How many bids can one estimator submit in just two days? If that estimator uses HCSS HeavyBid, the answer is probably more than you think.
Just ask Ed Bell Construction of Dallas. Vice President Doug Teter put the pedal to the metal, using HeavyBid to submit 23 Texas Department of Transportation jobs in just 48 hours using only two laptops.
“We have a rather extensive codebook and library estimate set up that allows us to assemble a pretty fair amount of estimates in a fairly quick manner,” Teter said. “It’s a lot of copy-and-paste, a lot of creating an activity once and copying it. Then we make tweaks to productions for each project.”
Ed Bell Construction, which does primarily highway work, won three of the 23 jobs bid and came in second on a few more.
“A couple of those jobs were very profitable jobs for us,” Teter said. “They were ones that we believe a lot of other folks just couldn’t get to. There were so many jobs to look at that they just picked a few to go after. But we got a competent number turned in on everything, and we got some very nice work because HeavyBid lets us cover a lot of ground quickly.”