I just want to warn you this could get long. I am just wanting a few opinions of you guys who have a lot of time in the business whether you are a one man crew or a huge 5 crew with 5 guys in each crew company. I was talking with a guy putting an irrigations system in my neighbors house. He has some huge commercial accounts here in oklahoma (i.e. hitachi plant). We got to talking and he said his best word of advice (I'm 24 with 9 years in the business and he's 40 with 25 years) is that he would rather keep his business to himself and a crew he oversees/goes out with. What do you guys think? of course he told me which I have always thought true that you always do it better yourself. You would think anyone could handle a weedeater or lawnmower but you would be amazed. I've hired some 18 and 19 year old college kids needing a summer job and they last a week, two week tops. Half the time its the heat, other times its getting up early. But for the most part I do 90% + of my work simply b/c having a kid work for me doesn't save me much time. Most of my yards are in groups of at least 2 or 3. I can edge, weedeat, mow one of two, and blow before my helper can finish mowing one. I am hoping to hire some hispanic workers this next year as they are some of the hardest working people you ever see. I've got more to ask but want to keep it in small chunks. Let me know your input. Thanks guys.