Commercial Estimator
CertaPro Painters

Posted July 24, 2019

Employment Type Full-time

Compensation $40,000 + Dependent upon Skills and Experience

Company CertaPro Painters

Location 8105 Center Run Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46250



CertaPro Painters of Indianapolis is the painting company of Certainty. Interior painting or exterior painting, we are certain to exceed your expectations. We are certain to focus on every detail. We are certain to create an experience of positive and lasting value for our customers. Let us show you the impact of our brand of Certainty. Would you like to be part of a company that core values are Deliver what you Promise, Respect the Individual, Have pride in what you do and Practice Continuous Improvement?   CertaPro Indianapolis  provides  an environment where associates gain experience, train and mentor with the best, and build a successful career!  

Check us out and you will find an opportunity to collaborate with smart, down to earth people who innovate with national and global brands and grow every day!

CertaPro is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.
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CertaPro is a leader in the residential and commercial painting industry. We are a national organization of professional painting contractors specializing in beautifying homes and buildings, interiors, exteriors, commercial, offices, and condominiums. Our success has been built on the foundation of delivering certainty to our customers. We focus on the details of every project, and most importantly, we focus on our staff.

We are currently looking for a self-motivated and outgoing individual with strong attention to detail who is looking for a challenging opportunity to join our Commercial Division as the Commercial Estimator. The Commercial Estimator is responsible to actively manage incoming RFPs, which includes project estimation, proposal creation, materials negotiations, and creation of contract change orders.

Our ideal candidate is driven and self-motivated with some estimating, project management, construction or coatings industry experience. He or she must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  A college degree or industry knowledge is preferred. 


Commercial Estimator  – Job Description

The Estimator is responsible and accountable for acquiring all details and specifications for a project such as measurements, materials, labor and equipment needs, and then determining costs for each.  The Estimator visits project sites to gather data, researches costs and ensures the project details are accurately submitted on time.  This role primarily interfaces with internal customers such as Sales and Production. 


  • Monitor opportunities submitted by sales in CertaOne to identify which have open take-offs
  • Work with the Commercial team to determine who will take a project, depending on the estimated date to complete, project location and Estimator availability
  • Review the Scope of Work in RFP that was provided by the customer
  • Review the different pricing options that the customer has requested, to assist in proper take-off
  • Visit project sites to perform take-offs (measurements) and evaluate building surface conditions
  • Take photos at project sites and edit photos in Site Audit Pro
  • Complete estimate spreadsheets for each project
  • Review pricing options to determine total costs for labor, materials and equipment costs
  • Write proposals to include pricing options determined from spreadsheets and scope of work
  • Deliver Key Performance Indicator (KPI) outcomes related to data accuracy and efficiency (days in estimating), revenue, gross margin, and bid due date
  • Communicate and collaborate with internal customers such as Sales team, Production associates, needed through the estimating cycle to ensure alignment
  • Balance time in the field requirements with time needed to complete detailed data input and complete proposals
  • Participate in weekly company huddle and team meetings
  • Identify opportunities where additional services can be offered on a project then communicate those to project stakeholders

  • Attention to Detail: Pursue quality in obtaining specifics needed for projects by performing tasks thoroughly and carefully with few errors.
  • Research and Data Collection: Identify, collect, and organize data for analysis and decision-making related to pricing, costs and gross margins for projects.
  • Communication: (oral and written): Ensure information flow between internal customers such as Sales Managers and Project Managers is timely, thorough and accurate.
  • Time/Self-Management: Manage and prioritize own schedule and coordinate with other resources and team members to achieve goals and successful project completion.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: Establish a working relationship with project stakeholders such as Sales Managers, Project Managers, and support resources.
  • Integrity and Ethics: Earn others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.
  • Aligned with company vision and culture
  • Previous experience in the coatings or construction industries
  • Experience with MS Excel or Google Sheets

  • Group benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, and 401k)
  • Cell Phone
  • Computer
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Vehicle Stipend for Personal Vehicle Use