TAG: design

Using consumer financing to close sales

February 11, 2016By

How offering financing could help you close more, larger sales. Would you like to increase the scale of your clients’ projects, close more jobs and avoid having to track down payments? Offering consumer financing might be an option for you, say contractors who’ve walked that path. Here, two of them share their experiences. Company: Crimson Valley Landscaping, Rockford, Ill. Financing partner:... read more

OLA offers landscape design workshops

January 5, 2016By

The Ohio Landscape Association (OLA) is offering four workshops to help landscape professionals develop and strengthen design skills. Instructed by Kathy Stokes-Shafer, APLD, and Kevin O’Brien, APLD, these workshops offer attendees the opportunity to improve design abilities, boost confidence and gain the tools necessary to create better designs. Workshops will be held at Indiana Wesleyan University, located in Independence, Ohio.... read more

Case study: Staged to sell

March 12, 2015By

One landscape company helps clients sell their homes. As Michael Schmechtig observed real estate staging become popular and help sell homes, he got an idea. Buyers get their first impression of a home before they even get through the door—so why not stage the exterior? He put the idea in motion in 2010, when his company, Schmechtig Landscapes in Mundelein,... read more

Ep. 120: Subcontracting your design work

March 4, 2015By

Patrick DuChene of DuChene Design Solutions and Jody Shilan discuss the pros and cons of working with an independent designer for your company. DuChene and Shilan explain the concept of outsourcing your design work to an independent designer as opposed to hiring someone to do the work in-house. As an independent designer himself, DuChene pointed out that he is like... read more

Drafix releases PRO Landscape Version 21

February 4, 2015By

Drafix Software released its PRO Landscape Version 21, which includes a number of new features and enhancements. According to the company, Version 21 includes an expanded image library, enhanced plant information, direct export from CAD to PDF, new color CAD options, and new step and deck commands. In addition, it features an enhanced edit menu, a new auto-save feature and... read more

PRO Landscape by Drafix Software

January 20, 2015By

Sell more jobs with PRO Landscape Contractor—the ultimate visual landscape and garden design tablet app for landscape professionals. Simply snap a picture of a customer’s house and create a visual design that is sure to impress. Once the design is complete you can create an instant price quote using your own prices. Designing, bidding and winning landscape jobs has never... read more

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