Spreadsheets were slow, clunky and everything felt more like a guess, according to Jeff Sparkowich, lead estimator at S.J. Cantwell. Since making the transition to B2W Estimate, he says the fast-growing sitework and dismantling contractor based in New Hampshire is completing estimates twice as fast and with 30 percent more accuracy.
Sparkowich says intuitive interfaces and logic made the software easy to adopt. In this video, he explains how features like pre-populated item and resource databases save him time as he puts together 100 to 150 estimates per year. He also covers how adding B2W performance tracking software along with the estimating application helped the company connect the office and the field. The combination makes it easier to communicate bid data to the field and gives him easy access to actual production rates to validate estimates for similar jobs.
“I know a handful of companies out there that are die hard with paper and pen, but I don’t see the future working that way,” says Sparkowich.