Why the picture of a toy Erector Set?

Actually, there are two reasons:

  • This message is important, so I wanted to get your attention.
  • It’s a new year and since my software makes your job so simple, its practically child’s play, I figured a picture of a kid playing with an erector set was appropriate!


Here’s the story: When you request information about the Steel Erection Bid Wizard, you will have made a smart decision. Because it shows that in the new year you’re serious about working smarter, not harder.


Turns out, more than 250 other steel erectors in the U.S. and Canada agree. They’re using SEBW to save time and money. And they’ve discovered …


9 Surprising Facts About  The Steel Erection Bid Wizard


  1. It’s the only software created by a Steel Erector, for Steel Erectors

I’ve been in this industry since I was 17 … went from apprentice to general foreman … to running up to 160 ironworkers and doing $15 million (labor only) in annual sales … and I built The Steel Erection Bid Wizard to let you bid on jobs in half the time!


  1. Complete Customization

Bid Wizard is fully customizable for your company. Tilt-ups, hollow-core, industrial work … all those types of tasks can be added.


  1. Easily Adjust Production Rates

The system comes with defaulted tried and true production rates for labor, crane and weld time for right at 300 tasks. You can tweak those rates quickly and easily.


  1. Generate Powerful Reports

Track precise data on projects, just the way you want to. When you’re done, print or email reports easily.


  1. Keep a GC Database

Enter all your GCs into the system. After a takeoff, select GCs you want a proposal created for and print to PDF or email them out. Adjust percentages of cost for each GC with a few clicks.


  1. Send One-Touch Proposals

Generate up to 10 proposals per project at the click of a button. Auto-create proposals as PDF or email. Boom! Done.


  1. Calculate Overtime

Tell SEBW the hours and premium cost. Done! Plus, you can tweak overtime rates or any other price, fast and easy.


  1. Use it Anywhere

Steel Erection Bid Wizard is cloud-based, so you can use it anywhere there’s Internet access — even on your smart phone!



  1. Integrates Easily

If you use FabSuite, Bluebeam, Onscreen Take Off, eTakeoff, SDS/2 or Tekla our software integrates with all of them.


However … the Steel Erection Bid Wizard may not be right for you. You must be open-minded and able to handle all the new projects you can suddenly bid on.


If that describes you, why not learn more? A quick phone call will save you days or weeks of additional research, even if we never do business together.


Look, I’m a hands-on steel erector, just like you. I’ve been in this business since I was 17. I graduated from the college of Hard Knocks. I spent countless nights and weekends perfecting my software to make life easier for other guys in this business. Because I was sick of spending hours doing bids on paper or monkeying around with spreadsheets.

If you ever wondered, “There has to be a better way!” … well, there is. And I can explain everything by phone. Why not call me now at 505-249-2390.


Look forward to talking to you soon!


Vince Hughes, Creator

Steel Estimating Solutions

Phone: 505-249-2390



P.S. – Victor Garcia at Flawless Steel Welding gave me a call. And now he says this:

“I come from bidding old school, paper and pen … and I found Steel Erection Bid Wizard to be extremely fast and user friendly. In this time, we grew 100% each year and going into this year with our books full! Our thanks to you Vince!”

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