18 laborers overkill??

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Mykster, Aug 18, 2002.

  1. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    Wouldn't you think that 18 workers on one installation job too much? The family and I went for a little drive today. There were some new homes going up in a golf course community. So we went to take a look. We counted 18 workers doing an install on a property that was about 15k sq. ft. There were 5 guys working on the entry way and the rest all raking with one guy on a skidsteer spotting the soil. Seemed interesting to me, never seen that many workers on a job that size.
  2. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Messages: 1,578

    I knew of a company that worked the same way ... They would come in with a tractor- trailer full of equipment and materials and lots of manpower.... very impressive to watch.
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Gues that is their way of saying, "get in and get out".
  4. Tony Harrell

    Tony Harrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 739

    That sounds like the road crews around here. Last week I saw over 30 guys working (mostly standing around) a small intersection. Wish I had a camera with me because it would have been the perfect road crew picture.

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