Construction Cost Estimating Software

construction cost estimating software for contractors and buildersCreate fast and accurate construction cost estimates and submit error free winning bids while saving valuable time and money.

CPR Software is specialized in developing functional and user-friendly all-in-one construction cost estimating software tools for accurately calculating material, labor, equipment and construction costs. Our cost estimating software products are designed for general construction, remodel construction, home building, home remodeling, concrete construction, residential and commercial painting, insurance repair and restoration and more. Put software technology and simplicity to work for you in creating fast and accurate construction cost estimates.


MS Excel-Based Cost Estimating Software

The advantages of Excel based cost estimating starts with ease of use, feature familiarity, quick learning curve and extends to built-in formulas, programming and powerful functionality. That is where we come in. Your program interface is the familiar, click thru, trusted and intuitive Excel. Our attached program menu does the rest to supplement Excel functionality so you do not have to. Click and select cost data, apply overheads and profits, include geographic cost adjustment, generate one-click reports and more. All performed automatically in a simple, intuitive and effective manner to achieve outstanding Excel estimating software capabilities.

GeneralCOST Estimator

Construction Cost Estimating Software

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Eliminate 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 looking to improve productivity with the best construction cost estimating software.

Estimating construction costs is now easier and fun!  You can now work in a single MS Excel environment to quickly create, build, and manage your cost estimates. This represents Excel estimating software at its best.

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel comes with a built-in 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 construction cost data or edit existing data

  • Apply your own overhead and profit factors

  • Make changes to suit the way you do business

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RemodelCOST Estimator

Remodel Construction Cost Estimating Software

Create more bids with greater accuracy while spending less time. With RemodelCOST Estimator for Excel, build fast and accurate home remodeling cost estimates while increasing your business success.

Because RemodelCOST Estimator is based on MS Excel, it is easy to learn and implement. In fact, you may be working on your real-life cost estimate within minutes of purchasing and immediately downloading our remodeling estimating software.

RemodelCOST Estimator for Excel comes with built-in comprehensive current cost data which you can add, modify and customize for your own remodel business. RemodelCOST Estimator easily creates material list as well as labor and equipment needed to complete your remodel project. City cost adjustments, company overheads and markups are automatically applied to create an accurate and bid-winning cost estimate while saving valuable time. 

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PaintCOST Estimator

Painting Cost Estimating Software

Create competitive, bid-winning and accurate painting cost estimates each and every time. PaintCOST Estimator for Excel is a highly functional residential and commercial painting cost estimating software tool for painting contractors and remodelers. 

You can now work in a single MS Excel file to quickly create, build, and manage your cost estimates. With the built-in Space Calculator, it's easy to figure surface areas. PaintCOST Estimator generates material buy quantities as well as needed labor hours. It's all in one complete, integrated solution. 

Because our painting estimating software is easy-to-use and intuitive, you can can generate a complete estimate within minutes. An estimate that accurately includes walls, ceiling, floors, trims, baseboards, doors, windows, special items and more. PaintCOST Estimator comes with current painting cost and labor data that is user modifiable to suit your painting business.

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ConcreteCOST Estimator

Concrete Construction Cost Estimating Software

Save time and build accurate concrete construction cost estimates with ease. ConcreteCOST Estimator for Excel represents time-saving productivity for concrete contractors. Our concrete estimating software includes handy on-screen calculator for quick and easy quantity takeoff. Contains concrete cost database including Sitework, Formwork, Reinforcement, Repair and Restoration items and more.

ConcreteCOST Estimator computes materials, labor and equipment and generates instant, on-screen printed summary and detail reports. For new and experienced concrete contractors and estimators, ConcreteCOST Estimator is an indispensable time-saving all-in-one productivity tool.

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RepairCOST Estimator

Insurance Repair and Restoration Cost Estimating Software

Build insurance repair and restoration cost estimates in industry standard format. RepairCOST Estimator for Excel is an essential software tool for insurance claim adjusters and insurance repair contractors.

RepairCOST Estimator contains built-in, user-modifiable cost data for insurance repair and restoration items and features comprehensive reports. Easy to use, modifiable and flexible for creating insurance repair cost estimates. Based on industry standard format, RepairCOST Estimator helps to create estimates by Space. The handy Space calculator automatically handles typical insurance claim quote computations

Designed for Microsoft Excel and improving on its capabilities, RepairCOST Estimator is contained completely within an Excel file with several worksheets. Just create your estimate and print reports. All tied to a convenient menu. It’s that easy.

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Program Suites for Additional Savings 

ConstructionWORKS Complete

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

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

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How to Uninstall

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Buy New or Remodel

For various reasons, people sell their homes and move. But, there are times when your family comes to realize an upgrade of your residence is needed, perhaps a well planned remodel.

You sit down and make a construction cost estimate for a new addition or larger kitchen or bath. Then you are faced with another option which is to upgrade to a new home.

This is especially true in situations where your space needs will not be served well by a simple addition or remodel construction. Or, maybe there just is not enough land or construction configuration available for remodel or addition. An additional large bedroom, a second floor, even a swimming pool may not be possible.

Even if it was, another consideration is the construction costs and the effort and inconvenience of the construction activity where contractors and workmen will be moving in and out the home perhaps for as long as 6 months.

Buying a new home and moving out is not easy but it may well be the more favorable option. Cost estimates and remodel value analysis indicate certain additional home components can be had for pennies on the dollar.

For example, an additional bedroom for 67 percent of construction costs, kitchen at 82 percent, patio at 65 percent and a new swimming pool at a handsome 55 percent of new construction costs.

Now, that’s the kind of upgrade you should not ignore.


Home Remodeling - Five Essential Steps

  1. Analyze and evaluate. Think well 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.



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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