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Every project is unique so to get a quote, you can send your plans to General price ranges for smaller projects can run in the $200-300, mid-sized projects can be in the $400-600 range, and large projects $1000+.

Our pricing is based on a per-project basis, not hourly. Our estimates are perfect for busy contractors that need an “On-Demand” estimate completed. Most contractors bid only a few projects per month and our pricing tends to be more affordable than hiring a full time in-house estimator.

Yes! Visit our Featured Estimates page to see examples of estimates we’ve done for other clients. You’ll see examples for Developers, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Architects, Residential Projects, Drywall and Framing, Painting, and more!

For most projects our delivery is between 6-9 business days. Occasionally larger or more complex projects may take 8-10 or 10-12 business days. We always quote you an estimated timeframe before starting. If you have a rush project needed sooner than 6 days, let us know your bid date and we’ll try to accommodate, or add a small expedite fee to cover overtime costs with a guaranteed date.

We use digital takeoff software to perform our quantities and proprietary software to prepare and finalize the assemblies and pricing. Our labor and material pricing comes from Craftsman National Construction Estimator Database Suite which is updated multiple times per year, and pricing is based on your project’s zip code so your bid will be as accurate and competitive as possible.

We get our pricing from Craftsman National Construction Estimator Database Suite which is updated multiple times per year, and pricing is based on your project’s zip code so your bid will be as accurate and competitive as possible.

We specialize in Commercial, Residential, and Industrial projects. We perform estimates for Remodeling, New Construction, High Rises, Multifamily, Restaurants, Mixed-Use Retail and Residential, Warehouses, and more! We do estimates for General Contractors, Subcontractors, Developers, Architects, Owners, Lenders/Banks, Appraisers, Insurance Companies, and more.

That’s ok too. We can estimate the costs of projects based on quantities you give us or sketches.

Yes! We work with Architects, Developers, and Owners frequently in the early planning and design stages. If you have preliminary drawings, or an idea of what you would like to build, our team can estimate the cost of construction so you can make educated purchasing and design decisions.

We make it easy to send us your plans. You can send them to us in any of the following ways:
You can email the plans and trades you would like to bid to
You can email us your Invitation to Bid Email to with the trades you would like to bid.
You can upload through our Dropbox by visiting:

We use secure Quickbooks Online Payments where you can easily pay with your Credit Card. Once you send us your plans, we’ll send you a Quickbooks Invoice prior to starting for you and your team to review. If you choose to proceed, you can easily make a payment through your Desktop, Mobile Phone, or you can call us directly to process the payment. You can reach us at: +1 (650) 353-8485

Our estimates are very accurate and based on your project’s zip code so your pricing will be accurate and competitive. Our estimates are designed as guidelines for you to finalize pricing so you’ll be able to make your final adjustments with the Excel Spreadsheet we send you. You can adjust Supervision, Equipment, Profit, and manually override any of our estimated pricing. Our labor and material costs come from Craftsman National Construction Estimator Database which is updated several times per year. Our estimating team are construction professionals with plenty of field experience and we make adjustments based on factors such as changes to productivity, equipment, etc. For example, if a wall is 20 ft high, we’ll need to include a lift along with slower productivity to adjust the labor price.

How Can We Help You Win More

“I Have NO TIME To Estimate Projects”

-Every Contractor In America

The enemy of every contractor is the lack of time. Most contractors are busy working IN the business rather than working ON the business. If that’s the case, you’re not alone. We’ve worked with over 1,400 contractors nationwide with our construction estimating services and consulting, and that’s normal.But you’ve probably tried doing it yourself, working at night after work…. probably even on the weekends on the kitchen table. We’ll prepare your entire bid for you so you can focus on running your business and get your nights and weekends back.Stop missing out on bids because of time.

You’re Probably MISSING OUT On $200,000 Per Month Because You’re Busy

We did an analysis and more contractors are missing out on several projects per month that they can actually win because they are so busy they just pass them up.

Depending on what your average contract value is, most contractors are missing between $200-500K per month in sales because of being busy.

We’ll prepare your entire estimate for you so can keep bidding those jobs.

We Can Estimate Your Entire Project For You Based On Your LOCAL PRICING So The Numbers Will Be Accurate

We are Zara Estimators is US Based and a licensed General Contractor, so we have actual building experience.

We use a combination of a cost database and our experience to price your projects based on the zip code of your project (Note: Everyone at we are Zara Estimators has actual field experience in construction, not just theory or “paper estimating”).

Pricing for labor and material varies by area and zip code, so we make adjustments for local labor rates, material pricing, and even look at the area’s property value to determine accurate pricing. That’s what makes our construction estimating service a great option for busy contractors.

We even back our estimates with a $1 MILLION ACCURACY GUARANTEE which covers all of our clients by our Errors and Omissions Insurance.

We Can Help You NEGOTIATE AND CLOSE Based On Proven Strategies

Estimating is only a small part of what it takes to win a job. We like to see this as a TEAM EFFORT.

What do you do after the estimate to give yourself the best chance of winning? We can help you work the numbers when you’re negotiating, and even jump on a conference call with your client (as your estimating team) to help you close.

We can even advise you on EXACTLY WHAT TO DO to have them wanting to USE YOU instead of your competitor.

Over the last 10 years, and after speaking and working with THOUSANDS of Contractors, we get to see what WORKS and what DOESN’T. We have some clients landing 50% of their bids by implementing some of the strategies we can easily show you.

These aren’t strategies we made up – we listened to our clients and created our blueprint based on what they are doing right, and avoiding what they were doing wrong. Best of all….. it works for ANY CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS.

And IF You’re Serious About Growing Your Business, We CAN Help You Get More Project Lead And Close More Sales.

After working on the estimating side of things, we help many of our clients get more leads so they can keep growing their business.