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How to Start and Operate an Electrical Contracting Business
     

How to Start and Operate an Electrical Contracting Business

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by Charles L. Ray
 

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Praise from the industry says for C.L. Ray, Jr's How to Start and

Operate an electrical Contracting Business. "I have been instrumental

in starting and managing two construction firms...with combined

annual sales approaching fifty million dollars. Your book would have

been extremely beneficial to me in helping me avoid many of the

mistakes I have made

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Praise from the industry says for C.L. Ray, Jr's How to Start and

Operate an electrical Contracting Business. "I have been instrumental

in starting and managing two construction firms...with combined

annual sales approaching fifty million dollars. Your book would have

been extremely beneficial to me in helping me avoid many of the

mistakes I have made along the way. I highly recommend it to every

privately owned construction firm whether they are just starting or

are well established." - J.S. Harrison, IV President, Branch &

Associates (Roanoke, VA). "A Super job of explaining the challenge of

striking out on one's own - and how to meet it with a minimum of hard

knocks - in plain, easy to understand verbiage!...{Your book} may

help {others} realize their own individual dream!" - John C. Randall,

President, John c. Randall & Associates, Inc (Mechanicsville, VA).

The First Complete Blueprint for Setting up a Successful Electrical

Contracting Business. For electricians who've been thinking about

starting a contracting business - or established contractors who want

to give their current business a boost - this book lays out a proven

roadmap of practical details. all the bases for building and operating

a successful electrical contracting business are covered - from

forecasting your business potential in a given market to technical

needs, hiring employees, managing finances, and achieving profit

goals. In this clearly writeen, brass-tacks guide, seasoned contractor

C.L. Rya, Jr. gives encouraging professional advice on: What you need to start an electrical contracting business; Estimating and bidding fundamentals; Market research and planning for the future; Market sources of revenue; Human resources; Surety, underwriting, and bonded projects; Communications skills; Promoting new business; Service work.

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Expanded to reflect changes in the market since the 1989 edition, this "blueprint" communicates to electricians weighing whether to start a contracting business and those aiming to boost their current one. It covers startup specifics from employment data and work process exercises, to the prequalification process and a sample safety plan. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070512436
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
10/25/1990
Pages:
176

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How to Start and Operate an Electrical Contracting Business 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really intended for the experienced electrical contractor with many employees. I was hoping for a book that would give me all the basics like where you go to find jobs being bidded on and insurance etc.
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