Our company currently outsources all chem/fert apps to turf. Recently, they asked me to do all necessary research to determine the viability of bringing this in-house. Most of the information, (equipment, products, licensing, training, safety, etc etc etc.....) has been easy to come by. However, I am having difficulty in locating statistics for financial information - things like average margins, technician wage averages, etc. Our current year commitment is only $45,000 to the outside company (based on a 5-round program). The total square footage of turf under contract is roughly 2,000,000. My feeling is that this is not enough to justify the expense for start-up at this time. The owners of the company want to know how much of that $45,000 is going to the other companiy's bottom line and how much could be going to ours. Any suggestions?