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Is your first question when your team wins a bid is, “What did they miss?” then you’re not alone – and it’s time to level up. As a subcontracting executive, you can build systems that increase estimate accuracy to protect your margin.

On September 20th, Clay Young will share his playbook for systematically capturing unforeseen costs by filling process, cost center, and feedback gaps.

You’ll walk away with ideas to implement tomorrow that take the guesswork out of estimating.

Exchange proven strategies for increasing estimate accuracy with other subcontracting executives

Take advantage of new perspectives, ideas, and examples on key estimating topics:
  • What processes have you implemented to increase estimate accuracy?
  • How do you continuously get bid feedback from GCs and operations?
  • What unforeseen costs have you seen and how do you add them to bids?

Lessons Learned from 25 Years and $1B+ of Estimates

Presentation from Clay Young, VP of Construction at Kentech Electrical and Former Chief Estimator at CESG.

  • The two cost centers that lead to the largest gaps in estimates (and 8 other areas to consider)
  • The standardized estimating process that Clay uses to win 55.5% of bids at the right price
  • How to bridge the gap between estimating and operations

This meetup is sponsored by...

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Surround yourself with industry leaders

Discussion and Q&A led by subs like you who have been there before

Andee Hidalgo

Owner of Spearhead Construction

  • 2021 Minority and Veteran Owned Business of the Year

Donny Metcalf

Senior Project Manager and Estimator, Lochridge Priest

  • Instructor and writer at Electrician U with 30 years of construction experience

Kyle Follett

VP of Finance and Administration at SPARR

  • Executive experience at all levels of construction – sub, GC, developer

Ernie Adams

EVP at Southwest Construction

  • Grew Southwest Construction from 5 to 55 million dollars per year

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I really appreciated the forum you set up, I found it very informative. Thanks again and please let us know if/when Billd plans on setting up more of these meetups.

Another great meetup! The presenter was extremely helpful and informative and the break out with Andee Hidalgo was great as well. I look forward to the recap and spreadsheets to share with my team in an effort to create more business! Thanks again!

This is the real thing. No one is pretending to be someone they’re not. We’re all facing challenges. And this is a great way to learn new things and get new ideas.