Construction Cost Estimator helps contractors and service companies quickly create on-site estimates for construction and repair projects. You can save time and money by creating the estimate on the spot and then emailing it to the customer as a PDF or printing a hardcopy.

Each cost item is broken down into Material, Labor, Other, and Subcontract costs. You can save frequently used cost items in your own custom costbook, or you can purchase 3 different Craftsman costbooks within the app that contain detailed costs for over 30,000 common construction items.

Just search for a cost item, enter the quantity, and add it to your estimate in 3 easy steps!

• Fast and easy user interface for creating cost estimates
• Customize multiple types of PDF reports, and email them to customers directly from the app
• Add the logo and contact info for your company to create professional-looking estimates
• Costs are organized by Phases, Areas, and Categories that can be customized for each project
• Enter your overhead, profit, and tax rates for each project
• The app provides full support for international currencies and units


You can save common cost items in your own custom costbook, and you can purchase 3 different Craftsman Costbooks within the app via in-app purchase for $49.99 each. The costbook data is only valid in the US and Canada, but the costbooks are also available for purchase internationally.

• National Construction Estimator
• National Home Improvement Estimator
• National Renovation and Insurance Repair Estimator

Each costbook contains thousands of common construction items, and the costs are localized to your US Zip Code or Canadian Postal Code.

The Craftsman Costbooks are really helpful if you need to provide a cost estimate for work that you haven't done before, or if you need to do a sanity check on cost estimates from subcontractors. You can also copy cost items from the Craftsman Costbooks to your own custom costbook, and then change any of the numbers.

The app is used by many types of contractors, estimators, and service companies, such as:
General contractors, electricians, plumbers, builders, landscapers, roofers, painters, carpenters, heating and air conditioning, flooring, siding, tile, concrete, asphalt paving, bathroom and kitchen remodeling, deck builders, handyman services, pest control, real estate flippers and rehabbers, insurance repair estimators, and more!

See more screenshots and a sample PDF estimate at:
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What's New

Version 3.2.1

• The 2018 Craftsman costbooks are available in this update

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Time saver


I am an irrigation contractor. I use this app to prep my proposals on site. I was sick to death of taking rough notes for a zone by zone refurb quote or a system install quote then spending hours in the evening typing them up to email to potential clients.
It did take a while & a lot of work to set up my cost book for all my needs, but now I have most of what I need it is as simple as tap, tap, tap to enter cost book items into a zone by zone quote.
I do have to freestyle a bit for individual projects so a client can understand each entry but that's ok. It does take me a bit longer at a property with the app instead of a clipboard & pencil but before I leave I can show the client the full proposal all laid out & explain everything to them & answer any questions they may have, with the price, then email a copy straight to them.
I've done about 15 quotes so far with the app & have got my money's worth, including actually buying an ipad with LTE to use it on site.
Give it a try & stick with it. It will be worth it. I know that none of my local competitors can present a proposal the same way that I can.
First impressions are important & this can get you ahead of the game.
All I would like as an extra feature is to able to have additional personal cost books for the different types of quotes that I undertake so I don't have to scroll through the whole list of cost items every time to find what I need. I would be willing to pay for this feature as an in app purchase.

Great app


This is by far the best construction app I've found. And I've been through everything one I could find! Many apps...!

I'd love to pay for a upgraded version if we could get a few lacking features.

In my opinion there is a Hugh demand for construction apps. This app is a great start. It has a lot of great features. But, like most apps its not perfect. And you know We all demand perfect!

I use it along side Quick Sale. With the two apps I am able to do all my estimates, quotes, & invoices without the need of a PC.

This app is best for the estimating & quoting. It has a great structured system just for construction.

It however, lacks a few things my business requires. It doesn't keep up with who owes me money. I get a lot of small jobs. And when you have 20+ invoices that need to be paid. You want something that is going to remind you who is at 30 days, etc..

(I'm told the creator has future plains?)

This is where Quick Sale comes in for me. Like I said, I use construction cost estimator for more-less estimating. Or as I call it "Job Scope". Then I take the numbers from this app to quick sale where I call it a quote.

That way when I get the job I can convert it in quick sale to a invoice. Keeping track of how much money is coming in and who is past due.

I really like the start Construction Cost Estimator is off to. I look forward to the ability to track and record the jobs/cash flow.

Thanks for all your hard work!

This is amazing!!!

E-Man Da Gr8t

I was a bit skeptical when I first looked at this app knowing every other app I've tried comes with a monthly fee to use it I wasn't sure if this one would be the same, I gave it a try played with it a little bit in a matter of minutes after downloading it I realized this was the app that I was looking for, now I can go out and bid on jobs before I even leave my prospecting clients house. I tell them the estimate is in their inbox and I get more happy clients for getting an estimate on the spot. Before I used to have to wait until I got home and write up an estimate by the time I got home I was tired not wanting to do the estimate then it would take me 2-5 days before I would even get my prospects an estimate. This app has saved me plenty of time and has made me lots of money by simply walking through with my new prospects and giving them the estimate before I even leave their driveway!!! Amazing app this is a must have!!!👍👍👍👍


Wasatch Digital Media, Inc.
84.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, Portuguese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012-2018 Wasatch Digital Media
In-App Purchases
  1. NCE Costbook 2013 $49.99
  2. NHI Costbook 2013 $49.99
  3. NCE Costbook 2016 $49.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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