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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. 

Less than a month after a series of unprecedented wildfires devastated several Northern California communities, controversy has ignited over who is at fault.

A state-of-the-art Veteran Affairs outpatient clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., serves military veterans with everything from personal care to laboratory and prescription services in its handicapped-accessible facilities. Colorado Springs-based contractor Berwick Electric Co.

Bill Gates and his investment firm have just invested $80 million to build a "smart city" in Arizona.

As part of my law practice­­, I regularly review recent decisions from state and federal courts around the country on construction law issues. For the most part, these court rulings do not contain surprises, except for the many and varied ways in which contractors can get into trouble.


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Exert Your Influence

Last month, we considered resources that are outside our span of control, and we discussed setting up the environment in which we can influence or guide those resources in support of our job.


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Micro Grids Fight for Independence from Regional Grid

According to the Burlington Free Press, the summer heat wave of 2006 cost businesses in Stamford, Connecticut, tens of millions of dollars due to resulting power failures.


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Pepco Educating the D.C. Area

According to the Washington TimeS, Washington, D.C.-area electricity provider Pepco announced it is laying out its plan for spurring energy conservation and using innovative technologies like smart meters to combat global warming, save customers money and avoid midsummer blackouts.


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To Sell or Not to Sell?

Part 1 of this series outlinedsome possible reasons for deciding to sell your business, the concept of fair market value and some factors that will influence the potential value of your company in a sale.


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Lady or the Lion?

Remember the myth about an Impossible choice?A poor knight is rejected by the king as a suitor for his daughter. To test the knight’s love, the king tells him he can have his daughter in marriage if he selects the correct door. Behind one is the lady; behind the other is a lion.


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Average U.S. Electricity Prices Rise Another 4.7 Percent

Following an increase of nearly 11 percent in the year ending in April 2006, the average price of electricity for industrial or large commercial entities in the United States rose another 4.7 percent over the past year.


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Keep the Lights On

With building green comes the ongoing task of maintaining a green building. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was an early proponent of building green, and it remains an influence on the movement today.


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