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Estimating Software for Electrical & Plumbing Contractors

Win more profitable business and improve your professional image

Bill Ruffner, TurboBid’s founder, discovered firsthand in 2007 that necessity was indeed the mother of invention. As a contractor with over 25 years of experience, he knew that using a computer to estimate his jobs would undoubtedly be the most accurate method. The problem? He couldn't find an estimating software program that met the unique requirements of his contracting company. That's when he decided enough was enough. It was time to create his own estimating system that he could use to estimate all types of work, whether it be commercial, residential, remodel or service work.


When comparing estimating systems, you’ll find that TurboBid is far more user friendly, that it can be used for estimating all types of work (residential, commercial, industrial, new construction, remodeling, service work, flat rate pricing) and that it produces a far superior bid package than other estimating programs. Please take a few minutes to explore our website and view all of our unique features and capabilities.


There’s a reason that TurboBid is the only estimating program that industry expert Mike Holt recommends. While TurboBid is an exceptional estimating system, our support is even better. We’ll provide you with training not only on how to use TurboBid, but to help educate you in the estimating concepts and principles that we follow.


We get excited about who we are and what we do. We’ve walked in your footsteps and have felt the weight that is on your shoulders. We want to let you know that you’re not alone and that we can help you win more profitable jobs and improve your professional image. More importantly, we can help you regain a sense of balance in your life.


User Friendly
Wizard Format

TurboBid's unique wizard format simplifies the estimating process by breaking it down into small steps. When you've completed entering the requested data for one step, simply click "Next" to go to the next step in the estimating process.


Win More
Profitable Jobs

TurboBid helps you consistently identify and account for all of your costs, ensuring that the jobs that you are awarded will be profitable. Knowing your break-even cost allows you to know when to walk away and leave the losing jobs to your competition.


TurboCloud Material
Database Maintenance

There is no other estimating program available that has our amazing TurboCloud technology. In addition to our amazing grid view, we can update your material prices and provide you with new items and assemblies.


Generates Detailed
Bid Packages

TurboBid automatically generates a highly detailed Bid Package. In addition to saving time, the professional looking bid package gives your customers confidence in your abilities. Now it's no longer a matter of who has the lowest bid price.

Customer Reviews

What our clients are saying

  • ADAM NEWPORT:
    Clear Creek Electric, LLC

    "I began using the new Flat Rate feature the moment it was uploaded. I have made our first Flat Rate book to distribute to the residental service crew. I just plugged in our rates and it was ready."

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  • DAVE OLSEN:
    Clear Creek Electric, LLC

    "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."

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  • BARRY KOEHN:
    from Oklahoma

    "I know you feel like it's your obligation to help, but it's also your selling point and a big one for someone like me, who is somewhat computer illiterate."

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  • MICHAEL HOLT:
    Premier Power Inc.

    "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."

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  • JoEllen Scott:
    LSK Electrical

    "Making the commitment to purchase the Turbobid Estimating Software was the best financial decision for our business. The software has allowed us to prepare high quality, professional bids for all of our projects."

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  • Robert Plourde:
    Electrical Contractors & Associates

    "Once you experience the software and how user friendly it is, you will walk away with the best estimating program out there."

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  • Joshua Schaeffer:
    Electrocal, Inc.

    "I have been elated since I chose TurboBid. I did a LOT of research before choosing them. They had the right base price for the software, I liked that I had an actual software package not an online only program. I can honestly say that a small part of me depends on TurboBid now."

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  • Robert Elmore:
    R.G. Elmore & Associates Inc.

    "Great customer service, everyone at Turbo Bid is great and they care about their customers, always available for good advice and a great learning experience. They really go the extra mile to help with a problem you may have encountered."

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  • Robert Cummings:
    Cummings Electric LLC

    "TurboBid has helped me go from losing money and jobs to getting profits and wining bids. I love everything about it. The entire estimating process is quick and painless once you get it set up and with the customer support, setting up and learning how to use TurboBid is so easy."

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