California Construction Estimating Services

The construction industry in California is growing rapidly. Contractors, home builder and developers in California are always looking for ways to manage, build and estimate construction projects more efficiently. QTO Estimating is now offering state of the art construction estimating services in California for local general contractors and builders. We have a team of professional construction estimators with knowledge of California building codes and construction standards. Moreover, our materials and costs database for Californian construction market is a great aid for us. It helps us to prepare accurate cost estimates for residential and commercial projects.

We are offering estimating services to California based entities including;

  1. General Contractors
  2. Sub-contractors
  3. Architects
  4. Developers
  5. Homeowners
  6. Insurance Companies
Estimating Services offered in Californian Counties

California-based Projects Estimated by QTO

We have estimated hundreds of projects for California based contractors, builders and home owners. A few of them include;

1. Single Residence Estimate in Ojai, California

The scope of works included a complete material and cost estimate as per the CSI trades prepared for a contracting firm. It’s a remodeling job in which we estimated demolition, concrete, metal works, lumber framing, insulation, finishes and MEP trades.

2. Lumber Framing Estimate in Lodi, California

We have been working since long time with local framing contractors in Lodi, California. The lumber framing projects included new construction as well as TI projects. The typical scope we estimated included all the wood framing material including wood studs, ceiling joists, headers, roof rafters, blockings, plywood sheathing, siding etc.

3. Drywall Estimating in Redwood City, California

For drywall sub-contractors in California, we prepared detailed drywall estimates. This estimate was prepared for the construction of a leading hotel chain “Holiday Inn” and the building comprised of 5 floors with multiple units on each floor. In the breakdown we provided the number of gypsum board sheets, metal studs lengths and count, top and bottom runners, sealants for drywall, mudding, taping, joint compound quantities and drywall screws.

4. Structural Steel Estimating in Vacaville, CA

A local steel fabricator and erector company in Vacaville, CA hired our services to get a detailed structural steel estimates for a commercial building project. We produced a detailed steel takeoff including girders lengths, steel columns, steel beams, braced frames, steel canopy framing, trash enclosure framing and miscellaneous metals take-off.

5. Commercial Estimating in Roseville, CA

A detailed material take-off with cost estimate was prepared for a multiunit apartment building comprising of dozens of units on each floor. Total 12 buildings were to be constructed in this project including 6 type A and 6 type B apartment buildings. Scope of work comprised of division 1 to division 16 complete estimate as per the CSI trades. Our client was a big general contracting company based in Roseville, California.

6. Electrical Estimating Project in Fresno, CA

For an electrical contractor in California, we prepared a complete estimate that included conduits, conductors, grounding items, breakers, panels, transformers, equipment’s, power devices, light fixtures, and fire alarm systems.

Types of Estimating Services Offered in California

Full Material Take-offs
A material take-off or quantity takeoff is a breakdown list of all the construction materials required for a project. We load the plans into our estimating software, scale them and then measure different items like wall lengths, floor areas, roof areas, siding, finishes etc. in their respective units. Then we compile all the material quantities into an excel spreadsheet along with their unit of measurements.

Furthermore, a material wastage percentage like 5% to 10% is taken in addition to the measured quantities. This forms a detailed material take-off list. The material take-off list can be used to get pricing quotes from local material suppliers in California. Furthermore, the same takeoff sheet can be used for ordering materials and managing the inventory during the construction.

Residential Estimates
We provide construction estimating services to home builders and residential building contractors based all over in California and other states. We have estimated many single-family houses, multi family duplex, triplex as well as apartment complexes in the state of CA. The pricing we consider for estimating residential projects is different from commercial rates. We have good knowledge of residential construction and provide accurate estimates for house building projects.
Full Cost Estimates
This is an addon to the material take-offs that we offer for California based construction projects. After estimating the material quantities, we estimate the labor and equipment required for the project. Then we have the material and labor unit costs in addition to equipment costs that we input in the excel spreadsheet to get a complete cost estimate of project as per the California building codes and CSI divisions.

