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Estimating, Quoting etc. in B.Cspreadsheets I can #175197
02/24/08 06:03 PM
02/24/08 06:03 PM
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willylumlum  Offline OP
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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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Re: Estimating, Quoting etc. in B.Cspreadsheets I can [Re: willylumlum] #175207
02/24/08 08:50 PM
02/24/08 08:50 PM
dougwells  Offline

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Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,149
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

Re: Estimating, Quoting etc. in B.Cspreadsheets I can [Re: dougwells] #175208
02/24/08 08:55 PM
02/24/08 08:55 PM
dougwells  Offline

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And start looking at this thread.
https://www.electrical-contractor.n...howflat/Number/174960/page/1#Post174960.

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

Re: Estimating, Quoting etc. in B.Cspreadsheets I can [Re: dougwells] #175244
02/25/08 06:01 PM
02/25/08 06:01 PM
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ggardiner  Offline
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Posts: 81
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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.

Re: Estimating, Quoting etc. in B.Cspreadsheets I can [Re: dougwells] #175267
02/25/08 11:54 PM
02/25/08 11:54 PM
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willylumlum  Offline OP
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Thank you for the info! i will for sure look it up.


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