Charter Estimating Company
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Electrical Cost Estimating Services

We are a professional electrical estimating company that offers long term and short-term electrical estimating solutions for electrical contractors around the nation. Whether you are looking for part-time, full-time, or more than one electrical estimator, we are always here to help you further your company’s goals.

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We have over 300 years of combined experience, and at the top in the electrical industry. We have successfully bid hundreds of electrical projects ranging in value from a few thousand dollars to over several million dollars. We have vast experience estimating commercial, institutional, civil, industrial, and residential projects in both the private sector and government markets.

Outsourcing electrical estimating is smart business and not something to take lightly. By using Charter Estimating, you can be assured you are hiring some of the best electrical estimators in the business today. Every one of our estimators is a senior estimator, has years of experience, and knows the business inside and out. We strive to be the best and to produce the most attractive, effective, bid-winning electrical estimates possible to put your company in the best possible position to win.

How Our Electrical Cost Estimating Services Work:


Step 1: send us your plans

Your Plans

  • Select a project from your list of jobs or bid invites.
  • Send your plans to our email address: Or if your plans are over 25 MB, please use our Google Drive Link to upload your plans. Or simply forward/email us the General Contractor's bid invite.
  • We take care of getting the plans for you, or we can provide you with a list of available jobs from your area.

Choose Estimating Services

Step 2: Choose the type of Electrical Estimating Services Needed

Material & Labor Take-Off

  • We provide you with fixture and gear counts.
  • Next, labor hours for each item are calculated.
  • Material pricing on each item is finalized.
  • We provide a professional bid proposal with inclusions sheet (optional).
  • Finally, you finish the bid and submit it to the GC.

Complete Estimating Services

  • We provide you with a complete electrical estimate.
    1. We contact all the GCs bidding the project.
    2. We call and build relationships with GCs while representing your company.
    3. We submit material counts for quoted items to your vendors.
    4. We review and closeout the complete bid with your company.
    5. We submit your estimate to bidding GCs and negotiate the win for your company.
    6. We call for bid results and track estimate progress.

Free Quote

Step 3: We Provide you with a free Quote

We Quote You The Hours

  • We quote you the number of hours to complete the estimate based on the project and services you selected.

You Approve The Quote

  • After reviewing and approving the hours quoted to complete the estimate, we go over the terms of the electrical estimating services you selected and answer any questions.
  • We start the estimating process.

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What you can expect from us is you'll get everything you need to bid on a project.

  • We offer a complete package for supplier quoted items such as lighting, switchgear, fire alarm, and generator.
  • We generate detailed RFIs for your use in case of any issues that may arise.
  • We provide a list of items needed when there is a need for site visits.
  • We give a detailed, comprehensive, competitive estimate that is easy to read and understand.
  • We provide a professional bid proposal with inclusions & exclusions.

Your Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide the project documents (plans) by mail, email, CD, or online availability.
  • Provide your labor rates, overhead & profit percentages (%) or we can calculate those for you.
  • Forward addenda, alternates, and relevant upstream data.
  • Forward RFI responses.
  • Forward selected "Quoted Material" prices from your suppliers.
  • Go to our online store and pick up your completed bid.
  • Submit completed bid to General Contractors.


Our Responsibilities Include:

  • Generate RFIs and forward them to you.
  • Provide a computer printout of material and labor by category.
  • Provide "Quoted Materials" lists for you to forward to your suppliers.
  • Provide you with a bid winning estimate that is easy to make necessary changes, and easy to read and understand.
  • Provide 24/7 support. We will always be available for you or your estimator when the time is critical or when it's bid day. 
  • Provide a schedule of values.
  • Provide suggested inclusions and exclusions of scope of work.
  • Recommend appropriate value engineering to increase your award rate, and simultaneously increase your profit
  • If you choose for us to submit your bid, we will contact bidding GCs and submit the completed bid proposal to GCs using your company information. 


  • Motels
  • Banks
  • Hospitals
  • Interiors
  • Parking Garages
  • Theatres
  • Hotels
  • Airports
  • Fire Stations
  • Custom Homes
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Multi-Family Housing
  • Transportation
  • Large Retailers
  • Universities
  • Tenants
  • Public Schools
  • Government Projects
  • High Rises
  • Solar
  • Restaurants
  • Offices
  • Auto Dealerships
  • Country Clubs


Charter electrical estimating plans

Get a Quick Quote for Your Next Construction Project

Using state-of-the-art estimating software, Charter Estimating generates quotes based on the blueprint of your project plan. We understand your project may be under a time crunch. If so, please send us your plan via email and we will provide an electrical estimate quickly.

No matter where you are building, our team is available to assist you in your time of need. We offer electrical estimates for electrical projects all over the United States. We can also provide the forms and services to launch your next project. Our team can handle the scheduling and billing details to ensure that everything stays on track to meet your deadlines.

We also protect your investments through change order tracking, cost tracking, and Request for Information (RFI) tracking.

Your success is our goal 


Jason Brown

Great services. These guys are everything they are cracked up to be. Experts in the field. If you are looking to grow your business these guys are pros. Our business is booming thanks to the guys at Charter Estimating. The real deal


Mike K

We use Charter Estimating as a full time estimator for our company. We needed to take our company to the next level and needed an experienced estimator for the larger projects. They do a great job on all of the projects large or small. Estimates always on time, very detailed and accurate. Would recommend them to anyone.

Jerrus Owen

We are new at electrical contracting so I used Charter Estimating to estimate the electrical for a new commercial project. They did a great job. We got the contract from the GC for the job and look forward to working with Charter Estimating again. Would recommend Thanks Charter!

Tim DeBarros

We are very impressed with Charter Estimating. We use these guys full time. We went from barely getting work to booming overnight! Steve and Jim are great, they are always available and does a great job. Never had an issue, always on time and very professional. Highly recommend!

Steve Ashcroft

Charter Estimating is the best. I tried other estimating companies and the personal service is just not there..Charter Estimating has the Best customer service not only that they are affordable. When I need them they are always available. When I needed a job completed in a hurry they took care of business and that's so important when a small company like mine is trying to compete. We don't have very much experience in estimating and esp. these large projects and so we use Charter Estimating. Great place to go if you want to grow your electrical business! Need a good electrical estimator Call these guys!

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