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want to grow-what does it take

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by yergus, Nov 21, 2002.

  1. yergus

    yergus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    i have a small company with 104 customers and i am wanting to grow to a size i like i see in the magazines reporting millions. now i see a lot of you say no way, they want to stay small, even solo.
    how many of you have more than thirty employees and what is the secret. i know that employee turn over is high, so how do you keep the workers and what is your secret.
    please don't say i will be sorry, that is not my game plan, my game plan is to be the biggest and best in this part of missouri.
  2. yergus

    yergus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    a st louis based lco by the name of Gerber went belly up. i thought a company that size would be around for ever. does anyone know the story behind them
  3. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    I seen that gerber went under, and was courious about that also.
  4. yergus

    yergus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    the rumors have it that he did some poor finacial management, he spent all the money without putting any back into the company, but that is just what i heard, no facts or reliability
  5. mowin at the lake

    mowin at the lake LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    He still has three houses at the lake.
    I think his sons took over the biz a few years ago.

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