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Hello, I’m putting an estimate together today for a 3000sq/foot house here in New Brunswick. Being not a huge amount of work and lots of contractors such as myself, I want to be as competitive as possible and try to lock in this builder whereas it would be a game changer for my wet behind the ears small business. I though some of you more experienced than I may have a “go to” most cost effective wholesaler or wherever it may be that you like best. I’d appreciate any advise, TIA!
as frank said .... new construction is CUT THROAT
the successful bidder uses cheap labor and may or may not have an actual electrician on site supervising, or he may come by every couple of days for a few mins.
i dont bother with new construction, the few times i tried it my bid was so high that they laughed at me

BTW i am a one man shop. very rural area in north louisiana
i make my living mostly on trouble calls, service upgrades and small additions/remodels ... small jobs in other words
i stay extra busy in summer, spring, and fall, but winter is very slow for me, which is nice, i dont have to work with numb fingers, toes, and nose

the new construction guys wont touch any of that, they prefer the same thing day after day, gauranteed 40+, and 50 weeks a year
 

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You get -30 in Northern Louisiana?
i use that ac about 5 months out of the year

at my age below 45 is miserable
you forget we have high humidity year round
too close to the coast

this is our normal weather cycle dec to mid jan
these are the daytime highs for 4 or 5 days
warm front from the south, maybe reach low 60s
cold front from the north, maybe reach mid 40s

mid jan to late feb the cycle continues but the temps are 20F lower

we usually get snow on the ground for half a day every year
some years its there for 2 days

i know you are laughing at this,
but i have an uncle in minn, i have a pic of him shoveling snow in a tshirt, the snow is above his head
he couldnt do that here
 
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