I AM Builders is a National Construction Estimating Firm in the business of helping contractors win projects.

We estimate and takeoff your entire project for you based on local pricing.

Most contractors are so busy running their jobsites that they NEGLECT the estimating. You’re supervising jobs, making deliveries, going to jobsite meetings, and the only time to work on estimating is NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS.

It doesn’t have to be that way!

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Daniel Quindemil is founder of I AM Builders. He is a Licensed General Contractor with over 10 years of experience in the design and construction field.

He started I AM Builders in 2015 with a vision of changing the construction industry. When he was in the field he realized contractors were busy and didn’t have time to focus on the important parts of their business like estimating and sales, so he launched I AM Builders to help busy contractors.

He has a Bachelor Degree in Architecture, LEED Certified, a member of the American Society of Professional Estimators, and has been part of some notable projects for Bacardi, University of Miami, Private Developers, and most recently the US Embassy in Jerusalem.

Daniel manages our team which includes professional engineers, architects, and civil engineers. Everyone at I AM Builders has a background in construction and has actual field experience and professional training.

We use a Double Verification system where our Estimators perform the estimates and our Senior team which reviews and finalizes. This ensures you get a minimum of two sets of eyes on your project and two opinions regarding pricing and takeoffs.

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Why I AM Builders?

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Licensed General Contractor

I AM Builders is a Licensed General Contractor and works nationwide on projects for clients. Because we ourselves are a Contractor, we understand pricing based on field conditions and the challenges of running a job.

Our team is made up of construction professionals with actual field experience. Many of our team were either Project Managers or Superintendents so they bring those years of expertise to your bids. It’s not just theory.

Estimated Over $1.5 Billion in Projects

I AM Builders has estimated over $1.5 Billion in projects for General Contractors, Developers, Engineers, Architects, Interior Designers, Subcontractors, Homeowners, and Lenders.

I can say we’ve seen it all. Because of this experience, we are able to make accurate determinations in estimates, especially if the plans are missing information or things are conflicting. That’s why were are also able to work with conceptual and projects in the drawings phase because we have so many projects to reference.

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Private, Government, and Military Estimating

Because of our experience, I AM Builders is able to estimate all types of projects from private owners and developers to US Government Federal and State projects.

We’ve worked on countless Government projects US-wide and even Worldwide. Most recently we’ve worked on the the following projects:

  • US Embassy Jerusalem

  • US Embassy Expansion Brazil

  • US Embassy Renovation South Africa

  • Camp Lejeune, US Marines

  • Fort Bragg, US Army

  • Fort Belvoir

  • Whiteman Air Force Base

  • County Schools

  • Government Buildings

  • VA Hospitals

Estimating for Conceptual, Schematic, Design Development, and Construction Documents Phases

Many times projects required preliminary estimating or budgets when they are in the planning stages. We work with Architects and Developers to build these budgets early on in the process.

This is extremely valuable for making design and financial decisions on projects. Since we’ve worked with so many types of projects, we are able to conceptually estimate projects when the final decisions have not been made yet.

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All projects are covered under our Errors and Omissions Insurance so you can have peace of mind with our estimates.

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You Send in Your Plans

You can upload your plans here or email us at info@iambuilders.com. Whichever is more convenient for you.

Be sure to let us know your scope of work and any details regarding your project.

We Send you a Quote for Our Services

Before starting, we’ll send you a detailed quote for our services. Every client is unique so we take the time to review each situation individually. We’ll factor in things like project range, difficulty, trades, and more.

We Estimate and Deliver Your Cost Estimate

Our team will takeoff and estimate your project. When we deliver you’ll receive a PDF and an Excel file of your estimate. We can also offer construction lead generation services for the jobs you’d like to pursue further.

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CASE STUDY: How I AM Builders won a $4 Million Hospital New Construction project for the Go2Guy General Contractors

Xavier Miranda, owner of the Go2Guy, is a client of ours and primarily worked on GC and Subcontractor projects. He got this incredible opportunity to bid on their company’s biggest project, Jackson Hospital West in Miami, FL.

Their only issue was the lack of time they had to bid such a big project while still running their other jobs.

