Contractors Estimating With Excel
Contractors Estimating With Excel

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10679 Westview Parkway (Above O's Amercian Kitchen)

San Diego, CA 92126

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Contractors Estimating With Excel


Classes will start on March 13 thru April 6th, 2017.

This will be a series of 5 classes. One class per week for 2 hours each: 6:00pm – 8:30pm


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10679 Westview Parkway (above O’s American Kitchen)

San Diego, CA 92126

Estimating with Excel Overview: Our Estimating spreadsheet is easy to use. It’s designed for beginners and the well advanced level Estimators. After this course you will be able to operate ANY estimating system. You will learn every estimating system is excel base.

Constructors Estimating with Excel class introduces contractors to the fundamental principles of estimating and includes real-world exercises, and examples that give beginners critical estimating experience. The class moves step-by-step through the estimating process, discussing the art of estimating, the quantity takeoff, how to put costs to the estimate and how to finalize the bid.

This is also the first class to demonstrate how Microsoft Excel can be used to improve the estimating process by allowing students to estimate real life projects in class as a group.

Estimating with spreadsheets as a way of increasing estimating productivity and accuracy, our class can help both beginning and experienced estimators improve their skills.

This course provides you and your team with clear, concise methods and guidelines for estimating and bidding projects of all sizes.

Your estimators and staff learn each step of the bidding process, along with advanced techniques that cover how to pick the best jobs and which bidding process to apply.

When should you shop for better prices? When should you turn down an opportunity to bid? How do you know what the competition is doing? All of these questions and more are answered in this course.


• Company Owners and Officers
• General Contractors
• Project Managers
• Intermediate & Senior Estimators
• Building Contractors
• Residential Contractors
• Sitework Contractors


  • The changing construction market
  • Major growth areas for contractors
  • Specialization versus diversification
  • Anticipating increased business costs
  • Achieving success in competitive markets
  • Improving bottom-line results
  • How to structure an estimating system for your type of construction
  • Correcting the causes of estimate errors
  • Negotiating favorable subcontractor prices

How to eliminate 90% of hidden costs

  • Picking the work which creates risk
  • Covering the risk by proper pricing
  • Determining your company's project ability
  • Ways to profit highly on small projects
  • How much to reduce your price to get the big job
  • Accurately predicting your competitor's bid
  • Probability charts and graphs
  • Developing a complete bidding system that works

How to select the best price for each project


  • Operate ANY Estimating System
  • Calculate the optimum mark-up for their company on various types of work
  • Determine how much to raise or lower prices based on job size and backlog
  • Apply a specific risk adjustment to price
  • Negotiate better contracts with subs and suppliers
  • Adjust price for equipment and management use factors
  • Calculate the probable market price of the competition
  • Submit bids that increase company profits


About the Intructor: Mr. Jones

Prior to founding The CESS, Tyrone Jones, spent 17 years in the construction industry. Working as a labor, Foreman, superintendent to owning his own company and partnering with others to complete some of the largest projects in CA. He has Mastered a Strategy to take struggling construction companies to a win for win status.

What you will learn:

March 13th : Day 1-Estimating procedures/ building rates/OH/Profit. User knowledge of Our custom excel estimating system.

March 17th : Day 2 – Estimate live small project (using data we attained from day 1 you will estimate a small project. You will be given a complete set of project plans)

March 20th : Day 3 -Avoiding common estimating mistakes( We will discuss, in detail, all bid results to actual result of the awarded contractor)

March 27th : Day 4 – Estimate Large live project. Open discussion about team results.

April 6th : Day 5 – Review/ completion certification

Taking this class is a must in Contracting!

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