In this episode I talk about my recent decision to shut down my electrical contracting business and what the future has in store.Read More
I was fortunate enough to be invited onto the Surging Forward podcast with Dave Ballentine last week. Dave is such a positive guy and he's always trying to keep people optimistic and surging forward!Read More
Today I talk about creating a Facebook Video Ad that is native to Facebook Feeds. I go over how to build a video, and how to set up and distribute your first locally-targeted Facebook ad.Read More
In this episode I introduce my son Josh, and he talks about viewing the cells of a butterfly wing through a microscope in school. He also gets into how viruses work, and why they do what they do.Read More
In this episode I talk about why becoming an electrician is one of the best moves most a person can make toward getting their shit together.Read More
In this episode I show off the new fancy ride I'm stuck with for the next two weeks as well as talk about some of the things that have been going on since the last episode.Read More
In this episode I talk about how a new electrical contractor should go about getting the best pricing on their materials by sitting down with their local supply houses.Read More
In this episode I talk about the importance of always keeping extra materials on you and building a job in your mind so you're not wasting time driving back and forth to Home Depot or a nearby supply house.
Having to leave a job and spend an hour driving around hunting down materials means you didn't plan well, and it can cost you big time when it comes to finishing jobs under hours as well as ensuring you can get on to the next job without running late.
Some of the best electricians I've ever seen have been guys that take time before a job to investigate every move and identify every problem they may run into before they even line their guys out on a task for the day. I've been told by the best "if you can beat a job with a pencil, you can beat every company in town."
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In this episode I talk about how a new electrical contractor should go about getting the best pricing on their materials by sitting down with their local supply houses.
As an electrical contractor you should be getting lower prices than the average person off the street, and the only way to do that is to talk to the manager at your electrical supply house of choice and ask them what you can do to get specialized pricing and/or rebates from the manufacturers of the equipment they sell.
A lot of times you can just start a cash account and pay for materials as you need them and the supply house will give you better pricing, but sometimes you have to open a credit account to get their rebates. The manufacturer offers lower pricing to the supply house based off of your purchasing volume, so sticking with one or two main supply houses will benefit you in the long run.
I also talk about maintaining an excellent relationship with your supply house. Having a great relationship with your supply houses makes them more likely to go to bat for you when you need something. It also makes them want to work harder for you to keep you coming back and buying more.
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Now I'm 32 and after years of working around wise men, and learning to be really good at something that changes constantly forced me to focus my attention and set goals for myself. I was able to see a light at the end of the tunnel and found a way to climb out of the struggle. Now I have a commercial driver's license, own a home, am married, and have financial freedom that I'd never known existed.Read More
In this episode we talk about the different paid lead services we've used since inception and which ones are worth the buck. From Angie's List, to Home Advisor, Yelp, Yellow Pages, Houzz, Facebook, AdIQ, Google AdWords, and Yodle - we've tried them all. I talk about the pros and cons, and who we've liked using but most importantly which one makes the phones ring! Starting your own electrical contracting company requires paying money to be seen by customers.Read More
In this video I talk about my plans for where I'd like to be over the next decade. I'd like LiveWire Electrical to be a company that's known for the quality of work we do, as well as the quality of relationships we nurture.Read More
In this video I introduce myself and talk about why I've created this channel. I'd like to meet other people that are just starting out their journey to growing an electrical contracting company. This is mainly for electricians...more specifically young hustling electricians, to be able to get and give advice for how to start your own company and talk about the lessons learned along the way. Whether you're an Apprentice, Journeyman, or Master, please comment and watch our journey. It may help you on yours. I talk a little about being young and trying to find guys (and gals) that are young like me and are hustling and grinding everyday because this is their passion. I'd like to use this channel as a way to meet other electricians and get insight into how I can better grow my company. I'd also like to use this as a platform to show other electricians what we're doing and what problems we run into along the way.Read More