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Construction Cost Estimator

By Wasatch Digital Media, Inc.

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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:
I am dedicated to responding quickly to support requests. If you have questions, problems, or feature requests, please send me an email using the Support link below.

What's New in Version 3.1.2

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


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Customer Reviews

Convenient, Professional, and Fast

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.

Constant crashing and loss of data

Unfortunately this is the first 1 star review I have ever had to write about anything. Over the last several months the app has repeatedly crashed. The final straw was last week when I spent over an hour in a customer’s home, typing up measurements. In all fairness, the app did not even crash (which is what makes this all the more frustrating). When I got home and opened up the computer (app and computer were left open and on), all my data was erased in the project notes section. As a matter of fact, this is the third time that I have had data erased either entirely or to some degree. The icing on the cake was the lack of response to my support inquiry, which is now in its 4th day. It is an excellent app when it decides work, however when it does not it is extremely frustrating.The only way I would see this being higher than one star is if the app were free.

Construction Cost Estimator
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  • $39.99
  • Category: Business
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1.2
  • Size: 25.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor

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