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Bolt Estimating offers specialized construction estimating services and material takeoffs with the help of construction managers and quantity surveyors. Most contractors are so busy running their jobsites that they NEGLECT the estimating. We create accurate cost estimates for contractors so they can win more bids and grow their business. Our mission is to be the leader in evaluating and managing potential construction estimates. Bolt Estimating has maintained a track record of delivering the right construction and material estimates to our valuable clients within the fastest turnaround time.
We will be glad to discuss your project goals and Bolt Estimating is the right place to achieving them.

We work under the strict guidelines of the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) & American Association of Cost Engineers (AACE) which ensures the right practices of tools and software for providing the right services to our clients. We are proficient with Planswift and Bluebeam for on-screen Material Takeoffs.  Also, for zip-code based pricing out the takeoffs, we use RSmeans, Craftsmen, and our own developed databases.

Without any doubt, Bolt Estimating is the place where you get quality construction estimates and affordability under one roof.

Who We Serve

General Contractor

We provide highly accurate construction estimates to General Contractors incorporating location-specific material and labor pricing data using our developed construction cost databases based on zip code. we have successfully served many of our clients with complete estimates for both residential and commercial projects.

Home Builders

We provide material takeoff services to home builders which they use to order materials from their suppliers. We also offer them cost estimation services to prepare bid proposals which they submit to their clients. Our perfect takeoffs and estimates have been helping our clients save lots of time and money. grow their business to a new level.

Sub Contractor

We provide highly accurate construction estimates to subcontractors for trades. We specialize in all trades estimation like Concrete, Drywall, electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Framing, Flooring, Masonry, painting, Sitework, earthwork, Roofing, Siding, Flooring, Carpentry, Metals, Misc. Steel, Demolition etc.

Material Supplier

By subscribing to our takeoff packages, material suppliers avail our material takeoff services and outsource to us and get more accurate and efficient takeoffs for different materials at less price that saves in-house estimator’s expenses for up to 60%. We provide them a detailed excel spreadsheet that contains detailed material list.

Our Trades

Our expert team of Construction Estimators & Material takeoff specialists has a huge portfolio that revolves around Construction estimates for bidding, Design estimate, Budget planning, quality control of bids and procurement. Our clients are General Contractors, Subcontractors, Architects, Owners, Home Builders, Lenders, Engineering Firms, Fabricators, Framers and vendors.

Flooring Estimating

We have a team of qualified flooring estimators who are capable to quickly and accurately estimate floor finishes. This includes VCT tiles, LVT tiles, carpets, rubber tiling, wood flooring, etc. Our flooring estimators can easily handle big commercial jobs using softwares like Planswift and Bluebeam. Our expertise is in preparing flooring estimates for apartments, hotels, hospitals, arenas, schools, etc.

MEP Estimating

We offer MEP takeoff and estimation services to contractors involved in MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, and PLUMBING services. We have a separate department of expert MEP estimators. In MEP estimates we cover everything including HVAC, Sheet Metal, Ductwork, Process Piping, pipe insulation, and instrumentation & Controls, etc. We use specialized software for trade-specific cost estimates.

Metal Estimating

We render accurate and affordable metal estimating and takeoffs with detailing and steel contractors, framers, distributors, and fabricators. Structural & Miscellaneous steel takeoff of all the quantities including Beams, Columns, trusses, castings, railings, gratings, fasteners, joints, anchors & bolts, etc. For steel estimating, we deal with all decks, trusses, fences, stud framing, gratings, joists etc.

Lumber Estimating

We help Framing contractors, Millwork contractors, Commercial Contractors, and Builders by providing precise millwork estimates or lumber takeoffs. Our takeoffs include Rough & Finish Carpentry, wood trusses, drywall framing, cabinetry, millwork, lumber and timber, etc. We save the expense of estimating software through our expert team of estimators performing accurate and timely takeoffs.

