832-277-7203 info@lumbertakeoff.com

Estimating that pays for itself

lumber takeoff estimates for builders

Residential Estimating Service – Detailed Lumber Takeoff Estimates


You are our customer and the material management need that you have are the highest priority we have.

You may be a professional home builder or you may be planning to build your dream home on your own. Regardless, we understand and you can expect that your material estimate need will reflect your unique requirements. Our job is to keep focused on the details. You will get your lumber takeoff estimate delivered in the way that makes sense to you.

More than a takeoff? It’s your material management plan.

At Residential Estimating Service, your lumber takeoff estimate is quite a lot more than just an estimated count of the material you’ll need to build your home.  It’s the tool that you can use to manage the material from planning, bidding, budgeting, buyout, delivery and on-site.

We know that because you may be trying to control cost increases, a lumber takeoff estimate can be your first and best tool for that –  as even for optimizing your construction methods.

Choose Residential Estimating Service and be more competitive – even in a difficult market

With your Residential Estimate, You’ll Control:

  • Your Budget
    • You Estimate will be Organized by Cost Code / Order Point
  • Waste
    • Material Use is Well Documented
  • Jobsite Theft
    • Order ONLY the Material You Need AS You Need It
  • Jobsite Vandalism
    • Less Material Lying Around Attracting Vandals
  • Trade Misuse
    • Catch Trade Mistakes Early

Experience pays off for Residential Estimating customers. 

  • I’ve been estimating full-time, professionally, since 1992. 
  • Production Homebuilding goes back to 1988
  • Custom Homebuilding experience goes back to 1980.

Experience cannot be taught.  It must be earned.
I come from a home building family.  From the time I turned 11, I was helping my father along with my brothers in our family home building business.  In 1980, I went to work full-time building homes.  When I learned home building, a builder actually built his homes.  I’ve set the forms, framed houses, run plumbing pipes, and pulled wire. I’ve insulated, trimmed and painted. I’ve done tractor work, landscaping, and much more.  This is why I am able to estimate professionally. I know how the trades think and how they will use the materials I am estimating. 

Home builders, owner-builders and lumber companies will benefit from my extensive construction and estimating knowledge, experience, and judgment. I’ll analyze and audit your plans and engineering. I’ll work to interpret and understand your specifications. I’ll strive to anticipate your material needs because I know how your trades will use the material that you order and deliver. With Residential Estimating Service, you’ll get better detailed lumber takeoff estimates.  

Your budget needs are the highest concerns. In short, I try to think like the builder, the trade and the material supplier all at the same time. I do this to help provide what everyone on the job needs in an estimate: accuracy.

Put my experience to work for your company. I’ll deliver an estimate that will be a detailed management tool to help you save time and money on site.