Whats the most employees that anyones ever employed?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Bulls_mowing, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. Bulls_mowing

    Bulls_mowing LawnSite Member
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    Just wondering if anyone one has ever employed a large amount of employees and if so how did you ever manage all of them people
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    The only thing I can think of is you need to run the company by yourself for at least the first three years, so that you at least have the answers to all the most basic questions (of which there are more than a few).
  3. AAELI

    AAELI LawnSite Senior Member
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    1988 we had 27 working grounds maintenance on military contracts(4500 acres mowed a month) and 35 on a new 18 hole golf resort. Good crew supervisors with trained dedicated employees made it all seem easy. Pulled back to only the military contracts after construction of golf resort completed and grand opening. Reduced further as I got older and more focused on equipment dealership.
  4. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
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    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
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    On the lawn care side I was at 8
    Hey that is one headache a day and an extra just in case:laugh:
  6. AAELI

    AAELI LawnSite Senior Member
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    That is the most illuminating answer yet! In '96 I finally decided no more headaches in the grounds maintenance side and slowly shed myself of all maintenance jobs. Still had 7 in the retail/wholesale side. Recently started back in landscape installations. 4 days a week with me. Now down to 3 in the retail which makes it very comfortable. Now I even have a few days headache free!
  7. garth1967

    garth1967 LawnSite Senior Member
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    one too many

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