Labor Burden-Know Your Cost or Lose Your +++

Labor Burden    What does it actually cost my Electrical Company to work an employee?   This is a great question! If you are going to run a profitable electrical contracting business, then you need to know exactly what…
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Choosing Electrical Estimating Software. Where is the easy button?

You woke up today with an increasable desire to change the way your company is estimating electrical projects. Furthermore, you know that you have fallen behind on technology. You finally understand that you must have electrical estimating…
Lost art of estimating

The Lost Art of Electrical Estimating

The lost art of estimating In today’s computer age we have become custom to just pushing buttons and living with the results. The art of actually entering our knowledge along with the computer generated results has long been forgotten. Shorter bid dates, having to produce more estimates than ever before, are some of the issues we face each day. Detailed electrical estimating seems to be a lost art.

There is an easy path to creating an accurate electrical estimate.

The Easy Path There is an easy path to creating an accurate electrical estimate reasonably fast. The answer is simple. “Spend endless hours learning how”. You must be willing to spend time learning how to estimate in the…

It All Starts With The Estimate

It all starts with the estimate. The role of an electrical estimator is one that is highly specialized and extremely important. The estimate is the foundation of the project. It is also one of the most rewarding.  Electrical estimators…

Free Estimating Help #16

Note: Read the specifications and determine what type of raceway and fittings that you will be using. Record the type of device that is required along with the faceplate. When applying your assembly, if you are including the complete raceway…

Free Estimating Help #13

M=Moderate---Recessed lights installed in a lay in ceiling 9’ tall or less. C. D=Difficult---Bay fixture installed off a lift. D. E=Extreme---Custom chandeliers or large architectural lighting. E. P=Pole lights-Site Lighting Identify each…

Free Estimating Help #9

TIP: Over the years, no matter how good the employees are, two people will not do twice the work of one person, four people will not perform twice as much work as two people etc. Sub Quotes Often times, you will need to hire other companies…

Electrical Estimating Software – Tips and Tricks

Someone once pointed out to me that I spend more time on the phone teaching estimating practices and answering questions about estimating than I do almost anything else. So, it seemed like the right thing to do was to just place all of the conversations…