Estimating & Bidding for Landscape Installation

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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

  • Feb. 8 & 9, 2017
    (9:00 AM - 3:30 PM)
    Registration begins at 8:30 AM on Feb. 8, 2017

  • Where

  • Penn State Extension Allegheny County
    1435 Bedford Ave., Suite A
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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 February 22 and 23, 2017.

 

 

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