Bid More & Win MoreYour Architectural Surface Estimators
Streamline Your Bid Process
For All Fabricators
Create Consistent Subcontractors
For All MillWorkers
Confidently Order Exactly what Your Project Needs
For material Suppliers
Don’t Settle For Less
Optimize Your Business
There is an unprecedented flow of construction business moving through the economy right now and efficiency is the name of the game.
What are your goals to maximize the opportunity and eliminate any busywork in your sales and estimating team?
AimBolt will help optimize your bid processes by doing the tedious work for you – allowing you and your staff to focus on winning your next project!
We Do The Hard Part For You
*Quantify Your Materials
*Detailed BluePrint Markups
*Usable Line-by-Line Scope Sheets
*Streamline Your Bid Process
*Simplify Your Sales Workflow
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Why Use Us?
Bottom Line: To control your costs.
Let’s be honest here – even though a company’s employees are their greatest asset – they are often times their greatest expense as well.
Minimize your burden of carrying a full-time employee while maximizing the benefits through our freelance service. Use us ONLY when you need us!
No matter which service you choose, our packages will save you an average of 38% off typical estimator costs. And that’s salary alone – forget the other associated costs of a full-time employee.
(Based on 2020 Zip Recruiter Average Pay-Scales)
AimBolt or Employee
- Typically can perform 2-3 takeoffs in a standard 40 hour work week.
- Requires benefits, PTO, Health Ins., Ongoing Training, Sick Days etc.
- Hiring/Firing/Continuing Education costs required.
- Requires costs for Hardware & Software, Licensing and IT support.
- Single point of quality control & accountability.
- Multiple estimators performing scope takeoffs simultaniously.
- Estimator’s work on a “pipeline” basis – cutting delivery timelines.
- No software or hardware requirements on your part.
- Three (3) layers of quality control before your takeoff is submitted.
- No Hiring/Firing/Continued Education costs.
- Full Online Customer Service Support
Which Service is Best for Me?
For Fabricators – the Estimator’s Package is the best solution for your needs. Every detail of scope and every unique labor variable required for complete fabrication is quantified into a simple, easy-to-read worksheet.
For Millworkers – Depends on your use of the takeoff. If you wish to send your takeoff to multiple fabricators, the Estimator’s Package is best since you’ll want each of your subcontractors to be consistent in the scope covered. If you’re using it for your own budget – then consider the Basic Package to keep costs low.
For those Aggressive Millworkers – have AimBolt prepare an Estimator’s Package for your subcontractors, then sell them the scope takeoff! Win-Win for all parties!
For Suppliers – the Basic Package is the perfect fit. Simple and consice – this package will give you all the information required to order the correct quantity of product for your customer.
We Are & We Are Not...
We Are experts in Architectural Surfaces, therefore we only focus on this specialty niche to provide our clients unparalleled clarity and service. Our teams may come from many different construction backgrounds, but all must have experience in the fabrication side of Architectural Surfaces.
We Are Not the final say in your project scope. Our team will get you within reach of the finish line so that you & your team can confirm final scope, confidentially price the project, and win the job!
We Are excellent at vetting your documents and sifting through the mess in order to provide you a comprehensive & accurate understanding of scope. Study what we compile and within minutes walk into a scope meeting with confidence needed to close the deal.
We Are Not a resource for your “last minute” bids. Our value is maximized when you send us your large, complex projects that would normally clog your team’s pipeline of bidding.
Feel free to ask us about years of historical data showing it more cost effective to have our teams working on larger projects in the background, while you work on smaller, less-complex jobs.
(Please refer to our Term & Conditions for more detail)
Why Only Architectural Surfaces?
Maybe this note from our founder will best explain the answer:
One of the most common questions we get is “Why only Architectural Surfaces & Countertops?” Why not perform takeoffs for other construction divisions? Any Estimator can perform quantity takeoffs, right? So why focus on such a specialized niche? Great question – and the answer is found in our history.
Almost a decade ago, when the US economy set out to launch commercial construction to unprecedented growth levels – the team and I noticed a trend of specialty scopes beginning to suffer in business while everyone else seemed to be thriving.
It was such an anomaly that it begged the question of why? Why were so many large Fabrication and Millwork companies falling by the wayside in this hot market? After months of research and peeling the layers back, we quickly saw that it was due to a lack of expertise and understanding in the pre-construction phase. Jobs were not being bid properly and scopes where not complete or accurate.
This was especially true in the niche markets such as Architectural Surfaces, Countertops and other Finish Scopes that dealt in unique and often exotic materials. It did not make sense on why the product offering was always considered an upgrade, but often commercial projects would net a zero profitability to the Fabricators and Millworkers!
Digging even deeper, we saw a trend that directly correlated to the growth in the economy. Just to keep up with bid demands, Fabricators and Millworkers alike started hiring anyone with general construction estimating experience to perform their takeoffs and structure their quotes for bid time.
Sounds great, feels normal right? Not really – and this ended up being one of the single most critical factors in creating AimBolt. A typical Estimator might be able to quantify a scope and find all the pieces – but what a general Construction Estimator cannot do is look at the scope through the eyes of a Fabricator.
Companies were rapidly expanding their businesses, but this created a deep lack of understanding how Surfaces interact with other scopes. The inexperience of how these products were fabricated and installed seemed to have led to the chain effect that put so many Fabricator’s and Millworkers out of business in one of the strongest economies ever!
We recognized that if there was a complete understanding of how the products and processes work, then there would be a complete understanding of how pricing the project accordingly would set you up to be a winner at not only bid time but also upon completion.
Thus, AimBolt was created to help raise the bidding standards for the Architectural Surfaces Industry. To pool the best estimators in the market and help Fabricators, Millworkers & Suppliers capture true values of materials, waste factors and unique labor conditions that directly affect their profitability.
Our team of estimators come from the Surfaces Industry – it is a requirement. We have run the saws, programmed the CNC’s, lifted the stone, sanded the coves, ran the grinders, laid the tile, and have polished to perfection countless jobs. We are the ones that look at your job through the eyes of a Fabricator.
Since it is no secret that you Win More when you Bid More – we offer first class service and highly detailed options to you as our client – giving you the confidence to attack your project full throttle and to close more deals knowing your scope is covered – through the eyes of a Fabricator.
As the President of AimBolt, I am committed to helping you achieve your goals and the opportunity to bid a higher quantity of projects, at margins that are profitable, all while reducing your overhead costs in estimating.
We are honored to serve you and look forward to a long and profitable relationship!
Estimator's PackageHighly Detailed & Comprehensive
Need a full team to support your clients? This package is for you. We will take your project and provide a highly detailed scope list. Use the custom worksheets for yourself or import the data into your quote system – and you’re ready to submit the bid!
Basic Scope PackageWhen Simplicity is All You Need
When all you need is a simple quantity, lineal footage or square foot takeoff – we’ve created the best solution for you. This mid-level, hourly package allows you to take advantage of our services and efficiently suppliment your estimating team & bids.
Monthly SubscriptionsPackages Start at
Boost your bid capacity or suppliment your team's efforts with our monthly subscriptions.
With 6 bids per month, we offer two packages that will save you 40% off our hourly rates, giving you the consistency and reliability in your bid efforts.
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1000 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Suwanee, GA 30024