Welcome to Bestimate LLC

What’s NEW for Bestimate LLC in 2018?

*See the Projects Page with a list of 2017 projects Bestimate LLC worked on; who, where, and what.
*Bestimate LLC has replaced our old HP DesignJet 500 plotter that printed 10 D size (24×36) plans per hour with a new HP Design Jet T120 Wide Format Printer that prints 40-60 pages per hour.
*NEW Agricultural Page featuring robotic milking cow freestall and robotic feeding calf barn floor and concrete plans with details, both woodframe and steelframe buildings.

Bestimate LLC provides wall bracing calculations and details required by building inspectors for residential contractors or individuals plans.

Bestimate LLC drew 25 plans in 2017, less than the 39 plans drawn in 2016, but more complex projects: a new concrete stage in front of the Central Wisconsin State Fair grandstand with handicapped ramp and steel fabrication design for guard rails and handrails; State Approval with CAD plan and structural calculations for an open air canopy addition to the bar and restaurant at Pineland Camping Park ; state approval with CAD plan, structural and energy calculations for Froeba Construction to build an insulated ladderframe office and warehouse for Brenner Oil; plans and structural calculations for a commercial postframe leanto addition to an existing salt shed; CAD Design to remodel existing theaters “up north” with wider platforms for modern reclining seats; CAD design for large upscale “log cabin” looking home with steep pitched high ceiling great room, loft, finished basement with many amenities, super nice; CAD designs for several residential projects like: a bachelors new home, for upscale home addition with treyed high ceiling great room and master suite to historic home, a modern style garage and studio, various home additions and remodels, CAD design for a commercial garage+ with structural calculations; remodeling an existing steelframe building for 6 unit multifamily rental; state approval with CAD plan, structural and energy calculations for an insulated ladderframe Amish furniture factory addition; state approval with CAD plan, structural and energy calculations for an insulated postframe furniture factory addition; CAD drawing and structural calculations for steelframe building addition concrete “up north”; Preliminary CAD floor plan for MPB Builders, Inc for the Town of Rome’s new police and EMT office, garages, lockers and shower building; CAD drawing and structural calculations for Comfort Systems Heating and Air Conditioning LLC to remodel an existing steelframe building roof to carry HVAC roof units for a new Papa John’s in Stevens Point; CAD drawing and structural calculations for S.D. Ellenbecker, Inc. to build a robotic feeding calf barn floor and concrete plan with details; state approval with CAD plan, structural and energy calculations for an insulated ladderframe Highway Department Brine Shed for Forest County.

For 2018, Bestimate LLC is already working on CAD design for: a dressed up residential 40x80x12 insulated ladderframe building with overhangs, cupolas, wainscot, porch & grills; CAD design to remodel garage with Mudroom entrance; and will be starting a CAD design for new two story home; State Approval with CAD plan, structural and energy calculations for Garage Addition for Police Cars to Loyal City Hall to put out for bids; and preliminary CAD design for large robotic milking freestall barn with concrete plan and details, designed for two future additions to become a huge dairy complex.

* Bestimate LLC began offering freelance assistance for commercial and agricultural building contractors on August 3, 2009, but by early 2010 began computer aided drafting (CAD) drawing for commercial projects, working for clients professional engineers and contractors, using my past experience drawing commercial and non-commercial buildings on computer, including structural and energy calculations. By 2011, as residential retailers and homeowners needed house plans, with my home-center roots and experience, we began to do residential plans for new homes and complex remodel and addition. Past experience in big, complex agricultural buildings brings Bestimate LLC some special agricultural plans to draw, featuring robotic milking and feeding.

* I draw on my MSI GT70 “spaceship” laptop computer with Intel® Core™ i7-4800MQ processor with 2.7GHz quad core processor speed and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M graphics to run Windows 7 and our AutoCad LT 2016 drafting program and Strucalc 10.0 structural engineering program more efficiently in our home office. Our home office is also equipped with a new HP Design Jet T120 Wide Format Printer and Epson Workforce printer w/ 11×17 capability. I use BlueBeam Revu, Microsoft Office 2007 and Project, if you need help with computerized takeoffs and estimating, purchasing, or scheduling.

Thank God for His guiding hand as Jenni and I worked together to build Bestimate LLC and thanks to all our clients for the work they provided.

Bestimate LLC has over 40 years of experience in building construction and building materials and offers:
*Commercial, residential, and agricultural drafting in AutoCad and sizing of components.
*Commercial, church, residential, and agricultural construction project management and consulting: management and budgets.

Our Mission: We will assist construction clients who need drafting, planning, and project management support using my experience and expertise to assist with a high degree of professionalism.

Bestimate LLC | Bob & Jenni Lewerenz | 714 E 9th St | Marshfield WI 54449 | 715-506-0040 | bob@bestimatellc.com