Construction Cost Estimator

Developer: Wasatch Digital Media, Inc.

Current Version: 3.1.2

Last Updated: 9 months ago

Download Size: 25.2 MB - Download


Construction Cost Estimator helps contractors and service companies quickly create on-site estimates for construction and repair projects. You can save time and money by creating the estimate on the spot and then emailing it to the customer as a PDF or printing a hardcopy.

Each cost item is broken down into Material, Labor, Other, and Subcontract costs. You can save frequently used cost items in your own custom costbook, or you can purchase 3 different Craftsman costbooks within the app that contain detailed costs for over 30,000 common construction items.

Just search for a cost item, enter the quantity, and add it to your estimate in 3 easy steps!


• Fast and easy user interface for creating cost estimates
• Customize multiple types of PDF reports to email to to customers, subcontractors, and internal staff
• Add the logo and contact info for your company to create professional-looking estimates
• Costs are organized by Phases, Areas, and Categories that can be customized for each project
• Enter your overhead, profit, and tax rates for each project
• The app provides full support for international currencies and units


You can save common cost items in your own custom costbook, and you can purchase 3 different Craftsman Costbooks within the app via in-app purchase for $49.99 each. The costbook data is only valid in the US and Canada, but the costbooks are also available for purchase internationally.

• National Construction Estimator
• National Home Improvement Estimator
• National Renovation and Insurance Repair Estimator

Each costbook contains thousands of common construction items, and the costs are localized to your US Zip Code or Canadian Postal Code.

The Craftsman Costbooks are really helpful if you need to provide a cost estimate for work that you haven't done before, or if you need to do a sanity check on cost estimates from subcontractors. You can also copy cost items from the Craftsman Costbooks to your own custom costbook, and then change any of the numbers.


The app is used by many types of contractors, estimators, and service companies, such as:

General contractors, electricians, plumbers, builders, landscapers, roofers, painters, carpenters, heating and air conditioning, flooring, siding, tile, concrete, asphalt paving, bathroom and kitchen remodeling, deck builders, handyman services, pest control, real estate flippers and rehabbers, insurance repair estimators, and more!

See more screenshots and a sample PDF estimate at:
I am dedicated to responding quickly to support requests. If you have questions, problems, or feature requests, please send me an email using the Support link below.


Release Notes:

• The 2017 Craftsman costbooks are available for purchase in this update.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.5
Review by ArtisanDKM

Best App ever! - I am a residential remodeling contractor and I have been waiting for this app! I have been using this national costbook database for years and I am thrilled to be able to take it with me to estimates and job sites, and to be able to work on estimates whenever I get a minute, wherever I am. In buying the ipad app I found it does everything the old pc version didn't do, making my job easier and saving me time. I liked it so much I purchased the app for my iMac as well. I look forward to being able to share my work between the 2 devices, which I've been assured is on the way.

Found helpful by 13 out of 14 people
Version 2.4.3
Review by Cburke0000

No sync :( - Nice estimating tool. But you can not sync your cost-book between the iPad and desktop, so you have to inner everything in twice. It would nice if I could inner a cost/item in one device and have it show up on another. It would also be nice if I could update a price on one device and have it automatically update on another. In addition your estimates do not sync between the iPad and desktop. Again it would be nice if I could type something up on the desktop and then go out into the field and have the information on my iPad, so I can show my customer. This is 2015… there is thing called the cloud? If you buy this app, buy it on the iPad or the desktop. However do not buy it on both, without being able to sync the two devices you will be wasting your money.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.1.2
Review by City franchise

Convenient, Professional, and Fast - Building custom cost books and having the freedom to modify them is very convenient and has helped me adjust my prices where I need to. It has allowed me to bid competitively in various areas. Its professional looking quotes are also modifyable. That has allowed to structure my quotes how my customers request and understand them, still with a professional look and presentation. Once complete with a quote I just click email and its on the way. This has allowed for same day quotes and quick adjustments to quotes and change orders. NOW! My request is to have the PDF NCE costbooks I already own, import or integrate without me having to type in each line item. 2ND I would love an integration with quickbooks or a financial and tax report center in this app.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 3.1.2
Review by frunner

Needs subscription to Contractor Tools to be useful - Great, an estimating app for Mac; however, there is no way to export your work from your MAC or other device unless you subscribe to Contractor Tools which starts at 9.99 per month for a single user , and unfortunately I did not know this was the case unil I had bought all of the various applications. If one could import work from one to the other without realtime sync, then I think the app would be nice. I don’t need realtime cloud sync, most projects are similar and once I have it setup on my Mac at the office, I just want to import what I have and review later and modify at home on my Ipad without bringing home my computer.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 3.1.2
Review by bartonrich

Good solid business tool - I’ll have to say dittos to “City Franchise” The program works well and I find the only inconvenience is working with the Craftsman residential format. I still have NCE books going back 25 years…. So you’d think I got used to chasing down sub-assemblies on several descrete alphabetically arranged pages…. Nope. It still gets under my skin. But CCE creates some order out of that disbursed chaos. Regarding integration, If Intuit/QuickBooks would incorporate the NAHB Account format… Bingo. Accounting isn’t such a mystifying subject. Intuit leads the pack making the simple, deceptively complex. For now, I like Banktivity 6. I will never again pay Intuit/Quicken for patches and fixes, forced on the user, disguised as upgrades. We’re totally done.!. Kudos to Wasatch Digital Media and CCE. But don’t stop improving. The Craftsman books can be your stepping stone to a smoother system yet.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people