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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. 

In the pursuit of energy efficiency, buildings are a major target. Commercial buildings in particular represent some of the biggest energy users. A new survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that energy use in this sector is declining.


On July 26, 2016, Schneider Electric introduced its New Energy Opportunities (Neo) Network, an online networking tool designed to help companies find the best renewable energy solutions for their business.    According to a video released by Schneider, NeoNetwork has three main functions.

Government plays a leading role in the growth of smart technologies. Columbus, Ohio, recently showed off some of its smarts by winning a national competition of cities that focused on the use of smart technology in the transportation sector.


The future role of coal has always been a central question in the larger discussion about climate change and renewable power. Some envision a future without coal entirely, but that scenario has not always seemed practical.

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When All the Lights Go Out

Backup power for commercial/industrial/institutional (CII) facilities


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Wait a Minute, Mr. Postman

Improve written communication by following the rules Have you ever written a letter like this? “Dear Owner/Contractor: We have been in business for 20 years and never encountered the problems we have with this job.


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Reducing the Cost of Material Distribution

Part I: The Paradox   As the economic landscape of the electrical industry shifts from industrial to commercial/residential, the contractors demand more effective services from their supplier/distributors. Every day owners and operators of electrical distributors must face the question: Who are we?


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Build Revenue and Customer Loyalty

  Service and maintenance are an important value-added opportunity for the electrical contractor.


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The Truth About Lies

Some chicanery has legal ramifications, some does not


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Marketing Strategies for Today's Turnkey Contractor

Before we can market ourselves, we have to establish a base line. That will require us to develop an understanding of what we are marketing and, above all, who we are. Many contractors identify themselves as being in the electrical business or in the construction trade business.


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