Silva Cost Consulting was established in April 2002 to provide architects, developers, and governing agencies, throughout the State of California , with accurate cost estimates that are representative of the current bid market.

We are fast becoming the estimating firm of choice:

  • Experience – our estimating staff has real world “hard bidding” experience, working for some of the largest general contractors in California. To date, we have been involved in the estimation of $5 billion in construction.
  • Reasonable rates – we offer the most competitive rates in the industry.
  • Timely – we are accustomed to working with strict time frames and tight schedules.
  • Accurate – even in this current volatile market, our estimates come within 3% – 5% of actual bids.
  • Very friendly and easy to work with. Just ask anyone.
  • City of Sacramento Small Business
  • DBE with the California Unified Certification Program.

In an ever changing industry, it is important to keep on top of the latest tools and methods. Silva Cost Consulting, Inc. uses some of the most current tools to estimate.

  • On screen take off using ProEst 11 Takeoff.
  • MII estimating software, used by the Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Customizable excel spreadsheet to meet specific client needs.
  • Integrating BIM into the estimating process.
  • Member of the US Green Building Council.

If you ever have the need for cost estimating services, please do not hesitate to contact  me at 916-444-1130. would be happy to send you a lump sum fee proposal. Thank you,  and please consider Silva Cost Consulting for your next project.