I’ve been in the process of developing my own estimating spread sheet using Excel. We’ve been working on it, while running six to eight jobs, for about 6 months. I know how to estimate and I know how to get my #’s. Its just putting it all in a program that makes sense has just been a daunting , hair pulling experience. I feel its important to have my own customized software to grow. We did about $4M and our average job size is about $400,000.00 and its all remodels. We have two that are $1.5M going on now and these estimates are no fun to do with paper and pencil. I feel for my company to grow I need a systematic approach. I also want to spit them out faster. Are there people out there how have mastered this. I would love to have someone sitting along side me for about two weeks to perfect and fine tune the program. Excel is a powerful program but I just don’t feel like going to get my computer degree right now. I could also use tips to hone my estimating skills. Is there any such thing as a residential estimator?