Concrete Estimating

We offer thorough and reliable estimates and quantity takeoffs to contractors in all concrete work. We provide construction takeoff and estimates for all concrete work including foundation, footing, slabs, blocks, pavers, driveways, garage, basement takeoffs, and parking lots takeoffs, etc. We use Bluebeam and Planswift softwares for concrete estimating services.

Masonry Estimating

We provide masonry takeoffs services to all the contractors involved in residential and commercial projects. We quantify each and everything in the masonry trade with details and description from concrete block, brick, stone, glazed tiles, facing bricks, architectural precast, marble, precast lentils, precast sills, steel, itemize rebar, wire mesh, anchors, dowels, sill block, lintels, bond beams etc.

Paint Estimating

For Painting Contractors, we prepare detailed and accurate estimates or material takeoffs, man-hours, and labor costs to avoid potential wastages. we takeoff all the quantities coatings, finishes, DTM, glazed and specialized coatings by mentioning the Walls and partitions details and description in proper line items. we use Bluebeam and Planswift for painting estimates.

Drywall Estimating

Drywall contractors being our regular clients need accurate estimates to quote prices to general contractors and takeoffs to order materials from suppliers. We quantify drywall sheets, Gypsum wall Boards, tape, joint compound, drywall screws. corner beads, labor costs, transportation costs, etc. We usually quantify drywall mud, drywall sheets, acoustic insulations, beads, studs etc.

Sitework & Earthwork Estimating

Our experienced estimators deliver sitework takeoffs as well as earthwork takeoffs and site improvement takeoffs to excavators and contractors. We do takeoffs for cut & fill , swimming pool, bicycle rack, bollards, patio, LANDSCAPING, fencing, piers, foundations and walls, pavement seal coats, brick pavers, concrete pavers, stone pavers, utilities, etc.

Thermal & Moisture Protection Estimating

Our residential and commercial building cost estimators are very much hands-on with thermal and moisture protection trade of work. Waterproofing, ROOFING, Fire Stopping, caulking, SIDING, sealants, roof consultants, flashing and trim contractors have been served by Bolt Estimating for number of years with estimates ranging from sealants and vapor barriers to insulation.

Why Bolt Estimating

Fastest Turnaround Time

We provide construction estimating services and quantity takeoffs within the fast turnaround time of 24 to 48 hours.

Affordable Prices

Our construction estimates and quantity takeoffs are at competitive market rates of 200$ on average. (It can be less or more depending on the scope of project)

Accurate And Detailed Estimates

With the use of the latest Software and our developed construction cost database based on zip code, we can ensure accuracy in our estimates. We also offer on-demand vendor pricing.

Certified Estimators

We are associated with the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE). We are proficient in using various construction estimating software like Plan swift, Bluebeam, Trimble, RS Means, Cost Works, Xactimate, and Quest Estimating.

92% Bid-Hit Ratio

The bid winning ratio of our estimates is more than 92% as per our past contractor’s bids data.

Highly Skilled Professional Team

Our team comprises of Construction Estimators, Engineers, field experts, and construction managers.

Fastest Turnaround Time

We provide construction estimating services and quantity takeoffs within the fast turnaround time of 24 to 48 hours.

24/7 Customer Support

Our customer support is available 24/7 to help you.

WORKING PROCESS

Steps For Estimating

Project
Reviewing
Proposal
Estimation
Rechecking

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How To Begin With Us!

Construction Takeoffs & Estimates

Submit Your Drawing Plans

When you submit your drawing plans and specifications, we prepare a quote including invoice, turnaround time, and the delivery date of the estimate. we accept PDF format and your plans can be Bid set, Schematic, Design Development, Construction document, or conceptual drawings. It can be a dropbox link or portal link etc. Attach the file in contact us page and send us complete details by filling out the form.

Get A Quote

After reviewing the plans documents, you will get the quote within few minutes. As it gets accepted, you can pay the invoice via credit card, debit card or PayPal, and our team will start working on your project.

Receive Estimate

You will receive an estimate that will contain all the material & labor quantities with pricing. We deliver the estimate and takeoff sheet in EXCEL or in our own template or in the client’s template, as per demand.