Suderman Estimating Blog

Course 1 – Sept 13th to 16th

September 17, 2021

We had a very mixed group taking Course 1 this week. We had 7 people on the course. They were from Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick. It was a very mixed group with different knowledge levels and skill levels. They…

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We’ve been busy in the summer of 2021!

August 27, 2021

It’s been a busy summer at Suderman Estimating Systems Inc. We’ve been teaching, creating new courses, revising course material, doing take-offs and estimates and updating the Suderman Estimating Systems Inc. Labour Manual. New course – We designed a new course…

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The Hazards of Under Estimating

August 27, 2021

In today’s highly competitive market it may appear that a lowball estimate is the way to win more business. Here are six reasons to avoid lowball bid submissions. Undercutting on the install. The rush to complete each part of the…

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A Year of Change…2020

December 21, 2020

Well let’s face it 2020 has been a year of challenge and opportunity. The biggest challenge we faced at Suderman Estimating Systems Inc. was how to keep going during a lock-down. Our usual format for our courses was to pre-plan…

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Online estimating training…will it work for you?

June 19, 2020

Yes? No? Maybe? Not every online training course is the same. Some are just videos of “talking heads”, others are live but the presenter is just reading a presentation, some are just a slide show. At Suderman Estimating Systems Inc.…

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Our Response to COVID -19

June 3, 2020

COVID-19 has had a major impact on businesses around the world. In Canada there are travel restrictions, there are restrictions on the number of people who can get together at one time, there are physical distancing requirements and sanitizing requirements…

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Demand is Soaring…

January 8, 2020

Welcome to 2020. It looks like it is going to be a great year for electrical contractors. How can we tell? The number of job postings for electrical estimators is soaring. We get job posting notices every day for Junior…

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