The ESS Way

The ESS Way

The ESS way is to do it right the first time. We accomplish that with our estimating expertise, financial stability, our safety record and our ability to self-perform most of the work on any project we undertake.


The ESS estimating group consists of professionals experienced in construction methods and trained with the most effective estimating software on the market. Their years with ESS have resulted in established relationships with suppliers and subcontractors assuring that the best prices and materials will be obtained.
Each branch office is staffed with a qualified team of estimators and all of the offices are inter-connected through network and video conferencing capability. This allows the offices to assist each other and provide internal reviews of the detailed proposals and bids. ESS has consistently provided cost savings alternatives to clients and owners.
The goal of the Emery Sapp & Sons Estimating Team is for there to be no surprises during the course of the project.

Financial Stability

Between 2007 and 2009, the construction industry saw a 13.7% decline in employment. In spite of the massive negative economic impact on our industry, however, Emery Sapp & Sons continued its track record of profitable growth.¬† This is important because financial stability allows us to weather normal economic downturns while maintaining our work force. It is also important in that we continue to have strong bonding capacity while other competitors may find themselves limited. Sustained profitability is one of the most obvious measures of a company’s performance.


ESS has always recognized the importance of safety. We have full time staff dedicated to the training of employee-owners, both in the field and in offices in monitoring of safety-related practices. Our strong safety culture enables us to deliver superior safety performance year in and year out which is consistently reflected in our annual Experience Modification Rate.


ESS became a multi-dimensional company through the years, evolving from basically a water and sewer line installer to having capabilities to perform mass grading and excavation, construct major bridges, pave streets, highways and airports and install large utility facilities. It has full time survey crews and quality control personnel as well as professional engineers and technicians who can provide the client or owner with pre-construction assistance. ESS is essentially a “One Stop Shop” for clients. By having the ability to self perform as much as 85% of the work on a project, the client or owner can proceed with confidence that work will not be interrupted by problems with subcontractors or support services having scheduling issues.