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Estimating 101

Estimating 101 is a professional electrical estimating consulting service focused on providing quality service for contractors, architects, and consulting engineers.

Contractors need estimators with a solid estimating philosophy and proficiency with estimating software to perform at the highest level possible. Estimating 101 offers basic and advanced training modules for methods in Trimble® ACCUBID™ Classic products that are designed to turn your good estimators into great estimators. In this environment of competitive markets and narrowing margins, contractors must maximize their estimator’s potential to be as productive as possible.

If you need help with estimating philosophy, estimating organization or database management, Estimating 101 can help you raise the standard and quality of your estimating department.

Estimating 101 specializes in estimator training, departmental organization, and proficiency with Trimble® ACCUBID™ classic products.

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“Don is a great guy with an admirable foundation of philosophy and integrity. Full of knowledge as well as an entertaining and refined speaker.”
- Estimator, Converse Electric – Columbus, OH
“Don is a very knowledgeable and engaging instructor. I was shocked and impressed by the level of enthusiasm and engagement he created with our staff during training. Great feedback from everyone in the class!!”
- Ken Naumann, PE – President, Kaiser Electric – Fenton, MO
“Don, your time, knowledge, and showing of your experiences have made a very large impact on me and it is very much appreciated!”
- Estimator, Converse Electric – Columbus, OH
“Very informative. Opened up my eyes to ACCUBID’s capabilities. Don knows how ACCUBID operates but at the same time understands how you estimate using ACCUBID.”
- Estimator, Converse Electric – Columbus, OH
“Don is a great teacher!
- !” Estimator, Converse Electric – Columbus, OH
“Don, you exceeded our expectations. We knew we had a need for training. The good news is that you took that head on and provided great insight.”
- Joel Kahn – COO, Converse Electric, Columbus, OH
"Don is a subject matter expert with the ability to teach with passion. The industry needs this man.”
- Dennis Harter Sr. – V.P. of Operations, Kaiser Electric – Fenton, MO
"I can truly say this is by far the best training I have ever received in my professional career. This class was well organized, delivered a lot of content with extreme enthusiasm and passion. I don’t see how any estimator could afford not to have this training. Your passion and drive to help improve others understanding was second to none."
- Lead Estimator, ATEC Electrical Contractors, Lebanon, IN
"No matter how good you are Don Kiper’s database can help you be better and faster. If that doesn’t spark any interest and you would like to tighten up your estimating skills, then you will definitely want to consider some of his online or onsite training."
- Terry Ellis – Project Manager, Bombard Electric LLC, Las Vegas, NV
"Bombard Electric hired Estimating 101. The training was customized to fit our needs as a company and accomplish the goals that were discussed and needed. The training exceeded my expectations and I can whole heartily recommend Don Kiper to other contractors in need of estimator training."
- Terry Bombard – Vice President, Bombard Electric LLC, Las Vegas, NV
“Great instructor, very patient and an expert in his field – perfect!”
- Estimator, Bombard Electric LLC – Las Vegas, NV
“Don Kiper is well-rounded and understands the trade. He took the time to explain and work thru questions that came up.”
- Estimator, Bombard Electric LLC – Las Vegas, NV
“I learned organization, systematic approach, and to focus on what matters. Very informative and gave me insight on what ACCUBID can do to make me more productive.”
- Estimator, Bombard Electric LLC – Las Vegas, NV
“Great training! I learned more than expected. Thank you!”
- Estimator, Bombard Electric LLC – Las Vegas, NV
"Don has a unique way of understanding everyone’s strengths and weaknesses which helps his style of teaching. He proves his methods and software by showing us true life estimates. He is a real master at his craft."
- Stephen Borrelli, President, All-Brite Electric, Inc., West Haven, CT
"CIR Electrical Construction Corporation recently made a transition from our previous estimating software to Trimble ACCUBID Pro. Don’s years as a seasoned estimator, and master of the software, was a tremendous asset to our company. Through Don’s comprehensive teachings, our company has continued to grow and become more successful."
- James W. Gardner – Chief Estimator, CIR Electrical, Buffalo, NY

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