Where can I find out more about this data?

Try It/Buy It
Craftsman Software
Craftsman Costbooks

Who uses this data?

a la mode

Appraiser Genie


Blaine Williams Consulting Services

CSC Software

Digital Canal


Hawkins Research

Highlands Electronics

Litening Software

Momentum Cloud Ventures

Mueller Services

North American Insurance Consultants


Priority Appraisals

Restoration EIS

Simsol Software

Symbility Solutions Inc.

threeDays LLC.

Wasatch Digital Media

Webcetera L.P.


How can I find out more about licensing this data?

Contact Ben Moselle

Licensing Craftsman Data

Craftsman Book Company has been a trusted construction cost authority for over 50 years. Put that credibility to work for you when you license the Craftsman databases for use in your construction estimating or appraising programs!

Insurance, appraisal, estimating and other construction industry software developers looking for a cost data license partner will find Craftsman's data license rates affordable. All databases are available in Excel, text and relational database formats.

In addition to the wide range of available cost data, our straightforward data license program provides value and service that's second to none.

How does it work?
We'll start by discussing what data and format might work best for you, and then send you the appropriate sample files. We'll also go over the plain-English license agreement terms.

Mid-year cost updates are available
Construction costs never stop fluctuating, and Craftsman never stops researching. We can tailor a cost update plan to meet the needs of your customers.

Contact Ben Moselle at ben@costbook.com or (760) 438-7828 x122.

Where Do These Databases Come From?
General Construction
This database was originally developed over 50 years ago in a partnership between a general contractor and an insurance company owner. It has been improved by diligent updating and currently contains over 30,000 cost estimates. National Construction Estimator.

Repair & Remodeling
Originally the database of a large insurance company, this database of 6,000 repair and remodeling costs is updated yearly by an insurance appraiser with over 30-years experience. It has been in use for over 30 years. National Repair & Remodeling Estimator.

Home Improvement
Originally the database of a large hardware retailer, this 10,000-item database is maintained and updated by the Craftsman staff. National Home Improvement Estimator.

Renovation & Insurance Repair Estimator
Written and updated by an insurance appraiser with 40-years experience, this 14,000 item database contains hard-to-find renovation and insurance repair items. National Renovation & Insurance Repair Estimator.

Written and updated by an electrical estimator, this is a 9,000-item database. National Electrical Estimator.

Plumbing & HVAC
Written by and plumber and HVAC specialist, this 8,000-item database is updated yearly by the Craftsman staff. National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator.

Written and updated by a former painting contractor this is a 5,000 item database. National Painting Cost Estimator.

Concrete & Masonry
Written and updated by a former tradesman and teacher of construction estimating, this is a 15,000-item database. National Concrete & Masonry Estimator.

Earthwork & Heavy Equipment
Written and and updated by a former tradesman and teacher of construction estimating, this is a 3,000-item database. National Earthwork & Heavy Equipment Estimator.

Framing & Finish Carpentry
Written and updated by a former tradesman and teacher of construction estimating, this is a 5,000-item database. National Framing & Finish Carpentry Estimator.

Written by the Army Corp of Engineers and completely updated by the staff of Craftsman Book Company this 20,000-item database is available by download only as the National Heavy Construction Estimator.