Who is this service for?

Clear Estimates is trusted by general contractors, small contractors, residential contractors and handymen. If you are in the residential construction business, our software is for you.

About Clear Estimates

Clear Estimates is an easy-to-use, residential remodeling estimating program that allows you to quickly determine a project's cost, manage and customize a part database, maintain a customer and project library, produce several types of reports and proposals, process change orders, integrate with Quickbooks, and access up-to-date pricing specific to your area. We update that library of pricing every 3 months, so you always have the right pricing ready for the job!

Average rating 4.6/5

Total score
4.6
“Ease of use
4.5
User support
4.8
Features
4.4

Product details

Starting price:

1usd / per month
more about prices

Free trial:

Yes, get demo

Desktop & Mobile Platforms:

Windows

App - IOS

Cloud, SaaS, Internet

Training:

Documentation

Online

Support:

Working hours

Online

Software Developer

Clear Estimates
http://www.clearestimates.com
Set up in 2004
United States

Features

Accounting Integration
Audit Trail
Bid Management
Billing & Invoicing
Building Product Database
Change Order Management
Cost Database
Customer Management
Customizable Templates
Electrical Estimating
Historical Database
HVAC Estimating
Plumbing Estimating
Project Management
Quotes/Estimates

Reporting/Analytics
Scheduling
Subcontractor Management
Takeoff
What-if Analysis

Alternatives Clear Estimates


C
Corey S.

«Great Etimating Software»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

I switched from Xactremodel about 6 months ago, and as a small growing business, I can much easier train Clear Estimate software to other coworkers, plus it is web based which makes it very convenient for any user to access from a web browser. I was a fairly smooth transition, As Clear Estimates is very easy to use. In reference to how the estimating function works it is fantastic. I am able to set my labor rates and multiply by fractions of the hour-the ability to manipulate the clean template make its very easy for our customers to read and understand, as a result, I believe my closing rates have increased by roughy 10%.

Drawbacks:

I really can not think of anything I do not like. Sorry, but I love Clear Estimates

In sum:

We have easily conquered the estimating cross training, easy access from any computer, built in adjustable pricing., as a result, of saving time estimating, we are seeing increased closing rates

September 22, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
R
Randy H.

«Well put together estimating program.»

Usability

Support

Features

4

Overall rating

Benefits:

Having not come to the business with an extensive construction background, this program has been very useful is establishing a benchmark for my work bids.

Drawbacks:

Learning the terminology...some is not intuitive.

In sum:

I've been happy with it, the cost is a bit high for the amount of bids that I am currently doing, but I'm sure that will change over time.

September 12, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
K
Kevin C.

«Great product it has helped my business.»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

Easy of use, price, use on any device, customer support, the quarterly updates for pricing, and formal look of the estimates, and being able to email the directly from clearestimates to my customers.

Drawbacks:

Does not import directly in to quickbooks online. If it did that it would be perfect for me. I prefer using quickbooks online so I can use the program from any where like clearestimates.

In sum:

I do not like the estimating side of my business cause I am bad at it and I tend to be optimistic which causes me to short myself in the long run. I started using this product to help me with the process to get estimates out faster and to know I am giving a good estimate that doesn't short me. It has helped me in that aspect for sure. The customer service is superb. There is this little icon u click and send them a msg with your questions and they get back to you in a timely fashion. The nice thing is the msg comes back in the program and they also send me an email. So if I am in the field working I know they have responded with an answer when I get the email. I love how you can email the estimate right from clear estimates and the estimate looks very professional. You can customize the formal estimate to how ever you like. Also if you don't like the prices they give you, you can easily adjust them for that estimate per item. Or you can customize that item to show up every time with your adjustment in price on every estimate. The customization to the items and pricing is endless. I have had to add very few new items they have so much to chose from already. The program is easy to use. I could teach my 11 year old to use it if I needed to. I have had nothing but great success using there program. They also give u a free trial to use it first. Take the free trial and try it you won't be dispointed. I am surprised this program does not cost more. I have made up for its cost monthly in the more money I am making due to its estimates. Thank you clearestimates.

