Learn to estimate Commercial

Drywall or Paint projects

Drywall - includes taping, metal framing, insulation and ACT.

Paint - includes commercial painting

what will you learn?

Your Course Includes

Plans and Specifications

How to interpret plans and specs.

How to discover details that are relevant.

How to perform a quality takeoff.

How to properly price a job.

How to check for bid accuracy.

From Field to Office

How to get everyone on the same page.

How to time workers on particular tasks.

How to adjust based on field feedback.

How to know when field production is off.

Man Days and Production Rates

How to apply proper production rates

How to figure man days

How to figure overhead and profit

How to figure worker wages and selling prices

How to price odd shaped objects

Wins and Losses

How to bid the proper jobs.

How to learn if a job isn’t right for you.

How to spot errors before your bid is submitted.

How to know if your win/lose ratio is off.

How to utilize and track historical data.

We use our experience to create yours

The Carter School of Estimating is much more than an estimating school. We are a life partner to thousands of students who have come before you. Whether it’s a paint estimating course or drywall estimating course that you’re looking for, look no further. When you purchase a course from our estimating school, you purchase peace of mind. You purchase an estimating course that will help you in your estimating career. Your journey doesn’t end after your estimating course is finished, but rather…it begins! And so, our promise to you is that we’re here for you long after your estimating course ends. If you ever have a question about what was covered in class…or are stuck on a particular detail of a job, we’ll help you, free of charge.


What other students have said

“Harry Carter is truly a miracle worker in terms of estimating education. Not only did his school greatly exceed my expectations, it also gave me a much broader understanding of overhead and other business expenses.”

Tyler Boutot

B&B Drywall, Inc.

“Harry Carter is a patient teacher and has the ability to make anyone a great estimator. He taught me that estimating is an art and that one needs to understand that, in order to excel in the field of estimating.”

Dan Gallagher

Shannon Corp.

“I loved Harry’s approach to blueprint reading for painting. His class was informative, educational and enlightening. Harry never rushed and made time for anyone who needed help. I highly recommend this class for everyone.”

Steve Grossman

If Walls Could Talk