The biggest 2023 projects for Bestimate LLC are four churches, three addition and remodels and one new church, that are some of the most interesting and rewarding projects I do. Early this year, I drew a preliminary plan for a new Owen Mennonite church with a partial basement, that has evolved into a second version on one level, eliminating the cost of an elevator, floor systems and stairs that is much more economical. Kingdom Homes by JR Construction brought Bestimate LLC to Phillips to design a new sanctuary addition for Word of Life Family Church. Hope Lutheran Church, Edgar WI brought Bestimate LLC and Kingdom Homes in to design a beautiful new sanctuary addition, so the existing church can be remodeled for gathering space and fellowship hall. The Pine Grove Mennonite Church near Granton had Bestimate LLC design two restroom additions that free up the existing church to remodel for gathering space.

In addition to the churches, Bestimate LLC designed a beautiful new office and warehouse addition for Seehafer Refrigeration, Marshfield that is state approved, and construction is well along in the finish stages. Bestimate did state approved plans for a cheese packaging, shipping and receiving building for Gardner Wisconsin Cheese near Bakerville, where concrete work is beginning. Bestimate LLC did plans for Kingdom Homes by JR Construction for a commercial storage building for Comfort Cove Campground near Phillips. Bestimate LLC is in progress with state approved plans for two new ministorage buildings for Falcon Storage near Marshfield. Bestimate LLC has done several new single and double wide cabin plans that are built in J&R Sheds & Lumbers yard, delivered by trailer to set on the owners concrete foundations.

* 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.

* To enhance production, Bestimate LLC upgraded our drafting computer to a Lenovo ThinkPad P17 Mobile Workstation with IntelCore i7-10750H 6 core processor, 32 GB RAM and NVIDIA Quadro® T2000 graphics to run Windows 10, AutoCad LT 2016 drafting program, Strucalc Legacy 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 updated the BlueBeam Revu PDF program to enhance PDF’ing and printing building plans.

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.

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