Here are a few I did stumble accross. What im more looking for is an excel spreadsheet where I canset it up so we could plug in dimensions of the job, square foot, surfaces to be painted, man hours, cost of man hours, material, cost of materials, job details, and somehow add overhead without displaying it to the client? Then have it diplay the total job cost with job details.
Benn, Thanks for sharing! It has been a while since I played with formulas in Excell, and I was wondering if I used your spreadsheet right. For a 10x 12 room with 8 foot ceilings I get $337.54, is that correct? I guessed that square feet were inserted in the columns in the appropriate spaces. I am not sure what the first two columns are for, the ones that say Wall 1, and Wall 2. Could you elaborate some for us challenged ones? I appreciate your input.
Hello! I am new to the forum and also in the process of starting a painting business. I am very familiar with Excel and would be happy to assist with creating an Excel template for putting together estimates for anyone that is interested. Please feel free to shoot me an e-mail or a PM and we can talk about what you are looking to accomplish!
could you send me an example where it filled in excell program that you are trying to explain..I would like to get one of the example how you fill in them in...thanks you can email me at [email protected]
Every other trade has estimating programs to automate estimating. I have not seen any for the residential repaint painting contractor that is easier and faster to learn, use and understand than what I've written. I have shown it to a few people who are very knowledgeable in the national painting industry and they think it is marketable.
I'm the one not sure if painters are interested in spending money on a proposal system, although I do agree that they should!
It combines estimating the cost of jobs with writing proposals and bills. After entering contact information, it is all done with a mouse (point and click). No typing. Prices can be customized, and it really is very accurate. You could have a accurate, customized proposal for 7 rooms an a house finished in about 5 minutes. Does anyone think there is a market for this, and if so, how much would you expect it to it cost?
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