I am hiring a full time employee this spring. The need is there, the work is there and it would give me a little more time to work on being an owner and not always being the owner/worker. I have two part timers coming for the summer as well. Question - for those with employee's how do you compensate there work? Few thoughts are: To keep all year - pay salary offer a 5% stake in company - his own money, or as a benefit or use as a yearly bonus type of deal. Winter is slower, but we have alot of snow removal, this year next to none, but that is down time for us and that is when I would allow him to take vacation. Maybe a weekend thing here or there in the summer but that would be it. Offer him a company truck to use. Stimpulation being if he leaves out of town with it to a big box store - he pays for that tank of gas. He will over see the guys on a day to day situation. I still plan on being in the field, but he will be more of a manager. Thanks for the input!