Estimating Consultants, Inc.
Construction Cost Consultants                                                              301.854.5660

Welcome to ECI

Jim Miller - President


Estimating Consultants Inc. (ECI), is a full service construction estimating firm with 30+ years of experience in the Washington DC / Baltimore area. 

Primarily we work for:

Architects - as part of the Design Team providing cost analysis from Concept Design through Final Construction Documents.
General Contractors. We can manage your entire Bid Program.  This includes developing your bid sheet, soliciting subcontractor participation, running bid day and developing proposals.
Subcontractors - in performing quantity surveys, bid development, proposal submission and subcontract review.  
Attorneys - in providing independent expert witness testimony related to construction costs.

What makes us truly unique among estimating firms is our many years of construction field experience.  We pride ourselves in the years we spent working in the field and applying this experience to develop well thought out detailed construction estimates. We know what it means to be totally responsible for estimating and managing multi-million dollar construction projects to Final Completion.

Brief History:
After graduating college (Univ. of Maryland) I went to work in my family's commercial general contracting firm.  I started as a laborer working out in the field.  My first project was a new church building in Washington, D.C.  I dug footings, tied rebar, finished concrete, set structural steel, formed concrete walls, learned some general carpentry and too many things to list on this page. It was great experience. At night and on weekends I learned how to estimate projects from some of the most knowledgeable and successful commercial estimators in the industry. As time went on I learned to competitively bid commercial work and to manage those projects to completion. Later, I joined other construction firms and held various positions including Estimator, Sr. Estimator, Project Manager, Chief Estimator, Contracts Manager, General Manager and Vice President. After serving 16 years in the commercial construction industry I started Estimating Consultants Inc. in 1995.



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