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Questions and Answers.

If I give you a contract to estimate a bid will you protect my interests?

Absolutely! We work only for you on any bid you ask us to estimate. We state that in writing in our consulting contract.

Would you ever work directly on my company payroll?

No, sorry we only freelance.

Do you keep backup copies of estimates?

No, Only if you request it. We write everything to a disk and you keep it.

Can I bring my work to your office for you to estimate?

Certainly, plus you save travel charges.

Can you send out quote request to my subs and have the quotes returned to your office?

Yes, happy to do so.

Can you act as my estimating department if I request it?

Yes, but short term only.

What type of report do I receive after you finish the estimate?

Your final estimate report is in excel format on disk and in hardcopy form.

How do you expect to be paid?

You are presented a COD Invoice payable upon completion and delivery of your final reports.

Do you ever projects manage?

Some time

What termination clauses are in your consulting contract?

Either party can cancel the contract with 24 hours notice to the other entity as defined in the agreement.

Can you do Design Build Estimates?

If you have a written scope and a footprint drawing we can supply a proposed budget you can present to your client.

Can you do pre-design budgeting?

Yes, Labor and material or square foot pricing.

I just took over another contractor's project; can you do value engineering and help me make a profit?

Yes!

Do you carry liability or error and omissions insurance?

No, too expensive and it is a non-issue. This is simply estimating. Do you carry liability insurance on your in-house estimators? If we make a mistake you can't live with you can cancel our contract the same way you can fire an employee.

Can you give me an estimated cost quote before we sign a contract?

Yes!

Is your price right?

You are hiring us to fill a void in your estimating department or to get an extra bid out. Since we carry all of our own overhead costs the hourly rate must cover it. So, yes your short term cost is higher than for your employee, but you only pay for us for as long as you need us. Your employee you pay for full time. Also, your competition is using outsource estimators. Remember "Bid low, Bid often."

Will I win more jobs?

Yes, no, maybe. No one can give guarantees in bidding. However, if you're bidding more jobs you should win more jobs.

Can you utilize digital media cd's loaded with my DWG sets and project specifications in lieu of print sets?

Yes, as a matter of fact we prefer cd-roms to printed drawing sets.

What are the benefits of utilizing someone like you?

Site Work Estimator is a direct write off from your taxes.

You only pay for us for only as long as you need us.

You save all the costs of carrying a full time employee.

You get an honest unbiased, true cost estimate.

You can be located anywhere in the country and you will receive an accurate report as long as we have the correct documents to work with.

We survive on repeat business. It doesn’t make sense not to send you accurate and fine tuned estimates geared to you winning as many bids as possible.

We are only privy to the information you want us to have. All our work is completely confidential.

Our price right!

How can you give me an accurate estimate when you are in New York?

Labor & Material costs are not too different across the country. However, we will be mindful of the variations & allow it to be reflected in the estimating process as well as the final report.

Will you do takeoffs?

We will takeoff any division or all divisions you need. We are here to meet any specialized requirement you have.

What is the turn around time for an estimate?

One to two weeks on smaller projects and up to 6 weeks on large projects. You will have a firm time frame once we quote you, based on your submitted drawings and specifications. This quote will be back to you in 24 hours or less. You will have enough time to review and to get quotes on material and equipment purchases.

How much experience do you have?

35 years in every facet of Heavy highway, commercial residential constructions.