August 25, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
S
Sharon W.

«What I Was Looking For»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

Ease of use once the company basic info has been set up.

Drawbacks:

Monthly fee is a little pricey for smaller companies like ours.

In sum:

After setting up our company info and playing with it a bit, I had a few issues to work out. I was able to call and have someone walk me through what I had missed in instructions. I like the formatting of the invoices and this is what I was looking for.

August 19, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
J
Jason B.

«Great software for the technically challenged tradesman. »

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

I am not a very technical guy. I work in the trades and I can repair most anything. Clear estimates is easy for me to learn and use. The training videos are extremely helpful. If I can use this software to generate professional quotes anyone can. Anytime I have needed personal assistance over the phone they were always there for me. They want me to be successful using this software. It is very customizable to fit your business weather it be a Handyman/remodeling business or general construction.

Drawbacks:

Honestly the cons are all pointing at me the operator. I am learning as I go and not very good using any technology. I can use clear estimates and get better with it on every project.

In sum:

I am able to have faster turn around times on my quote generation for my potential new customers. I really like the invoice and payment options. Make running a business more streamlined and efficient.

August 18, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
T
Terry B.

«Overall good estimating software but lacks estimating for larger projects.»

Usability

Support

Features

4

Overall rating

Benefits:

Easy to learn and use then customize the quotes. Does feature pre-built estimate groups for certain projects. Customer support is great, and after hours questions or concerns are addressed first thing next morning.

Drawbacks:

Spend a lot of time adding custom line items. Prices for planning and permitting are grossly underestimated, planning is about half of what it should be and permitting is a third of what it should be. Online based so it becomes slow at times when the servers have a lot of users on at the same time.

August 10, 2021
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A
Alan H.

«The Good the Bad and the Ugly»

Usability

Support

Features

3

Overall rating

Benefits:

Easy add change orders and change prices

Drawbacks:

Payment schedule sometimes doesn't stay changed when you go back and forth on different job project.

In sum:

Response time to some questions is lengthy. Some functions don't work as easy as you would think. Accessing the drop down box on current customers I challenging, you hit the drop down arrow for the customer list and the list goes away. You have to continue to hit the drop down arrow.

August 8, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
Z
Zack B.

«Only great experiences using Clear Estimates!»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

I'm not very technologically advanced and struggle greatly with estimates as well. Clear estimates was as easy to work with as possible and the real selling point for me is their amazing customer service. I will never be great at using any software but several times I have emailed questions or called their customer support and I have always been able to speak with a live person who smoothly assists me through my issues. The quick response time is amazing and I have grown to count on their availability to help me with any issues and they have never let me down.

Drawbacks:

If I had to choose I guess I'd like it to be a bit cheaper but in all honesty it is a really good value and worth every cent. But who doesn't want everything a bit cheaper?

In sum:

I've been a Clear Estimates subscriber for several years now and couldn't imagine what I'd do without the program.

August 7, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
C
Cory K.

«Great product»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

They continually update cost of materials

Drawbacks:

The invoicing could be more user friendly. The proposal is already done and payment schedule is already in so i would like for the invoice to already be ready. I have tongo back in and insert numbers. Somewhqt annoying but its better than most. Just think for the cost that part could be improved on.

In sum:

Overall happy with products. Just have a few kinks they can work out.

August 7, 2021
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M
Mark B.

«Perfect Answer to Estimating »

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

User Friendly / Excellent adjustable database / Easy to make proposal changes for re-submittal /Proposals that Clients Complement Every time

Drawbacks:

No Cons with this software , we adjusted to fit our needs .

In sum:

Been with them from the start up , great customer service and always striving to make things better for remodeling estimating . We searched and tried many other software options for estimating our large projects , maintenance , and repairs and were pleased to find CE nailed it for quoting everything we do and almost instantly made our estimating chore quick and painless.

July 28, 2021
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