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Here are some helpful tips to be a successful owner-builder!
DIY & Owner-Builder Tips

  1. You MUST have a good set of plans. Not sure if your designer provided all the necessary information, email us your PDF drawings and for a minimal fee of $35, we will review your designs and provide you with a written analysis of what is missing. We hear time and time again from DIY customers how they spent thousands of dollars for a set of designs, and their plans got rejected by their local building departments because they lacked a lot of necessary information and details.
  2. Start early with soliciting prices from your local subcontractors and suppliers! Keep in mind that you are NOT a priority to them! Their pro customers come first, and you are sent to the back of the line! We can help you overcome that obstacle. With our takeoff list in hand well in advance to starting construction, you will avoid any delays potentially caused by your local big box stores.

Receive the same takeoff reports that professional contractors order from us.

DIY customers that have tried doing the takeoff themselves, had HUGE variances whether too much or not enough materials, which caused long delays or restocking fees and, in most cases, both!

We are a fiduciary, so we have just as much of an interest in making sure your plans are worth every penny you paid, since we are the ones doing your estimating! We see hundreds of sets of drawing per week and the common theme is designers want to do the least amount of work for the most amount of money. There is a huge difference between a “designer” and an “architect”. Hire us and let us sort out the differences and point you in the right direction.

Get Started Now

Follow these steps below:

  1. Click HERE to request a Takeoff or Estimate Report. Be sure to fill out the form in its entirety and tell us when you plan on starting construction.
  2. We will receive your request and send you back a secure link to make your $35 examination fee and then send us your designs for review.

Total Takeoffs, Inc. has been assisting DIY customers like yourself for 20 years and our service will not disappoint you, and most importantly, we will help save you thousands of dollars and costly mistakes! We look forward to assisting you with your home building project!

To order a Takeoff or Estimate Report click here
or call us at (833) MTO-ASAP
(833) 686-2727