Solo to Crew? Should I?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HighGrass, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Posts: 1,237

    I started thinking the other day...at what point do I make the decision to go from solo to hiring? And how do you do it...or better yet, how do you know when to do it? Used pickup, trailer, mower trimmers, blowers insurance, FICA, all that other overhead. Seems to me like you'd have to take two steps back at first. And what's better, one man crews at first, then multi? Am I gonna have to give up part of each day making sure these giys aren't sleeping it off somehwere?:hammerhead:
     
  2. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278


    The best way to start a crew is to go with them for the first month or so until you get everything the way you want it...just ride with them and watch.
     
  3. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    Or if you still want/need to work (lightly) everyday be a part of the crew. I run a 3 man crew including myself, and all I do is ride the lazer, and make sure the job is satisfactory. I enjoy it this way and will never go back to solo, even if I scale back and have just one guy.
     

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