Set clear expectations with your clients and start your construction projects off on the right foot with accurate estimate and proposal software.
BuildBook is changing the way that estimating gets done and projects get won.
Build strong client relationships & trust with accurate estimates for residential construction projects of any size.
Lightning-fast and easy-to-use Gantt chart scheduling to keep your team and projects on track
Multi-view Client Selection Management to capture every decision, amount, and document to eliminate any confusion.
Always-on budget tracking to make sure you and your client are always in sync and your profits are always in line.
Task management made for busy builders. Create, assign & edit tasks in one window and in the fewest amount of steps possible.
Communicate with clients, team members, and subs throughout your projects with simple messaging tools that keep everyone up-to-date and every message in one place
Create and organize sets of items from available cost codes and easily import them into any estimate.
Templates keep your most common project items, costs & details organized and easy to reuse.
Customize and include the scope of work, contract terms, and payment schedule on each project estimate.
Easily group line items by categories and cost codes to keep the budget simple to view and manage.
Finalize your projects budget and generate a PDF proposal for your client to review and approve.
Generate construction proposals in minutes. Download, print, or share a link for your clients to review & approve instantly online.
Feature your company's logo, project team, cover image, and branded design on every proposal.
Choose what parts of your proposal is meant for your client’s to view vs. what your internal team can see.
Export your proposal as a PDF to easily store for your records, or to share and print for use on the job site.
Collaborate with your client and easily share project proposals via email and in-line messaging.
Let your clients view and approve their proposal, so your team can get started immediately.
Meet Brady Johanson, a custom home builder who freed up time and won more profitable projects when he elevated his client experience with BuildBook.
Our estimates feature is now in live beta - join the waitlist to be next in line.
Work directly with the BuildBook team to share your feedback and help improve our estimates feature
Access an exclusive online community to chat with the BuildBook founders and network with your peers
Gain an unfair advantage by being one of the first to have access
Receive a limited-time discount off of the first year of any annual plan
BuildBook’s cloud-based construction estimating software allows pros the ability to streamline the creation and approval of project estimates and proposals from anywhere, plus it helps track the approval process from start to finish.
BuildBook's construction estimate and proposal software is included in all BuildBook paid plans at no additional charge. Plans start at just $79 per month, and each include access to every feature that BuildBook has to offer. Visit the pricing page to learn more.
Unlike other software, BuildBook has focused on delivering construction estimating software that is so simple to use that you can start without a lick of training, yet powerful enough that it offers everything you need to create accurate estimates and stunning proposals that set you apart from your competition.
Construction estimating is your initial scope of work and cost breakdown for a potential project. A construction proposal is the final version of your construction estimate that you send to your client for approval.
BuildBook is cloud-based software with native applications for both the web and mobile which means that you can access your account from anywhere you have internet. BuildBook works on any web browser and is available as an app for iPhone, iPad and Android.
Cost Codes allow you to divide project costs into particular categories assigned to specific divisions. That way, you can see exactly how much particular jobs or tasks cost and how that compares to what was budgeted or predicted for your construction project.
Think of the Price Book as a template system. You can create a set of items from your Cost Codes that you can import into any estimate. This speeds up the time to create a full estimate considerably!
Yes! You can export your proposal as a PDF to send to your client, print out a hard copy, or send them a link to access the proposal online.
Labor, Materials, Flat Fee and Selections
There are three types of management fees you can add to your project’s proposal. 1. Management Fee. 2. Cost Plus Percentage (structured to pay actual costs incurred on the contract plus a fixed percent management fee.). 3. Fixed Fee (fixed dollar amount.).