HOW WE DO YOUR TAKEOFFS
After you send us your drawings, we will go over them, and send you the overall scope and quote for the work. Once you approve the job, we will start working on it. Once your project is ready, we will upload it to your portal, from where you can access it securely anytime after you have cleared the invoice for the agreed-upon amount. You will then be ready to easily prepare your bid for your GC. Its That Easy!
We perform the following work for you
We will carefully go over your spec manual based on your scope of work, and read the relevant sections
Main drawings setup and processing
We will measure the relevant areas to be painted, epoxied, stained, wall-covered, tiled, etc. We will measure, label and color-code them on the blueprints for you for easy viewing.
This is the second major part of the project: we will transfer all the takeoffs into an Excel spreadsheet, custom-made for you, with automatic totals, formulas and cross-reference notes that make it easier for you to understand the items measured & counted, so you can insert your rates and get your total pricing, to prepare your bid for the GC
We will read any addendums that have already been issued, or as you send them in.
We will thoroughly check the takeoffs and spreadsheets before sending them to you for your own review, so that you can bid on your projects with more confidence than your competition.
So all the above time-consuming and meticulous work will be done for you within your fixed monthly takeoff/estimation budget, so that you can focus on your daily operations and grow your business.
Send us your drawings today! Try it ONCE, at least! It will cost you less than hiring a full-time estimator.
Tips to make you more successful
Always send us the drawings well ahead of time, so that you don’t have to get stressed. We would rather do a job properly for a fixed fee within a reasonable time, than have to rush.
Make sure the project you want to bid on is somewhere within your cash flow and logistical ability. If you are not sure, talk to a fellow subcontractor to see if he is willing to split the job with you, by teaming up with you (I have discussed “splitting” projects in one of my many videos). You will be able to tell right away if it is for you or not, which leads us to the next point.
Cost control: if you want to save on takeoff costs, then try out a few takeoff projects for a couple of months. Thereafter, we can set up a custom budget for you, so that you don’t have to worry about individual project costs, and just pay a fixed range every month. It will be cheaper than keeping an additional estimator on staff. I can explain more later after you become a client.
The MORE bids you submit, the MORE the chances you have of winning jobs, and keeping your good crew members busy to retain them. Now, there is only one more thing to do: TAKE ACTION.
Still not sure? Watch my VIDEOS on my TAKEOFF EXPERTS channel on YouTube, or on this website, where I discuss my experiences in the commercial painting industry – you might learn something that would benefit you in your business. Wishing you success