Estimating & Bidding for Landscape Installation

Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State University

This two-day intensive workshop is designed to help participants understand how to determine the overhead of operating a landscaping business and create a profitable bid. There will be opportunities to ask questions and discuss bidding with other contractors.

  • When

  • Jan. 11 & 12, 2017
    (9:00 AM - 3:30 PM)

  • Where

  • Penn State Extension Montgomery County
    1015 Bridge Rd.
    Collegeville, PA 19426

To Be Covered

  • What expenses are considered overhead
  • Including overhead in the price of jobs
  • Making a profit

Participants will . . . 

  • . . . discuss benefits and pitfalls of some common estimating methods.
  • . . . explore the concept of production rates in depth.
  • . . . examine profit and reasonable returns.

Additional Information

Participants are required to bring the following materials to the workshop

  • Calculator
  • Pencil
  • Ruler or scale
  • Eraser

Inclement Weather Note

If this event is cancelled due to inclement weather, the reschedule dates will be January 25 & 26, 2017. Information will be posted on the Montgomery County Extension website



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