Construction Cost Estimating Software


construction cost estimating software for contractors and buildersPut software technology and simplicity to work for you in creating fast and accurate construction cost estimates. To achieve reliable and substantial profits, a contractor or construction professional needs to create comprehensive construction cost estimates and submit error free winning bids while saving valuable time and money.

Since 1986, CPR Software has specialized in developing functional and user-friendly construction cost estimating software. Our cost estimating software products are designed for general construction, home building and valuation, home remodeling, concrete construction, residential and commercial painting, insurance repair and restoration while representing best value in the cost estimating software market today.

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MS Excel-Based Cost Estimating Software

GeneralCOST Estimator

Construction Cost Estimating Software for Excel

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Save time and money, eliminate bid errors using our general construction cost estimating software. Featuring built-in customizable cost data, this is an essential construction cost estimating software tool for general contractors.

Estimating construction costs is now made easier and fun! The world's best way to create office productivity is now the easiest way to build quick and accurate construction cost estimates. You can now work in a single MS Excel environment to quickly create, build, and manage your cost estimates. Can construction cost estimating be any easier?

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GeneralCOST Estimator comes with a built-in 16 division CSI construction cost database covering construction cost categories such as Sitework, Concrete, Finishes, Mechanical, Electrical and others. You can easily customize the database listings to suit your cost estimating style:

  • Add new cost data or edit existing data

  • Apply your own overhead and profit factors

  • Make changes to suit the way you do business

Key Benefits
  • Convenient MS Excel based contractor cost estimating

  • Customizable, flexible, built-in unit cost data

  • Works with 32-bit and 64-bit computers

  • Works with 32-bit and 64-bit installations of MS Office

  • On-screen Takeoff Calculator

  • Cost data includes standard CSI 16 division cost categories

  • Modifiable overhead and profit applications

  • City index selection for localized cost adjustment

  • Summary and Detail reports including Price Quotation and Bill of Material

  • Automatically inserts your company logo to Quotation report

  • Comprehensive Online Help system

  • Step-by-Step Tutorial for easy and fast learning

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RemodelCOST Estimator

Remodel Construction Cost Estimating Software for Excel

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PaintCOST Estimator

Painting Cost Estimating Software for Excel

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ConcreteCOST Estimator

Concrete Construction Cost Estimating Software for Excel

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HomeCOST Estimator

Home Cost Estimating and Valuation Software for Excel

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RepairCOST Estimator

Insurance Repair and Restoration Cost Estimating Software for Excel

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RoofCOST Estimator

Roofing Construction Cost Estimating Software for Excel

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JobCOST Controller

Job Cost Tracking and Reporting Software for Excel

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Program Suites for Additional Savings


ConstructionWORKS Complete for Excel

Program Suite containing:

  • GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

  • RemodelCOST Estimator for Excel

  • PaintCOST Estimator for Excel

  • HomeCOST Estimator for Excel

  • JobCOST Controller for Excel

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ConstructionTOTAL Industry for Excel

Program Suite containing:

  • GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

  • RemodelCOST Estimator for Excel

  • PaintCOST Estimator for Excel

  • ConcreteCOST Estimator for Excel

  • RepairCOST Estimator for Excel

  • HomeCOST Estimator for Excel

  • RoofCOST Estimator for Excel

  • JobCOST Controller for Excel

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Stand-Alone Cost Estimating Software

Visual Estimator

Construction Cost Estimating and Bidding System

visual estimator stand alone cost estimating and bidding softwareStand-alone construction cost estimating software running on Windows. Supports work assemblies and construction crews. Comprehensive general construction cost database installed. Built-in, one-click reporting and user-friendly help system.

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CPR construction cost estimating program titles have fully functional 7-day free trials available. In order to request a free download for your desktop or laptop Windows computer, please visit our Free Trial Center.

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End User Agreement

Sample end user agreement applicable to software products. More info

How to Uninstall

Trial and Registered software editions come with built-in uninstall feature. More info


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Home Remodeling - Five Essential Steps

  1. Analyze and evaluate. Think before you jump. What is a reasonable level of expense to achieve the minimum level of quality? Then start evaluating options. Think ROI (return on investment), financing, budget.
  2. Imagine and research. Visit showrooms & trade shows, search Internet, research industry resources. Then decide what fits well within existing spaces and tastes.  Think space, utility, use, color, material, texture.
  3. Plan and discuss. Put your ideas on paper. Use software if you can to conceptualize ideas into real shapes. Talk to relatives, friends, acquaintances who have experience and expertise. Then use an easy and intuitive remodel cost estimating software to create a baseline estimate.
  4. Search and compare. Contact and compare remodel contractors. Use yellow pages, Internet, discussion boards, blogs and of course, references from friends and acquaintances who have already been there.
  5. Inspect and control. Once the deal is signed and construction starts, inspect the work being done regularly. Create a good rapport with the contractor and workmen and try to keep a handle on change orders.


Three Rules to Live By

  1. Know your cost of doing business

  2. Keep accurate records of your estimates

  3. Price your work so it sells, and sells at a profit


How to Hire a Contractor

  1. Know the actual cost of work before contacting prospective contractors

  2. Define the scope of work clearly – what is included and what is not

  3. Request quotes from at least three qualified local contractors


Five Common-Sense Rules of Successful Cost Estimating

 1. A good estimate must start with a complete understanding of scope of work followed by an accurate quantity takeoff. It's all too easy to miss out identifying items of work in the project. This may be due to absolutely mundane reasons such as missing drawings, details or specs.

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Construction Management - Six Rules for Success

Construction management is a professional activity. It does not happen by chance or as a result of one leader. Yet, it has profound effect in the outcome of the project both financially and timewise. Here are 6 rules to follow for effective construction management.

  1. Plan ahead and repeatedly review important construction milestones

  2. Build consensus with critical players of the management team

  3. Be sure available funds match and exceed management plan

  4. Be realistic about construction schedule. Question and review proposed milestones

  5. Anticipate and tackle problems promply and decisevely

  6. Utilize current technology and build management plan around it


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