The costs of general line items like mobilization, supervision, project controls, permit fees and closeouts etc. are also considered while preparing a detailed budget for construction project. In addition to that, a percentage for contingencies, overheads and profits is also added to ensure your profit from the project.

Commercial Estimates
QTO Estimating has been providing commercial estimating services in California since 2017. Though out this time, we have worked on many new constructions as well as tenant improvement projects in CA. Our notable projects include school building renovations, police stations, hospitals, restaurants, industrial buildings and warehouses etc. Our expert commercial building estimators got a vast knowledge of estimating commercial construction projects accurately. Moreover, we get the latest commercial rates for material and labor based on the ZIP Code of project in California. This helps us in preparing and accurate budget for the commercial building construction projects.
Trade-specific Estimates
Sub-contractors based in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and other major cities of California get construction estimates for their particular trades from QTO Estimating. We have been working with drywall contractors, framing contractors, flooring companies, painting contractors, roofing contractors and MEP contractors based in California. We provide them material and cost estimates for their particular trades and help them in winning more bids.

How to Pick the Right Estimating Firm in California

Reputation & Experience
The first criteria are to check the credibility of the estimating company you are hiring for your projects. QTO Estimating has been into the business since 2017 and we have estimated thousands of projects worth millions of dollars in California. Our estimators know the California building codes and local construction industry. This aspect stands us out of the crowd and that’s why many general contractors, builders and developers rely on our estimating services.
Communication & Collaboration
Our estimators and support staff are available 24/7 to answer all of your inquires and questions. We are available to work on rush job any time and offer fast delivery with turnaround time of only 24 to 48 hours. This way you will not miss even a single bid by getting quick deliveries for urgent projects. Moreover, we are available to answer any questions or RFIs related to estimates produced by us. We also provide free revisions and update the estimate with latest information as soon as you get it form the client or architect. Our communication with clients is the key to success of our construction estimating business in California.
Technology & Software
We are equipped with latest software like Planswift, Xactimate and Bluebeam that enable our estimating department to produce the most accurate and reliable construction estimates. Our cost databases are regular updated with the latest material and labor pricing as per the Californian construction market. So, with accurate material quantities and correct pricing we produce the most reliable construction estimates in the industry.
Cost & Value
Cost is a notable factor that must be considered while choosing the best construction estimating company in California. No one wants to spend too much on bidding when they are unsure if they will win the project or not. We have separate pricing packages for single project estimates and multiple estimates. So, for contractors who bid 10-20 projects every month, we have kind of monthly subscriptions that saves a lot of money and enable contractors to win bids. The reliability of our unit rates is another factor that contributes to increasing chances of winning more bids.

We Offer Services in Following Counties of California

QTO Estimating offers construction estimating services throughout the state of California. Some of the major counties in which we offer our services include;

  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • Orange
  • Riverside
  • San Bernardino
  • Santa Clara
  • Alameda
  • Sacramento
  • Contra Costa
  • Fresno
  • Imperial
  • Tuolumne
  • San Francisco
  • Ventura
  • Kern
  • San Mateo
  • San Joaquin
  • Stanislaus
  • Sonoma
  • Tulare
  • Monterey
  • Santa Barbara
  • Calaveras
  • Amador
  • Solano
  • Placer
  • San Luis
  • Santa Cruz
  • Marin
  • Merced
  • Butte
  • Yolo
  • Shasta
  • El Dorado
  • Lassen
  • Del Norte
  • Madera
  • Napa
  • Humboldt
  • Nevada
  • Sutter
  • Mendocino
  • Yuba
  • Lake
  • Tehama
  • San Benito
  • Glenn
  • Colusa

How to Get Started

It is very easy to get started with your first project. Email us the project plans, specifications and any other relevant documents to us along with the scope of works. We will review the project and send you a proposal that will indicates the service charges and the expected turnaround time for the delivery of estimate. After getting go-ahead for the project, we will send you the invoice and assign the project to our estimating team. So, what are you waiting for? Signup now and take benefit from one of its kind construction estimating service in California.

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