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  1. Commercial Electrical Forum
    Does anyone have estimating experience that can help me out to bid on commercial work with plans. If anyone has a system on how they go about bidding these type of project please let me know. Do you for example have a set unit price per equipment device?: Light fixture: $150 120v Outlet: $120 Etc?
  2. Looking To Hire
    My company is seeking an electrical contracting company to install a service mast, and install and wire up an 240V 800A, 3-phase i-line combo electrical panel, install several 50-amp Hubbell outlets, and install a large warehouse exhaust fan/motor. The work is expected to take no more than 10...
  3. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    So you may have noticed that this is my first post asking a question thats been beaten to death, and you want to kick me in the nuts. Let me say that I've exhausted the search option on this site. I've read posts from as far back as four years ago on this topic. My problem has been that the...
  4. General Electrical Discussion
    I am an electrician in NC, and I've been in business now for about 2 months. I have been slammed with work. I am bidding installing 4 rows 16ft long with 8 ft t8 fixtures. A sciccor lift will be needed . I am also adding around 6 seperate circuits in emt to different locations in the...
  5. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    We have a small family electrical business (my husband, father, mother and myself and 1-2 others as needed), and were recently underbid on our maintenance contract that was our only contract. My father, who is 81 is retiring and my mother who did all of the business side of the business is very...
  6. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    I am bidding a 20x60 mall shop. There is nothing but a panel and four sheetrock walls. Its a donut shop. There are 9 troffers, 18 tracks with 3 heads each. Its half and half. Half seating area and half kitchen. My bid is somewhere around $16000 does that seem low?
  7. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    We are bidding on a DOE funded project which requires that we pay prevailing wage. We're in CA and prevailing wage is $46/hr + fringes. I am estimating 128 man hours and $7,680 for materials. What margins would you use on a job like this? There are 4 contractors competing. The other...
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