In Their Estimation

Three remodelers offer their hands-on opinions of the estimating software they use.

November 30, 2000
In Their Estimation
Three remodelers offer their hands-on opinions of the estimating software they use.
Database Remodeling Features Ease of Learning Costs Best Feature Accuracy
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. Satisfactory. Program suits a remodeler’s needs. Virtual online training available in two-hour sessions makes training much easier. Somewhat expensive. 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.

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