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Unread 09-27-2010, 04:03 PM   #1
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take offs..

I been bidding alot of work lately more then normal I am trying to come up with a form that I can use for myself where I can put down.

Bullnose...
Tile footage
Running ft
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all the goodies


Does anyone have such form? I am actually becoming more organized due to being busy.
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Unread 09-27-2010, 04:39 PM   #2
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Just type it all into a spreadsheet and push print. Repeat as necessary.
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Unread 09-27-2010, 04:54 PM   #3
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Check out Google Docs, Rick. Here's a quick example of templates others have made up...https://docs.google.com/previewtempl...Gc&mode=public
There are thousands.
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I have tried generic templates, and it makes me more unorganized. For example different tiles with different trim etc...

For me I just take paper and use a separate sheet for each room. Then draw little pics of room, and take measurements. Then I get home and sit down at my desk and organize it all and crunch numbers. Then if HO is ordering tile I fax/email/hand them a printed out take off sheet designed for their specific job.
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Unread 09-27-2010, 08:59 PM   #6
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quick books, Its expensive... but you can run your whole biz. You can set up the labor prices for each Item you bill for, then just select that item and boom, it puts up the price for you. Its good for making itemized bills and estimates. It does many other things too, from banking, to taxes.
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Hank,

Whats expensive?
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Unread 09-27-2010, 09:05 PM   #8
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Its also nice because your not messing with making a new form each time you bid a job. Just start typing bullnose and by the time you type bu it'll have a sellection of youre pre set billing items come up like the search bars on most search engines. select- install bullnose, then put youre cursor on the quantity spot enter in the lf and it'll totall it out for you. then if your billing for something new that you havn't set up yet you don't need to mess with a new form, just create new item then set the price and then it'll be there the next time you want to use it.
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I made my own template with Excel. All the instructions are on the excel help file. Customize it any way you want. Take a look at a few examples of what others have created, pick what does and doesn't work for you then make your own.
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Unread 09-27-2010, 09:06 PM   #10
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Quick books is a business management software that you purchase.
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I know that. What does it cost? (software)
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Unread 09-27-2010, 09:15 PM   #12
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Here! Here! I have it!!
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Unread 09-27-2010, 09:32 PM   #13
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There it is, quick books pro for 229.00
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I have used quickbooks for years. It's nice like Hank said. I don't have set prices for anything because every job is so different but I do have items set up in files so like he said, just start typing and it fills it out for you.
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Unread 09-28-2010, 05:56 AM   #15
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I think what Rick is looking for is a template to use for the material list.

I have looked for something similar for a while. Your best bet is to make a custom one yourself. I have mine on Excel. It will take you a few tries to get it right and include everything you need but its worth it.
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