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FEE: $400.00 per company (up to 3 people); lunch included

To get the most out of this workshop, we encourage participation by company owners/managers AND their accounts manager.

ABOUT THE SEMINAR: This full-day seminar, based on the speaker’s books, How to Price Landscape & Irrigation Projects and A Critical Analysis of the MORS Estimating System, will cover the key components of an effective estimating system for landscape contractors, arborists, hardscape contractors, irrigation installers, chemical applicators, or any labor-driven type of work.

The six most common methods of estimating used in the market today will be discussed in depth, including detailed explanation of the key principles involved in:

  • The estimating budget process
  • Calculating and controlling equipment costs
  • Calculating labor burden and average wages
  • Measuring, allocating, and controlling general and administrative overhead costs
  • Reviewing a bid
  • Determining general conditions costs in a bid
  • Understanding market predisposition
  • Understanding the six most common methods of estimating used in the market today
  • And more…

Attendees will receive e a free copy of J.R. Huston’s audiobook, A Critical Analysis of the MORS Estimating System.

Speaker: James R. Huston, MBA, CPE, of J.R. Huston Consulting, Inc, has over thirty-five years of diverse business management experience and holds an MBA degree in finance. He is also a member of the American Society of Professional Estimators. He is a Certified Professional Landscape Estimator, and is one of only two such CPLE’s in the world.

Mr. Huston has written seven books that deal specifically with the Landscape, Irrigation and Tree Service Industries, and has developed five software programs for the Green Industry.  He has assisted in the computerization of the estimating and/or accounting of hundreds of companies in the Green Industry.

Registration is closed. Please email Amy Papineau at Amy.Papineau@unh.edu to see if space is available. Thank you!