Welcome to I AM Builders!
Construction estimating is the life of your business. Getting it right can make you or break you.
It’s time consuming and tedious. Many of our clients are busy supervising jobs and running their companies. And they don’t have time to estimate.
It becomes a “when I have time to do it” type of thing. The problem with that is threefold:
1 – No time
If you manage to squeeze in some time at night or the weekend, you’re not really going to put together a good estimate because you’re doing it stressed and in a rush. As a matter if fact, you’re probably adding a large cushion in your pricing “just in case” since you’re not fully confident in your number.
2 – Losing jobs because of accuracy
Since you’re rushing through the estimate or even getting distracting phone calls from the job site, your estimate won’t be accurate and you might be bidding too high, or worse, to low. Either one of these will cause you to lose the job, or worse, underbid and lose money.
3 – Missing out on jobs
Lastly, if you’re too busy, you’ll miss deadlines and you might just decide not to bid a project. We’ve done an analysis based on an average industry closing rate of 11% and average project of $300,000 with a 10% profit margin. If you miss out on just three jobs per month because of time, you’re missing out on over $118,800 per year of profit.
What’s the solution?
We recommend eventually building your own estimating team, but hiring us to estimate projects as-needed is the way to go. Let me explain why.
Hiring an in-house estimating team can be a bit expensive for most contractors. According to Zip Recruiter, the average construction estimator salary is in the $70k/year range. After including payroll taxes, insurance, etc, that’s about $1,885.61 per week or just over $8,000 per month per estimator.
Most contractors are smaller operations and don’t have enough projects to have a full-time payroll overhead.
The Real Solution
Hire a qualified estimating firm. More specifically our estimating firm.
We give you the capability to estimate projects as needed so won’t have a payroll burden which makes us less expensive.
Because this is our expertise, your estimates will be extremely accurate based on your local market. We even call vendors for you to get pricing for specialty items.
I AM Builders is a Certified General Contractor and we have our own construction division. Our company is made of experienced estimators and project managers so you’re getting estimates from our team that has actually built these projects.
Our team’s experience includes projects for the University of Miami and Bacardi. For some more info on our team’s experience, check out our Project Experience page.
Benefits of working with us
By estimating your projects, you’re getting an experienced team to accurately bid your jobs. More estimating means more contracts.
One of the benefits of working with us is we offer extensive lead generating strategies and coach our clients to get more client opportunists.
We’ve developed the Xplode Strategy to help our clients build more leads, estimate projects faster, and build lifetime clients.
The goal is we help you build your organization and allow us to estimate your projects as part of your team.
By end of 2020, our goal is to offer your company a full service solution including lead generation, estimating, and project management. Essentially, handling the tedious and difficult parts of the business so you can focus on running jobs, meeting clients, and making money in your business.
700 happy clients and $800 Million In Estimates completed
Since 2014, we’ve been helping Contractors and Developers price projects. We currently work directly with 700 clients and have estimated over $800 million in projects.
Our experience ranges from residential remodels to large high rises and commercial buildings. Because we’ve completed over 3,000 estimates, we’ve seen every type of project there is. Including our most notable project, the US Embassy in Israel.
Trusted by the US Government
Our most notable project has been the new US Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel. Our government contractor client, Handymench was awarded the contract. We are grateful to have been part of that team.
Our team will help you secure more work and grow your business.
Testimonials from clients
Here are some testimonials from some of our clients:
Let us be part of your team
Let us help you grow your business and be an asset to your company. We’re committing to growing your leads and building up your pipeline so you can get more projects and make more money.
Our commitment to You
When we perform your estimate, our team is available any time to review and make updates if needed. If a revision is sent, we can usually handle them at no additional cost.
At the end of the day, we want you to be successful. Your success means you’ll keep coming back to us for your estimating. We’re in this for the long haul.
Projects are waiting
There’s no rush. But some projects do have deadlines, so If you are considering sending us over your project for estimating, don’t wait until the last minute. Many clients do and even we can’t turn around a 1 or 2 day project sometimes.
Construction is booming right now so make sure you’re taking advantage of all the opportunities that come your way. Experts are predicting a recession in the next year or two, so it’s important to build up your system now so you don’t get affected. Let us help.
How to get started
If you haven’t done so already, send us your plans to email@example.com.
You can send us the PDF, Dropbox or other link, and Invitation to Bid email.
If you use Procore, The Blue Book, iSqFt or similar, you can even send us your login info so we can download the drawings.
If you have a lot or large files, you can upload them at iambuilders.com/upload. Just make sure to send us an email with a brief description of what trades you need estimated.
If you need any help with this, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-866-367-4939.
Don’t wait too long
Remember, we’re in a temporary season that construction is booming. Historically, companies that aren’t well established will be heavily affected when the economy hits. We can help you be one of the successful companies that continues to grow.
Our team is ready to help you grow your business by helping you build leads, estimate those projects, and create a follow up system keeping clients coming back for your projects. Don’t wait and miss our on projects. Remember, missing out on ONE project per month can cost you over $120,000 per year in profit.