Commercial Estimating Services

commercial estimating servicesAccurate, efficient, and professional commercial estimating services designed for commercial general contractors, subcontractors, commercial zone developers, lenders, architectural, engineering, and design firms.

Commercial estimating requires sound and in-depth technical knowledge along with precision and experience. We believe that an accurate estimate serves as a primary tool for budget creation and cost control throughout the lifecycle of the project. Our Estimators have a great deal of experience of commercial takeoffs and estimation with a diversified portfolio in North American, the Caribbean, and Australian construction industries including renovation, restoration, addition, and new construction. Each project is reviewed by senior project managers having past experience of estimating a huge commercial portfolio of projects.

  • Do you need consultancy with the estimation and scheduling of commercial construction projects?
  • Or you don’t have the expertise to perform bill of material for a specific trade, size, or complexity?
  • Or you are not confident about how to prepare and file a bidding proposal?

We have got you covered. With the team of expert quantity surveyors, consultants, and engineers, we can ensure accurate and timely services tailored to your specific needs. We help you achieve your goals whether that involves preparing estimates, setting profit margins, or smartly filing bidding proposals that can set you apart from the competition.

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Commercial Estimating Services

For Commercial Contractors

Most Accurate & Detailed Commercial Estimates

At world estimating, we provide the most accurate and detailed commercial estimates containing all the details with line item descriptions along with colored marked-up plans.

The pricing for material, labor, and equipment is done through our developed construction cost databases and RSMeans.

We ensure the accuracy of the estimate according to the location of the project by employing zip code based pricing.

Material & Labor Takeoffs

Our company will provide you with a complete list of materials with detailed description model and vendor details of items along with zip-code based pricing and labor man-hours to complete that specific job.

These takeoffs are delivered in EXCEL spreadsheets organized by CSI MasterFormat or Uniformat or, Uniformat, by cost code, or your customized format.

Bid Estimates

We provide the complete package for bidding assistance starting from preparing accurate bid estimates, setting profit margins, and filing competitive bids that lead to winning more project leads. We help you to be competitive in the bid and present the bid value that creates value to the owner of the project. The bid winning ratio of our commercial estimates is more than 85% (as our past contractor’s bids data presents)

Our bid estimates are well referenced with detailed marked-up plans that are easy to review and edit in the EXCEL spreadsheet format. The bidding proposals contain bid reviews, notes, clarifications, exclusions, inclusions, and other related information to help you with your scope of the project.

Our services include:

  • Bid Estimates
  • Assistance on smartly filing bids
  • Project Lead Generation
  • Subcontractor Marketing
  • Precise material & labor takeoffs for procurement
  • Change Order Management
  • Cold Eye Review
  • Project Scheduling
  • Cost Management
  • Value engineering
  • Legal claims


Preliminary Commercial Estimates

Commercial developers have to estimate the figures and amount even before the development of plans to analyze the feasibility of the project.

Our portfolio of million-dollar evaluation of projects, software expertise, and historical data helps us build reliable preliminary commercial estimates and feasibility reports for real estate developers, owners, and investors.

Pre-construction final Commercial Estimates

Finally, after the completion of the construction drawings, along with the design phase or after its completion, soon the general contractors and subcontractors start filing bid proposals. How come any commercial developer be sure that the bids are the market value? How to negotiate on prices with GCs and Subs if they do not go for the services of an expert estimating firm?

Our highly detailed pre-construction final commercial estimates contribute to providing the basis for planning proposals, getting loans, allocating funds, managing costs, and negotiating with contractors.


Design-phase Estimates

Our estimating team thoroughly engages with architects and designers involved with commercial projects providing cost evaluations for various design alternatives throughout the design phase. This aids the design team to analyze and customize the design parameters according to their client’s budget limits avoiding additional costs or overruns at a later stage. Our design phase estimates include the conceptual, schematic design, design development, and construction document estimates. We also provide a review of drawings and specifications for errors, exclusions, and trade consistency.

