How to make a construction project schedule

In the construction world, time really is money. Every day and even every hour that you spend on site that hasn’t been included in your quote will cut into your profits. The best way to ensure you are meeting production targets is to have a detailed construction project schedule.

There are ...

Create conceptual 3d home designs in less than 2 hours

As you already know you can now draw and design your home project with Cedreo and upload it on CostCertified to build an accurate estimate.

What is Cedreo?

Cedreo is a 3D architecture software for building houses that allows you to finish your house...

Will construction costs go down in 2022?

Many people are wondering, will construction costs go down in 2022? After all, we’ve seen record spikes in the price of building materials like lumber and shortages of many other products due to supply chain problems.

Borders are opening a little more, but the answer to the question “will c...

Costcertified has proudly launched android and ios apps

You can now build your interactive estimates directly from your phone! Download our new app and enjoy all the new features. 🔥

Click on links below to download it:

What is construction factoring?

As a construction business owner, you know precisely how vital cash flow is. Keeping your construction business cash flow positive means everything. Even if you have a full order book, you ...

Why you need residential construction estimating software that gives clients options

Whether you’ve been in the residential construction and remodeling world for one year or a decade, you know that customers very seldom know what they want. Trying to get a clear list of their wants and needs is hard enough. Getting them to choose their fixtures and finishes is nearly impossible.<...

How to build health and safety costs into your residential construction estimating software

If you work in the construction industry, you already know that health and safety regulations are strict and getting stricter all the time. That’s not unreasonable. While most on-site injuries for construction workers are slips and fa...

How to find the best remodelling estimating software

We speak to a lot of people who are looking for remodeling estimating software and residential construction estimating software. Many of those people have already tried other platforms and found that they don’t work the way they expected them to.

It’s a frustrating process, and by the time ...

Your guide to the latest construction technology trends

Over the course of 2022, the global construction industry is likely to grow to about $10.5 trillion. If you're a ...

7 ways to increase construction business profits

Starting a construction business is no joke. It takes hard work, long hours and a whole lot of dedication. If you do it right, though, construction businesses can grow quickly, and when they do, you might find that you can’t keep up with demand, and your construction estimating software is workin...

How to hire a construction estimator in a difficult job market

You’ve probably heard the stories and read the headlines. The “great resignation” has emptied offices everywhere, and companies are struggling more than ever to hire great people.

At the same time, in many parts of the world, there’s an aging workforce, and many have chosen to retire early...

How to get more out of your fencing estimating software

If you’ve got fencing estimating software, or you’re considering investing in some, you might think that’s all you need. However, while it’s true that good fencing estimating software can help you to get mor...

What should your fencing estimate always have

Whether you’ve been in the fence business for years or are just starting out, you know that every season is going to bring a few surprises. No matter how much you dial in your fencing estimates and how caref...

9 ways material list software can help your construction company

If you’re still estimating based on square feet rates or using spreadsheets that have ten different pages that you need to add manually, cut and paste or print individually, then you’re probably not getting the maximum benefit from detailed material lists.

You might even be wondering if ma...

Why bathroom remodelling software is a good investment

If you’re like many construction company owners, you don’t mind spending money on equipment and vehicles, but when it comes to intangible things like software and digital marketing, you’re a little skeptical.

That’s entirely understandable. You can see the real-world effects of new tools a...

9 must have features your roof estimating software needs to have

People who aren’t in the roof industry don’t understand just how complex nearly every roof is. There are hips, valleys, and gables. You need to consider cover widths, overlaps, and flashings for every feature on the roof (and more.) There’s waterproofing to consider, as well as underlay options, ...

8 ways to get more jobs for your construction company

Whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for a few years, you know that a steady stream of projects is what you need to succeed in the construction business. You need to make sure that there’s always a new job for your crews to start when one finishes, but that can be harder than...

7 types of software every contractor should be using

Most contractors are creatures of habit. You probably have at least a few tools in your toolbox that have been there for years but that you’d never dream of replacing. There are probably a few tricks up your sleeve that you’ve been using since you started in the business, and you couldn’t imagin...

How supply chains are affecting construction material prices and how to protect your bottom line

To say that the past couple of years have been tumultuous would be quite an understatement. It would be more accurate to say that they’ve been some of the most challenging humanity has lived through in generations.

Many of the issues we’ve faced have been personal, but the business...

10 reasons contractors benefit from costcertified

Taking the leap and adopting residential construction estimating software is a big step for any company. Whether you’re a subcontractor, a renovator, or a home builder, making a change like this comes with a lot of thought and consideration – as it should.

Top of most people’s list is the...

