13794 W. Waddell Rd.
Ste 203 - 189
Surprise, AZ 85379
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Our Course Selection
Currently our company offers three courses, they are:
Contractors Guide for Success – Project Management,
Fundamental Electrical Estimating
All classes are basic in nature whether completing an estimate or project management task manually or utilizing a computer software system, every contractor should understand the basics concepts of either task. We offer a number of checks and balances to help assist our contractors. We have a tremendous amount of material for each class. Should you have additional questions please use our Contact Us Page and send us your questions, we will typically respond within twenty-four hours or less.
At JDE & Associates, our goal is to help contractors succeed. This is accomplished in several methods – first, multiple training options are available to contractors. Second is our consulting services, if you have a project in trouble, we may be able to help.
Starting over thirteen years ago, our efforts have revolved around contractor’s needs, based on our experience in this industry. Our aim is to increase efficiency in a contractor's office, these increases start off with better estimating policies and techniques, followed closely with project management techniques that save both time and money. Finally what good is solid estimating and project management techniques if the your field efforts fail? This condition lead us towards our newest course, Supervisor Training.
Our original intent was to target smaller contractors, those contractors that did not have these policies and techniques in place. Little did we know that a good number of larger contractors are missing some of these basic techniques themselves, today we enjoy a mix of small, medium and large contractors as clients.
Our classes are set up to help provide many of these needed policies and practices. Will everything work for you and your firm, probably not, but they will give you a platform to eventually develop your own.
In our group classes, we define what expertise level we will be addressing in each particular class. In a private setting with one-on-one instructions, we can adjust, based off our comfort level from the students’ performance in class. Regardless if you're a seasoned professional or a beginner, your efficiency will increase, with this increased efficiency your success will increase as well.
Our home study course is a powerful method of learning this basic material. Once a client has registered and paid their tuition our text, including Microsoft 2003–2010 Word and Excel files (on CD) are mailed to the students. We will have a total of four – two hour long webinar sessions over a four week. This class is scheduled to meet both out students and teachers schedule, we will mail your class material after receiving your enrollment and tutition. A telephone call will be made after we know you have received the class materials to arrange the best weekly time for our six weekly webinar / telephone calls. To save on telephone expenses these calls can be scheduled by e-mail and we will place the calls at our mutually agreed upon time. A handicap to the home study version is the lack of participation from other contractor’s opinions that are shared in our class room setting. Our home study course consists of four specific presentations given via our webinar service. Because this class is a one on one class we can and will deviate from the prepared text if a student has particular needs. We suggest that the class stays on track as we have thirty-one items to cover and our time is limited. Some items will be of particular interest while others may not be of particular interest to you, this is why we will deviate - if requested - in our one on one class. We always allow for questions during our class that result from our students review of our text or files on the supplied CD. This class allows for questions between class via email correspondence, we extend that time for up to a month after your six class sessions are complete.
This option is not for everyone, but it has many advantages, you do not need to pay for a private class, or wait for a scheduled course in your area. It also allows you the time to read, review and digest this material on a six week schedule, allowing you time to think about the items in class. We suggest that you make this a high priority to avoid the problem of "I’ll do it tomorrow", procrastination may cost you – increased stress and reduced profits. We are ready to start within days of your decision to take the class.
Enrollment requires each student to have a wired high speed internet connection, head sets and microphone for your computer and telephone are needed. Adobe Flash will need to be installed on your computer, this can be completed free.
Adobe Flash is a free download and must be completed before class starts instructions will be shipped with your class materials.
At JDE & Associates our goal is to help contractors succeed.
Interested, but not sure if one of our classes is right for you or your firm? We offer one free one hour webinar per contractor to show what we have to offer, more importantly how we teach. This is not your normal sales call, this hour will be spent helping you with areas that are an issue for you and your firm. We sell classes, everyone knows, so instead of your typical sales presentation this time will be spent dealing with your issues or concerns. This offer is a one time offer per contractor. Use our Contact Us Page – just to the left or on the top of this web page, tell us what those concerns are, give us a few days and times when you can spare an hour. We will send you a confirmation on which day and time we can complete your webinar.
Our mission statement is that "we get to help people succeed!", we believe this statement. Our classes are designed to help with consistent and quick processes. Whether the topic is estimating or project management we fall back on the basics to help contractors reduce stress, increased accuracy and profits.
Contractors would you like to increase your proactive time, while reducing reactive time that drains resources? Contracting is a reactive business, a clients telephone call needing immediate help for a problem will create reactive time, this is good reactive time. Contractors get paid for this type of reactive time. If your reactive time is caused because something was missed, creating an emergency, we have techniques that often help avoid this type of negative reactive time. All too often contractors dig themselves a hole, because items that needed to be completed and had not, becomes emergencies that cost resources. These resources need to be used positively, we can help reduce this issue.
At JDE & Associates our goal is to help contractors succeed.
Interested, but do not know if this is for you? We offer a free 1 hour webinar to show you what we have to offer. This is not your normal sales call, this hour will be spent helping you with areas that are an issue for you and your firm. We sell classes, we both know, so instead of your typical sales presentation this time will be spent dealing with your issues or concerns. This offer is for new clients or existing clients that may be interested in a different class or consulting possibility. Use our Contact Us Page – just to the left or on the top of this web page, tell us what those concerns are, give us a few days and times when you can spare an hour. We will send you a confirmation on which day and time we can complete your webinar.
Please look at our calendar for scheduled classes, if you do not find the class during the time frame you need, contact us via our Contact Us Page and let us know what time frame you are interested in, we will try to accommodate your needs.
Do you want to take a home study class, Fundamental Estimating or Contractors Guide for Success – Project Management, more information is available on our Home page
Estimating or Project Management pages.