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  1. Residential Electrical Forum
    Im currently looking into building a home that is 1488 sq ft single story. it has 10 rooms 2 15.15'x9.48' bedrooms, 2 9.63'x7.48' bathrooms, 2 4.63'x7.29' closets, 7.29'x9.63' utility closet, 39.33'x7.96' large sun room/hallway, 14.74'x15.48' kitchen, 14.74'x15.48' living room, and a...
  2. General Electrical Discussion
    Im a new one man shop. Licensed and bonded. I typically try to always do my jobs on a time and material basis as it is the safest when doing business. However many of the jobs especially general contractors want bids. If i don't give a bid i wont get the job. I am curious to how electrical shops...
  3. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    I'm relatively new to working for myself and doing estimates, so I'm not sure how to handle this issue. I've done two or three estimates now where, in retrospect, I believe they were just tapping my knowledge so they could do the job themselves. I wouldn't mind so much, if I was getting a...
  4. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    We are a small company just me and my two guys. We do new construction, service calls, remodels, sub-contract for HVAC. We work with GC and homeowners. We are a residential only company. I really need to get a better estimating/work-order software to fine tune business and appearance. I'm not...
  5. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    How do you guys treat job estimates? My boss and I create job estimates together. Whatever the estimate price is for the job is, that is the final invoice amount. He has a tendency to come in at a low number and then refused to increase it even if we run into major problems. I argue that we...
  6. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Ive read a little about these flat rate quote programs and such.... have any of you, or do any of you use ipads and such technology in customers homes/businesses to quote jobs and email them the quotes rather than a written up proprosal/estimate/change order/receipts. It sounds very proffesional...
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