Construction Estimates

During the construction process, there are multiple budget milestones. At each one, we sit down with your team to review all costs, make sure we are staying on budget, and make any necessary changes. Like all of our construction services, consistency and attention to detail are key.

CS Estimate Services

A project’s cost can quickly become complicated with change orders or unforeseen complexities. To keep the process simple, we: 


  • Study all available design alternatives and provide a cost-benefit analysis to the design team and owner for review
  • Coordinate with the owner to make certain the budget and design process fully incorporate the entire scope. Identify any issues within the program that may cause cost overruns
  • Develop accurate work scopes with pricing input from sub-trades
  • Assist design team with document coordination to eliminate holes in the scope of work
  • Prepare and issue a construction estimate for approval at completion of each design phase
  • Complete as much site investigation as possible prior to starting construction to obtain as-built information that affects the work
  • Assist in coordinating specifications to avoid inconsistencies and assist CS in issuing enforceable subcontracts that cover the work scope
  • Keep the process transparent. This ensures all members clearly understand where costs are allocated and help identify inconsistencies

Benefits of Construction Estimates

CS Construction’s estimate services differ from traditional cost estimating services. We pride ourselves on accuracy and transparency throughout this process and use a number of resources at our disposal to come to these figures. In addition to meeting with your team at all budget milestones, we also use software to visualize possible changes, encourage early onboarding, and keep everything we can in-house. Our ultimate goal is to eliminate all possible unknowns. We firmly believe that by eliminating construction phase change orders, we can keep our clients’ projects on schedule and budget.

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“CS construction has vastly surpassed our expectations throughout this process.   I can attest that they combine depth of knowledge with regards to constructing space for medical technology with the highest level of diligence.  With CS at the helm, every facet of a building project is well attended to.”

Michael Bell, MD, Bend Neurological Associates

“From the initial RFP response through the end of our project, CS has impressed us with their thorough approach, ownership of the project and management of budget and timeline.” 

Brigitte R. Gentner, Chief Financial Officer

Tillamook Air Museum

“The team of professionals at CS Construction is outstanding.  They went above and beyond to ensure that our building was completed on time and within budget.  Their attention to every detail was critical in implementing the beautiful design our architects had created.”

Blair Jenkins, Head of School

Cascades Academy of Central Oregon

“The CS Construction team delivered a great project, on time, and within budget!  CS Construction was committed to delivering the project that not only met the City’s standards, but also CS Construction’s standards. CS Construction was experienced, professional, and great to work with.”

Nicholas S. Snead, Community Development Director

City of Madras

“All the CS employees always acted as professionals in their work ethic, attitude, and high quality work performed.  In the end, under CS’s guidance and effort, we have a beautiful very well made building that is truly a showpiece for the community and region.”

Jeff Papke, Coordinator

OSU Crook County Open Campus

“We have found working  with the people at CS Construction to be a truly positive experience.  Team oriented, professional, trustworthy and providing a quality built product, CS Construction delivers great service from pre-construction through close out.”

Blaise Cacciola, AIA, LEED AP  BD+C

“Great job with a challenging project. One of the best contractors we have worked with.”

Matt Mercer, Facilities Manager

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center

“My favorite contractor in the area. Quality work. Didn’t cut corners

Pat Erwert, Construction Project Manager

Bend Park & Recreation District

“My favorite contractor in the area. Quality work. Didn’t cut corners

Pat Erwert, Construction Project Manager

Bend Park & Recreation District

“All the staff at CS Construction is exceptional in customer service. We
recommend CS any chance we get”.

Steve Bedortha, District Manager

Northern Energy Propane

“Highly recommend CS Construction. Great job! Thanks for a beautiful building”

Curtis Irving, Owner
Certified Financial Building

“Every facet of the process was handled in a very professional manner.  Anytime there was a situation that required a change, CS Construction would come prepared with alternatives, and the associated costs and effect on the timeline.  They finished both projects under or at budget, and within the  timeline”.

Jeff Robberson, President

Robberson Ford, Inc.