TAG: estimating

Ep. 3: What’s grosser than gross? Gross margin!

December 5, 2012By

As the old saying goes, “what gets measured gets managed, and what get’s managed gets improved.” Ed Laflamme of The Harvest Group Business Consulting will show you how to set gross margin goals and how to set up a system to track these goals. Tracking your gross margin is so important for the success of your landscape business. By doing... read more

Landscaping Estimator software

October 22, 2012By

Landscaping Estimator is an Excel-based program for all facets of estimating landscaping, including hardscaping, water features, erosion control and special projects. Features include invoicing, change orders, cost analysis, materials lists and numerous reports. www.landscapingestimator.com read more

Drafix Software

September 11, 2011By

Now featuring 3D capabilities, PRO Landscape is the standard in design software for landscape professionals. PRO Landscape includes photorealistic imaging, night and holiday lighting, CAD and estimating in one easy-to-use and easy-to-learn program. Now with 3D! The program has helped literally thousands of contractors and architects save hours of valuable time, sell a higher percentage of jobs, and dramatically increase... read more

Sharpen your estimating pencil

January 1, 2010By

One of today’s biggest issues is the low-price environment that’s challenging landscape companies in most markets. This has been the case during past recessions, too, but perhaps not to the degree we see it presently. Usually, it’s caused by construction-heavy contractors trying to enter the maintenance market or grow that portion of their businesses to make up for declining construction... read more