Your estimating challenges, OUR SOLUTIONS.
‘Your estimating challenges, our solutions’ has always been at the forefront of everything that we do. Everyone’s challenges are unique and the Candels team finds a way to solve our customers difficulties, every single time. The Candels ‘can do’ approach has helped numerous clients change and grow their business.
Estimating is a very important function within the business. The heart of the process is to determine the ‘true cost’ of the project. By doing that, each customer ensures their costs are covered, opening the door for what’s really important, profit! The entire Candels team is well versed in ways to make clients more competitive on bid day—from value engineering to the way the price is stated, all these things add up to strategic advantages. Candels want you to be competitive but not to the point of not being able to make your anticipated profit margin. That’s the difference!
The Candels Academy has grown into its own, and is now offering its new premier product, the CandelsPRO™, Electrical Estimating Certification subscription-based training. The only program of its kind, this comprehensive learning experiences teaches the student everything they need to know to become a proficient electrical estimator, instead of a software robot. The best part? It’s self paced, so the student can progress as quickly as their schedule allows. Candels Academy also has some exciting plans for more learning experiences in the near future. Stay tuned!
Marc Candels, our principal founder and one of our owners, has a plethora of information to share with clients both new and old. Subject matter can range from bid strategy and selection to bid price analysis, to overhead and whether profit goals are being met, to helping you set up your estimating software, or even your estimating team. You name it, and he has probably done it. With nearly 40 years in the industry, he is more than happy to share his knowledge to make your business run easier. More recently, Mr. Candels has branched out into the legal field providing expert claims and testimony for electrical relating construction litigation.
Estimating. Teaching. Consulting.
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