Estimating and Bidding for Landscape Installation

Estimating and Bidding for Landscape Installation - CV

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

  • Tue., Jan. 7, 2020 (8:00 AM - 3:30 PM)
    Wed., Jan. 8, 2020 (8:00 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.

Our presenter, Scott Burk, is the owner of Scott's Landscaping, Inc. in Centre County, a mid-size, full-service company. He is a graduate of the Landscape Contracting Program at Penn State University and serves as a guest instructor on campus for current students. Come hear what one of Pennsylvania's most successful landscapers has to say about running a profitable business!

Credit Information

This program is eligible for one (1) SmartStart credit through AgChoice Farm Credit. SmartStart offers rate reductions for young or beginning and small farmers for participation in educational seminars.



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