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#175197 - 02/24/08 03:03 PM Estimating, Quoting etc. in B.Cspreadsheets I can
willylumlum Offline
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[font:Georgia][/font]Hi everyone, I am a new member and actually pretty excited to have found this site. I want to start contracting sometime this year but I am not all too confident in my quoting. Does anyone know of any estimating spreadsheets or something of the sort I can study and get a good idea of the steps involved?? Or any tips or "how-to's" of electrical contracting? ANY help would be so much appreciated..

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#175207 - 02/24/08 05:50 PM Re: Estimating, Quoting etc. in B.Cspreadsheets I can [Re: willylumlum]
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 1226
Loc: kamloops BC Canada
Hi Willy
Welcome to the forum.
I highly suggest you read the following books really soon.

The E myth Contractor

and this one

HOW MUCH
SHOULD I
CHARGE?
Pricing Basics for Making Money
Doing what You Love
ELLEN ROHR

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#175208 - 02/24/08 05:55 PM Re: Estimating, Quoting etc. in B.Cspreadsheets I can [Re: dougwells]
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And start looking at this thread.
http://www.electrical-contractor.net/for...e/1#Post174960.

I would also ask the Same Question in the Business forum too.

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#175244 - 02/25/08 03:01 PM Re: Estimating, Quoting etc. in B.Cspreadsheets I can [Re: dougwells]
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Registered: 10/22/01
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You might want to look at "Mike Holts Illustrated Guide Electrical Estimating" just adjust pricing accordinly for
Canada but he gives some very good points in the easy ways to keep a good profit margin without overcharging.

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#175267 - 02/25/08 08:54 PM Re: Estimating, Quoting etc. in B.Cspreadsheets I can [Re: dougwells]
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Thank you for the info! i will for sure look it up.

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