Paradigm Estimate Testimonial:
Over time, Nemitz helped Zeeland’s estimating team transform into a cohesive unit that communicated more and focused on tracking results. They started by targeting days required to complete an estimate. But Nemitz knew the estimating evolution would only succeed if his team could replicate timeliness, accuracy and customization of estimates. Zeeland and the Paradigm Estimate team collaborated to address all three challenges.
“Timely and accurate estimates are one of the keys to more and better sales,” Nemitz says. “Our estimating time for single-family residential projects consistently dropped from about six and a half working days to about three and a half.”
But Nemitz goes on to explain that the successful evolution of Zeeland’s estimating model really hinged on the ability to customize takeoffs. “Our takeoffs needed to be more than a fast list. Paradigm was also willing to customize the way they do business and add value to our operation.
“They worked with our people to provide CSV files that can be read by our point-of-sale system, which simplifies data entry and helps maintain staff continuity through seasonal swings in the construction business. We can also customize materials according to regional availability. And every takeoff includes a report that lists where each material is to be used. Builders understand the value of these customized takeoffs, and they get pretty excited about it.
“When I told Paradigm what Zeeland needed in an estimating partner, they said let’s talk about how we get it done. That’s kind of a rare thing in our game. Their willingness to listen and become another member of our team are the reasons we have partnered with Paradigm Estimate.”
“Timely and accurate estimates are one of the keys to more and better sales. Our estimating time for single-family residential projects consistently dropped from about six and a half working days to about three and a half.”
Business Systems Manager at Zeeland