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When do you hire help?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by FiremanDud, May 12, 2006.

  1. FiremanDud

    FiremanDud LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    I'm not at the point of hiring a crew any time soon but am wondering when did you guys make the jump from being solo to hiring a help. Is there a set number of lawns or income when you should? I have only been in buisness for less than a half a year and have started to turn people down because I just don't have the time to cut there yards. I already have a full time job and want some day's off to spend with wife and kids. But if I can make this business grow some how and make it worth my wild then I would like to know how you make the jump? Thanks
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I tried it once or twice, made more money by myself, ain't had nobody since.
  3. SuperiorLandscapeMgmt.

    SuperiorLandscapeMgmt. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    I would say it depends on your situation,truck equip.,dumpsite.How many lawns you mow in a day and at what price?
  4. FiremanDud

    FiremanDud LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    I mow about 8 per day(9-2 p.m), have a total of 15, two half day's. Almost all are 100 per month a couple are 150 per month.
  5. Natural Impressions

    Natural Impressions LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    basically when you are busy 5-6 days a week with other estimates coming in and your not sure you are going to keep up. Your losing some work or passing on some estimates. Maybe it's time to find a part timer ( NOT A FRIEND)...Find someone you can groom to be the right worker...most employees are idiots.

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