Since 1982, SM Engineering Co has been providing utility bill auditing services which has helped more than 20,000 companies save over $150 million on their electric, gas, and water/sewer utility bills. We use the most advanced management information system, Utility Captain, to audit, analyze, and monitor utility bills for refunds and lower rates. We offer our utility bill auditing services RISK FREE! If we don’t find any savings on your utility bills, there is no charge! Contact us today for a FREE, NO OBLIGATION review of your electric, gas, and water/sewer bills.
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We check all rate options to ensure you are selecting the best rate for your usage. Per the PUC, it is the customer’s responsibility to select a rate. We make it easy.
We review utility bills for errors and overcharges including improper input of meter readings, accounting errors, misapplied line charge and more.
We provide engineering studies to determine the appropriate exemption available based on the prevailing laws. We also make sure that you earn all the tax credits you qualify for.
By monitoring your usage and costs, we help you identify peaks and valleys and prioritize areas of potential savings.
Utility Bills Are Not Fixed Expenses As the CEO, CFO, or operations manager of your company, running a business means carefully managing your expenses while maximizing revenues. Utility bills -gas, electric, water/sewer are one of your expenses. You might be surprised to learn that this expense is not as straight forward as it seems. Why? The final number that makes up your bill is built on a series of complicated tariffs, rates, and taxes, each subject to a different set of rules that few understand except for the utility companies themselves.
Many Utility Bills Are Not Accurate Both public utility commissions and utility companies state it is the customer’s responsibility to choose their utility rate. While a utility company may not intentionally over-charge their customers, they are also not required to offer the best rate possible. Most customers do not have the expertise needed to determine the optimal rates. As a result, many companies routinely over-pay for their utilities, often by as much as 30%.
You May Be Eligible for Refunds, Tax Credits, and Lower Rates Going Forward With the right knowledge and support, companies can achieve significant cost savings both retroactively and proactively. SM Engineering can perform a predominant use study that would provide a basis for refunds and lower utility costs in the future. Our tax experts are knowledgeable about the state tax laws, which vary by state, and can determine if you qualify for tax exemptions.
“I am writing to thank the SM Engineering Group for your services in regard to our utility bill audits for our manufacturing company. The process was well presented and went exactly as planned. In the end we received a refund exceeding 80k for past years. I would recommend SM Engineering for their professionalism and their expertise. They provide a service that the average company just does not have the staffing to perform.”
Dawn Miller, Accounting Manager
Amerilab Technologies, Inc.
“Through the review of our utility bills, your company was able to recover tens of thousands of dollars in taxes paid to the state, as well as enjoying a future reduction amounting to tens of thousands of dollars annually. The process was very simple, as your experts prepared the analysis with little effort on our part.”
Scott Kramer, VP of Finance & Administration
“Your expertise and professionalism, while conducting the audit, made it a pleasure to work with you and your organization. We would not hesitate recommending your company to anyone who may be interested in using your services.”
Roscioli Yachting Center, Inc
“Bradken has had the good fortune to secure your services to help evaluate our utility contracts and rates on two separate occasions. The first time was several years ago where SM Engineering recovered well over $200,000 in overpaid taxes and invoice errors at our plant in Minneapolis. And now again, at our plant in Kansas, SM Engineering found where we had overpaid our natural gas invoices by over $100,000.”
John DeRossi, Corporate Vice President – Purchasing
“Our location isn’t a huge operation, yet you were able to recover thousands of dollars for us, in which we were unknowingly getting over-charged. That was very much appreciated in itself, but even more to our surprise and satisfaction, our monthly bills are consistently much lower than they were prior to SM Engineering Company looking into our account.”
Sunopta Grains and Foods Inc.
Summary: The court ruled in favor of Rotation Products, classifying the remanufacturing of roller bearings production of tangible personal property.
Summary: The court ruled in favor of Hy-vee, allowing a tax exemption on electricity used during food processing.
We’ve saved our clients over $150 Million since 1982.
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