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estimating software for landscape installs

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by AintNoFun, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,807

    just curious what some of you guys use to estimate your commercial landscape install work. im using custom excel spreadsheets right now but looking to get a good estimating program to try to make life easier...
     
  2. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    Pro landscape image editor has a database of several thousand plants, which you can set prices to 1 gal, 3 gal, 5gal, etc... for purchase and install...

    Its a pain to set up, and I actually don't use it because I don't do enough work to justify programing 100s of plants..
     
  3. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,807

    i looked at it, looking for something a little more although it does look good.. construction estimating software looks like its great but i can't justify speding 10k+ on the software. i think i could hire a programmer to make my own program for that...
     
  4. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,221

    10K+? Pro Landscape is $1,395.00 and worth every penny!!!
     
  5. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    10 grand?........
     
  6. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,807

    yea 10g.. its pretty intense program, would be good for us but a lil to indepth for dirt work. some of the big dirt contractors spend 100k for a good estimating package...
     
  7. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    some spend more viewpoint is 175,000 off the shelf and you need to send who ever is going to use it away to learn how.
     

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