Free contractor estimate templates

Download, customize and print our free business estimate templates for independent contractors.  

Our pre-formatted business estimate templates for contractors include sections for job details, materials, labor costs, and an itemized breakdown of expenses. Adapt our estimate templates to suit various types of projects ranging from small repairs to large construction projects.   

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Download free independent contractor estimate templates

Download and customize our free contractor estimate templates to suit your specific project. Our business estimate templates for contractors are pre-formatted so that you can add, edit and remove sections as you wish. Our free estimates for contractors are available in Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, Microsoft Word and Google Docs. 

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Editable free contractor estimate templates in a range of file formats

Show transparency in your small business’ dealings and build trust with clients by providing a detailed breakdown of your services and pricing. Our contractor estimate templates are customizable to fit specific project needs and requirements. Avoid confusion or disputes by agreeing on a scope of work and payment terms upfront.

Use our free contractor estimate template as a starting point for negotiations, agreements and contracts with clients for specific projects. Make sure to customize your contractor estimate to reflect the scope and specific details of your job. Include any additional terms or conditions such as disclaimers, warranties, permits, insurance, and taxes to protect yourself from changing market conditions. 

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Firstly, download our customizable estimate template for independent contractors available in different file formats. Fill in your contractor job details, including project scope, timeline, and budget. List materials and quantities needed for the job, and detail pricing.

Estimate expected work hours and provide hourly rates or fixed fees. This is important to calculate labor costs for different tasks or phases of the project. Provide a summary of estimated costs and a total amount. Include a space for your client’s signature or use Bookipi’s online signatures feature, to indicate your client’s agreement to the contractor estimate.

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Use our guide below to understand what elements and details you’d need to make a clear client estimate as a contractor: 

  • Your business information as a contractor
  • Customers’ information
  • Unique estimate number – Contractor estimate numbers help you track jobs and communicate with clients easily 
  • Date of estimate 
  • Scope of the job including specific contractor tasks and services provided
  • Estimate project duration as days or hours 
  • Minimum price list of hourly rates or fixed costs
  • Additional services or materials required for the contractor job
  • Subtotal amounts before adding taxes or discounts
  • Total estimate cost – Provide the final amount that a client is expected to pay. As a contractor, you would later formalize the final price using an invoice to get paid by your client.
  • Terms and conditions – Outline payment terms and preferred payment methods. 
  • Other notes – Specify how long your contractor estimate is valid for because estimates aren’t usually legally binding.
  • Signature and approval section – You may add a section for yourself and the prospective client to sign and date the contractor estimate.  This shows your client’s acknowledgement of your contractor job.

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