An accurate estimate is the first step in selling and building a profitable job.
When you know how to estimate a job properly, nothing is forgotten. In these construction estimating training classes taught by Michael Stone, you’ll start with a small job (under $12,000) and build skills as the jobs become more complex ($1.2 million remodel). Michael has taught estimating to contractors in 44 different states and Canada.
The Profitable Estimating class is 12 hours of training, but it isn’t just videos. The ability to estimate a construction job is a skill developed with practice. That’s why we provide pdf files of blueprints for each job, along with numerous photos, and encourage you to work through each estimate.
The Profitable Estimating training classes are available in DVD format for viewing on your computer and are also available as online streaming video. The DVD and the online class are identical. Both include all the forms you need, along with a number of checklists. These forms and checklists will become your basic tools for all your estimates long after you’re finished with the classes.
You will see each estimate compiled by hand (pen and paper) and using the Fast Track Estimating software (not included). If you use a different estimating software, that’s okay. The classes teaches a system, a mindset, that works regardless of how the final estimate is compiled.