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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. 

Falling somewhat outside ofthe scope of the electrical industry, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design [LEED] green building standard has been embroiled in a long-running controversy with the nation’s chemical manufacturers.

The fight against greenhouse gases takes commitments from all industries, if for no other reason than their emissions can be traced to so many different sources.


We live in an era when electrical power is mostly indispensable. Electricity touches almost every aspect of our daily lives and drives even mundane tasks.


We had to buy a new car recently. My wife’s car was 16 years old, and keeping it running was costing us almost as much as an entire car payment. It was definitely time to say goodbye, which created another problem—shopping for a new car. 


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Innovative Service Contracting Strategies
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Service contracting can be very profitable, providing electrical contractors with a steady income that may balance the cyclical nature of new construction.

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Maintaining UPS Systems
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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) defines an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) as a system designed to provide power automatically, without delay or transients, during any period when the normal power supply is incapable of performing acceptably.

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Calculating Net Profit Margins Is a Tricky Business
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When we began discussing overhead last month, we recognized that a number of variables affect the recovery of overhead expenses, and also that overhead expenses not only depend on contractor size, but also on operational efficiency.

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Firm Never Loses Sight of Smaller Projects While Tackling Big Ones
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Is Mike McPhee missing the forest for the trees?

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The Sign of the Sine
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If one plots the speed of the pendulum as it swings back and forth, the graph would be a sine wave. At the top of the arc, the speed is zero. Then it begins to travel faster and faster until the bottom of the arc.

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VDV Retrofit Market Seems Infinite
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In the midst of today’s technological revolution, the virtually endless potential of the voice/data/video (VDV) market is the one aspect that remains constant.

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Marketing Your VDV Services Begins with Reputation
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Most electrical contracting firms hadn’t planned to enter the voice/data/video (VDV) market. Yet, many find themselves responding to their customer’s VDV needs and requests.

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