TAG: Patrick DuChene

Design software to-do’s

October 4, 2017By

Landscape professionals offer tips and tricks for getting the most out of design software. To Patrick DuChene, choosing the right landscape design software program is only half the battle. “The software is important, but it’s more about how you use it,” he says. Landscape design software can be a costly investment, so it’s important for contractors to make sure they’re... 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

The pros of independent design firms

May 5, 2014By

Independent landscape design firms fill the role of staff designers for a fraction of the cost. Last June Patrick DuChene (left) quit his full-time landscape design/management position to offer his services as an independent designer. DuChene Design Solutions, based in Branchburg, N.J., currently meets the design needs of 20 regular clients and counting, all whose businesses have grown and improved... read more