Electrical Cost Estimating | Frequently Asked Questions

Enlightening FAQs

Q: How does the service work?
A: Please allow me to explain our service in four simple steps.

  1. We receive the project plans.
  2. We count and prepare the package materials.
  3. You forward the packages to your suppliers.
  4. We complete the take off and add your supplier numbers for a complete bid.

Q: How do you get the plans?
A: Plans are obtained from you directly or online.

Q: Can I complete the estimate myself?
A: Of course. We can provide you with a material and labor breakdown along with proposal information.

Q: Will I be able to afford your service?
A: Our services are less than half of the cost of a staff estimator, which means we are able to save you money.

Q: Are you after my job?
A: Absolutely not. We are here to expand your capabilities and add to your current staff on an as needed basis.

Q: Can you do all of my estimating?
A: We have the ability to be a complete estimating department. Our goal is to support your estimating needs, whether its maintaining your current work levels or growing your business.

Q: Do you provide the same estimate to other contractors?
A: No. Not ever. As the President of Electrical Enlightenment, I require extremely high standards of business ethics. You are entrusting me and my staff with confidential information critical to your operation. The estimate will be completed only for you.

Q: How much time do you need to complete a bid?
A: Obviously the more time, the better, but before you turn away a bidding opportunity, CALL US FIRST.

Q: How do you know my material costs?
A: We work very closely with our customers.

Q: How do you keep up to date with pricing and labor?
A: We use the latest version of EBM™ and EPIC™ from Vision InfoSoft Corporation and Accubid Pro 9. We also use internal cost measures for your local area of the country.

Q: I don't use a computer software program to do the electrical estimating, can I still request you to do your estimating service?
A: Our computerized estimate will help you manage your project item by item and increase your productivity.

Q: What if I use another estimating software program?
A: Not that all programs are alike, Vision EBM and Accubid estimates can be broken down to the individual part. The estimate can also be exported to excel or other spreadsheet programs for manipulation and management. We will even set up a special database for your company so our system take off emulates yours. Call us to discuss additional options and methods. There is no charge to set this up.

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