Is My Job an Enhancement or Design-Build?
A landscaping company will not likely tell you that your project is an ‘enhancement’. At TruNorth, we categorize our projects into enhancement and design-build for scheduling purposes only. There are many components that play into whether a job is considered an enhancement job, but price and time are the largest factors.
Factor 1: Price
Landscape enhancement jobs generally cost less than design-build jobs. Our team, equipment, and materials are top-notch, so we still may be a bit more expensive than your typical ‘landscaper’. We take even one-day projects seriously and ensure that the best quality work is done no matter what.
Design-build jobs included several hours of drawings, revisions, meetings, etc. They usually include a significant amount of hardscape products, which can get expensive. Design-build jobs are usually larger in scale, therefore, end up costing significantly more.
Factor 2: Time
Landscape enhancement jobs take less time to complete than design-build jobs. For many enhancement jobs, very few materials need to be ordered. We keep in stock many of the materials that enhancement jobs require, so this allows us to not have any wait time on ordering plants or stone.
Since they are usually smaller jobs, many of our trained and experienced teams can complete them, as opposed to some of the more specialty hardscape jobs. A large design-build project with natural flagstone is going to take longer to be completed as we need the right people on our team to be available to install it, as it is a very advanced skill.