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How to refine your bid strategy

04/05/2017 at 9:33 am

With plenty of construction work available, it’s not about just winning projects these days; it’s about winning projects that will make you a profit. In past posts, I’ve covered how to determine which projects you should target. That’s the first step. Next is to make sure you have the right bid strategy to win the…


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Five ways technology can improve your customer service

09/20/2016 at 2:01 pm

In case you haven’t noticed, consumers of your construction and maintenance services are raising the bar. They expect projects to be done even faster, for less cost, and without sacrificing quality. When they have a problem with an HVAC or electrical system, they want to know exactly when your technician is going to show up…


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Taking estimating to the next level: one contractor’s story

04/16/2015 at 11:26 am

If you think your operation is too small to justify a dedicated construction estimating solution—think again. Echo Valley Irrigation (EVI), located in Edmonton, AB Canada, is a small company (two person office) that designs and installs irrigation systems for sports fields and golf courses. They’ve been up and running on Sage Estimating for almost a…


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How to prepare if your top estimator walks out the door

10/21/2014 at 4:01 pm

Over the years I’ve heard stories of top-notch estimators whose knowledge and strong bid-hit ratios went with them when they left a company. For those left behind, finding and training another estimator took time—something many contractors don’t have when they’re trying to keep a pipeline full. One way many contractors prepare for this type of…


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Which is Most Effective – Estimating Software or Spreadsheets?

10/10/2013 at 12:35 pm

At the end of May, I announced on this blog that Software Advice was collecting responses for our 2013 report on the effectiveness of construction estimating software. First, I want to thank everyone that participated. I greatly appreciate your help with this research. After hearing from construction professionals from a variety of trades and industries,…


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What’s the State of Estimating Software Adoption and Effectiveness in the Construction Industry?

05/30/2013 at 1:50 pm

Despite the upward trajectory of the economy, the construction industry remains intensely competitive. To win bids and maintain profitability in this market, it’s crucial to create accurate and professional-looking bids in a timely manner. To do this, many contractors rely on construction estimating software and related technologies to do their job effectively. Others use spreadsheets,…


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