Estimating and Budgeting

An essential part of all building projects is the time and energy that goes into the planning and scheduling of your project. Here at Roy Lewis Construction, we consider the entire scope of the project, your budget and your deadline during our planning process. We understand that asking the right questions, and anticipating deadlines and possible setbacks, is essential to the planning and budgeting process.

Cost estimating and planning in budgeting is the forecasting process for building your physical structure. Builders and clients both worry about the financial impact of building projects so that is why we devote our time and efforts into how much your project will cost before moving forward. We respect that our clients want to stay within their budget, so Roy Lewis Construction will work closely to maintain good communication throughout the building process. We also encourage you to obtain a few estimates, either from an independent agent or another firm, before moving forward with your project.  

With our years of anecdotal documentation of project cost data, we can quickly compose budgets for owners with time-sensitive needs. We can do this with limited information based on prior knowledge and execution. We are also apt at delivering finalized estimates on project documents and have the vision necessary to analyze drawings for what may be needed that is not shown in the drawings for the most desired outcome. This also helps eliminate change orders down the road.

Roy Lewis Construction also asks our clients to consider building codes, required permits and policies within the city, district and county. We factor these structural elements into our planning strategy for timeline purposes. We are fully staffed and have the knowledge and resources to help navigate the proper channels.

Our fully integrated cost estimating and budgeting software allows our building analysis to better control all aspects and planning for your construction project. We can accurately estimate and track man hours, materials, setbacks and location variables. As builders, we also understand when additional or specialized machinery will be needed to complete your project.

Considering that every building project has a unique set of variables, a good construction estimating and budgeting prevents the builder from losing money and helps the customer avoid overpaying for their project.

We estimate and manage all projects in a single tier. By doing this, we offer more competitive budgets than our industry peers while providing clients the increased value from our diverse portfolio of completed projects, satisfied clients and exemplary subcontractor relations. Many times, we receive better pricing from the same subcontractors than most of our competitors. With all of this in mind, our experience gives us the ability to bring quality, timeliness, and competitive pricing to the market. With our low overhead, we can pass those savings along.