There are various types and sizes of products in masonry construction with Bricks, Stone, CMU and more, with each type requiring special knowledge to estimate a job. Each product type requires calculations to figure bags of cement, Cubic Yards of sand, Gallons of water and Tons of rebar. Instead of manually calculating these with each measurement and writing down your results, you can let eTakeoff automatically calculate everything as you measure. eTakeoff will even sort and total your quantities and display them in a list that is easy to export to Excel. Let eTakeoff do the hard work of calculating all of your material quantities.
Michael Seay, Seacon Construction
“I believe in investing in technology that allows our people to be better and more efficient at their jobs. We were manually keying our takeoff quantities into Sage Estimating. There was always the opportunity for error, and it added a lot of time to the estimating process. When I heard about eTakeoff Dimension and eTakeoff Bridge, I was immediately intrigued.”
“eTakeoff Bridge is the missing piece that automates and streamlines the entire estimating cycle, from start to finish. I created and refined all of our assemblies in Sage Estimating to bring consistency and accuracy to the process. And those assemblies are now available to us during takeoff. It makes the process much more seamless and efficient. Consistent, accurate, and reliable estimates are the lifeblood of any successful contractor. Using tools that ensure that consistency and accuracy—and also bring a rapid return on investment—just makes smart business sense.”
Jeff Allison, Paragon Tile & Stone, Inc., Portland OR
“The neat thing about eTakeoff is that it can be used not only with plan rooms, but with plans that are emailed to me or on a CD. No other viewers compare to the ease of use and functionality of eTakeoff.”
Paragon Tile & Stone, Inc., Portland Oregon
Silvia Rojas, Excellence in Stone Inc. Miami FL
I am the estimator for Excellence in Stone, Inc. Our company fabricates and installs Tile, Stone, Terracotta, and Solid Surfaces in South Florida. We specialize in high end residential and commercial projects up to $ 7 million dollars. With this much money at stake we needed an estimating software that would allow me to service our diverse and very demanding customers. Before purchasing eTakeoff 4 years ago, I researched most of the estimating software suppliers and decided on eTakeoff because of their accuracy, support system, and flexibility in customizing the program to our unique use.
Because our jobs are so intricate, often including up to 50 different materials on a single job. We cover so many different types of installation ranging from mosaics to cladding large Stone Slabs on walls and ceilings; so I needed a software that would allow me to tailor each unique project to
calculate an ever-changing type of data.
As soon as I tried eTakeoff I realized that this was the software for us. It was easy to use (I have never needed formal training, since their menus are self explanatory) and their built in features that allow you to write custom subroutines are so flexible that I fell in love with the product after a week into the trial.
The implementation was a snap, I was up and running immediately, but it is their support team that I am the most impressed with; it is like having your own personal estimating team to back you up.
Over the years, I have asked for special features to be added to eTakeoff and I have yet to be disappointed. I can now estimate 3 times as many projects as I did before, and in today’s competitive market it has translated into a constant stream of work for our company in a construction industry that has been suffering for the past 5 years.
Excellence in Stone, Inc., Miami Florida
Dan Rhode, Environmental StoneWorks, Denver, CO
“I am now doing 5 times as many estimates as I was on paper, with increased accuracy.”
Environmental StoneWorks, Denver
Garry Priest, Environmental StoneWorks, Denver, CO
“Our Denver office has taken over the estimating for all 6 of our offices nationwide. We are using one less estimator than we were for Denver alone.”
Environmental StoneWorks, Denver
Kevin Bilger, Eastco Interiors, Inc., Denver, CO
“Thanks for the great program; it makes my job a lot easier.”
Eastco Interiors, Inc., Denver
- Case Studies
Excellence in Stone is a tile and marble subcontractor in south Florida specializing in high-end residential and commercial projects. Their projects include the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami and the Versace house. They have been using eTakeoff for over four years. Click below to read an interview with their head estimator, Silvia Rojas.