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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. 

Do you believe that your financial adviser knows more than you do about how to make your money work for you? Do you trust that adviser to be ethical?

A report published in April by Allied Market Research, titled "World Building Information Modeling (BIM) Market - Opportunities and Forecasts, 2015–2022," forecasts that the world BIM market will generate revenues of $11.7 billion by 2022, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.6 pe

Like the desert in summer, the solar power controversy in Arizona continues to sizzle. The drama involving Arizona Public Service (APS), net metering and solar power has been well documented. Now, a new storyline has emerged.

After a recent trade show in Las vegas, some colleagues and I took a road trip to Hoover Dam.

More on Your Business

Training Is Paramount

Training and education are an important part of your business. It keeps you and your workers up-to-date with the latest industry trends, which translates into money.

Selling and Buying Negotiation Strategies

Nine Points to Help Reach Agreements There are hundreds of books and articles on the “art” of negotiation. Many of them are helpful, but too many are filled with war stories whose instructions may be hard to apply to your specific issue. Some people are natural negotiators.

It's All Voodoo Economics

Wealth is no longer based on manufacturing The death of former President Reagan in June prompted the pundits to rehash the value of his economic policies. Did Reaganomics help or hurt the country?

Bridge Lighting

Theatrical lights celebrate the holidays on major bridges When the crew members of Carr & Duff, Inc., celebrated the Fourth of July four years ago, they converged on the banks of the Delaware.

Quiet Company with a BIG FOOTPRINT

Chicago’s Inland Electric grows through acquisition, partnerships, service How does a 23-year-old company grow in a residential market from a “mom-and-pop” company to the largest residential contractor in the Chicago area?

Do You Feel Lucky?

Casinos and hotels must keep the power flowing Any industry that depends on electricity to generate revenue knows that the quality of the electrical supply isn’t always what is needed to keep the revenue stream flowing.

Cherry City Electric

Go-to Team for Oregon Convention Center This lead electrical contractor goes with the flow to accomplish massive makeover and expansion of Portland facility Located in the city of Portland, the Oregon Convention Center recently underwent an expansion that doubled the size of the facility, providing