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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. 

To sustain your company and maintain a competitive edge takes commitment and planning. Adopting a triple bottom line (TBL) can be that road map to achieving business sustainability.

While solar power is becoming more competitive all the time, the need for government incentives is still strong. Recently, New York state offered developers an incentive to build large projects. Response to that solicitation was overwhelming.


Retirement is a fairly recent concept. Before the 20th century, most people worked until they were physically or mentally unable to do their jobs.

The focus of the electrical contracting industry has always been energy. That’s obvious. But, reflect on the history of the industry for a few moments, and it’s just as obvious that the role electrical contractors perform with regard to energy has changed dramatically.

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The Economics of Good Care
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Customers warm to people who care about them. There is no question that when homeowners call in electricians, what they are looking for is competent work. However, fair treatment is important to consumers; a sense that we care inspires trust.

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Buying Online
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In 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright flew their airplane for the first time. Could anyone have imagined the importance of the airline and air freight industries back then? Perhaps you’ve already ruled out e-business. But it’s only 1910 in the online world.

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Mystery Schedules
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Schedules of expected operations and mileposts for a job being estimated are increasingly important for many tasks, not the least of which is assuring that the company’s assets are used wisely.

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Healthcare Facilities Offer Unique Challenges
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Are fire alarm system requirements for healthcare facilities different than for other occupancies? Are the requirements for fire alarms different from one code to another? Today, there are two new building codes available.

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Team Effort Pays Off
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Known as a city of high winds and equally blustery politicians, Chicago and its surrounding suburbs are also hailed as a nucleus of distinguished healthcare institutions.

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Systems Contractors: Where Do You Fit In?
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Some time ago, a friend of mine who worked for a construction management firm explained one of his company’s philosophies.

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Contractor Fashion Show: Safety from Head to Toe
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This year, the well-dressed electrical contractor is turning away from shoes by Armani and hats by Yves St. Laurent. Sharp dressers sport hiking-style work boots, more comfortable dielectric footwear, colorful work gloves and NFPA 70E-compliant headgear.

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