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2014 National Home Improvement Estimator


The 2014 National Home Improvement Estimator, by Ray Hicks, offers current labor and material prices with location adjustment factors for home improvement projects. Published by the Craftsman Book Company, this book includes solid cost figures that can be of immense help for home improvement jobs that estimators have never bid on before.


The book is highly reliable and helps users in promptly locating difficult to find costs for demolition, foundations, decking, framing, structural repairs, deck repairs, floor repair and replacement, wall and ceiling repairs, door repair and replacement, window repair and replacement, kitchen and bathroom improvement prices, and many more.


This book of 568 pages offers manhours for each job, suggested crew size, and the labor cost for the removal and installation work. Besides, estimators can speed up estimates by just adding linear or square feet to complete the estimate with the help of the many assembly prices that are included in the book. Due to its precision and reliability, many home improvement contractors utilize this manual as their company price book.


The book includes a free download with a free quarterly updates on the Web. Giving step-by-step instructions for the work, users can be greatly supported with the helpful diagrams, and home improvement shortcuts and tips from an expert. The National Estimator download includes:

  • Job Cost Wizard that turns estimates into invoices and exports both in QuickBooks.

  • Free Online Technical Support for the National Estimator Software.

  • Free Quarterly National Estimator Updates- The 2014 costbooks and zip code modification factors are updated quarterly and users can avail automatic quarterly price updates on the Web for free throughout 2014. Besides, they will also be notified at the time of the next update. Web connection is required.


2014 National Home Improvement Estimator



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