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  • On Center Customer Spends 50% Less Time on Takeoffs

    On Center Customer Spends 50% Less Time on Takeoffs

    " Bidding and winning the best work for your business has always been the name of the game. For an up-close look at how one Central Florida drywall contractor is crushing it, don’t miss Inside the...

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  • 3 Tips for Avoiding Costly Estimating Errors

    3 Tips for Avoiding Costly Estimating Errors

    " Ever feel like you’re in a car flying down the highway toward your next project, but you’re not sure what you’ll find when you get there? Juggling incomplete plans, late-arriving materials, and...

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  • 5 Tips for Adding New Estimating Software

    5 Tips for Adding New Estimating Software

    " It’s a fact. Contractors from all trades—from roofing to walls and ceilings—still rely heavily on spreadsheets, manual entry, and software that lacks integration. The 2017 JB Knowledge...

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  • 3 Things to Remember for Your Estimator Offer Letter

    3 Things to Remember for Your Estimator Offer Letter

    " Eureka! You’ve found the perfect job candidate to join the ranks of your growing estimating department. You’re hyped to extend a winning offer. Whether you’re hiring a newbie, junior, or senior...

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  • Construction Owners Breaking Away from Design-Bid-Build

    Construction Owners Breaking Away from Design-Bid-Build

    " Conley Smith, Sr. Business Writer If the Design-Build project delivery system needed a slogan, it could easily promote itself as the “change-order light” version of Design-Bid-Build. The...

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  • 5 Tech Questions to Ask About New Estimating Software

    5 Tech Questions to Ask About New Estimating Software

    " Whether you’re a concrete or flooring contractor, there are lots of tools and options in the takeoff and estimating software market. When it comes to evaluating and selecting a cost estimating...

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  • 5 Things to Keep in Mind Before Bidding

    5 Things to Keep in Mind Before Bidding

    " When you’re rushing to bid more work, it’s easy to repeat the same mistakes. Did you forget the unreliable supplier or which trade always runs late? Nobody wants the last 5% of any job to drain...

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  • Top 10 Questions to Size Up Construction Estimators

    Top 10 Questions to Size Up Construction Estimators

    " It’s time! Your small-to-mid-size construction business is busier than ever. You’re ready to add more crews and grow your one-person estimating department. Thanks to due diligence, you’ve...

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  • Check the box! Remember these 10 requirements when choosing software

    Check the box! Remember these 10 requirements when choosing software

    " Whether you’re an estimator for a medium-size drywall contractor or a project manager for a large GC, picking the right construction software can be a huge challenge. Sure, everyone loves...

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  • Top 10 Hiring Sites to Look for Great Estimating Talent

    Top 10 Hiring Sites to Look for Great Estimating Talent

    " Your next great construction estimator may already be looking at your website. Many estimators begin testing the waters just to see what’s out there months before taking the leap. On average,...

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  • Fox Business Show to Feature On Center Software

    Fox Business Show to Feature On Center Software

    " Today’s construction industry is not only highly competitive, but new technology is also rapidly transforming how contractors bid and win the most profitable projects for their business. ...

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  • The 5 Key People to Include When Picking New Estimating Software

    The 5 Key People to Include When Picking New Estimating Software

    " Let’s say you’re a busy mid-size roofing contractor. You use manual tools like colored pencils, calculators, and Excel spreadsheets. Sure, projects are getting won and done. But your chief...

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  • Framing Your Future Success

    Framing Your Future Success

    " You won’t get an argument from any family-owned plumbing, roofing, or concrete business that family-run companies are the backbone of the American economy. In fact, family businesses account for...

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  • On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid Score in FrontRunners Quadrant

    On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid Score in FrontRunners Quadrant

    " Great news! Once again, On-Screen Takeoff® and Quick Bid® have been named a FrontRunner for Construction Estimating Software by Software Advice. The 2018 FrontRunners Quadrant is designed to...

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  • Overcoming the Pitfalls of Estimating

    Overcoming the Pitfalls of Estimating

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  • 5 Signs Estimators Need New Tools

    5 Signs Estimators Need New Tools

    " In today’s hot construction market, every day is bid day for busy subcontractors. But if you’re relying solely on manual entry into spreadsheets, it can be hard to juggle late information when...

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  • Survey Says: Estimators Still Lean On Excel

    Survey Says: Estimators Still Lean On Excel

    " Conley Smith, Sr. Business Writer As always, the annual JB Knowledge Construction Technology report (2017) is chock-full of fascinating details. Translation: it’s pretty long at 70+ pages!...

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  • 5 Hacks to Hiring Top Construction Estimators

    5 Hacks to Hiring Top Construction Estimators

    " Close your eyes and picture the perfect construction estimator. Do you see a seasoned Baby Boomer or a tech-savvy Millennial? Male or female? No question about it—finding the perfect estimator...

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  • Build a Killer Hiring Process!

    Build a Killer Hiring Process!

    " So, you’re looking to hire a great estimator. How hard could it be? Actually, it’s gotten pretty hard. You have two choices: A) Get in line (everybody needs a great estimator!). Or B) Start...

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