Because we had worked on a few jobs with them, they contacted us to help them prepare a bid package. He hired I AM Builder’s construction estimating services to calculate his labor and material including equipment and profit.

I AM Builders estimated the project and adjusted for Davis Bacon Prevailing wage rates. We also assisted in the negotiation and qualification phase on behalf of Go2Guy.

Fast forward several months and Go2Guy WAS AWARDED a $4 Million Contract.


(Frequently Asked Questions)

Every project is unique so to get a quote, you can send your plans to info@iambuilders.com. General price ranges for smaller projects can run in the $200-300, mid-sized projects can be in the $400-600 range, and large projects $1000+.
Our pricing is based on a per-project basis, not hourly. Our estimates are perfect for busy contractors that need an “On-Demand” estimate completed. Most contractors bid only a few projects per month and our pricing tends to be more affordable than hiring a full time in-house estimator.
Yes! Visit our Featured Estimates page to see examples of estimates we’ve done for other clients. You’ll see examples for Developers, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Architects, Residential Projects, Drywall and Framing, Painting, and more!
For most projects our delivery is between 6-9 business days. Occasionally larger or more complex projects may take 8-10 or 10-12 business days. We always quote you an estimated timeframe before starting. If you have a rush project needed sooner than 6 days, let us know your bid date and we’ll try to accommodate, or add a small expedite fee to cover overtime costs with a guaranteed date.
We use digital takeoff software to perform our quantities and proprietary software to prepare and finalize the assemblies and pricing. Our labor and material pricing comes from Craftsman National Construction Estimator Database Suite which is updated multiple times per year, and pricing is based on your project’s zip code so your bid will be as accurate and competitive as possible.
We get our pricing from Craftsman National Construction Estimator Database Suite which is updated multiple times per year, and pricing is based on your project’s zip code so your bid will be as accurate and competitive as possible.
We specialize in Commercial, Residential, and Industrial projects. We perform estimates for Remodeling, New Construction, High Rises, Multifamily, Restaurants, Mixed-Use Retail and Residential, Warehouses, and more! We do estimates for General Contractors, Subcontractors, Developers, Architects, Owners, Lenders/Banks, Appraisers, Insurance Companies, and more.
That’s ok too. We can estimate the costs of projects based on quantities you give us or sketches.
Yes! We work with Architects, Developers, and Owners frequently in the early planning and design stages. If you have preliminary drawings, or an idea of what you would like to build, our team can estimate the cost of construction so you can make educated purchasing and design decisions.
We make it easy to send us your plans. You can send them to us in any of the following ways:

You can email the plans and trades you would like to bid to info@iambuilders.com

You can email us your Invitation to Bid Email to info@iambuilders.com with the trades you would like to bid.

You can upload through our Dropbox by visiting: www.iambuilders.com/upload

We use secure Quickbooks Online Payments where you can easily pay with your Credit Card. Once you send us your plans, we’ll send you a Quickbooks Invoice prior to starting for you and your team to review. If you choose to proceed, you can easily make a payment through your Desktop, Mobile Phone, or you can call us directly to process the payment. You can reach us at: (305) 433-6432.
Our estimates are very accurate and based on your project’s zip code so your pricing will be accurate and competitive. Our estimates are designed as guidelines for you to finalize pricing so you’ll be able to make your final adjustments with the Excel Spreadsheet we send you. You can adjust Supervision, Equipment, Profit, and manually override any of our estimated pricing. Our labor and material costs come from Craftsman National Construction Estimator Database which is updated several times per year. Our estimating team are construction professionals with plenty of field experience and we make adjustments based on factors such as changes to productivity, equipment, etc. For example, if a wall is 20 ft high, we’ll need to include a lift along with slower productivity to adjust the labor price.
Pricing in all regions varies and we used highly accurate cost databases along with field experience to price projects. We carry a $1 Million Accuracy Guarantee covered by our Errors and Omissions Insurance. If we were to ever make a mistake and you lose money on a project, you are completely covered. There will always be a variation in pricing based on the fluctuations in the market, labor shortages or surpluses, and major events that suddenly increase or decrease material or labor pricing.
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