The Countfire blog

Tools and tips for customer success

A look back at Countfire 2020

A few thoughts and musings from the Countfire team, looking back at 2020.

Guide to marketing for electrical estimating companies

A modern day guide to marketing for electrical estimating companies.

Construction industry trends for 2021

What are the construction industry trends heading into 2021? Here are some of the key elements to be prepared for:

How to use the law of averages to work out how many projects you’ll win this year

The law of averages can help you to win more electrical projects. Here’s what it means and how it works:

What happens to your manual counts each time you’re interrupted

Interruptions can be a real productivity-killer. As an estimator, they can also impact your accuracy. Here’s what you need to know about distractions and some tips for avoiding them:

How to estimate AV accurately

The modern estimator’s guide to thinking about AV requirements.

Guide to the different types of construction contracts

From fixed price to cost-only contracts, use this guide to work out which construction contracts you should be bidding on.

How to estimate structured cabling more efficiently

Creating cabling and data estimates is notoriously difficult but here’s how modern estimators are speeding up the process.

How to produce accurate lighting estimates

Want to produce fast and accurate lighting estimates? Here are our top tips.

Guide to cloud-based software for the construction industry

We’re here with an up to date guide on the latest cloud-based software being used in the construction industry.

True automated takeoff software

Electrical estimator? Start counting automatically today