Estimating Consultant

Are you a busy contractor grappling with complex bids, wrong projects, or missed opportunities due to overwhelming bids? Our construction estimating consultant is here to help you beat the competition and capture more leads!

With a satisfied client base of over 1000 in the North American construction industry, our adept team of estimators and consultants is well-versed in market conditions and construction techniques. With a keen eye for detail, they guide you from budget to construction document estimates, offering advice on budgeting, proposals, contractor selection, negotiation, value engineering, and project closure.

Able Estimating is a premier cost estimating consulting firm, experienced in commercial, residential, and industrial projects. We serve developers, contractors, architects, builders, and lenders, utilizing advanced takeoff software and a comprehensive cost database. Our estimators adhere to esteemed organizations like AACE and AIQS.

What Does Our Estimating Consultant Offer?

With 15 years’ industry experience and deep AEC understanding, we offer clients cost insights and varied takeoffs for effective budget management. Our services include:

Feasibility Insights

For developers, investors, and owners assessing project viability, our preliminary estimates, feasibility studies, and per-square-foot pricing cover economic, legal, scheduling, and financial factors.

Preconstruction & Changes

In project planning, precise material, labor, and man-hour assessments matter. We provide reliable estimating and consulting for GCs, managers, and owners. Our guidance includes procurement, value analysis, scheduling, and labor optimization, helping prevent reorder issues, shortages, and waste.

CPM Scheduling

Our CPM experts collaborate with your teams for on-time project completion. Through planning, measurement, and real-time updates, we steer your project’s lifecycle, aiding milestone achievement.

Bid Support

Contractors seeking bidding process assistance can rely on us. Our skilled construction estimators create precise bills of materials, formulate bids, and offer advice on filing bids, winning strategies, and negotiation. We also manage clients’ bidding network profiles.

Legal Guidance

When grappling with construction-related legal disputes like negligence or fraud, our estimating consultant employs accurate cost data to settle conflicts among contractors, vendors, designers, and owners. Our unbiased stamped estimates aid in intervention, negotiation, testimonies, and trials.

Cost Management

Recognizing budget challenges faced by construction firms, our consultants work closely with project teams, estimating, monitoring, and controlling costs from planning to closeout, ensuring project objectives are met.

Who Benefits from Our Estimating Consultant?

Real Estate Developers

Developers need to establish an initial budget for potential projects. Our estimators provide accurate preliminary estimates, while our consultants offer guidance on proposal planning, budget management, financing, fund allocation, pricing enhancement strategies, and contractor negotiations.

General Contractors

GCs often grapple with limited budgets and tight project schedules. They rely on our advice for project scheduling, bid quality control, and negotiating subcontractor prices.


Our consulting team aids homeowners in project execution and contractor interactions. We offer architectural design and CAD drafting assistance if drawing plans are lacking.


During the design phase, architects utilize estimates to align design elements with client budget constraints. Our consulting team utilizes schematic drawings to provide evolving budget estimates across design stages.


Engrossed in on-site activities, subcontractors often struggle with bid management. Our estimating consultants assist by handling bidding network profiles, bid submissions, and strategizing for successful project bids. We also aid in subcontractor marketing and generating project leads.


Our consultation aids vendors in quantity measurement, cost determination, and labor calculations for client quotes.

Which Construction Trades Do We Cover?

We cover all CSI divisions within the construction industry.

  • Concrete
  • Masonry
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Ductwork
  • HVAC
  • Sitework
  • Earthwork
  • Finishes
  • Drywall
  • Painting
  • Lumber
  • Insulation
  • Metal
  • Structural steel
  • Rebar
  • Door/Window
  • Thermal/moisture protection
  • Plastic/wood composites

What Project Scope Does Our Consultancy Cover?

We cover residential, industrial, and commercial cost estimate projects, including:


  • Residential – including townhomes, modular homes, high rises, skyscrapers, apartments, and private homes
  • Commercial – encompassing offices, warehouses, theaters, and sports auditoriums
  • Institutional – such as educational facilities and healthcare institutions
  • Retail – spanning shopping centers, grocery stores, and restaurants
  • Industrial – covering manufacturing units, food processing, wastewater treatment plants, power generation, cogeneration, bio-fuels, refinery, petrochemicals, and more
  • Civil – including bridges, dams, and highways
  • Mining & Marine Projects
  • Restoration and Repair