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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. 

Started in St. Louis in 1953, PayneCrest Electric Co. Inc. is broadly diversified in electrical and communications installation work, which the company now takes on throughout the United States.

The digital age has given us plenty of new lingo. From smartphones to the Internet of Things (IoT), the growth of technology has also created its own vocabulary. Now, it is time to add the term “smart state” to our digital dictionary.

Flire CM174 600A AC/DC imaging clamp meter with infrared guided measurement

Thermal imaging is a well-established method of detecting potential problems and issues in electrical systems.

Electrical contractors that perform a lot of hospital work, especially lighting projects, may have a whole new type of work to look forward to in the future.

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Hotel Security Insights

Managers and owners have specific needs As a result of numerous lawsuits filed against hotel and resort owners in the 1980s through the 1990s, the industry appears to be one step ahead of many others in the development of systems and procedures designed to protect guests and their personal property

Use the Right Tool

It can save hours of work and a lot of money While doing some construction work recently, I needed a tool that was in my truck, but didn’t feel like going to get it. So I tried to “make do” with what I had in my toolbox.

Brand Management at Its Best

Brand equals image in today’s business world Branding is the key strategy of 2004 and beyond. It seems as if branding, brand management, awareness and loyalty are everywhere. Books, lectures, courses and strategy abound.

Welcome to Las Vegas

Fisk has all the right moves to capture the casino and hospitality market Driving down the Las Vegas Strip is some kind of experience for first-timers. Words like ‘surreal’ and ‘breathtaking’ just don’t seem descriptive enough.

One-Stop Shop A Hit

Dynalectric says ‘play ball’ at Omni San Diego Hotel WHEN JOHN MOORE’S planned development of the Omni San Diego Hotel, it was fairly personal.

Pulling Strings on Hotel Construction

Be aware of the franchise label in your construction work The hospitality industry produces hundreds of new franchised hotels each year.

Filling Staff Vacancies

Consider experience, skills and personality Judging by some labor shortages, perhaps the drought of work is coming to an end. At the same time, contractors may be considering changes for the better in the estimating department.