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More stories about Estimating

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  • Computer Solutions: Visual Estimating

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  • Unit-Pricing Pitfalls

    Estimating by the square foot saves time, but sacrifices accuracy unless you're careful. We explain how the shape of the structure affects the square-foot price of everything from framing to finishes.

  • Computer Solutions: Seven Steps to Buying Software

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  • Choosing Estimating Software

    The sheer number and variety of estimating programs make it difficult to find a good fit at the right price. This overview of ten representative packages will help you pick the features you need at a price you can afford.

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  • Q&A: Charging for Estimates & Design

    Q: We asked a dozen builders and remodelers across the country about their experiences in starting and growing their businesses. Here is their wisdom, gleaned from the school of hard knocks, on everything from hiring and delegating to estimating and charging for design.

  • Q&A: Price Shopping

    Q: We asked a dozen builders and remodelers across the country about their experiences in starting and growing their businesses. Here is their wisdom, gleaned from the school of hard knocks, on everything from hiring and delegating to estimating and charging for design.