Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


What is residential estimating?

Residential estimating is the process of predicting the costs and resources required for a residential construction project.

Why is residential estimating important?

Residential estimating helps homeowners, developers, and contractors plan and budget effectively for their projects, ensuring that they are completed on time and within budget.

What kind of projects can residential estimating be used for?

Residential estimating can be used for a wide range of projects, including new construction, renovations, home additions, and repairs.

How is residential estimating done?

Residential estimating first analyzes the scope of the project, creating a materials list, and determining the cost of labor and equipment. We use specialized software to make calculations and generate detailed reports.

How accurate is residential estimating?

It depends on factors like the quality of the project scope, materials list, and labor costs.  That is why you need to hire a professional estimating service like Accurate Estimates.

How can I find a reliable residential estimating service?

There are some steps you can take to increase your chances of working with a trustworthy provider like asking for recommendations from friends or family or researching online and reading reviews from previous clients. Working with an estimator like Accurate Estimates who communicates clearly and transparently can go a long way in ensuring a positive experience.



What is Industrial Estimating, and why is it important?

Industrial Estimating is the process of determining the costs associated with a construction project, including labor, materials, and other expenses. It is important because accurate cost estimation is critical to the success of any construction project.

What services do Industrial Estimating Services provide?

Industrial Estimating Services provides a range of services, including detailed cost estimates, bid analysis, project management, and construction consulting.

How can Industrial Estimating Services benefit my project?

Industrial Estimating Services can benefit your project by providing accurate cost information, helping you to develop realistic budgets and bids, and ensuring that your project is completed on time and within budget.

What qualifications should I look for in an Industrial Estimating Service provider?

When choosing an Industrial Estimating Service provider, it is important to look for relevant industry experience, professional credentials, and a track record of success. Additionally, check that the company uses the latest technology and tools, has transparent processes, and values strong customer service.

How are Industrial Estimates delivered?

Industrial Estimates are typically delivered in the form of detailed reports that provide an itemized breakdown of project costs and expenses.

How can I ensure that my project stays within budget?

To ensure that your project stays within budget, it is essential to work closely with your Industrial Estimating Service provider to develop accurate cost estimates, manage costs effectively throughout the project, and make informed decisions based on reliable cost information.



What are estimating consultant services?

Estimating consultant services involves providing accurate and detailed cost estimates for construction projects. They may also involve bid management, project scheduling, and other related services.

Why are accurate cost estimates important in construction?

Accurate cost estimates are essential for ensuring that construction projects stay within budget and are completed on time. They help avoid costly delays and overruns, and can also help clients make informed decisions about which projects to pursue.

What types of projects can estimating consultant services be used for?

Estimating consultant services can be used for a wide range of projects, from small-scale renovations to large-scale construction projects such as office buildings, shopping centers, and highways.

How are cost estimates determined?

Cost estimates are determined based on a variety of factors, including labor costs, material costs, equipment costs, and overhead costs. Estimators may also take into account factors such as location, complexity, and the size of the project.

How long does it take to complete a cost estimate?

The time it takes to complete a cost estimate can vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. Some estimates may be completed in a few hours, while others may take several days or even weeks.

Can estimating consultant services be customized to meet specific project needs?

Yes, estimating consultant services can be customized to meet specific project needs. For example, clients may request a detailed breakdown of costs for specific materials or services, or may require specialized scheduling or bid management services.


What is commercial estimating and why is it important in construction projects?

Commercial estimating is the process of evaluating the costs associated with a construction project. It is important because it helps to provide accurate cost estimates, reducing the likelihood of Budgetary Slack.

What factors are considered in commercial estimating?

Factors considered in commercial estimating include materials, labor, equipment, permits, insurance, and overhead costs. These costs are evaluated based on the project scope and specifications.

How can commercial estimating services help contractors and developers?

Our commercial estimating services can help contractors and developers by providing accurate cost estimates, reducing the risk of project cost overruns and delays. We can also help in project management by identifying potential cost-saving opportunities.

How do you ensure accuracy in your cost estimates?

We ensure accuracy in our cost estimates by conducting thorough remote site inspections, analyzing all project-related costs, and taking into account market fluctuations.

Can commercial estimating services provide value engineering solutions?

Yes, commercial estimating services can provide value engineering solutions by identifying cost-saving opportunities without sacrificing quality or safety.

What is the turnaround time for commercial estimating services?

The turnaround time for our commercial estimating services can vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. However, we strive to provide timely and accurate cost estimates to our clients, within 24 hours of the enquiry  being raised.



I’m in a hurry. How soon can I have the estimates? 

We deliver most projects between 6-9 business days. Larger or more complicated projects may take 8-12 business days. Before beginning, we always inform you about the estimated timeframe. If you need to rush the estimation process and get the figure before 6 days, please talk to us and we’ll try to accommodate you, or we may add a small facilitation fee to cover overtime costs with a guaranteed date.

Will I have to pay an hourly rate?

We only charge on a per-project basis, not hourly. Our priority is to give you peace of mind so you can bid on as many projects as you see fit without worrying about the compounding costs.

What will I have to pay?

All projects have their own requirements so to get a quote, you can send your plans to Generally, for smaller projects we charge $250-400 range, mid-sized projects can be in the $400-700 range, and large projects $800+.

Do you do all types of estimates?

We specialize in Commercial, Residential, and Industrial projects. We perform estimates for Remodeling, New Construction, High Rises, Multifamily, Restaurants, Mixed-Use Retail and Residential, Warehouses, and more! We do estimates for General Contractors, Subcontractors, Developers, Architects, Owners, Lenders/Banks, Appraisers, Insurance Companies, and more.

How do I send you the plans for the project?

You can share them in either of the following two ways:

Email the plans to

or upload them through our Dropbox by visiting:



How can you ensure accuracy in your cost estimates?

We use a combination of industry expertise, meticulous analysis, and advanced software tools to generate highly accurate estimates.

How can your service help us keep costs under control?

Our detailed estimates provide valuable insights into the true costs of a project, allowing you to make informed decisions and keep costs in check.

Can you provide estimates for multiple design options?

Yes, we can provide estimates for various design options, helping you compare costs and make the best choice for your project.

How do you handle unexpected costs that arise during construction?

Our estimates are designed to be comprehensive, but in the event that unexpected costs arise, we work with you to revise the estimate and find ways to mitigate the impact on the project.

Can you work with our design team to optimize the cost-effectiveness of the project?

Yes, we can collaborate with your design team to identify cost-saving opportunities and suggest alternative approaches to keep the project within budget.

What kind of reporting and documentation do you provide?

We provide detailed reports and documentation outlining the estimate methodology, assumptions, and key findings, giving you the transparency and accountability you need to confidently move forward with your project.