Just an Average Pipe: Pricing Out Conduit

Just an Average Pipe: Pricing Out Conduit

Rain is falling on our offices at Powerhouse, Oakland, California, which has me thinking. Wet roofs can be bad business.  Good foresight can make those days go smoothly.  The right team can save the non-roof work for rainy days. This includes things like hanging the...
Person-Hours vs. Time-It-Takes in Solar Estimating

Person-Hours vs. Time-It-Takes in Solar Estimating

How much time does it take?  Often the question an estimator finds themselves pondering.  There is a whole world wrapped into that question.  So today, we are going to unpack that.  I actually pointed to this topic a little in my last solar estimating conversation...
Cost Codes: 8 Effective Strategies

Cost Codes: 8 Effective Strategies

Greetings fellow readers!  Today marks episode 4 of my delving into cost codes series.  This time we are going to talk about strategy.  Cost coding can be a powerful tool, if used right.  They can be a complete waste of time if not.  Take a quick look back at my...
Solar Cost Codes: Gotchas and Gains

Solar Cost Codes: Gotchas and Gains

Last week I found that a search for “what are cost codes,” turns up descriptions from a dozen different types of companies.  So I felt it was time for me to highlight the solar specific aspects of cost codes.  Before we dive deeply into solar cost codes, however,...