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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. 

Have you heard the joke about the pollster soliciting opinions outside the United Nations? It’s funny, but we’re not going to tell it here. We’re also not going to discuss political polling. We’re here to talk about you and what you’re working on.

As customers look to improve energy efficiency in their homes and businesses try to reduce energy costs, more utilities are recrafting their websites to provide relevant information to their customers and to the electrical contractors that may perform energy-efficiency work for them.


When should you start saving for retirement? Implicit in that question is the fact that you haven't started yet. The answer is, thus, an easy one. Now.

States, like the people who live in them, respond to adversity in different ways. As the nation’s coal industry confronts a mounting collection of challenges, one state that relies heavily on the industry has chosen an optimistic path 
of defiance.


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You Made Me Do It

In a typical old-time cowboy movie, there is always a scene where the bad guy says something like, “Give me the deed to your ranch or I'll shoot you.” Without question, the rancher's signature would be obtained by duress and the transaction would be void.


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Brown & Heim Enlightened by Basilica Project

As the first Roman Catholic cathedral in the United States, the Basilica of the Assumption in Baltimore is a major national landmark and an icon of American architecture.


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To Own or Not to Own

Do you own all of your assets? Does your lending and bonding company expect you to provide substantial collateral to buffer the risk of doing business with you? In a world where service businesses have overtaken manufacturers and retailers, things have changed.


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Powering Education

Antioch Community High School might seem just like any other American school. It has the typical heating system, lighting and amenities, including a heated swimming pool. But the unobtrusive power station in the school parking lot tells another story.


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The Healing Field

Approximately 3,000 American flags flew in Andrews Park in Vacaville, Calif., to memorialize the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and represent the strength and unity of all Americans.


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Building Your Estimating Database

Even with the best software, training and proficient users-a program is only as good as its parts database. A parts database must be accurately built and consistently managed. Just like your company trucks, it is an important tool.


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Power House

Distributed generation (DG) is the process of generating electricity at or near the point of use. Examples include solar energy and wind-powered systems as well as natural gas fueled technologies.


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