Residential Estimating Services For Busy Contractors

We help busy contractors estimate and win projects.

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TRUSTED BY TONS OF BRANDS

We work with:

  • General Contractors

  • Subcontractors
  • Remodeling Contractors
  • Homebuilders

  • Developers
  • Architects

RESIDENTIAL ESTIMATING

I AM Builders is a licensed General Contractor specializing in estimating and consulting for our clients. Our construction estimating services division brings you the power of a large estimating department without the large overhead.

Our goal is to help you estimate and bid your residential projects so you can focus on running your business. Our solution is designed for busy Contractors, Owners, and Architects building new construction, renovations, and remodels.

ACCURATE AND DETAILED RESIDENTIAL ESTIMATES

Since we ourselves are a Contractor, we know what goes into cost estimating.

Because we are also a Licensed Contractor, we understand what goes into building residential new construction and additions.

Our team is composed of experienced Estimators and Project Managers and we use a combination of database pricing and field experience to create our estimates.

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NEW CONSTRUCTION
RESIDENTIAL ESTIMATES

Whether you’re building a simple home, or a highly complex residence, we have the technology and expertise to price these jobs for you.

Sometimes construction takeoffs and estimating can take hours, or even days when you’re busy with tons of distractions. We work with clients in all 50 states with all types of residential new construction.

HOME ADDITIONS, REMODELS,
AND RENOVATIONS

We all know remodeling or doing any sort of work to an existing homes has it’s complications and surprises.

Home renovation estimates tend to be some of the most complex to price out. We can help you do that.

Our goal is to quickly get you an estimate so you can get in front of your client and start negotiating.

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RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPERS

When working on larger projects or obtaining financing from lenders or investors, it’s critical to have accurate cost estimates.

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PRELIMINARY RESIDENTIAL
COST ESTIMATES

As an investor or developer, it’s critical to have correct budget numbers when you’re making decisions.

Whether it’s a single family, duplex, or even multi-family project, we can perform budget estimates, and progress estimates to keep your project within budget and on-schedule.

Many times projects have to be redesigned and value-engineered after preliminary pricing comes in too high.

We can identify these issues before they cost you thousands in holding costs and interest.

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PRE-CONSTRUCTION FINAL
ESTIMATES AND BUDGETS

Prior to starting construction, an investor should wisely have either comparative bids, or a third party estimate that can verify costs.

We work directly with investors and lenders in third-party verification estimates.

These are extremely valuable during negotiations with General Contractors and Subcontractors (if you’re sourcing the labor directly).

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MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL
AND APARTMENT BUILDING ESTIMATES

Large projects require an experienced team to estimate the costs for you. Dont’ go into your investment blindly or haphazardly.

Construction costs can easily compound, especially with larger projects. Our team has the capability to estimate, and identify potential issues before you even get started.

Many of our clients have asked us to assist in value-engineering to lower overall costs. We’ve also had a hand in making suggestions on managing the projects so ensure a profitable outcome.

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RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTS & DESIGNERS

Designing a new home or remodel? As an architect or designer, some of the most time-consuming tasks is going back to redoing design work after your original design doesn’t meet your client’s budget. It’s tough!

We understand this struggle. That’s why we work with Architects and Interior Designers to estimate projects throughout the design phase. We can work schematic or preliminary drawings, design development drawings, and final construction drawings.

We can even work with sketches very early in the design.

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RESIDENTIAL SCHEMATIC DESIGN ESTIMATES

We work directly with Residential architects and designers to prepare estimates throughout the early, middle, and final stages of the design.

This avoid significant rework as an architect. No more revising drawings because of being over-budget.

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RESIDENTIAL BUDGETS

When working with Owners, it’s helpful to prepare realistic budgets, especially in the final stages when transitioning into the CA (Construction Administration) phase.

We can help you prepare these budgets to hold your contractors accountable.

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VALUE ENGINEERING

Most commercial projects end up in value engineering.

It’s a Catch 22 – you want to design spectacular spaces, but that often results in need to go back and reduce costs on projects. We can help you do that.

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“Most contractors are missing out on over $200,000 per month in project contracts and they don’t even know it. They are busy, have no time for estimating, and they are leaving money on the table. A lot of money.

We designed our construction estimating service with the goal of helping our clients win projects and ultimately be successful.”

-Daniel Quindemil
Founder, I AM Builders

WHO IS I AM BUILDERS?

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

With our construction lead generation services, we’ll find new leads personalized for your business.

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

It doesn’t have to be that way!

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU WIN MORE PROJECTS?


“I have NO TIME to estimate projects”

-Every Contractor in America

The enemy of every contractor is the lack of time. Most contractors are busy working IN the business rather than working ON the business. If that’s the case, you’re not alone. We’ve worked with over 1,400 contractors nationwide estimating and consulting, and that’s normal.

But you’ve probably tried doing it yourself, working at night after work…. probably even on the weekends on the kitchen table. We’ll find your leads for you and can even takeoff your complete construction project after so you can focus on running your business and getting your nights and weekends back.

Stop missing out on bids because of time.


You’re probably MISSING OUT on $200,000 per month because you’re busy

We did an analysis and more contractors are missing out on several projects per month that they can actually win because they are so busy they just pass them up.

Depending on what your average contract value is, most contractors are missing between $200-500K per month in sales because of being busy.

We’ll prepare your entire estimate for you so can keep bidding those jobs.

