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Old 09-12-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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I am new to this forum and have a question I desparately need help with. I am wanting to start my own company and do strictly new home electrical in the upstate area of south carolina but need help estimating the jobs. It has been a while since I did any "new" construction. Are homes currently being bidded by the square foot or drops? Please give me some ideas on pricing either way. I am not looking to retire next month, but am looking to stay busy and be competitive. I appreciate all help I can get. Thanks in advance for any and all advice.
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Hello all!
I am new to this forum and have a question I desparately need help with. I am wanting to start my own company and do strictly new home electrical in the upstate area of south carolina but need help estimating the jobs. It has been a while since I did any "new" construction. Are homes currently being bidded by the square foot or drops? Please give me some ideas on pricing either way. I am not looking to retire next month, but am looking to stay busy and be competitive. I appreciate all help I can get. Thanks in advance for any and all advice.
You might be better off bidding by the opening.
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You might be better off bidding by the opening.
or a dart board
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Wow...
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Maybe you should see if there is an estimating class at the nearest college with an electrical program. It would probably shed a lot of light on the subject.
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Thats a loaded question, some bid by the opening, some by the SQ FT And some just pull a number out of there Butt!
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Wait,..... you're retiring, but you want to estimate jobs for a company that you want to start. That is not retiring..
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