Employee numbers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by specialtylc, Mar 1, 2004.

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how many employee including yourself

  1. one

    10 vote(s)
    15.9%
  2. two

    16 vote(s)
    25.4%
  3. three

    14 vote(s)
    22.2%
  4. four or more

    23 vote(s)
    36.5%
  1. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    I and I think many of us would like to know what size companies we are talking to on Lawnsite.
     
  2. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    Ones too few, Twos a business, Three is a crowd, at least when you have less than 40 accounts.
     
  3. Doster's L & L

    Doster's L & L LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 616

    I have no employees, but i have a team leader and a team member.
     
  4. grshppr

    grshppr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 301

    Year round three incuding myself, and usually a fourth in the spring for a couple weeks.
     
  5. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,410

    Had four employees last year, five including me. Plan on adding at least one more this year. Next year who knows!
     
  6. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 911

    I only have one employee but I think they are a necessary evil. You read all kinds of threads and posts about PITA customers but what about PITA employees. Don't get me wrong, my one employee is a nice enough guy, we get along, good worker and good with my clients but he can also be a baby, b**ch and a sissy.
     
  7. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,660

    I'm a solo opp, but have part time help in the fall
     
  8. charlies

    charlies LawnSite Senior Member
    from earth
    Posts: 587

    too few when we're doing the work, too many on payday.
     
  9. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 603

    i had 6 last year..........this year 2..............Too much of a pain in my A$$.

    Not sure if it is worth it, I had more complaints last year than ever. Finding good help is not easy, yeah there are some good workers, but I couldn't find any. I got 2 great worker, which they do around 70-80 yards a week.

    I'm solo, so I do around 40-50 a week, I do customers that complain the most, because for some reason they only want me doing thier yard. They also pay more, duh, anyway.........you gotta love this business

    good luck to everbody, hope ya'll have a great year
     
  10. charlies

    charlies LawnSite Senior Member
    from earth
    Posts: 587

    we had the same problem until we took my brother out of the field and had him supervising the crews. back when we were having problems, we had a good foreman, but when the cat's away....
     

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