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Clear Estimates was built by remodelers, for remodelers and for over 10 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.

1999
The first version of the estimating tool is built in-house for Minneapolis, MN, based Orfield Remodeling.

The first version of the estimating tool is built in-house for Minneapolis, MN, based Orfield Remodeling.

2004
A beta release of Clear Estimates is circulated for testing and evaluation amongst select remodelers and industry experts.

A beta release of Clear Estimates is circulated for testing and evaluation amongst select remodelers and industry experts.

2005
Clear Estimates is launched! The software is initially a desktop-based program that is downloaded and installed on your program.

Clear Estimates is launched! The software is initially a desktop-based program that is downloaded and installed on your program.

2007
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.

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.

2013
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!

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!

2014
Clear Estimates powered by RemodelMAX is selected to partner with Remodeling Magazine for its annual Cost vs. Value Report.

Clear Estimates powered by RemodelMAX is selected to partner with Remodeling Magazine for its annual Cost vs. Value Report.

Owner & CEO Nolan Orfield with Customer Success Expert Jack Dean at the 2014 Remodeling & Deck Show in Baltimore.

Customer Success Expert Jack leads an impromptu training session for customers at the 2015 Remodeling & Deck Show in Chicago.

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