The magic of assemblies

No matter what kind of construction or contracting business you have, giving your customer quotes on work they want done is a critical part of the construction business process.

Maybe you use spreadsheets. Maybe you use a pencil and a calculator. Or maybe you’ve invested in construction e...

Change orders 101

In a perfect world, the job we do would match the one we quoted exactly. Every dimension would line up exactly, every assumption would be correct, and no one would ever change their mind.

Pity we don’t live in a perfect world.

The truth is most people will never have a construction...

Flexible funding with costcertified capital

The construction business is fast-paced and ever-changing. One day, you’re just starting out with a handful of projects, and the next, you have an order book that’s overflowing and a job schedule that’s out of control. It’s a good problem to have, but it does mean that at some point, most people ...

Buildertrend vs coconstruct vs costcertified

Most construction company owners and managers these days realize that there is technology out there (like construction cost estimating software) that can help them to be more efficient and profitable. Unfortunately, it can be hard to figure out which ones are the right ones for your company.

...

Costcertified gives contractors a new way to finance growth

Calgary, Alberta: CostCertified, a Calgary based start-up that is revolutionizing not only how construction cost estimating software works but how people get construction quotes has just added a game changing new feature to their platform.

Called CostCertified Capital, it’s an easy-to-use ...

5 secrets contractors use to easily run their remodeling business

The remodeling industry has grown a lot over the last five years, especially since the onset of the pandemic. With so many people spending more time at home, it's become essential for consumers to create a space they can thrive in, and...

5 reasons why residential construction estimating software is vital for great service

According to reports, 1 in 3 home renovations goes over budget. 

And this isn't the on...

How to make the most out of your contractor estimating software

Did you know that the construction industry is lagging significantly behind other sectors in its use of digital tools?

If you're using contactor estimating ...

What you need to know about bathroom remodeling estimates

Bathroom remodeling remains one of the best decisions that you can make for your home. 

A bathroom addition can bring upward of an 81% return on investment (ROI) to your h...

How to get a fair home remodeling estimate

Remodeling your home is a labor of love that can pay off if you go about it correctly. 

Diligently handling a home remodel can improve your quality of life and help you love your living space. Understanding the details is important so that you can get the best bang for your buck. 

How...

How to make the most of contractor estimating software

Are you struggling to drive revenue with your construction business? According to survey results, almost 1 in 3 contractors make less profit than expected...

How roofing estimating software can help no matter what material you’re using

If you're a professional roofer, you need to have access to all of the tools you need to do your job well. When you want to do quality business, the software is the cornerstone.  

By using software that handles roofing estimates and other matters, it's easier for you to handle proje...

What is the best construction estimating software for you?

Are you on the hunt for construction estimating software?

Implementing construction estimating software is a smart move. According to reports, the construction industry is ...

What is the best construction estimating software for you?

Are you on the hunt for construction estimating software?

Implementing construction estimating software is a smart move. According to reports, the construction industry is ...

6 ways bathroom estimating software streamlines your process

Bathroom remodels were incredibly popular in 2020, with home spending up by 50%, and 30% of improvements happening in the bath or powder room. 

If you're a bathroom contractor, you're probably enjoying a fair amount o...

Can kitchen estimating software help grow my business? (hint: yes!) here’s how

Kitchen remodeling is the #1 most popular home improvement project.

However, if you're a kitchen remodeling contractor, this doesn't mean that you're rolling in revenue. Profit margins can be tight and you might f...

Remodeling estimating software: don't plan your remodel without it

Did you know that the North American remodeling market is predicted to expand to $1,013 billion b...

8 key uses for renovation estimating software

According to reports, 2020 saw average household home spending increase by $4,000.

If you're a contractor, you're likely getting more estimate requests than ever. 

However, to get those esti...

Residential construction estimating software- a win for contractor and customers

Customer experience is everything. See why residential construction estimating software is a winning solution for both contractor and the customer.

Have you ever looked at your account books and wondered where your budget for a project went? Have you had to absorb costs on a project because...

How remodeling estimating software plays a major role in growing a remodeling business

With a market size of $97 billion and around 455,608 businesses, home remodeling is a large industry across the US. As a renovations contractor, this means that you have a lot of competition to crus...

7 factors to consider when choosing construction estimating software

Finding estimating software for your construction business requires knowing your options. Consider these factors when choosing construction estimating software.

What if your new construction software was a complete waste of money?

When you run a construction business, your construct...

Create a virtual showroom right within every estimate by providing real-time selections

Do you sell custom cabinets and want an easier way to create accurate estimates? Imagine a scenario where you have a customer walk into your showroom... it's the wife looking at cabinets while her husband is at work. She's browsing your showroom, making selections.... the sales person i...

