civil Estimating Services

When it comes to civil estimates, estimators must also factor in complex drawings and blueprints, labor obligations and stringent safety regulations that often apply to public sector projects. 

Our construction estimators must take into account a variety of factors such as labor costs, materials costs, transportation and overhead expenses, as well as any technological or environmental restraints that could have an impact on the cost of the project.

  1. Road building
  2. Bridge construction and repair
  3. Subdivision development
  4. Sewer system installation
  5. Canal and pipeline construction and repair
  6. Erosion control projects
  7. Building demolition
  8. Dam construction
  9. Airport runways/taxiways
  10. Dredging and excavation projects
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Shopping Center

Building Estimating

Putting together a bid or estimating the cost for building a new building can be challenging. 

You need to know about the local building codes and regulations that might be different in each state or city. Zoning laws and building restrictions must not be overlooked.

  1. Office Buildings & Corporate Parks
  2. Shopping Centers & Retail Projects
  3. Residential Builds & Multi-Family Homes
  4. Hospitality Estimation Services
  5. Industrial Facilities & Manufacturing Plants
  6. Healthcare System Improvement Projects
  7. High Rise Building Construction
  8. Renovation & Remodeling Projects
  9. Custom Homes Design & Builds
  10. Specialty Structures like Stadiums or Museums..


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A True Construction Estimating Company

We understand that accurate estimates are essential for any construction project. That’s why we offer a comprehensive estimating service that combines the expertise of our experienced professional estimators with cutting-edge software. Your takeoff process must begin with accurate cost estimation, not just expenses calculated by generic estimation calculators using out-of-date software databases.

Our team utilizes a hands-on approach and years of experience in the industry to ensure accuracy on every construction cost estimating service. We take into account all factors such as labor costs, materials costs, architectural design elements, equipment needs and overhead expenses when providing an estimate so that you can have confidence in the final project budget. With our highly skilled estimators and advanced software tools at your disposal, rest assured knowing that USA Estimating is here to help make sure your projects stay within budget!

Construction Cost Estimating Professionals

Our business model is based on employing individuals who specialize in each of the industries we serve. This allows us to provide accurate estimates for a wide range of projects. Unlike other estimation companies who may only employ a handful of estimators, we employ 10 to 15 certified estimators that each specialize in a separate construction industry each; from civil projects, new home builds, to private sector projects like schools and playgrounds. Our estimators are continually expanding their knowledge by attending seminars and workshops on construction cost estimation. You can be sure your estimating professional is up-to-date on new technologies and methods, as well as any regulations or laws impacting projects within the specific industries they work in.

Why Outsource Your Estimating to USAE?

Companies outsource their construction estimating services to USAE because it helps them win more bids and finish projects with less money.

Expert Team: Our skilled estimators have extensive experience in various construction sectors, ensuring your bids are accurate and tailored to your project managers specific needs.

Time-Saving Solutions: Focus on your core business while we handle the complex task of preparing and submitting estimates and the bidding process.

Competitive Edge: Stay ahead of the competition with our in-depth knowledge of industry trends and pricing strategies.

Affordable Pricing: We offer cost-effective solutions to fit any budget, without compromising on quality and accuracy.


Consultation And Bid Submission

We don't just develop cost estimates for takeoffs and bid preparation; we also provide education to our clients to give them the knowledge it takes to building cost estimation, assemble various types of takeoffs, including budget management. By equipping our clients with industry knowledge they win more bids and complete more projects under budget.

We don't just focus on bids; we also highlight elements that might help a contractor's professional standing in their particular field. Also, to assist you in outpacing your rivals and generating more leads.

Material Takeoffs That Convert

Our comprehensive material takeoff service calculates construction costs associated with materials, labor and time. We take into account all factors such as labor costs, materials costs, architectural design elements, equipment needs and overhead expenses. We capture real-time rates based on the zip code of the project -- not generic info that is not specific to that area. We also review the project throughout its life-cycle to make sure it is on track and within budget.

