Delivering prompt turnarounds and dependable residential estimating services customized to meet the unique requirements of Residential Contractors, Subcontractors, Homebuilders, Homeowners, Developers, Investors, Lenders, and Architects.

Residential Estimating Services Portfolio
Single-Family Residential Houses
Multi-Family Residential Houses
Duplex/Triplex Houses
Custom homes
Modular homes
Home additions
Home Improvements

Customized Estimates for Trade Contractors

Expert residential construction estimates for trade contractors. Win bids, boost margins, and streamline materials with our dedicated team. Join other subcontractors benefiting from our personalized solutions.

An accurate residential estimate forms the foundation of construction cash flows, aiding in planning, budget allocation, financing, client quoting, and contractor negotiation through our Residential estimating services.


Able Estimating excels in this field, offering seasoned estimators for your residential construction projects. After meticulous plan analysis, we digitally perform quantity takeoffs using cutting-edge software and consult our construction cost database and RSMeans for zip-code pricing. We break down labor costs, considering union and prevailing wages, standard time, and overtime. The bill of materials is presented in CSI MasterFormat division-wise or via EXCEL spreadsheets following the pattern of CSI costs, facilitating easy review and vendor pricing.

Our residential construction estimating services encompass the following deliverables:

  • Residential Detailed Estimate tailored to your specific needs for bidding, procurement, budgeting, and financing purposes.
  • Digital Takeoff EXCEL files.
  • Material Types & Quantities.
  • Material & Labor Costs.
  • Colored Marked up Plans.
  • Complete Takeoff Summary containing labor hours, permits, taxes, contingencies, overheads, profit percentages, and various other costs.

What Sets Able Estimating Apart?

Our Residential Estimating Services Promise:


  • Detailed estimates with utmost accuracy
  • Cost-effective solutions at competitive rates (check prices)
  • Timely delivery to meet your deadlines
  • Pay-as-you-go to reduce overheads
  • Enhance efficiency and bid on more projects
  • Expert consultation on strategic bid filing
  • Boost your bid-hit ratio and win more bids
  • 24/7 chat & email support

Our Residential Estimating Services Include:

Quantification of items in Residential projects, covering volume, length, area, and number units.

Customized quantity takeoff based on your specific needs. For instance, for lumber supply, we quantify beams, studs, joists, and rafters in EA with detailed descriptions of nails and clips.


In our residential takeoffs, we typically quantify the following materials:


  • General conditions (permits, taxes, logistics, storage, etc.)
  • Sitework (site preparation, excavation, backfilling earthwork, landscaping)
  • Concrete (foundation, driveway, sidewalk, paving)
  • Masonry (walls and piers)
  • Wood/Plastic composites (Structural lumber, millwork, carpentry)
  • Thermal & moisture protection (Insulation of roof and walls)
  • Doors & Windows
  • Metals (Structural steel reinforcements, metal railings)
  • Interior/exterior finishes (drywall, plastering, painting, flooring, tiling, roofing, wall and pier finishes)
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Mechanical (exhaust fan, HVAC systems)
  • Electrical (lighting, alarms, detectors, ceiling fans, TV cables)
  • Other specialties (stairs, toilet accessories, kitchen equipment, and furnishings)
  • Contingencies

Labor costs and Man-hours

Benefits of Opting for Our Residential Estimating Services

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  • Bluebeam
  • Quest Estimating
  • RS Means
  • Xactimate
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  4. Trimble
  5. IMHS Mark Systems


For busy residential contractors in the field, our estimating services help you win bids by preparing accurate bid estimates and documents. Trust us to handle your estimates, ensuring timely and competitive submissions.

Detailed Accurate Residential Bid Estimates

We offer detailed and accurate residential bid estimates with the support of our experienced team. Utilizing the up-to-date pricing from the RSMeans database and maintaining strong vendor relations, our services include:

Quick bid estimates with marked-up plans
Strategic bid filing assistance
Bidding network profile management
New project lead generation
Subcontractor marketing

Accurate New Construction Residential Estimates

Our expert estimators create precise estimates for all types of new construction, from simple residences to complex apartments. With vast experience in residential builds and efficient software usage, we swiftly prepare quotes, allowing you to focus on your site work. Serving residential contractors nationwide.

Transformations, Renovations & Home Expansions

Our expertise extends to assisting remodeling and renovation contractors with any project related to existing homes. Home renovation estimates can be a daunting task for contractors seeking accurate figures for their clients.


With a seasoned team of residential estimators, we offer reliable material takeoffs and specialized residential construction estimating services to support the remodeling and renovation industry.

Precise Preliminary Residential Estimates

For investors and developers, our accurate preliminary estimates aid in making informed decisions. From single-family to multi-family projects, our estimators reveal hidden costs and help identify potential issues early on. Our breakdown covers materials and labor for:


– Preliminaries

– Substructures

– Superstructures

– Finishes

– Fittings

– Services

– External Services

– Contingency

Trust us for cost-effective solutions and expert assistance as your project progresses.

Specialized Support for Residential Architects and Designers

Enhancing Your Design Journey – With our expert estimators by your side, architects and designers can streamline their process and focus on creativity. From the initial schematics to final construction documents, we provide comprehensive support, ensuring design estimates align seamlessly with your client’s budget goals, saving valuable time and effort along the way.


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Share Your Plans with Ease

Simply click here to upload your drawing plans and specifications in various formats: PDF, TIF, TIFF, DXF, DWF, DWG, JPG, PLN, JPEG, OSX, CPC, DJVU, and CAL. We accept Bid sets, Schematic, Design Development, Construction Documents, or conceptual drawings.

Request a Quote

Receive a prompt quote comprising the invoice, turnaround time, and delivery date. We accept payments via Credit Card, Debit Card, or PayPal.


Get Your Estimate

Expect your estimates in EXCEL sheets, neatly organized with material and labor pricing categorized by divisions or CSI costs, presented in either MasterFormat or your preferred customized format.


Able Estimating specializes in residential estimating and caters to clients in North America, the Caribbean, and Australia. In the United States, we proudly serve various markets, including New York, Florida, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Tennessee, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, Massachusetts, Ohio, Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Alabama, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, California, Washington, South Carolina, North Carolina, Oregon, New Jersey, and Virginia.


Contact us now, and leave the rest to our capable hands without any delays.