Shawn Van Dyke

To save time, many contractors estimate custom remodeling projects using square-foot costs, and many homeowners expect to see estimates or proposals for a remodeling job calculated this way as well. Unfortunately, this kind of estimating isn't very accurate. Only a proposal with a detailed scope of work will ensure that you get paid for the work you are performing and that the owners get the level of service they expect. To achieve these results, my company exclusively uses XactRemodel estimating software by Xactware.

I have been a licensed general contractor specializing in custom design and remodeling for residential and commercial projects since 2005. W, I became familiar with Xactware's Xactimate software, which is used by insurance companies to determine the scope and value of a claim. When I learned that Xactware made a version specifically for...

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