Basement builders - looking to send fast, accurate estimates with real-time upgrades...

Basement Builders - Calgary (Mathew Ashley)

 

Challenge:

The Basement Builders is a very niche renovations company in Calgary that does primarily basement renovations.  Competition is tight and they are always looking for an edge. They feel they had the best quality in...

Profile cabinetry looking to streamline estimating & create a better buying experience for customers

Profile Cabinetry - Toronto

Challenge: 

Profile Cabinetry is a custom kitchen cabinet renovation company. They were spending too much time on estimates and leaving money on the table from not being able to include upgrades or selections within their proposals. ...

Jks contracting - remodelling company looking to streamline their current estimating process...

JKS Contracting - Wisconsin (Jeffrey Slachetka)

Challenge:

A remodelling/construction company looking to streamline their complex estimates and give their client’s the best possible buying experience in the industry.  JKS Contracting searched for over 7 months ...

The buying experience for the consumer in residential construction sucks

It's a big problem in a very big industry.

What happened when the buying experience sucked for people wanting to rent or buy movies? The old method was inconvenient... the person had to get off their butt, find their car keys, drive to Blockbuster, spend 30 min looking through DVD's...

Turn your boring construction estimates into a beautiful, ecommerce buying experience

A lot of people ask us, "What exactly is CostCertified?"

The simple answer is that we turn a contractor's boring, static estimate into a beautiful, e-commerce buying experience for their customers. We are focused on making the consumer experience way better resulting in the...

4 reasons why accurate cost estimation is important in construction

For a contractor, perhaps the most crucial part of designing a project is determining the cost of implementing the project. The cost estimate for a project determines whether the owners proceed with the project, so the contractor must take every precaution necessary to not present an estimate tha...

Better construction proposal software - digital, interactive proposals that will wow your customer

Most construction proposals (estimates) are not very nice. Yes, I'm being blunt but I'm sure you'd agree. And if they are nice, it is taking way too long to get them to that point. So almost every construction company or contractor has a dilemma... how do you create beautiful propo...

Replace allowance pricing with real-time upgrades - best alternative to allowance pricing

Most contractors use allowance pricing for their finishes which create problems right from the start. The consumer agrees to a price (i.e. kitchen renovation for $35,000) but then later makes their selections and the price goes up to $40,000. Of course this isn't the contractor's fault ...

Digital construction estimate software - wow your customers!

Most construction software still use static estimates that are sent by an email attachment. We are in 2020 so you'd think construction estimates would be digitized, right? Everyone expects technology to make things better but with construction it's as if we're still back in the 90&#...

Costcertified vs. buildertrend vs. coconstruct

Most general contractors know about BuilderTrend and now most are starting to hear about CoConstruct. There's plenty more construction estimating software out there but lately it seems in residential construction those are the two main ...

The next evolution of construction retail is here

Right now the experience for the consumer when getting a new home built or renovation/remodeling job done is very inefficient. The estimate they get is usually static, unclear, and lacking detail. The construction industry is definitely ripe for disruption since most consumers aren't enjoyi...

Estimating, re-estimating & change orders kill a business - how to make them painless & automated

I was talking to a good friend of mine the other day who's the Chief at a fire station but on the side builds custom homes and does custom remodeling and renovations. He does really good work but can't quit his firefighting job because of how much time estimates, re-estimates, and change...

Best residential remodeling construction estimating software

If you are running a remodeling or renovation company then you probably know the biggest pain points are:

  • Quotes/estimates

  • Re-estimates

  • Change orders

These are the things that can kill any contracting company. So what's the solutio...

Construction payment fulfillment & automation - facilitating payments through escrow

One of the hardest things for any home builder or medium to large sized renovation company is the handling of payments & invoices. If you employ a lot of subcontractors then you know firsthand the pain of tracking invoices and fulfilling payments in a timely fashion.

I recently had a m...

Close more construction jobs by responding to leads faster using our built-in crm tool for free

Growing a business can be challenging even in the best of times. There's so much you need to do to make it happen. From the business process to generating leads to providing quotes to closing deals to change orders to project management to admin... the list just goes on and on.

The be...

How online, interactive construction quotes & estimates can increase your profit

Until now, every construction software available only lets you send static proposals. Don't get me wrong, some of them can be very nice looking and digital but they are still static. What I mean is that they don't allow the consumer to "play around" with the quote and see the ...

Why fast accurate construction estimates win more jobs

As a general contractor running a renovation company or custom home building company you most likely want to win more projects, right? More than likely, your potential customer is getting more than one quote, so how do you make sure you put yourself in a better position to actually win it?