|In Their Estimation
|Three remodelers offer their hands-on opinions of the estimating software they use.
||Ease of Learning
|Robert Criner, CGR, Criner Construction Co., Yorktown, Va.
||Very complete, but needed customization.
||Specifically tailored for remodeling and renovating.
||Very easy. Program includes price adjustments for regions.
||Very fair, especially for regular upgrades.
||Unit cost estimating as a whole.
||Bottom line is always correct.
|Bob Connelly, CR, CGR, R.L. Connelly & Sons Inc., Decatur, Ga.
||Program suits a remodeler’s needs.
||Virtual online training available in two-hour sessions makes training much easier.
||Assembly setup, so similar jobs don’t need to be refigured from scratch.
||Generally accurate and on target.
|Bob Fleming, Classic Remodeling & Construction, Charleston, S.C.
||Comes with database, but not very useful.
||Needed some tweaking for remodeling work.
||Not for a beginner, but relatively easy for the computer-literate.
||Major time commitment.
||Numerous flexible software capabilities, good engine.
||Accurate, after custom database was created.