Estimating & Bidding for Landscape Installation

Estimating & Bidding for Landscape Installation

Estimating & Bidding for Landscape Installation is a two-day intensive workshop 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

  • Mon., Jan. 8, 2018 (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
    Tue., Jan. 9, 2018 (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM)

  • Where

  • Penn State Extension York County
    112 Pleasant Acres Rd.
    York, PA 17402

To Be Covered

No matter what size the company, it pays to take a critical look at the business end of things.

  • Do you know your actual costs?
  • Are you covering your overhead?
  • Are you making a profit? 

We Will Cover

  • Checking your overhead recovery.
  • Understanding why overhead recovery is so important to profit.
  • Building a bid that works to recover your overhead and direct costs.
  • Industry benchmarks.


To keep an existing business healthy, or to start a successful new business, business owners must constantly hone their business skills. This course will focus on proven estimating techniques that participants can start to use right away!

Credit Information

Successful completion of the course has been approved for the following credits:

  • 10 recertification credits for the Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist (PCH) accreditation.
  • 10 CEUs for certified arborists by the International Society of Arboriculture.




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