Advanced Software Tools

At USA Estimating, we utilize the latest software tools and technologies to ensure accuracy in our estimates. Our software is comprised of custom built databases used in conjunction with latest industry softwares like Planswift, Bluebeam, RS Means, Cost Works.

Our custom designed software is unique to USA Estimating and equipped with features such as 3D modeling capabilities that can visualize every detail of the project so that no aspect is overlooked when creating an estimate. The material take-off feature allows us to quickly calculate materials costs based on dimensional measurements and project specifications stored within our real-time cost databases. The database technology we employ is second to none, allowing us to quickly update pricing information for thousands of items based on local cities and zip codes which helps us provide more accurate estimates in less time. This ensures that all potential problems or discrepancies are addressed before the project begins, preventing potential delays or costly overruns due to missing items or wrong materials costs. These powerful software tools give us the ability to create estimates that are comprehensive in scope, yet still fast and reliable.

Get a construction estimate & quantity takeoff today...

  1. Send Us Your Drawings and Plans
  2. Get a Price
  3. Get an estimate


What companies say about outsourcing their estimating needs to us...

Thomas Hudson

thoma Hudson

General Contractor

Working with this construction estimating business was a great experience. Their team was knowledgeable and provided detailed estimates that helped us stay on budget throughout our project.

Eren parker

Home owner

The team was prompt in responding to my inquiries and delivered the estimate within the promised timeframe.


What is the price?

Send your plans to for a quote since every job is different. The typical pricing ranges for minor projects are between $300 and $600, mid-sized projects between $600 and $900, and large projects beyond $1000.

What is your pricing per hour?

Our pricing is project-based rather than hourly-based. Our estimates are ideal for contractors who are busy and want a "On-Demand" quotation. Most contractors only submit bids for a small number of jobs each month, and our rates are typically less expensive than hiring a full-time inside estimator.

Can you provide examples?

Yes! For samples of estimates we've completed for other clients, see our page of Featured Estimates. You'll find examples for residential projects, plasterboard and framing, painting, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, and more!

How long does it take you to deliver something?

Our delivery time for the majority of jobs is 2 to 3 business days. Larger or more complicated projects may occasionally require 6 to 8 or even 10 business days. Before beginning, we will always provide you an anticipated time period. You can either add a minor expedite charge to cover extra expenses with a fixed date if you have a rush project that needs to be completed sooner than 6 days after we receive your proposal.

What source do you use for your prices?

To ensure that your bid is as precise and competitive as possible, we obtain our price from the Craftsman National Construction Estimator Database Suite, which is updated many times year.

If the designs are not finished, are estimates still possible?

Yes! At the initial phases of planning and design, we typically collaborate with architects, developers, and owners. Our team can provide a building cost estimate if you have preliminary designs or a concept of what you want to create so you can make informed design and purchase choices.

How precise are your projections?

Your price will be accurate and competitive since our estimates are based on the zip code of your job and are quite accurate. Our estimates are intended to serve as a starting point for you to determine price, and you may make any necessary changes on the Excel Spreadsheet we provide you. You may directly override any of our predicted pricing as well as alter Supervision, Equipment, Profit. The Craftsman National Construction Estimator Database, which is updated frequently each year, is where we get our labour and material costs. We adjust our estimates based on variables like changes in productivity, equipment, etc. Our estimating team is made up of construction professionals with a lot of practical experience. For instance, if a wall is 20 feet high, we will need to adjust the labour cost to account for a lift as well as slower productivity.

How do I send you the plans for the project?

We make it easy to send us your plans. You can send them to us in any of the following ways:
You can email the plans and trades you would like to bid to

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At USA Estimating, we make cost estimation easy and reliable. Our process begins when clients upload project details. We then conduct a client brief to define the project and provide a quote for our construction cost estimating services. We typically complete most estimates within 72 hours and to provide the completed cost estimate with comprehensive and accurate details.

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