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Articles in this section are intended to help electrical contractors grow and improve their businesses, from financial and legal advice to creating a service and maintenance department. You’ll find articles on estimating projects and more below. 

Wind, rain, wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, heavy snowfalls, ice and falling trees are all potential causes of unpredictable and often prolonged power outages.

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Every month, we pick the top Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.

Since February 2011, our column has aimed to change the way the electrical contracting industry views service in its daily operations.

Almost everyone agrees that saving energy is the right thing to do. Talking about it is one thing, but actually doing it is completely different.


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