What do you think of this design.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by DLONGLANDSCAPING, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Cody S

    Cody S LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for the tip I'll have to try that. I've been going off of the plot plan we have for it so I didn't have to take the tape wheel all around the house, being able to type out the distance will help tremendously. I have to say its an awesome program, especially for free. It will be nice to show customers flowerbeds, etc. before they are completed.
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  2. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    exactly. If i use this program for a bid, i sell 100% of my jobs. I havent lost one yet. I did 2d designs last year, but upped my game this year and i am 5 for 5, so far.
     
  3. Cody S

    Cody S LawnSite Senior Member
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    That's awesome man. 100% on bidding is a great thing. Seeing as this is my second year I'm still trying to go full time with maintenance. All I bid is mowing, cleanups, mulching, etc. My goals are definitely to get into landscape design/installation in the future, and also irrigation. Steady growth is what I hope for my company, but I'm definitely not going to grow too fast and get way too deep and over my head.
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  4. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My goal this year is to add more accounts to the maintenance to get a full route.

    For landscaping my goal is to do a small landscape job weekly, and a larger landscape install every three weeks. The hardest part of this business is being able to secure landscape work each week and sustain that. I don't think I could manage a new install each week with all the coordination it takes on the material end, appointments, and everything like that.
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  5. Cody S

    Cody S LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah I definitely want more accts. My current day job is not what I want to do.

    That's a great goal. Lining up landscape jobs, especially long ones, takes a great deal of time sometimes due to supplier quantities, when the customer wants the job completed, etc. I think you're idea is perfect. Should be plenty for you to handle.

    BTW check your PMs when you have a chance, had a question
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  6. HDLLandscaping

    HDLLandscaping LawnSite Member
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    The free version of sketch up I have found was a trail for 8 hours only.
     
  7. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not sure where ur going to get it, but I have never paid for sketch up and I've had it for three years
     
  8. Cody S

    Cody S LawnSite Senior Member
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    It is probably the trial for Sketchup PRO. Look for regular Sketchup 8, that should be free.
     
  9. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Most likely. I downloaded sketch up pro and I actually didn't like it.
     
  10. Cody S

    Cody S LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah for $495 I'll stick to the free version! I saw it includes a 2D comparison to Sketchup called Layout, but other than that don't see anything better with it.

    HDL, here is the link to the free version:
    http://www.sketchup.com/intl/en/product/gsu.html
     

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