Top 10 Tips for Managing Estimators

As part of our monthly webinar series, we shared our “Top 10 Tips for Managing Estimators” with contractors from 26 different states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. In the presentation, our President, Matt Firestone shared his tips gained over 15+ years as the Cheif Estimator for a large electrical contractor. During the presentation, Matt focused on the role of the estimating manager, building your estimating team, developing the estimators, and wrapped it all up with his #1 tip, the need for having an estimating process or procedure.

While the webinar was directed at managing estimators, the main ideas can be used with nearly all aspects of an electrical contractor’s business. This could be the project manager and the management or supervision of field personnel. It could be the general foreman or superintendent and the interactions they have with their crew.

When electrical contractors look to scale their business it is important to make sure they look at key aspects of the business, their people, and their processes. By aligning all of your employees with the goals of the company, everyone will be rowing in the same direction, improving the likelihood of reaching these goals.  Through finely tuned processes in all aspects of the contractor’s business, a well-oiled machine is developed. While beneficial on their own, when a company has their team aligned, and their processes tuned, growth and profitability are inevitable.

If you would like to download a PDF copy of the presentation “Top 10 Tips for Managing Estimators” you can do so by clicking here.

For those of you who missed the live webinar, a recording is available at our YouTube channel ( You can also watch it by clicking on the image below.

Again we would like to thank our webinar sponsor, McCormick Systems, Inc. If you would like more information about the estimating and project management software McCormick has to offer you can visit their website

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