October 6, 2017

Starting a Low-Voltage Cabling Company and the Tools Needed

When you've been working in low-voltage cabling, there's always a temptation to start your own business. However, the process can be difficult, with a wide range of tasks to be…... Read More

September 28, 2017

How to Quickly Estimate Painting Jobs

When painting is your passion, it's easy to get frustrated when clients don't always see the value of your work. For that reason, it's important to be able to reduce…... Read More

September 12, 2017

How Can You Optimize Your Finish Carpentry Estimating Process? 

Finish carpentry has a much different process than rough carpentry, which can cause a big difference in how it is bid. It requires a higher degree of precision and care…... Read More

September 1, 2017

What’s the Difference Between RS Means and Craftsman Cost Data?

When it's time to take care of serious estimating, many construction businesses use some type of a cost data. Whether it's an older book-based system or an online database, cost…... Read More

August 22, 2017

Is Contracting Getting Ready for Growth Again?

As the economy has continued to recover, construction projects have slowly gained momentum. But where does our industry fall in terms of overall recovery to pre-2008 levels? A number of…... Read More

July 31, 2017

How are Smart Home Wiring and Electrical Design Different?

Demand for smart homes is a strong trend in new and renovation construction today. Last year, it was estimated that 80 million devices for smart home automation were delivered around…... Read More