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Guesstimating vs Estimating

A Blog by Eric Hieb, Chief Estimator Homes & Shomes

An experienced construction estimator can benefit you in terms of saving time, money, and providing you with the best options to fit within your budget. They play a crucial role in the construction process by accurately estimating costs as close to finish pricing as possible, identifying potential cost-saving opportunities, and ensuring that the project stays within budget.

By having a deep understanding of construction processes and materials, an experienced estimator can help you make informed decisions that can lead to significant savings. Knowledge of the industry allows them to provide you with cost-effective alternatives without compromising on quality. Additionally, their involvement in all stages of the construction process gives them a unique perspective on how to optimize resources and streamline operations.

Furthermore, an experienced construction estimator with out-of-the-box thinking can generate huge savings for the client. By being flexible and open-minded, they can explore innovative solutions and creative approaches that can result in cost reductions and increased efficiency. Their ability to think creatively and adapt to changing circumstances can lead to substantial savings over the course of a project.

In Conclusion, There should be no bait and switch when it comes to your project. What you see is what you get, without a merriad of change orders that result in a project running 10-30+% over.

My Name is Eric Hieb, and I will be your Chief Estimator on your Shome. With over 20+ years of construction experience, I am a true veteran in the industry. My journey began as a laborer and steadily climbed through the ranks, from a skilled foreman to eventually founding and running my own company.

As your Chief Estimator, I will be involved in many different key areas of your project, which will include helping with Sales, Estimating, Purchasing, and Project Management.

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