Budget Creation

Estimation is at the heart of budget creation for Architects & Designers during the design phase of the project. We help Commercial Architects and Designers for budget creation in a way that you can send us your design development and schematic drawings so that we can create budget estimates in the development phase of design.


BIG-COMMERICALApart from the regular clients including contractors, designers, and developers, we have successfully delivered estimating services and value engineering to design-build firms that are responsible for design and construction under the same contact.

Project owners that hire these firms have budget constraints that require estimation and control of costs such as materials, labor, and equipment through all the phases of the project.

Our design-build estimates determine all the associated costs even at the early stage of design nearly at the 50% completion of designs that help the owners to make critical decisions. It generally comprises the following costs:

  • Costs associated with architectural, engineering, mechanical design, and drafting service charges.
  • Various subcontractor fees including mechanical, electrical, etc.
  • Labor costs
  • Material costs
  • Equipment costs
  • Man Hours
  • Other indirect costs like permits, taxes, logistics, storage, etc

At world estimating, we promise:

  • Quick Turnaround Times of 24 to 48 hours
  • Market Competitive Rates (check prices)
  • Detailed & Accurate Estimates
  • Easy to Understand Reports
  • Coloured ​Marked Drawings for Review
  • Experienced team of construction estimators certified with credible accreditations like AACEAIQS
  • Estimates comply with International Standard
  • Confidentiality guaranteed
  • 24/7 Support on Chat & Email

Estimated from 10 million dollar to several million-dollar evaluations of projects from all industries covering a wide variety of small and heavy construction types that include:

  • Commercial facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Retail spaces
  • Airports
  • Condominiums
  • Educational facilities
  • High Rise Buildings
  • Shopping Centers
  • Theaters & Museums
  • Sports Auditoriums
  • Exhibition Buildings
  • Prisons & Police Stations
  • Fire Stations
  • Courts
  • Office Buildings
  • Warehouses
  • Parking Garages
  • Libraries
  • Medical Facilities
  • Hotels & Motels
  • Airport Facilities
  • Bus & Subway Facilities

With inhouse trade specialized estimators, we offer commercial estimating services in all CSI divisions, you can rely on us for the following takeoffs:

We have expert estimators highly skilled in the following software:


  • The estimation process at World Estimating starts with a formal meeting of estimators to discuss and identify the scope of work. This also includes the allocation of tasks to trade specialist estimators.
  • Then after reviewing the project documents and specifications provided by the client, the trade specialized estimators import the plans using the latest software and measure the dimensions and scales by the point and click method to digitally takeoff the quantities.
  • After performing the on-screen takeoffs, all the material quantities are exported to EXCEL spreadsheets and categorized by division or by the pattern of CSI costs.
  • Our connections with local vendors and RSMeans help in the accurate and zip code based pricing for material and labor costs are categorized with respect to union and prevailing wages including standard time and overtime.
  • Finally, a cross-check is performed by the lead estimator for the quality assurance and quality control of the project deliverables.

Many Contractors, Developers, Architects, and Owners trust us for reliable and timely commercial estimating services, we hope you will too!

1. Upload you Plans

Click here  to upload and your plans can be Bid set, Schematic, Design Development, Construction document, or conceptual drawings. Following formats are acceptable: .PDF, .TIF, .TIFF, .DXF, .DWF, .DWG, .PLN, .JPG, .JPEG, .CPC, .OSX, .DJVU, .CAL

2. Get a Quote

We will send you a quote consisting of invoice, delivery date, and turnaround time which you can pay via Credit Card or Debit Card or PayPal.

3. Receive Estimate

Estimates will be delivered to you in EXCEL spreadsheets incorporating all the material and labor pricing either in MasterFormat or the format of your choice.

World Estimating has experience and exposure to providing construction estimating services in North American, Caribbean, and Australian regions. In the US, we have remarkably served the following markets:   Florida, New York, Massachusetts, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Oklahoma,  Minnesota, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, California, Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, Louisiana, Alabama, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut,  Washington, New Jersey, Tennessee, Oregon, Ohio.

Feel free to contact us at any time to get accurate commercial estimating services and material takeoff

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