Grounds Management Budgeting – George G. Bernardon

Budgeting is not only a senior management obligation, but also an essential skill and responsibility of the supervising grounds manager. This session will show Ground Managers how to create and improve their own financial budgets through developing, implementing and historical data. Successful budgeting is necessary to understand relative operations and prioritize cost effective estimates for clients. Join George as he takes budgeting to the next level.    

Learning Objectives:

  • How to develop a practical and workable budget
  • Learn how to take ownership of your budget
  • Advice for presenting your budget to finance and senior management
  • How to track your finances and make your budget work for you instead of you working for your budget

Sponsored by: Gold Partner in Professionalism

George G. Bernardon

Vice President of Grounds Management, SSC Services for Education a member of the Compass Group, which is the world’s largest facilities management group.

With over 40 years in the greens industry starting as a teen in a commercial production nursery, moving to commercial and high end residential landscape construction/ installation, then to Grounds Management at Marriott World Headquarters for seven years, then to facilities management. For  over 29 years has held various titles but responsible for developing and implementing/ overseeing grounds, landscape and athletic field management for educational and commercial institutions throughout the US and Puerto Rico.

Education, AA in ornamental Horticulture (graduating with highest honors), BA and MS in Management.

Certifications; Certified Sports Field Manager, Certified Turfgrass Professional, Certified Horticulturist, Certified Landscape Professional, Certified Playground Safety Inspector, Integrated Pest Management Coordinator (turf and ornamentals) and Accredited Professional “Rainwater Harvester”.

Responsible for all Grounds Management accounts for SSC Services for education (42 accounts) which includes the Texas A & M System and large school districts such as Charleston County SC and Muscogee County GA.