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Total Takeoffs: The Best Takeoff Software for Estimators

traditional estimation methods often come with challenges, including time-consuming manual processes and the potential for human error. In this blog post, we'll explore how Total Takeoff’s software for estimators is benefitting the residential and commercial construction industry by providing faster, more accurate, and more competitive estimation solutions. Read More

A Job Done Right: Best Practices for Hiring a Material Takeoff Professional for Your Construction Project

Accurate material takeoffs are essential for precise planning and budgeting in the complex world of construction projects. Whether you are starting a residential development or a commercial venture, hiring the right construction takeoff professional can significantly impact the success of your project. Read More

Garage Construction Costs: How Material Takeoff Services Can Save You Time and Money with New Construction

Building a garage or mother-in-law suite is a major undertaking that requires careful planning before breaking ground. Whether you intend to use the extra space for storage, vehicles, a workshop, or an additional room, it is essential to have a detailed list of materials and an estimated construction cost before you begin to avoid any unforeseen expenses. Read More

Projects Suffered From Hurricane Idalia?

Hurricane Idalia ripped through much of the northern and central parts of Florida in August, causing massive wind and water damage throughout the state. As one of the most destructive storms in US history, millions of people, homes, and businesses are facing an uphill struggle to rebuild. Read More

Benefits of Painting Takeoffs for Painting Contractors

As a painting contractor, accurately estimating the cost of a project is crucial to your success. One important tool for accurate estimation is a painting takeoff. A painting takeoff involves measuring the surface area to be painted, calculating the amount of paint needed, and estimating the labor required. Read More

Benefits of Drywall Takeoffs for Drywall Contractors

As a drywall contractor, accurately estimating the materials and labor required for a project is crucial to your success. One important tool for accurate estimation is a drywall takeoff. A drywall takeoff involves measuring the surface area to be covered with drywall, calculating the amount of drywall sheets needed, and estimating the amount of joint compound, tape, and labor required. Read More

DIY & Owner-Builder Tips!

Here are some helpful tips to be a successful owner-builder. Read More

Projects Suffered From Hurricane Ian?

Have your projects suffered from Hurricane Ian? Read More

Planswift Integration with Heavy Bid

We recently developed, for a civil contractor, a custom plugin that seamlessly integrates the takeoff performed in Planswift with his Heavy Bid estimating program! Read More

Agtek Software for Civil Takeoffs

If you own a civil construction business and are looking to outsource your estimating work, Total Takeoffs, Inc has you covered. We are the nation’s most reputable civil estimating company specializing in producing Agtek 4D estimate reports with experience working on the following types of projects: Read More

HCSS Consulting Services (HeavyBid)

Are you a civil contractor who is using HCSS (HeavyBid) software to help you bid on your projects? If so, you may find that you and your employees sometimes need help navigating the finer details of the software. Read More

Estimating Task Orders

As most contractors know, government bids are complex and present many challenges. Between purchasing agents squeezing you for every penny and the red tape, it can be extremely frustrating, but for many firms it is a major source of revenue. Read More

Roofing Takeoffs

As a roofing contractor, you are well aware of the imbalance of supply and demand for roofing materials in today’s current climate. With supply chain disruptions and rising costs of freight for products from manufacturers, it can be quite challenging to balance your customer’s expectations with current availability. Read More

Lumber Takeoffs

In today’s climate contractors are being faced with an unprecedented lumber shortage. With it being so hard to get supplies, it is more crucial than ever to provide lumber lists and takeoffs at a more rapid rate to avoid construction delays and price increases from local suppliers. Read More

Construction Estimating for Apartments and Townhomes

The demand for rental property is on a steady incline. However, during the COVID19 pandemic, there have been many obstacles to building new development projects. With the supply chain shortages driving up the cost of lumber, the construction estimate for your apartment or townhome project must be accurate. Read More

Using a Construction Estimator to Control Costs In Multifamily Construction

With the housing and rental markets booming in the wake of the recent slowdown, multi-family housing construction is at a new high. In order to secure the contract to build for new projects, competition is quick and fierce. It is more important than ever to manage the time it takes to create a bid and ensure that you come in lower than the competition and that your projections are realistic. While many contractors have great experience building, the recent interruptions in the supply chain have made creating estimates problematic and a grueling process. Read More

Construction Estimating for Owner Builders

Anyone who has done any type of new home construction or home improvement project knows how tricky it can be, to say the least! For those of you that have never undertaken a construction project, it can be and will be, the most overwhelming and stressful experience you will ever go through! There are all kinds of processes and obstacles, such as securing the bank loan, dealing with the architect, securing the building permit from your local building department, and finally dealing with your local subcontractors and suppliers. Read More

Swift and Accurate Hospitality Construction Estimation

For the hospitality industry, Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) is expected to increase in 2022 by 34.3 percent for the 65 Horizons markets during the year. As the world recovers from the global pandemic, individuals and families resume traveling with less concern about contracting or spreading the COVID19 virus. Read More
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