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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. 

Floyd Young of Red Top Electric Co. said that early participation in the DB process and coordination of the entire team are the most critical contributing factors to success

It is generally accepted that design/build (DB) projects represent a source of lucrative work for electrical contractors (ECs). In fact, ECs cite this discipline as one that will contribute to future growth.At the beginning of

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

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Recently, there has been a rise in the use of prefabrication and modular construction methods, even though both have been used in the construction industry for centuries.

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On Aug. 13, 2014, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Editor Andrea Klee attended Milwaukee Tool’s 2014 New Product Symposium in Milwaukee. Trade media members from across the United States, Canada and Latin America were invited to attend the event.

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If you’re involved with security systems (procurement, design or installation), this article looks at what market segments they may fall in and where you can go to learn more about the “standards” that apply to a product or its installation.

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