We provide quantity surveys for all lumber for residential, commercial and civil projects. If you are a lumberyard, distributor or home improvement retailer we use the latest take off software to get your salespeople the most accurate bill of materials possible for their customers.
We provide an accurate bill of materials for your project
We understand that as vendor, lumberyard or retailer, providing an accurate itemized lumber take off is crucial to a contractor’s ability to estimate the lowest possible cost for a project being bid or budgeted. When he is awarded that job your accurate take off will get you the order. We use the latest estimating software to provide you with the quantity survey you need to get your estimate back in a timely manner, usually within 24 hours, so that your valued customer can complete his bid package or proposal.
Our estimating team is trained on the latest lumber take off software and can work from computer CAD, Autodesk files or hard plans to get the right numbers for your sales staff. We can present our survey in Excel form to make your presentation simple and friendly for all your customers. To arrive at those numbers, however, we rely primarily on Planswift or IMHS Mark Systems. These are the two most common versions of estimating software in the construction industry.
Below is a list of software estimating programs that our take off team utilize:
- IMHS Mark Systems
- Quest Estimating
- RS Means Cost Works
- Bid Point XL
Although our proficiency covers all of the above; Planswift and IMHS Mark System remain our software of choice for take offs as they are the programs that are relied upon most often in the industry.
We have been providing quantity surveys for lumber, and all construction materials, for the past thirty years and are the experts at it. We realize that many of your contractors are not equipped with the knowledge and training and the software that will give them the competitive edge. The greater the quantity of accurate project estimates your contractors can provide, the greater the chances of being awarded a job. We can get your survey of materials in 24 to 36 hours. This will elevate you above your competition and make you a valuable partner in your contractor’s eyes.
Using our services for quantity surveys will save you money. You will not have to purchase expensive software and hire and train personnel to use it. It will save you sales down time as your sales staff will not have to pour over prints and hand count every stud, strip and joist. We will do it quickly and with pinpoint accuracy, freeing up your sales staff for what they do best which is sell. We will then organize the list into an Excel spread sheet that you can price and send to your customers and they can import it into their estimating files and purchasing software, when the buy time arrives.
Aside from lumber we also provide surveys for construction framing masonry, concrete, structural steel, windows and door, drywall, millwork, insulation, finishes, roofing and site development. We are experts in all material take offs as well as cost estimating and cost budgeting for every type of construction project. Take advantage of our 24-36 hour turnaround to allow you to provide more quotes.