TAG: Marcus vandeVliet

Ep. 103: Project management for profits

October 28, 2014By

  The job has been designed and sold. You’ve got your estimate, including material lists and man-hours, along with your projected profits. Now it’s time for production. Who plans the installation? Who tracks materials and man-hours? Who compares actuals to estimates? How do you stay on track when problems arise? Marcus vandeVliet, founder of MV Enterprises, answers these questions and... read more

Ep. 91: Landscape business basics

July 9, 2014By
Marcus vandeVliet

Even though many landscape contractors have been in business for five, 10 or even 20 years, they still overlook the fundamentals when it comes to running their businesses. This causes them to improperly price work, month after month and year after year, not knowing whether they made money or lost money until the end of the year. Whether you’re new... read more

Ep. 6: Are you ‘job costing’ or are jobs costing you?

January 9, 2013By

Marcus vandeVliet of MV Enterprises discusses job costing, including why you need to job cost, how to set up your estimating system for job costing, the major risk involved with job costing, types of info you can obtain through job costing, and much more! VandeVliet is the founder of a design build company in New Jersey that he re-directed into... read more