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Worried About Outsourcing Your Landscape Design Graphics?

As a landscape designer or design-build professional, you’ve poured your heart and soul into creating stunning outdoor spaces. But let’s be honest, the technical aspects of the job – CAD drafting, 3D modeling, and rendering – can be a real drag on your creativity and productivity. That’s where outsourcing your design graphics work to a […]

Ditch the Drafting Drudgery: Unleash Your Design Genius

As a landscape designer or design-build pro, you didn’t get into this business to spend hours hunched over a computer, wrestling with CAD software and 3D modeling programs. You’re a creative at heart, and your true passion lies in transforming outdoor spaces into stunning, functional masterpieces. But let’s be real – all that technical drafting […]

Intimidated by the learning Curve on Design Software? Make Your Hardscape Designs Shine with Outsourced Drafting and Visualization

As a hardscape contractor, you know your clients’ vision is the key to creating outdoor living spaces that truly wow. But turning those ideas into professional-looking designs can be time consuming. Taking you away from what you do best – the construction and installation and serving your clients. Outsourcing your drafting and visualization needs can […]

Why Outsourcing Design Support is Better Than Remote Design Services

As a landscape/hardscape contractor, you know that design is a critical component of any successful project. However, not all design services are created equal. When it comes to outsourcing your design needs, there are several key factors that set SOD Landscape Design Support Services apart from the generic “Design-from-A-far (Remote)” services. 1. We Understand Your […]

The Psychology of Sales

You must know your stuff. That’s the relatively easy part. If you’re reading this, you are likely a seasoned pro with experience in the field of outdoor living design and construction. If you’re a student or just thinking about starting out, don’t start in sales. Get out there and do some construction before you go […]

4 Key Strategies to Make Sales Easy: 50% Close Rate or Better! Video

LANDSCAPE DESIGN BUILD CONTRACTORS What if I told you there’s a proven method to achieve close ratios of over 50% in your landscape design build business? In this thought-provoking video, I uncover the powerful union between Lead Qualification and Sales processes. Discover the four key strategies that can transform your approach and drive unprecedented success. […]

Our 5-Step Guide to Securing Design Retainer Agreements

This guide will equip you with a 5-step approach to securing design retainer agreements, allowing you to focus on what you do best: creating stunning outdoor escapes for your clients. (Side note: After my first sales call using this process after nearly 20 years of doing it “the old fashioned contractor way “my remark to […]

DESIGN: Eliminate the Competition, Get Your Price

Imagine this scenario: You meet with a prospective client, and within a single visit, you’ve not only secured their commitment to your design services, positioned your company as the clear choice over the competition for the construction of the project as well. How is this possible? By leveraging the power of design. Offering in-house design […]