I need some advice on hiring a landscape designer. My company has experienced steady growth in our landscaping sales. Right now i have a maintenance crew and a landscape crew and have to juggle guys from the maintenance side to help with landscaping. I am thinking of hiring a landscape designer that we have used for all our landcape designs. He would be our designer/foreman for all of our landscape projects. This would free myself up to expand other business ventures such as our landscape supply company. What are typical structures for as far as pay and commissions that you guys out use. I was thinking salary plus commissions. But i wanted to check with you out there that have been through this for the first time by bringing on a landscape designer full time. Any help would be appreciated. We are about a $700,000+ a year company. 1/3 snow plowing. 1/3 maintenance and 1/3 landscaping. I started a landscape supply store 2 years ago and have had alot more people asking for landscaping and believe that this field will expand very nicely. i just want make the right moves and not overextend myself with trying to do it all with out the right help. Any suggestions and advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.