Automating HVAC Production Requests

QuoteExpress ScreenshotModern industry hates waste.  At ZEN Industries, Inc. (our HVAC fabrication arm) after virtually eliminating waste in material production, we looked for ways to increase efficiency even after achieving perfection on the shop floor.  

Our next challenge involved the bidding process itself.  In the ductwork industry, between the efforts of the General Contractor, HVAC Contractor, and HVAC Fabricator to win any given job, the estimating process often ends up being duplicated at least once, adding thousands of dollars in costs on up the line.  

Your experienced staff could be quoting more jobs if the time-intensive task of doing take-offs were handled in a reliable and timely fashion as a specialty service of a USA based HVAC fabrication company.  ZEN Industries wants to be your partner in that success.

QuickPen AutoBidStop Duplication in the Estimating Process

What if the estimating process were streamlined?  Instead of take offs being done by the mechanical contractor and the HVAC fabricator, with complicated variables on a variety of ductwork pieces going through multiple data entries, all with the potential to introduce error, wouldn’t one clear step be better?  

Today, ZEN has the ability to partner with mechanical contractors in a way that helps them bid on more jobs, in less time, and with greater accuracy.  By eliminating the extra estimating that used to be necessary, costs are lowered and more bids are won.

Through the use of an automated process, ZEN allows select contractors to integrate ZEN’s HVAC fabrication pricing with their own computer estimating software.  Now, in one step, the mechanical contractor can generate a reliable quote as well as data able to be fed seamlessly into production, direct to ZEN’s coil lines and plasma tables.

Using Quote Express™ and QuickPen's AutoBid® to Save Time and Money

14 Gauge Stainless Steel with FlangesBy providing license keys for select contractors to enter data directly into the Quote Express™ software used by ZEN Industries, time and stress on both ends is reduced, with additional improvements in accuracy of production and turnaround time.

QuoteExpress™ is only the start.  Our expertise in the use of QuickPen's AutoBid systems allow for fast and accurate production of HVAC and sheet metal estimates. Contractors are able to export Vulcan data directly to ZEN, where it is imported into the AutoBid system and an accurate price is generated quickly.

With AutoBid, we can modify and value engineer bids to meet the most demanding project schedule, including almost immediate response for last-minute changes.   

For smaller contractors, ZEN still offers in house estimating and contract estimating services as needed.  

To learn more, including how your company can develop a working partnership with ZEN Industries that takes advantage of our new streamlined automated bidding process, please contact ZEN’s VP of Sales & Estimating, Heather Rodehaver, at 877-600-0274, or via email to Heather.Rodehaver@zenindustries.com

To learn more about working with ZEN Industries

Call us today at 1-877-600-0274 and we'll be glad to answer any of your questions about how ZEN can make your HVAC project more time and budget effective.

Return to Top