Bidding Efficiency
Case Studies

HGC Construction

Published on February 24, 2020

By integrating ProEst with Viewpoint, HGC has been rewarded with more accurate estimating, standardized workflow and one-click job setup for project management.

HGC Construction
Cincinnati, OH
Full Service General Contractor
Founded in 1931
Annual Revenue: $40M
Number of employees: approximately 150
Number of estimates produced each year: 200-250

To find a database-driven estimating program that automates tedious, paper-based processes and integrates with Viewpoint Construction Software to support the company’s project management efforts.

ProEst estimating and digital takeoff software


  • User-friendly estimating system with a very affordable price point
  • A SQL database centralizes estimate access/storage and makes it easy to group items by CSI code
  • Integration with Viewpoint automates job setup and supports project management
  • Transferring detailed cost breakdowns to Viewpoint is a ‘huge time-saver’ that eliminates manual data entry mistakes
  • Built-in digital takeoffs save time and remove ‘guesswork,’ especially on collaborative estimates
  • Ability to create professional reports and proposals on-demand improves customer service
  • Estimated to actual cost comparisons support the ability to refine estimating accuracy over time
  • Responsive ProEst support team consistently resolves reported issues in a timely manner
  • Standardized estimating processes ensure consistence results that portray a unified HGC team to project owners

With a couple of clicks, we can go from estimate in ProEst to job setup in Viewpoint. On a large job, it used to take at least half a day to set up a project in our accounting system. Now, complete setup, including the estimate transfer, is done in less than an hour.” 

Harry Frondorf, Cost Engineer
HGC Construction

About the client

At HGC Construction, we strive to enrich our world for future generations to enjoy by building complex projects quickly and accurately. We achieve this through accelerated, risk adverse, custom-engineered solutions that breathe life into our clients’ dreams.

About ProEst

ProEst provides advanced construction estimating capabilities for leading companies and public sector clients in the United States, Canada and Australia. Our cloud-based platform combines cost estimating, digital takeoffs and bid day analysis in a single powerful solution— a proven way to reduce costs, ensure accuracy and streamline pre-construction workflow.
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