A takeoff and estimating software for electrical and plumbing estimators.

Product Overview

TurboBid Estimating is a takeoff and estimating software for plumbing and electrical companies. It’s designed to handle new construction, remodeling, service work, and flat rate pricing. Key features include accurate material prices with weekly updates and the inclusion of overhead and labor burden costs in estimates. TurboBid enhances professional presentation with detailed bid packages that include pictures and pricing.


  • Real-time pricing updates from preferred suppliers
  • Produces detailed, professional bid packages
  • Extensive database adaptable to various estimate types


  • Initial learning curve
  • Inability to adjust take-off quantity prior to purchase

Target Market

Small to mid-sized electrical and plumbing contractors focusing on residential and light commercial projects.

About TurboBid Estimating

TurboBid electrical and plumbing estimating software is user-friendly for producing professional bid packages. Its unique wizard format simplifies the estimating process by breaking it down into small steps.

This software helps users consistently identify and account for all costs. It includes support and training to help educate estimators on best practices.

TurboBid Key Features

Features include:

Documents and Management

  • Automated reports
  • Bid package and management reports
  • Lost Project Report
  • Overhead cost calculator
  • Project Notes


  • Average man-hour pay rate and burden
  • Employee burden group wizard
  • Employee database
  • Employee list
  • Employee pay rate increase
  • Employee skill level
  • Employee wizard

Material Items and Assemblies

  • Assembly editor
  • Item editor
  • Material price updates
  • Manage supply house vendors
  • Default price source (Trade, TurboBid, vendor, lowest vendor)
  • TurboCloud

Labor Unit Adjustments

  • Adjust labor units by column
  • Adjust labor units for ceiling difficulty
  • Automatically adjust labor units
  • Global labor unit adjustment
  • Interactive material/purchase order screen

Material Takeoff

  • On-screen take-off
  • Original bid and change order revisions
  • Per plan and value-engineered
  • Room-by-room take-off


  • Code section
  • Database backup and built-in security
  • Estimate checklist
  • Unique wizard format
  • Video tutorials


TurboBid Estimating software is available in several ways. First, one-time purchases are available with on-screen takeoff for $1,395 up to $3,090. There are also monthly payment plans starting at $135 per month.

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Starting Price
$99 /month
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User Reviews of TurboBid Estimating

Submitted on August 25th, 2021 by Dave Olson

With money being so tight starting an electrical business, I reviewed many bid software programs. Yours is the very best bid software I have ever seen.

I can honestly say that your program should be a "must buy” for new contractors. It even helped me "think through” my business and how I want to set up my shop. I know this was not your intention, but it was the extra benefit I received.

The other thing that really impressed me was your customer service. Your patience and willingness to spend hours helping me work through my first couple of bids was amazing and has been invaluable. Thank you so very much.

In addition, you are a man of your word. What you say you will do, you do. How rare is that in business now a days. It has been a pleasure working with you and learning from you.

Submitted on August 25th, 2021 by Michael Holt

The Estimating Software Turbobid is a user friendly program. Very little work on my end. Everything is setup, all you have to do is compute the information. Thousands of assemblies and single items are available and everything can be edited or changed for up-to-date material cost.

I would recommend TurboBid to any Electrical Contractor.