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Why Vermeulens

Why Vermeulens

We specialize and focus on pre-construction cost control services, which includes, cost estimates from programming through contract documents, reconciliation of scope to budget, and bid review. From principal to project manager to estimator, we are fully committed to your project. We are nimble and responsive as our services go
beyond estimation.

Consensus Approach in Reconciliation

We facilitate reconciliation meetings to reach consensus on fair and reasonable quantities and pricing levels for your projects. We document this process in real time by recording adjustments to the estimates and tracking the impact to the bottom line. This approach validates the milestone estimate so the team can proceed through design with confidence in the reconciled budget. This is achieved for a fraction of the cost of a single item missed in an unreconciled budget.


Our estimating staff includes professional quantity surveyors, architects, engineers (mechanical, electrical, structural, and civil), interior designers and urban planners. We take pride in the fact that 75% of our estimating staff have degrees and/or professional estimating designations relating to construction. Our engineering staff make up 43% of our estimating team. This means we understand completely how these systems work and how much they cost.

Trusted Advisor

We understand that as your trusted advisor we will be available to help answer questions and concerns as they arise throughout the life of your project.

Conceptual Estimating

Our extensive database allows us to provide an accurate detailed estimate based on our knowledge of program and design intent and requirements. Based on minimal information, our estimates provide owners and architects with the means to make informed decisions.

Construction Economist

We are Construction Economists. Since 1986, we have been tracking reconciled construction costs with our construction index. For over 10 years, we have expanded our analysis to track the major economic drivers for construction, which we utilize for accurate construction escalation forecasts. We are recognized for this expertise through national speaking engagements and accredited seminars.

Project Volume and Benchmarking

We estimate approximately 175 new projects every year, which translates into $12 billion worth of construction. Extensive bid and reconciliation data allow us the ability to benchmark numerous types of buildings at appropriate current levels. Our project volume is a testament that clients depend on us for realistic budgets and cost control from initial concept through to contract documents.


We are a small professional services firm with a depth of experience and extensive project lists, which rivals those of other national firms.

Track Record

We have an outstanding track record with 95%
of our estimates falling within the range of bids from several contractors. This accuracy and our attention to detail and quality control ensure that 90% of our clients are repeat or referral. This will ensure that you will benefit from time and cost savings that far exceed our professional fees.