Jack Bearden

How the heck does one estimate a cotton gin installation? It helps to be very familiar with the products, an attribute Bearden can claim. What’s more, there’s plenty of expertise inside LECO on which he can draw.

“Of course, you don’t get an off-the-shelf McCormick System product with a number of cotton-gin system assemblies inside,” he noted. Bearden, who began working with the McCormick software in 2004, has added the needed items and assemblies to LECO’s database over time.

“You have to understand, these are basically design/build jobs,” he said. “At this point, I can usually do a new installation estimate in two or three days.”

– Jack Bearden, Estimator/Project manager,
Lubbock Electric Co., Lubbock, TX