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 to email to to customers, subcontractors, and internal staff
• 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 3.1.2

• The 2017 Craftsman costbooks are available for purchase in this update.

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5

13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Convenient, Professional, and Fast

City franchise

Building custom cost books and having the freedom to modify them is very convenient and has helped me adjust my prices where I need to. It has allowed me to bid competitively in various areas. Its professional looking quotes are also modifyable. That has allowed to structure my quotes how my customers request and understand them, still with a professional look and presentation. Once complete with a quote I just click email and its on the way. This has allowed for same day quotes and quick adjustments to quotes and change orders. NOW! My request is to have the PDF NCE costbooks I already own, import or integrate without me having to type in each line item. 2ND I would love an integration with quickbooks or a financial and tax report center in this app.

Good solid business tool


I’ll have to say dittos to “City Franchise”
The program works well and I find the only inconvenience is working with the Craftsman residential format.
I still have NCE books going back 25 years…. So you’d think I got used to chasing down sub-assemblies on several descrete alphabetically arranged pages…. Nope. It still gets under my skin.
But CCE creates some order out of that disbursed chaos.
Regarding integration, If Intuit/QuickBooks would incorporate the NAHB Account format… Bingo.
Accounting isn’t such a mystifying subject. Intuit leads the pack making the simple, deceptively complex.
For now, I like Banktivity 6. I will never again pay Intuit/Quicken for patches and fixes, forced on the user, disguised as upgrades. We’re totally done.!.

Kudos to Wasatch Digital Media and CCE. But don’t stop improving. The Craftsman books can be your stepping stone to a smoother system yet.



This cost estimator has streamlined my estimating process by leaps without bounds, and it has a lot of great features that I haven’t found in any similar software that typically costs five times what this app does. I use this app on my Mac, my iPad and my iPhone, which makes it easier and faster to land the jobs. Once I set up my own custom cost items, eveything became a breeze. The National Cost Database items help to prevent under-bidding. The only thing this app needs desperately, in my opinion, is a way to turn the estimate into a basic (customizable) contract (exporting estimates to plain text would be a great start) and a way to import estimates from one device to another (xml, numbers, or excel). This app is the #1 all-in-one solution for any serious contractor / comany using Macs, iPhones and iPads. Currently, the only major deficit in this app that I can see is its inability to import estimates created on my mac, to my iPad and iPhone. Something like Acrobat and Pages do would top off its features. Such a feature would make this app rock! Otherwise, great job on this app Wasatch Digital Media.


Wasatch Digital Media, Inc.
25.2 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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