One of the largest expenses on a
construction project is the cost of labor.
Let us take care of that for you …
In an article titled “Procurement Management in the Electrical Contracting Industry” written by Philip Nimmo for ECmag.com, according to data from the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), revenues-on average-are broken down as follows: 42% to cost of labor, 34% to cost of materials, 4% to subcontracting, 17% to direct job expenses, 3% to profits.
“Within a small margin, the materials for a project are essentially fixed and at a price set by the local market. For the contractor, the biggest variable is labor; this is also the factor with the biggest impact on a contractor’s profitability. Every hour saved in labor on a hard-bid job can be applied directly to profits.” Nimmo also states that, “approximately 40 percent of the labor on a job goes to material handling in some form: receiving, unpacking, assembling, waiting, ordering, returning, fetching, and locating. 40 of the 42 percent on every job gives a potential of almost 17 percent of the revenues that can be converted from cost of labor to bottom-line profits.”
After hundreds of hours spent talking to electrical contractors about reducing labor hours, Shealy has devised a multitude of ways to help you on your projects – Shealy On and Off Site Solutions. Shealy Electrical Wholesalers partners with you to deliver added service and help you move dollars spent on excess labor to the profits column. We work with you to reduce the amount of time your employees are standing around locating, waiting for, transporting, and inventorying products. We get you exactly what you need, when you need it, where you need it.
Shealy Electrical offers an array of options
to help you get the savings you deserve.
[ JOB SITE STORAGE ]
From work cell deliveries, to materials managed on site, our team will work with you to maximize your efficiency. Together, we will set the expectations and demands of your project. We currently offer On Site Solutions clamshell job boxes and conduit trees. Job boxes and trees get the right product you need, in the closest proximity to where your employees are working. This reduces the amount of steps they have to take to get fittings, hardware, wire nuts, boxes, etc. Less time locating and more time working. Our On Site Solutions team will take on site inventory of product used and replenish them to your set levels. This reduces the amount of time spent on small essential items, and more time for you to invest in more critical areas. This also reduces the potential of stock outs due to poor communication or forgetting to place an order. It’s never a good thing to stop work because you’re out of couplings, right? Our On Site Solutions can also provide manned or unmanned, conex or semi-trailer opportunities for those large jobs that require a large amount of product. Equipped with shelving, Shealy can be the on site warehouse for your needs. All to ensure you have what you need, when you need it, where you need it.
[ PRE-FAB/PRE-ASSEMBLY ]
With Thomas & Betts e-fab, Shealy can save you time and money, and eliminate leftover inventory on your rough-ins. Choose from custom configured or pre-assembled options. Everything arrives on site labeled and ready for speedy install. And, cost savings can be calculated in advance. At Shealy, we’ll also handle any value-added product modification needs. Whips, cut or pre-assembled strut, threaded rod or specialized packaging – if you have a need, we’ll develop a solution for you. [ WIRE & CABLE MANAGEMENT ] Our wire and cable services embrace lean concepts – always looking for ways to save you time when you pull wire. Our revolutionary combination of wire, materials, equipment, tools and services offer a complete and streamlined start-to-finish installation process. Customization is the key to EVERYTHING we do. You can have your wire (in the color that you specify) paralleled, cut-to-length with SIMpull Heads pulling grips installed and delivered to your jobsite just in time for you to pull. We can supply you with on-time delivery, flat bed and/or A-frame set up, Maxis tools for handling the wire, and even onsite manufacturer support and expertise.
[ WIRE & CABLE MANAGEMENT ]
Our wire and cable services embrace lean concepts – always looking for ways to save you time when you pull wire. Our revolutionary combination of wire, materials, equipment, tools and services offer a complete and streamlined start-to-finish installation process. Customization is the key to EVERYTHING we do. You can have your wire (in the color that you specify) paralleled, cut-to-length with SIMpull Heads pulling grips installed and delivered to your jobsite just in time for you to pull. We can supply you with on-time delivery, flat bed and/or A-frame set up, Maxis tools for handling the wire, and even onsite manufacturer support and expertise
[ KITTING ]
We also have kitting for multi-family dwellings or hotels where there are multiple like units. Our kitting solutions consolidate the separate materials related to your project into one packaging unit. When needed, they are delivered to the site and your employees can have everything they need in one box to complete each unit. On site Solutions also helps to overcome challenges many face with time constraints, logistics, and space.
Not all solutions are perfect for every project. Your best solution may be to combine multiple services to create a true “lean” solution project program aimed at lowering total cost. For example: Pre-fab + Job Boxes + Conduit Trees + On Site Trailer. In addition to all of the services that Shealy offers, one of our greatest is the skill of our account managers. Our skilled AMs can offer you additional labor saving products and instruct you on their use and value. Some of these products have included Super Kwik Couple & Fit; colored conduit solutions to identify critical circuits; Super Kwick Fitting; Maxis wire pulling products and the entire line of Southwire solutions. That is why it is crucial to work with your Shealy account manager to determine how we can customize our solutions to fit your needs. We are with you from concept to completion – all while we help you save time, labor and money.
For more information on our on and off site solutions, and the combo that best fits your needs, contact Mark DePalma at our Charlotte branch today!