Estimating TrainingSee Calendar for Dates and Locations
The program that I have developed for estimating is a two part program. The first day we concentrate on learning the anatomy of a home and the terminology that is used for all parts of a home. We learn how to ask our customer the right questions and how to read the blueprint. We start making a material list using traditional estimating and learning all the formula's nescessary to calculate the materials that are needed to provide the customer with complete material using a checklist to make sure that we figure all the material needed. We spend a little extra time learning the formula's for figuring out the roof and do a list on 3-4 different types of roofs. On day 2 I introduce some spreadsheets that I have developed to assist with the calculating and speeds up the estimating process. These spreadsheets as well a one I call the Estimator's Assistant are available to be downloaded by anybody taking my course. When you are done with my course the student will have an understanding of the materials needed to figure a material list for a new home and the same formula's apply to additions - roofing - siding - remodeling.
PROJECT ESTIMATING COURSE
MISSION STATEMENT: To provide the tools and training that will bring profitability to the dealer and value to the customer.
Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
I have 30 plus years of estimating, customer relations, and management experience. This extensive background enables me to teach and prepare these students from all angles of the building materials business! Profitability in the future depends on our ability to do MORE with less! My experience includes:
Contact: Gary Thompson ( firstname.lastname@example.org) Cell - 320-220-2701
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Northwestern Lumber Association