Construction Estimating Software

Goldenseal Cost Estimation Software


Contract Writing

Job Cost Accounting

Project Schedules

Project Management


Goldenseal is cost estimation software that gives fast, accurate cost estimation for construction contractors and any other business that has to give bids, price quotes or estimates.

The program package includes several free starter files-- they already include cost categories and unit costs for many businesses, so you can start estimating immediately. You can also add your own cost data, or copy unit costs from estimating books.

Goldenseal includes many features that make estimating easier:

  • "Smart dimensions" convert a few simple measurements into exact project quantities
  • Estimating templates let you start out with your standard types of projects, so you only need to enter the changes
  • Enter unlisted items to handle any special items that don't have a unit cost
  • Subcontractor bids are easily updated (Goldenseal takes the lowest bid if several are competing)
  • Assemblies combine labor and materials for the services you provide
  • Unit costs update automatically when you enter material purchases
  • The adjuster field lets you make quick, overall adjustments to the estimate price to account for any special conditions

Once you create a Goldenseal estimate, you'll also get a bill of materials, a simple schedule and a contract or spec sheet that includes a detailed "scope of work" description of the project.

Goldenseal is an integrated program which also includes cost accounting, project management, lead tracking and general business management.

The basic version of the Goldenseal software includes all of the following (single user):

The complete version includes all of the items mentioned above, plus these accounting features:

The Goldenseal cost estimation software is available for Macintosh and Windows computers. Click here for software pricing.