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2 full-time including myself, 2 part-time college kids.
I started 10 years ago as a part-time mowing company, jumped in full-time this year as a full service grounds maintenance contractor. After working for someone else my whole life, love being my own boss.
 

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I employ about 9 to 12 on average.
I have taken my lco from one push mower to 5 new trucks and too much equipment to put on a little list for show and tell. I have also opened a full service Garden center and supply my competition with products(That's a novel idea).I am in the process of opening a pond store(target september) as soon as i go to closing on property. I provide full medical for my employees plus bonuses. It has taken me a little over ten years to get this far and i ain't now where yet. