I've been a long time lurker of the site and have soaked in very much input and information from this site. So I came to the conclusion it was time to start participating and reach out with other owners and leaders in our industry. After digging into the forums, I've seen one discussion after another of people mentioning going from one man to multiple crew members. While I've seen many members discuss downsizing from multiple crew members to one man ops. I would like to here some insight and peoples opposition on your side of the story. Why did you go to multiple people crews? For the ones that have downsized, why did you decide to go solo? I'm currently running three people in the fall weather, but it seems when every summer hits I lose all my good workers. I've crunched numbers over and over and it seems with taxes, insurance costs, equipment cost, labor costs, and many other variations factored in that I would be able to net just about the same by going back to a solo-op and downsizing my clientele to suite my needs, while also creating a lot less stress of keeping workers in the summer and dealing with complaints of others that slip or make a mistake. In my eyes and calculator, it seems as if I could generate the same kind of income at a heck of a lot less cost in stress and problems of others. Anyone want to shed light or give their input on the situation, feel free.