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Re: Electrical Estimating #158451 05/15/06 08:31 AM
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Briselec, check your email..

Dnk..

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Re: Electrical Estimating #158452 05/15/06 11:05 AM
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Sorry guys,

The password was accidentally changed. I have changed it back now and it should work fine.

Glen

Re: Electrical Estimating #158453 05/15/06 11:18 AM
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Cool
Its working for me

Re: Electrical Estimating #158454 05/15/06 05:35 PM
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A little of a lot, is better then a lot of nothing!

Re: Electrical Estimating #158455 05/15/06 05:39 PM
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Here is an electrical estimating company.
http://www.takeoff16.com/

We haven't used them personally but it seems like a pretty good outfit. They do all the takeoff and you just have to put your price in. The company is local to me and they are always advertising for estimators so they must be doing something right.

Re: Electrical Estimating #158456 05/15/06 10:12 PM
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The company is local to me and they are always advertising for estimators so they must be doing something right.


...or...
They have a high turn-over rate and are not doing so well.

I imagine an estimator, for this type of firm, is pretty much paid on commission aka a percentage of the estimate IF your estimate is used and the job is awarded to the EC you submitted it to.


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Re: Electrical Estimating #158457 05/16/06 04:24 AM
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les, i've always said I'd rather have 10% each of 10 different companies than 100% of one.

Ironically, my ego is very small and I'm more into actually making money than appearing to. By spreading the risk over multiple avenues, you are limiting your ups and downs.

but i like your saying better.

Re: Electrical Estimating #158458 05/16/06 05:44 AM
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thanks for all the responses, Im going to try that takeoff16 company and see how it goes. I will post my experience in the discussion forum for you guys with similar situations to mine. It sure helps when you get other peoples experiences and opinions. thanks again..

Re: Electrical Estimating #158459 05/16/06 06:01 AM
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oh yea , i forgot to touch base on the PARTNERS THING.....
I TOO LOST TENS OF THOUSANDS.(30 TO 40 THOUSAND) from allowing a partner oversee the financial, bookeeping dispaching, and other mysterios tasks of my company. i had a 12 man crew and he had 1 useless employee other than his useless self. he used my man power to blossom his buisness yet kept paying the men out of my account. every time i audited my books i found around 240 man hrs disapearing off of my jobs every week. times that by $20.00 per hr = $4800.00 a week of free labor for his company. (NICE TRUSTWORTHY GUY). oh yea the rent for the building i had, was supposed to be split too (he never paid a dime). oh and MY 4 trucks (somehow were rolling for his company too. never reimbursed. SIMPLY PUT, I GOT HOSED........... EXPENSIVE, YET VALUBLE LESSON HERE. "TRUST KNOWONE WITH YOUR BUISNESS ENOUGH TO HURT YOUR BUISNESS.."

Re: Electrical Estimating #158460 05/16/06 09:28 AM
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northstar,

how was your arrangement set up? sounds like you were almost outsourcing your business side to someone without any stake in the company.

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