Clear Estimates was built by remodelers, for remodelers and for over 14 years we’ve helped thousands of remodelers and contractors simplify their estimating process. We know you would rather be out in the field than behind a keyboard, so we’ve made Clear Estimates easy to use.
Clear Estimates was originally started as an in-house software for Orfield Remodeling in Minneapolis when the owner’s son (now Owner & CEO) Nolan Orfield, realized that there had to be a better way to estimate projects. Created in-house then expanded through a close-knit group of remodeling contractors, Clear Estimates has the fingerprints of actual remodelers all over it. Over a decade later, Clear Estimates is still leading the industry with easy to use software that has remodelers at the front of their mind.
You may see us at trade shows and other events answering questions, giving impromptu training sessions, and listening to the needs of our customers. We take feedback extremely seriously, because at the end of the day we are building this software for you, so it absolutely must make estimating easier for your business.
The first version of the estimating tool is built in-house for Minneapolis, MN, based Orfield Remodeling.
A beta release of Clear Estimates is circulated for testing and evaluation amongst select remodelers and industry experts.
Clear Estimates is launched! The software is initially a desktop-based program that is downloaded and installed on your computer.
The company partners with RemodelMAX to bring a more thorough database with regionally specific pricing. Users now pay monthly subscription dues rather than purchasing a license.
A cloud-based system packed with all of the features of the desktop tool is developed to replace the desktop program. Now users can estimate on any device that can open a browser!
Clear Estimates powered by RemodelMAX is selected to partner with Remodeling Magazine for its annual Cost vs. Value Report.
Clear Estimates Pro is released, giving users a more powerful and enhanced version of Clear Estimates. Pro users have additional abilities to invoice, integrate with CRMs and email marketing tools, connect with Buildertrend and have multiple users.
Clear Estimates acquires RemodelMAX to bring the database partner in-house. This opens up Clear estimates to drastically improve the parts database.