Estimating Software for Home Builders and Contractors


Takeoff Plus is an integrated construction estimating software solution for home builders and contractors looking to expedite:

  • The estimating and the creation of professional looking proposal/specifications for clients to sign
  • The creation of budgets, material lists, detailed and summary estimates
  • The estimating, tracking and generation of client and vendor change orders
  • The creation of project documents to better manage projects

Takeoff Plus can be purchased as a stand-alone application or as part of the Plus Series, a single-entry construction management system that manages and expedites the proven processes and procedures for running a successful construction business.

Takeoff Plus can be accessed internally on your computer or via the Internet on any mobile device or laptop that has Internet connectivity.


  • Stick

  • Unit price

  • Assembly

  • And/or by lump sum bids

  • Estimate multiple items with one takeoff unit of measure

  • Includes many pre-built assemblies to speed the estimating process

  • Easy to add other assemblies as needed

  • There’s no limit to the number of cost items, assemblies or other catalog data you can maintain
  • Attach detailed specifications to assemblies and items so as you’re building your scope of work you’re building your estimate at the same time
  • Standardize your estimating process by building bid sheet templates of cost items, assemblies and specifications broken down by category of work and or by location
  • Produce professional looking proposals/specifications for the customer to sign directly from the estimate
  • Create detailed or summary proposals/specifications by location and/or by category of work
  • Estimate, print or e-mail customer’s change orders

  • Track pending, approved and/or rejected change orders along with changes to the vendor’s contract

  • Create PO’s, Subcontracts, Work Orders and Request for Quotes from Estimate in Seconds
  • Print, fax or e-mail RFQ’s, PO’s and SC’s to vendors
  • Print, fax or e-mail Work Orders to employees
  • Print, fax or e-mail vendor’s change orders
  • Maintains price lists for your various vendors for the same item
  • Easily compares costs between suppliers so that you can negotiate for the best price.

  • Can accommodate price updates electronically via Excel (.csv) or text (.txt) file from vendors
  • Markup a bid by percentage, cost type, total costs or flat dollar amount.

  • Use different markup percentages for each bid.

  • TakeOff Plus allows you to modify the price of an item for a specific bid while maintaining the standard item price in the catalog

  • Enter key measurements of a blue print and automatically update takeoff quantities for multiple items and assemblies. For instance, SF of Interior or LF of Perimeter
  • Interfaces with Digitizers and Digital Takeoff software
  • We can write an interface to your digital takeoff software at our applicable rates
  • Currently integrate with Chief Architect, Cadsoft and Softplan
  • SalesBuilder Plus client/job information is available in Takeoff Plus
  • Bid information is available back in SalesBuilder Plus including
    • Bid Code and Bid Name
    • Bid Amount
    • Contract Date
    • Contract Status
  • Integrates with Scheduling Plus and Microsoft Project
  • Creates project tasks along with vendors associated with those tasks from Takeoff Plus

  • Transfers bid information to Job Accounting Professional including: bid code, bid description, contract price, category budgets along with approved purchase orders, and sub-contracts
  • Transfers all subsequent client change orders and their dollar amounts along with the associated category budgets, purchase orders and subcontracts for those changes

Why invest in stand-alone Estimating software when you can invest in fully integrated software from Contractors Software Group!