ProEst Partners with Trade Service to Improve Estimating Efficiency and Accuracy for Electrical Contractors

Strategic partnership delivers one-click integration between ProEst 2012 estimating software and the new TRA-SER SX Web-based electrical pricing database.
San Diego, CA, April 9, 2012 -- ProEst Software, developer of award-winning construction estimating and digital takeoff technology, today announced that it has partnered with Trade Service Company to provide one-click integration between ProEst 2012 estimating software and the new TRA-SER SX Web-based electrical pricing database. With the click of a button, electrical contractors that use ProEst and have a TRA-SER SX subscription can now get instant pricing updates for two million material items from over 650 manufacturers.

ProEst is an easy-to-use construction estimating software system that helps electrical construction companies create and manage their project bids. Built-in digital takeoffs give estimators the flexibility to perform takeoffs on-screen using electronic blueprints and a mouse. And now, an advanced integration link allows ProEst users to take advantage of Trade Services' vast online materials pricing library.

“Although ProEst has been a Trade Service partner for years, this newest integration link provides a significant advantage to our mutual electrical contracting clients,” said Jeffrey Gerardi, President of ProEst. “Estimators can simply click one button and ProEst automatically retrieves material and labor pricing updates from TRA-SER SX via the Internet. The entire process is instant - and seamless."

By using TRA-SER SX with ProEst, electrical estimators can save time while creating more accurate, competitive bids. They can also:

  • Keep their ProEst materials database updated with the most current pricing available
  • Import NECA Labor Units (with NECA subscription)
  • Get instant pricing information from preferred suppliers
  • Support LEED certification efforts by easily identifying Energy Star-certified items

“ProEst’s one-click integration with TRA-SER SX helps ensure that contractors are using up-to-date material, pricing and labor information during the highly competitive bid process,” said Tod Moore, Sr. V.P. of Sales and Marketing at Trade Service.

To take advantage of this new technology integration, electrical contractors must have current subscriptions for ProEst 2012 and TRA-SER SX. ProEst is available in three affordable subscription-based options: Standard, Professional and Enterprise. Each subscription provides worry free maintenance that includes unlimited telephone and e-mail support, along with all product updates and enhancements.

About ProEst Software

ProEst Software is the developer of ProEst Estimating, a powerful and innovative estimating and digital takeoff solution for construction. With our GTCO digitizers, we have been With our contractor software, we have been an industry leader since 1976, and our ProEst software is used by more than 8000 construction firms across the globe. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, ProEst is committed to streamlining and improving the estimating process by continuously enhancing its products to deliver the latest advances in technology. Digital takeoff technology, a Microsoft Office look and feel and seamless integration with popular software programs are just some examples. To learn more about ProEst and take a video tour, visit

About Trade Service

Trade Service Company is the leading provider of product and price information to the electrical, plumbing/PVF, HVACR, industrial MRO and office products industries. Since 1931, the company has been the leader in content acquisition, aggregation, management, publishing and distribution, offering a variety of products, services and systems to meet the content needs of contractors, distributors and government agencies. The range of solutions provided includes printed directories, electronic catalogs, pricing data for business system updating and robust attributed content to fuel full-functioning Internet storefronts.