Construction Cost Estimator

Developer: Wasatch Digital Media, Inc.

Current Version: 3.2

Last Updated: 8 days ago

Download Size: 24.6 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 2018 Craftsman costbooks are available 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 3.1.2
Review by Dpua

Constant crashing and loss of data - Unfortunately this is the first 1 star review I have ever had to write about anything. Over the last several months the app has repeatedly crashed. The final straw was last week when I spent over an hour in a customer’s home, typing up measurements. In all fairness, the app did not even crash (which is what makes this all the more frustrating). When I got home and opened up the computer (app and computer were left open and on), all my data was erased in the project notes section. As a matter of fact, this is the third time that I have had data erased either entirely or to some degree. The icing on the cake was the lack of response to my support inquiry, which is now in its 4th day. It is an excellent app when it decides work, however when it does not it is extremely frustrating.The only way I would see this being higher than one star is if the app were free.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people