Two-Day Workshop

DAY 1 – MONDAY, JANUARY 16 — 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
DAY 2 – TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 — 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Instructor: Marcus VandeVliet, MV Enterprises


This two-day workshop will be based on real-world information and scenarios.


Day 1: Developing a Landscaping Company Budget

Develop a budget specifically for your company, based on projecting for 2017. This would include a sales budget, a budget for your production costs and a budget for recovering overhead. Key financial ratios will also be reviewed and compared to industry standards. This budget would be used for developing an overhead recovery method and to also project your company’s monthly cash flow.


Day 2: Estimating a Landscape Project

Estimate a landscape project using your company’s real costs and overhead, including labor, materials, equipment and subcontractor costs. We will also determine the recovered overhead and profit amount. All attendees will submit a bid and the prices will be shared anonymously.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

Look for these icons in the education session descriptions to ensure you can earn continuing education credits toward your state or national accreditations. Some CEUs may be pending approval.

LC Landscape Contractor License (NC) - Technical CEU

LCB Landscape Contractor License (NC) – Business CEU

LA Landscape Architect License (NC)

IC Irrigation Contractor License (NC) – Technical Irrigation CEU

ICB Irrigation Contractor License (NC) – Business CEU

ISA International Society of Arboriculture - Certified Arborist

PA Pesticide Applicator License (NC)

NALP National Association of Landscape Professionals – Landscape Industry Certified

SAF Society of American Foresters