We can estimate your entire project for you based on your LOCAL PRICING so the numbers will be accurate

I AM Builders is US Based and a licensed General Contractor, so we have actual building experience.

We use a combination of a cost database and our experience to price your projects based on the zip code of your project (Note: Everyone at I AM Builders has actual field experience in construction, not just theory or “paper estimating”).

Pricing for labor and material varies by area and zip code, so we make adjustments for local labor rates, material pricing, and even look at the area’s property value to determine accurate pricing. That’s what makes our construction estimating service a great option for busy contractors.

We even back our estimates with a $1 MILLION ACCURACY GUARANTEE which covers all of our clients by our Errors and Omissions Insurance.


We can help you NEGOTIATE AND CLOSE based on proven strategies

Estimating is only a small part of what it takes to win a job. We like to see this as a TEAM EFFORT.

What do you do after the estimate to give yourself the best chance of winning? We can help you work the numbers when you’re negotiating, and even jump on a conference call with your client (as your estimating team) to help you close.

We can even advise you on EXACTLY WHAT TO DO to have them wanting to USE YOU instead of your competitor.

Over the last 10 years, and after speaking and working with THOUSANDS of Contractors, we get to see what WORKS and what DOESN’T. We have some clients landing 50% of their bids by implementing some of the strategies we can easily show you.

These aren’t strategies we made up – we listened to our clients and created our blueprint based on what they are doing right, and avoiding what they were doing wrong. Best of all….. it works for ANY CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS.

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AND IF YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT GROWING YOUR BUSINESS, WE CAN HELP YOU ESTIMATE THE JOB AND CLOSE MORE SALES

After working on the estimating side of things, we help many of our clients get more leads so they can keep growing their business.

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SAMPLE ESTIMATES

Here are some examples of projects we’ve done with previous clients.

Full Projects

General Contractors and Developers
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Drywall & Framing

Metal Framing, Wood Framing, & Drywall
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Paint & Wallcovering

Paint Contractors
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HOW DO I GET STARTED?

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You Schedule a Free Consultation

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 Research and Send you Your Leads

Our team will research the best leads for projects in your area. We’ll also reach out on your behalf to initiate the bidding process. We can also offer construction estimating services for the jobs you’d like to pursue further.

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All projects are covered under our Errors and Omissions Insurance so you can have peace of mind with our estimates. We backup up our construction estimating services.

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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.

CONTRACTOR EXPERIENCE

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TRUSTED BY THE US GOVERNMENT

Private, Government, and Military Estimating
Because of our experience, I AM Builders construction estimating service 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 nationwide and even Worldwide. Most recently we’ve worked on the following projects:

  • US Embassy Jerusalem, Israel

  • US Embassy Expansion, Brazil

  • US Embassy, South Africa

  • Camp Lejeune, US Marines
  • Fort Bragg, US Army

  • Fort Belvoir
  • Whiteman Air Force Base

  • County Schools

  • Government Buildings

  • VA Hospitals

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HEAR FROM HUNDREDS OF HAPPY CLIENTS & RAVING FANS…

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MORE ABOUT OUR SERVICES

Construction Estimating Company

Our team of experienced Project Managers and Estimators know the challenges of running a business and still having to bid jobs. Sometimes it feels like it’s almost impossible.

We’ve developed a turnkey estimating solution utilizing Digital Takeoff and Estimating Software so we can quickly estimate the costs for your project.

We’re one of the few construction estimating companies that are a licensed General Contractor and perform our own estimating for our projects.

Benefits of Outsourcing Estimating

Running a construction business is one of the most difficult and challenging types of businesses to run. We’ve been in the trenches, and we are a licensed General Contractor. So we know the struggles.

Why Outsource Estimating

Are you missing out on projects because you don’t have time to perform your construction takeoffs and finalize your estimates?

Many of our clients are working late trying to bid projects and create accurate estimates to win jobs. It’s almost impossible to focus on projects during the day when there are distractions on the job site!

We specialize in working with Contractors and Developers. Our team of seasoned estimators will digitally takeoff the quantities for your project and create your entire bid for you!

You’ll only need 15-20 minutes to review.

Highly Accurate Construction Cost Database

We use a highly accurate construction cost database that gives us up-to-date labor and material pricing. It’s based on the zip code, so your project will be as accurate and competitive as possible.

We work with:

  • General Contractors

  • Subcontractors

  • ​Developers
  • Architects
  • Lenders
  • ​​Interior Designers
  • ​And more!

Why Outsource Estimating

Our process includes a two part verification system to ensure accuracy. We first have our estimating team perform the quantify takeoff, estimate the costs, and prepare the spreadsheet.

We then have our reviewing team double check and make final adjustments. Our Estimating and Reviewing teams are experienced Project Managers and Estimators with years in construction.

Our Construction Services Include:

  • Commercial Estimating

  • Residential Estimating
  • ​Industrial Estimating
  • ​Conceptual Estimating
  • ​Schematic Estimating
  • ​​Design Development Estimates
  • ​Quantity Surveys
  • ​Budget Preparation
  • ​Full Cost Estimates
  • ​​ROM Estimating (Rough Order of Magnitude Estimating)
  • Framing Estimates
  • Construction Takeoffs
  • ​Drywall Estimating
  • Insulation Estimating
  • Concrete Estimating
  • ​General Construction Estimating
  • Painting Estimating
  • Flooring Estimating
  • General Contractor Estimating
  • Subcontractor Estimating
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FAQ

(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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