Impulse Takeoffs fills a unique role in the commercial construction industry. More than merely an asset to your business, we strive to become partners, mutually invested in success. Earning your trust will be a process but not a challenge. Like you, we have been in construction our whole lives and know what it means to have our name on the line every time.
Impulse Takeoffs’ founder, Paul Dugas has built a rich business acumen that combines ownership and leadership responsibilities at a variety of commercial contracting enterprises with his passion for Information Technology and entrepreneurial pursuits. His construction experience includes ten years as a Project Manager and Estimator at his father’s electrical contracting business in Buffalo, NY. Later, he partnered to build a commercial flooring business from nothing to over a million in revenue in just a few years.
- While putting together countless, quick-turnaround estimates as a contractor, Paul identified materials quantity takeoffs as a particularly cumbersome hitch in the estimating process.
- Accurately calculating quantities requires a construction professional with substantial trade knowledge who is also skilled with takeoff software and has the time to time to produce the figures.
- Recognizing an opportunity, Impulse Takeoffs came to market in 2017 and has since established an exceptional reputation that continues to grow nationally.
Impulse Takeoffs has built a nationwide network of both generalist and specialist commercial construction consultants. Our consultants all have many years of professional experience working in-house for large construction managers or specialty contractors as estimators and project managers. Understanding the absolute necessity for accuracy in quantities, these professionals are individually assigned to new accounts in direct correlation with the client’s takeoff needs and expectations.
- As time- and energy- saving resources in the estimating process, we tailor each Takeoff to the individual client’s format and provide 100 percent of our backup documentation on every assignment.
- From the first project forward, your account consultant will be adding to their understanding of your desired detail, assumptions or considerations, contingency, format, and whatever else is particularly important to you.
- Complete a Request for Proposal today to get a no-obligation answer to your Takeoff needs. Impulse Takeoffs will review your documentation and provide a price proposal and a breakdown of payment options within 24 hours.
Word from Our Clients
Going the extra mile
We have undertaken a very expensive experiment over the past 6 months. We handed the same projects to several different local and online takeoff and estimating services to find out who was the best fit for our company. Honesty, accuracy, and a willingness to help us customize the data we need to be most competitive was our criteria. Impulse Takeoffs stood out head and shoulder against all competition and has earned our trust and business. We have a winner!
Focus on Business Development
Our Firm has been working with Paul and his team for about 6 months now. It has been a major asset in allowing us to keep management in the field and Quality Control at a high level. Their product is done in a clear and easy to interpret format that allows us to quickly get all the footages and take-off info that we need
Overflow Estimating Services
After considering a number of estimating companies we chose Impulse Takeoffs primarily because they were local. After working with them for a few months we came to really appreciate their fast turn times and good communication. They have really come through for us while we went without a chief estimator for several months.”
Fast Turnaround & Scalability
Every opportunity is different. Sometimes things have to be turned around in a few days, other times 24-hours. Impulse Takeoffs never fails to respond, and I am not waiting two or three days for answers. Using Impulse Takeoffs, I save the expense of another full-time employee yet always have access to just the right amount of additional capacity in estimating.
It has been a pleasure getting to know him and working with him. He understands we are all aiming for the same goal in takeoffs but go about it in different ways. This means his takeoffs may need to be adjusted to suite my needs rather than what may have been done for another company with the same trade. These are the kind of people I take pleasure in working with.
Custom Designed Estimating Spreadsheet
After only working with Paul a short time, I decided to build an extensive Excel spreadsheet for pricing and purchasing and Paul has been right on board. His extensive knowledge of Excel has been a tremendous help. He has not only taught me to do the majority of it by myself he has been on call to assist early in the morning and late into the night. There were just some complex formulas I could not figure out and Paul handled them easily.
Impulse Takeoffs is a value compared to the cost of a full-time employee. Their professionals read the plans and produce the calculations exactly as I want them, and the hours are allocated as needed to meet my actual workload.
Time & Money Savings
Using Impulse Takeoffs, we confidently propose on more projects and win more work. It really frees up my project managers to be in the field overseeing the work instead of at a desk doing takeoffs. It saves us time and money and helps us concentrate our most valuable resources where we need them.
Accuracy in quantities is definitely important and the backup is always just what I’m asking for. Sending their calculations on to my supplier is basically a copy/paste exercise that really doesn’t involve a lot of risk on my part with Impulse Takeoffs on board.
We specialize in custom residential and historic repaint projects that require very high-touch attention to detail. Impulse Takeoffs allows me to invest my time and energy in customer satisfaction rather than doing drywall calculations.
Custom Formatted Takeoffs
Obviously, all of this involves a lot of money and a fair amount of risk for the contractor regardless if you are building a high-rise in New York City or hanging drywall in Kansas. Impulse Takeoffs’ willingness to deliver quantity calculations using my logic, my assumptions, and my level of detail allows me to see apples-to-apples against the calculations we are generating in-house.