WELCOME TO BESTIMATE LLC
Bestimate is fun, interesting “work”, so as I approach my 70th birthday, I am backing off to average 25 hours per week, but have no interest in retiring, looking forward to our eleventh year as I work on more interesting projects, that you can see on the Projects Page updated with 2019 projects Bestimate LLC worked on; who, where, and what.
Bestimate LLC began 2019 by overseeing construction of the new Police and EMS building and remodeled steel building façade to match for the Town of Rome in Adams county; completed engineered stamped freestall barn and manure collection pit plans designed to Natural Resources Conservation Service standards with Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Rebar in lieu of steel rebar; completed another freestall barn addition design; did CAD drawings for an upscale shop and storage with Starwood rafters; designed a very nice new home; drew plans and state approved a large mini storage; worked on a “barndominium” preliminary CAD drawings; designed small cabins to be delivered on a trailer, and several larger upscale cabins with lofts; drew preliminary plans for a garage conversion to family room with house additions and remodel; new garage with loft; did state approved plans for a new 74’ x 120’ lumber warehouse in Rhinelander, and preliminary plans for a new retail lumber store in Rhinelander; drew plans for a nice two-story lake cabin addition; drew state approved plans for a commercial warehouse addition; drew plans and state approved a remodeled town hall with addition; measured and drew an “as-built” plan for a large children’s hospital to remodel a duplex into an office, and remodel their existing office, to expand their work in a small town; state approved an “as built” plan for power equipment dealership mezzanine remodel; completed state approved plans for a 4800sf country church; completed state approved plans for a 130’x 214′ post frame beef, hog, and sheep barn with show ring at the Clark County fairgrounds and began bidding documents; finished plans for an upscale Big Eau Pleine lake cabin addition; did preliminary CAD drawings for a 60’x 120’ home center addition; drew preliminary plans for a Marshfield church addition and remodel; started state approval CAD drawings for an “as built” existing steelframe metal fabrication shop state approval; and CAD drawings for a small Marshfield business office.
For 2020, besides finishing several projects above, Bestimate LLC has two more mini-storages to get state approved, and a multifamily and commercial steel building remodel to design and state approve.
* 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 laptop computer with Intel® Core™ i7-4800MQ processor with 2.7GHz quad core processor speed and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M graphics to run Windows 10, AutoCad LT 2016 drafting program, Strucalc 10.0 structural engineering program used to size concrete footings, columns, beams and joists in wood or steel, and WoodWorks Sizer, a structural engineering program for wood by the American Wood Council. Our home office is also equipped with a HP Design Jet T120 Wide Format Printer and Epson Workforce printer w/ 11×17 capability. We use BlueBeam Revu, and Microsoft Office 2019.
Bestimate LLC has over 40 years of experience in building construction 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.