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Craftsman Costbooks

What is Craftsman


Craftsman LogoCraftsman Book Company is a leading publisher of construction cost information, cost data and reference materials.

Craftsman's costbook references provide accurate and updated information on many construction related categories including prices for material,  labor, subcontractor and equipment cost items.

This enables developers, architects, engineers, contractors, insurance professionals and others to accurately estimate and control the costs of residential, commercial, insurance restoration, new construction or renovation projects.

National General Construction Costbook:

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National Renovation & Insurance Repair Costbook:

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National Home Improvement Costbook:

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National Repair & Remodeling Costbook:

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National Electrical Estimator Costbook:

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What is our Relationship


Bid4Build Enterprises, LLC. is a an authorized reseller of Craftsman Book Company construction cost information.  Craftsman provides us with yearly updated information on the latest construction items and costs from the National General Construction (NGC); National Renovation Insurance Repair (NRI); National Home Improvement (NHI); National Repair and Remodeling (NRR), and the National Electrical Estimator (NEE) costbooks.

Craftsman provides us with their cost information in a specific format which we then use to integrate directly into our Bid4Build system.

Note: If you are an existing Craftsman customer, the Craftsman program and associated cost data will not integrate directly with Bid4Build. You will need to purchase the Bid4Build version of the Craftsman costbook databases and PDF files which have been specifically designed to work with the Bid4Build software.

Once you start using the Bid4Build system with the Craftsman costbook databases, our sophisticated database search mechanisms can quickly and easily locate any item for your estimate. With the advanced features and functions of the Bid4Build system, you can now take advantage of the power and flexibility of our estimating software in combination with the industry's leading provider of cost data. There is no better combination of value on the market for the price!

Craftsman Customer Costbook Renewals


When you purchase the Bid4Build Craftsman costbook databases from Bid4Build, there is a one-time retail purchase price for the costbook. Each year, we provide updated costbook databases and PDF files for a nominal fee.

The yearly fee is currently $49 per costbook. This cost covers the expenses associated with cost data conversion, integration, hosting, download, and processing requirements for customer distribution. 

If you currently own a Bid4Build Craftsman costbook database and would like to upgrade to the latest edition, please contact us via email to request your copy today!
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