Category Archives: Consultants


“Is it better to design to a detailed estimate rather than estimate to a detailed design?” Let us help you in planning your plan for a successful competitive Bid Leveling and Buyout process.

Are your estimating processes evolving to meet the demands of current projects?

Utilizing our Estimating Process, we will validate your budget on any upcoming or existing project. This will provide you with the confident assurance that your project budget goals are realistic and achievable.

Any interest in learning more about how we continuously review constructability issues and identify potential risks or design clashes early and as the project moves through Design Milestones?

Richard Miller CPE, Director of Estimating 32nd Ave SW
Federal Way, WA 98023-2206

Cary Stump Cost Consulting LLC

Cary Stump specializes in cost consulting for U.S. shopping center owners. After years of experience as a Chief Estimator for general contractors, Cary spent 13 years as Chief Estimator for Westfield and Macerich. Cary Stump Cost Consulting clients have been Macerich, Taubman, PREIT, Howard Hughes, and Kimco as well as smaller Owner/Developers of shopping centers.

Project responsibility has been for projects from $1 million to $500 million, both retail and mixed-use. Estimates include both hard costs and soft costs. Many estimates are from preliminary work letters, lease outline drawings, or sketches to help the Owner/Developer decide how to structure a deal. When projects proceed services include helping to keep the project on schedule and on budget during the design phase. Cary has created estimating software specific to retail and mixed-use that facilitates creating reliable estimates quickly.

Cary Stump 562-434-0330 office
310-903-9736 cell
155 Corona Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90803

CMS Construction Management Services

CMS provides various construction management services to the industry and has been doing so for more than 40 years. Construction cost estimators who are industry certified provide our clients with detailed quantity takeoffs and pricing from a construction project’s conception phase to closeout in ALL trades. While we pride ourselves in delivering some of the most accurate estimates around, we also provide Value Engineering, Owners Rep, Project Scheduling, Change Order Management and Cost Consulting services.

Wayne Birch | Principal Office: (954) 481-1611
Mobile: 832-732-4761
11555 Heron Bay Blvd, Suite 204
Coral Springs, FL 33076

Core Construction Services, Inc.

CORE Construction Services has a full time staff of cost consultants, schedulers and administrative personnel. Our cost consultants are degreed engineers, with many holding advanced degrees in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. This background provides them with the knowledge and experience necessary to provide accurate estimates to our clients. Professional accreditations held by CCS personnel include: AVS, CCP, LEED, PE, PMP, and RICS.

In addition to cost estimating, CORE provides cost controls, lump sum bidding, scheduling, life cycle cost analysis, change order evaluation, litigation support, claims analysis and value engineering. Accuracy and timeliness are the cornerstones of our culture.

Our commitment to deliver superior service is demonstrated by our long-term relationships with our institutional, architectural, engineering, public, private, and construction clients.

David Gehringer, President, NJ

Cannonball Takeoffs


Post-graduation 1983, residential hardwood floor refinisher, then estimator at Richard Dallett, Inc, in Gladwyne, PA for almost a decade bidding residential hardwood flooring installation and refinishing services.

Rep for wholesale import/export fair-trade exotic hardwood flooring for Cinnaminson, NJ manufacturer 1993. Rep for Charles Taylor & Sons wholesale hardwood flooring division, Wilmington, DE.

Hired 2006 by Charles F. Beatty III of Beatty Drywall Systems, Inc., who taught me commercial estimating. Senior Estimator Burton Construction Co LLC in Hockessin, DE 2015 to 2023.

GC’s I’ve received project awards from and consequently PM’d to client turnover: BPGS (Buccini-Pollin Group); Pettinaro; DSM; Bancroft Construction; Gillis Gilkerson; GGA; Nason; Wohlsen; Miken; AMA; CSG; Reybold Group, many others. Awards $30k – $3.2m.

Scope typically DIV 05; 07; 09. CFMF; GWB; Sheathing; Air & Moisture Barriers; FRP, ACT, Blocking; Specialty & Custom Ceilings; Sealants, Rated Assemblies; Occasionally DEMO and Trusses. Little work in wood (except for blocking), all CFMF.

Projects include DuPont Country Club Golf Training Facility, Greenville, DE; Chase Bank 76ers Fieldhouse, Wilmington, DE; Sun Behavioral Health Facility, Georgetown, DE.

The Quoin Hotel, Wilmington, DE; Cooper at Market Residential High-Rise, Wilmington, DE. BPGS HQ Fit-out in the Historic Nemours Building, Wilmington, DE; Interior Clean Room & Vat Chemical Storage for WL Gore in Elkton, MD. Canaan Baptist Church, New Castle, DE.

David C. Nevinsmorrishawk@outlook.comm 302-220-1039108 Cannonball Lane Newark, DE 19702

Side Partnership LLC

SIDE Partnership, LLC began in 2019 with the goal to provide high quality cost estimating services. Since opening our doors, we have worked solely from word-of-mouth referrals and repeat customers. We are a woman-owned small business located near Chattanooga, TN.

Our main areas of expertise include projects within the Nuclear power, Department of Energy, and Commercial construction industries.

Computerized Estimating Services (CES)

Business Profile

Computerized Estimating Services (CES) is a privately held HUB certified woman-owned firm established in 1985. We have two locations one in Peoria, Illinois, and the other in Dallas, Texas. We perform commercial construction cost estimating, & scheduling services throughout the United States for Architects, Governmental Entities, Owners, Developers, Banks, Bonding Companies, Insurance Companies, and General Contractors.

CES operates their business with attention to detail and values teamwork on all projects.

Computerized Estimating Services (CES) employees at both the Texas and Illinois locations ready to be of service and meet all of your cost consulting needs.

Estimating Methodology

Computerized Estimating Services (CES) will meet with the Client and their design team to review the scope of work for each discipline.

CES will visit the proposed site after the design meeting and before beginning the Schematic Design Estimate (taking digital pictures). During this site visit, CES will make notes of any special needs such as power, utilities, grading, storm drainage, traffic flow, and signs of any existing above and below the grade structures that may need to be removed. These conditions will be researched with the design team and reflected in the estimate.

The estimates will be in the CSI format at each of the different design stages of the project using a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. The estimates include the summary sheet, exclusions, and clarifications, itemized list of general conditions, and the associated pricing sheets. These estimates will be emailed as a draft copy to the Client for review. Any mutually agreed changes to the estimate will be made as the final estimate for each design stage and re-emailed to the Client’s office for distribution.

During the course of the estimating procedures, any questions of the scope of work will be emailed to the Client’s office as the single source of responsibility. The responses to the questions from the design team will be incorporated into the estimate.

The pricing used in the estimate will reflect the local and current market conditions with a separate escalation factor if deemed necessary for the projected starting date. The pricing will not carry any hidden contingencies. The estimate will have a separately exposed line for design contingency on the summary sheet. The amount of the design contingency will reduce as the project progresses to completion. The summary sheets after the initial Schematic Design Estimate will have two additional separate columns entitled Previous Estimate and the second column entitled Difference so the changes in the estimate can be tracked.

CES will work together as a part of the design team to bring the project to successful completion.

A listing of specific projects will be submitted upon request or refer to our Website at (Texas), (Illinois) for a partial list of projects. If CES can be of any help, please do not hesitate to call at 309-981-9285

Daniel Blanchard, Vice President 309-981-92852823 VZ County Road 1222
Grand Saline, Texas 75140