RJ Martin Electric Blog

Welcome to our blog page. Here, you’ll find useful and timely information on all facets of electrical contracting, and our perspectives on the industry we love.

4 Communication Strategies for Keeping Electrical Contracting Projects on Schedule

4 Communication Strategies for Keeping Electrical Contracting Projects on Schedule

General contractors have a lot on their plates. They can’t be everywhere at all times, so as a practical matter, they may not know about small issues that can potentially impact a construction schedule. Communication is often the key to keeping a construction project on schedule and on budget—and trusted subcontractors play a vital role in that.

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Faulty Wiring in Microbrewery Causes Project to Fall Flat

Faulty Wiring in Microbrewery Causes Project to Fall Flat

At RJ Martin Electric, it’s been our experience through several decades in business that low price doesn’t necessarily translate into good value. In fact, we’ll argue just the opposite—in the highly competitive and price-sensitive business of electrical contracting, low price not only foreshadows potentially low value, but it could also lead to very expensive consequences down the road.

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Why a Drug-Free Workplace is Crucial in Electrical Contracting Projects

Why a Drug-Free Workplace is Crucial in Electrical Contracting Projects

Construction sites are, by their very nature, dangerous environments. Yet, accidents happen. The electrical contractor you hire for your next project should take every available precaution to avoid them. Safety should be in their DNA—and a major component of workplace safety is a drug-free workforce.

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Change Orders – What Do They Cost, and Who Pays?

Change Orders – What Do They Cost, and Who Pays?

Low price isn’t often associated with high quality across the board, but it often ties directly to unnecessary change orders, and sadly, that holds true in the realm of commercial electrical contracting. At RJ Martin Electric, we’re committed to getting it right from the beginning. That means outlining the complete scope of our services in our RFP response and subsequent contract, from inception through completion.

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Understanding How Thorough and Accurate Estimates Benefit Electrical Contracting Jobs

Understanding How Thorough and Accurate Estimates Benefit Electrical Contracting Jobs

To ensure that our project estimates reflect the true scope of work we intend to perform, RJ Martin Electric utilizes state-of-the-art estimating software – Accubid® and Accubid LiveCount™ – for every electrical contracting project we pursue.

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Using One Electrical Contractor for National Projects Offers 10 Key Advantages

Using One Electrical Contractor for National Projects Offers 10 Key Advantages

Through our years of experience with national retail electrical projects of all sizes and scopes, we’ve come to understand that using one contractor for all your national projects offers 10 key advantages.

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6 Components of a Sound Electrical Contracting Safety Program

6 Components of a Sound Electrical Contracting Safety Program

In our recent blog, we discussed the importance of safety in electrical contracting projects. While its importance can be expressed and emphasized in so many ways, the lack of safety on job sites manifests in three bottom-line ways.

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7 Tips for Controlling Costs in Electrical Contracting Projects

7 Tips for Controlling Costs in Electrical Contracting Projects

For capital projects of any size or scope, a general contractor’s (GC) or end user’s ultimate goals are usually two-fold: get the job done on time and on budget. Since time essentially is money, controlling costs throughout the duration of a project is key to accomplishing both goals.

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Establishing a Sound Pre-Construction Process – What’s Important and Why

Establishing a Sound Pre-Construction Process – What’s Important and Why

Prior to undertaking any capital project, a general contractor (GC) or end user should have a firm pre-construction process in place—and they should rely on it without exception.

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Understanding the Importance of Safety in Electrical Contracting Projects

Understanding the Importance of Safety in Electrical Contracting Projects

It’s hard to overstate the importance of safety in construction projects. When you’re evaluating electrical contractors for your next project, the contractor you choose must maintain an established and comprehensive safety program that ensures workers are properly trained in all elements of safe work practices.

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