Want to be a Contractor in Texas? Learn How

Been thinking about starting your own business?   Are you a Master Electrician wanting to work for yourself? Do you want to start a business but don’t know where to start? Here is a step by step on how to start your electrical contractor business in Texas. Oh the American dream.  It’s free and perfectly […]

Must-Have Formulas for Your Exam

Write these formulas in your code book, you’ll be glad you did. The following images are from Mike Holt’s Illustrated Guide To Electrical Exam Preparation 2011 Edition, and you can learn more about these formulas here.  You will also find questions to help you understand how to use these formulas.  If you are preparing for […]

Change and Duplicate License Request- Texas

This morning an electrician in Texas called asking for help finding the form that will help him change his information with TDLR.  In case you are needing to make changes, like a change of address, change of name or if you want to request a duplicate or reprint of your license, this is the form […]

7 Motor Articles to read & Understand

7 Motors Articles to Read & Understand

  In the electrical exam there are several subject areas you will be tested on.  One of the subject areas is Motors.  We all know that article 430 is THE Motors article.  Here are 7 Motors articles to read & understand to help you get started: T430.22 (E) Duty cycle Service (page 329) 430.22 (E) […]

4 Things Every Residential Customer Wants from You

They want an electrical contractor…1. With lots of reviews The majority of residential customers go online to research and find electrical contractors. One of the biggest things they’re looking for are reviews. Electrical contractors with a minimum of 5 reviews receive almost 10 times as many residential contacts. 2. Who is credentialed You’re licensed and […]

Article 760- Free e-Book

Mike Holt has done it again.  Here is another generous gift from Mike Holt Enterprises.  Whether you are preparing for an exam or keeping “Current” (haha get it?) on the Code, download this Free Mike Holt Publication now. Free e-Book Article 760 Fire Alarm Systems, Article 760 is extracted from Mike Holt’s Illustrated Guide to Understanding […]

Disaster Strikes- TDLR Fast Tracks & Waives

  Our thoughts and prayer are with our neighbors here in Texas with all the historic flooding and tornadoes we are experiencing.  Now is the time to rise and help each other rebuild our lives and put this behind us.  With that in mind, TDLR is  providing fast-track services for individuals, facilities, and businesses located in the affected […]

Don’t Have a Website? Big Mistake

A website large or small is one of the most essential marketing mediums to have.  Regardless if you are a 1-man show or if you have a large company, your leads or clients want to see something about you.  Consumers are visual and the more you can show them the more likely they will hire […]

#1 Priority for Contractor: Business Plans & Why You Need One

Business Plans & Why You Need One         Everyone in the business of business will ask, “If you were planning a road trip, would you travel without a map.”  The answer is often “No” (or so I hope).  If you are starting a business, would you start one without a plan?  Many people are […]

Table 250.102(C)(1) & Section 240.21 (A) &(B) Handbook -Freebie

Thanks to the NEC Connect for sharing Table 250.102(C)(1) and Section 240.21(A)&(B). Table 250.102(C)(1) Grounded Conductor, Main Bonding Jumper, System Bonding Jumper, and Supply-Side Bonding Jumper for Alternating-Current Systems. Click below to receive the free PDF and a supporting video excerpt from the NEC Training. To download the Table 250.102(C)(1), Click Here To download NEC Handbook […]