Residential Electrical Estimating Software

Are you a residential electrical contractor looking to better your profits, manage more efficiently, provide more accurate estimates and offer clean professional scope letters?  Have you searched the internet aimlessly and downloaded every “free” trial version of estimating software that exists only to find the software is geared towards large commercial type projects?  Are you using homemade versions of excel …

New Technology in Construction – Part Three: Web-Based Estimating Software

Last year Google reported that for the first time, there had been more searches completed using mobile devices compared to traditional computing platforms.  As our society becomes more mobile your company will need to keep up with that mobility.  Web-based electrical estimating software like Electric Ease (www.electric-ease.com) will help your office become mobile by allowing your employees in the field …

New Technology in Construction – Part Two: Tools

What new technology can you use for your contracting business?  What will be here for years to come?  What questions do you ask?  What tools do you buy?  Lets take a look at some of today’s technology and how to approach and implement it into your business plan. Tools: Do you remember your first cordless tool kit?  Huge batteries that did …

New Technology in Construction – Part One: Lighting

What new technology can you use for your contracting business?  What will be here for years to come?  What questions do you ask?  What tools do you buy?  Lets take a look at some of today’s technology and how to approach and implement it into your business plan. Lighting: It seems like every year some new color, style, shape or version …

Employee Scheduling – Using the Dashboard & Free Mobile App

We all know that how organized your employee schedule is can be the key difference between showing a profit or loss at the end of a job.  Many hours are lost to the profit gods as we chase employees around locations or try to quickly re-assign them when job changes are made on the fly.  Getting a grip on employee …

Making Electric Ease Electrical Estimating Software Work for You

The biggest and most powerful feature of Electric Ease is the quietest feature we have. What is that feature? That feature is that this electrical estimating software was built to work for YOU!  Yes you, the one reading this right now.  How, you ask?  Our electrical job management system does not care how many employees you have, how much you …

Organization

Let’s face it, being organized isn’t easy. It takes planning, design, a system and work…. a lot of work. We work to have an organized shop, organized work vehicles and an organized job site. But what about the office? What about on bid day? Days with multiple service calls? Days when an employee calls in sick? Are you organized and …

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 …