Mastering The Landscape Design Process

Exclusive training for Landscape Design Professionals

Oct. 24-25, 2018

For: Landscape Design Professionals

Where: Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Champion, PA

Cost: $400 per company (unlimited company representatives)


Your Landscape Designer Directly Affects Profitability. Don’t make the mistake of overlooking your design professional as a critical element in the success of your landscape business.

Join Bach Business Partners and your fellow Landscape Design Professionals Oct. 24-25 for Mastering the Landscape Design Process. We’ll focus on bettering business skills and elevating the day-to-day performance of those in this important role.  The first training of its kind, Mastering will focus on the three phases of the design process, bringing like-minded designers together to share best practices, improve skills and establish a professional peer network.

As an added bonus, Landscape Designers will also be included in a special workshop led by New York Times bestselling author Steve McClatchy. “Leading Relationships”  will focus on the importance of effective communication. This includes setting expectations, giving and receiving feedback, gaining commitment, and getting others to follow your lead. Applicable for all levels within a landscape contracting business, this is not to be missed!  We’re excited to have Steve join us and we’re certain that you’ll enjoy his dynamic, high-energy presentation style.

The cost to attend is $400 per company, with no limit on the number of company representatives who attend.

The training will take place at Seven Springs Resort in Champion, Pa. Overnight accommodations are available at a group rate of $139 plus tax for one-bedroom condos on the resort property. (Two-bedroom rate is $278)  Call 800-452-2223 and mention that you are with the Bach Business Partners October training group.  Condo reservations must be made on or before Oct. 5.



2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Steve McClatchy  “Leading Relationships” (General Session)


9:00 am – 10:00 am: Pre-Design Process      

  • Creating a Productive Design Environment
  • Soliciting Customer Design Input
  • Design Fees
  • Establishing a Strong Relationship With Your Sales Team

10:15 am – 12:15 pm:  The Design Process

  • Allocating Your Time
  • Sources of Inspiration
  • Respecting a Customer’s Budget
  • 11th-Hour Changes and Last-Minute Requests
  • Providing the Sales Team with Materials They Can Use
  • Design Inclusions That Help Crews with Installation
  • Paperwork: Permits, Code Compliance, HOA Submissions

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm: Roundtable Discussions

  • Design Trends
  • Battling “Designer’s Block”
  • Tools of the Trade

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm: Post Design Process

  • Plan Revisions and Accurate Estimating
  • Documenting Minor Changes
  • Indecisiveness.  When Do Revisions Require Additional Design Fees?
  • Post-job Evaluation: Revisiting Your Work

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