Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Bidwrite Consulting?
A: Bidwrite Consulting is an exciting new concept that offers assistance to companies in need of estimating support.

Q: Who can Bidwrite Consulting help?
A: Any type of restoration or construction contractor that has a need for fast and accurate estimates. Insurance, public or private adjusters that find a need to hire a consultant to write a competitive estimate. Real estate brokers who buy and sell homes and have a need for accurate estimates.

Q:What is the process?
A: Bidwrite will represent your company at all times. We visit the job site, scope the damage, take plenty of pictures and write a professional estimate, using Xactimate, that you can provide to your client.

Q:What is Xactimate?
A: Xactimate is the most commonly used estimating program for the restoration industry. Contractors using Xactimate will receive their estimate through an ESX file allowing them to input Bidwrite's estimate into their personal Xactimate and add their heading, contact info and personal name as well as make changes.

Q: What if I do not have Xactimate?
A: If a contractor needs a finished estimate ready to submit to their client, Bidwrite can input the contractors heading and information and present a finished estimate. The estimate will be sent in a PDF file ready to print and submit.

Q: Are there kinds of companies Bidwrite can provide estimates for?
A: Bidwrite can write estimates for

  • restoration contractors
  • construction contractors
  • insurance adjusters
  • real estate brokers
  • interior decorators
  • painters,
  • roofers,
  • emergency service contractors,
  • framers
  • and just about any company in the construction industry.

Q: How does Bidwrite charge?
A: Bidwrite charges by the hour with a $ 200.00 minimum. If a project requires a large amount of hours Bidwrite Consulting will charge 1% percent of the final estimate price.

Ross Restoration says:

"Working with Jerry is great.  Whether he is traveling the world scoping out jobs or back home in the states, he always answers the phone and is quick to respond.  I have had the pleasrue of working with Jerry for several years now.  We have used his services for water, fire, mold and reconstruction.  We are always very pleased with his professinalism, thouroughness and qusality work that he has provided us.  Jerry has increased out bottom lineon every job he assisted us with."

Adam Ross, President, Ross Restoration