This year I have handed down more responsibilities to one of my forman. He is required to get everyone rolling and and keep them going. Being that I am doing strictly sales, I cannot handle the baby sitting tasks, but I can keep a eye on them and do my work at the same time.
I feel that 1 person can maintain non istallation work with one selling and one running several crews.
Once I get to the level I need some one to manage I will hire one.
Most permotains within the company I have seen to may problems with some other LCO's with peolpe who were never qualified in those positions.
Giving more responsibilities is different than having "formen" turned managers they seem to not mix very well.