Solo or employees?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by fastlane, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Holland

    Holland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 748

    Not if you have multiple Personalities. :)
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  2. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Messages: 6,825

    I wouldn't say it's more fun, but it's definitely more interesting. :laugh:
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  3. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Messages: 558

    I schedule my season for solo operation now
    did it last year cleared more $ and didnt break near as much stuff as in the past when I had a crew:dancing:

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,451

    We have both

    We have a store with 3 employes and lawn care is solo every one in a while i get some one to help

    Charles Cue
  5. crichardson

    crichardson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    Solo unless the job needs help....I can't wait til the day where I DO need a crew to get it done.
  6. Mr.LaVere

    Mr.LaVere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    I will be solo this season for the first time. Last 4 seasons have been with my brother. This winter though he took a full time job and decided to keep it. Plan to do all the mowing by myself and possibly hire a guy for leaf removal and lager landscape installs, but we will see how backed up I am...
  7. socty

    socty LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    I found out a long time ago that if you get busy, working alone is depressing. You get overwhelmed, and every job seems to take too long. With one or two helpers, things fly right along, and if you hire wisely, you will make more money and have more fun in the process. Sounds like a win-win to me. That's my story and I'm stickin to it! One more benefit of helpers: You have more time to talk with customers if they have questions or problems that you can solve for them.
  8. rickstang

    rickstang LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Solo. Not worth the trouble!
  9. Bushwhackerstll

    Bushwhackerstll LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Socty u are right 100 percent I Jam 20 to 30 lawns sometimes into one day don't really break a sweat at all just riding in the breeze. Downs is u have to train The tards..... It def is depressing by urself but over time u can get these guys to run the lawns just how u want
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  10. Element Property Mgmt

    Element Property Mgmt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    i plan to stay solo as long as possible. i hire friends and pay cash for jobs i need help with.

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