The Supply House Vortex

Have you ever noticed that when you walk into the counter at an electrical supply house there are always one or two electricians sitting at the counter sipping coffee, eating a doughnut and chatting with your competition?? Do you ever think about your electricians doing the exact same thing? Your van is sitting outside running to keep warm or cool …

Communication Breakdown

We’ve all been there…the he said she said battle. You take your time to meet a homeowner or general contractor, take notes, look over plans, take photos and make your suggestions – only to have a massive communication breakdown that costs you time and money. One issue with electrical estimating software is the lack of ability to communicate with anyone …

Finding Your Profit Margin

Whether you’re running a 50 man multi-million dollar shop, taking over an existing shop, running a 5 man crew, or just recently acquired your Master Electrical License and are stepping out on your own for the very first time, one thing is clear: You must know your profit margin. Being a smart, safe and knowledgeable electrician is key to completing …

Estimating and Scope Letters

Estimating can be daunting, takeoffs can take forever, writing your scope letter can be mind numbing and cumbersome. Because none of this time is billable, your overhead is driven up and your project’s value is driven down. Going back and forth from plans to spreadsheets takes a lot of time and patience, especially when office distractions or calls from clients …