About Estimating Electrical Projects

Learn-Electrical-Estimating.com was created as a resource so electrical contractors can increase knowledge of Estimating Electrical Projects.

As a rookie contractor, John Kelsey struggled to understand electrical estimating.

In his early days in the business, he received a lot of bad “how to” estimating advice from other contractors.

Estimating electrical projects is not guesswork. The way it works is to make an exact material list of items that need top be installed.

Red Rhino speeds up the process of estimating because when you input electrical materials into Red Rhino Electrical Estimating Software, Red Rhino displays the amount of labor it takes to install materials and also displays material pricing for thousands of items like, conduit, wire, Romex, Unistrut, boxes, disconnects, and devices like switches and plugs, etc.

Red Rhino also features a conduit wizard so you can estimate literally thousands of feed of conduit runs in seconds,


How to Rapidly Estimate Feeder Conduit & Wire

(Photo: John Kelsey recording voice for Electrical Estimating training videos.)

John Kelsey - Biography

John Kelsey is a 25 year veteran of the Electrical Construction Industry. His extensive knowledge in this field comes from a combination of formal education, mentorship and personal hands-on experience. His college education included electrical theory, motor controls, and code book. During his days in the field, he worked in all key positions required for the trade; including electrician, foreman, project manager, and senior estimator.

Following many years working independently and with small contractors, John joined a multi-million dollar electrical contracting company, where he was mentored by the top producing senior electrical estimator. This estimator took John under his wing and taught John the “art” of electrical estimating and the mindset to be successful. John assumed the senior estimator position when his mentor retired.

During his years in the field, John found the value of learning from those with experience and how to make the best use of technology. He is now a consultant and trainer for companies in the industry.

John is available for questions and consultations by email at johnk@hardhatis.com

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