Delivering accurate, reliable cost estimating for challenging projects and demanding clients


Rapid Cost Modeling

Preliminary budgets have a way of defining the final scope and quality of the project. Make certain that your early cost projections are based on more than simplistic rules of thumb.  We combine historical cost data with project specific takeoff to provide reliable and early budgets that truly represent the buildings you want to build. We  also provide preliminary  budgets incorporating soft costs, equipment, or other often overlooked costs, to provide a total cost solution.

Design Phase Estimates

Fast-track, or design/bid/build,  we provide estimating services to identify cost changes due to design, program, or schedule. In today’s fast paced design climate, understanding the cost of changing project requirements is crucial to maximizing project quality and owner satisfaction.  We review all available information, and apply our extensive experience to identify cost drivers, and provide specific feedback to help the team maximize program and quality, while achieving schedule and cost goals.


Throughout the process we provide feedback on issues as we encounter them, but we also provide systematic review of construction level documentation as an additional service.

Design Phase Estimating
Document Review
On Site Work

We provide photo and dimensional documentation for existing spaces to allow designers to focus on the client and the space, not the numbers during initial site visits.  Documents can include 3d photography, drone overflights, and traditional photo documentation.  We provide on-site support for due diligence facility documentation activity.

Site Inspection


DeBruyn Group provides the highest quality preconstruction estimating services to Architects and Design Teams. We bring experience from all sides of the table with projects ranging from small residential buildings, to $1B healthcare campus replacements. Our experience includes projects in Healthcare, K-12, Higher Education, Institutional and Museum, and Disaster Relief  Program Management.


Principal Christopher DeBruyn LEED AP attended Boston University with a BS in Finance and Real Estate Development.  He has been providing estimating services for design teams from his base in southeastern Pennsylvania  since 1998




We are always looking for great people.  To apply for a job with DeBruyn Group, please send a cover letter together with your C.V. to:


Swarthmore Pennsylvania

Tel: (610) 283-4514


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