Quotes that we can complete using our Design & Quote Software (i.e. Classic Square Grid layouts for square/rectangular ceilings) are always free of charge, but quotes for odd-shaped ceilings or for our more advanced Geometric and/or Bespoke layout designs, which must be quoted manually, will assess a Custom Design & Quote Fee per ceiling. The fee covers the drafting time required on our end to complete the Plan View and Section design drawings in CAD that are needed to accurately layout and quote each ceiling system and to provide you and your client with a visual representation of the finished product.
Custom Design & Quote fees start at $75 per ceiling and go up from there depending on the complexity of the design. In most cases the fee will be about 2.5 – 5% of the Baseline Quote price. For example, if the Baseline Quote were $10,000 you can expect the Custom Design & Quote Fee to be in the $250 – $500 range.
Unless otherwise stated, all Custom Design & Quote fees may be applied towards the total cost of the ceiling system(s) for which they were collected.
Tips for creating a free Baseline Quote for client qualification purposes:
1. Use the greatest overall Length and Width of the custom ceiling for your dimensions.
2. Input quantities of coffers in the Number of Coffers in Length and Width fields that equate to a Total Quantity of Coffers that is as close as possible to that of the desired custom design. If the exact quantity of coffers cannot be obtained on the D&Q Software it is always best to have a resulting quantity that is slightly more than the actual rather than less.
3. Be sure to use the same specifications for all of the available options as is desired for the custom design such as Beam Style & Sizing, Material Type, Molding Style, Ceiling Panel Option etc.
For help with explaining the Custom Design & Quote Fee to your prospect or client please see the ‘Email Templates’ category of the ‘Sales Tools’ section of the Help Center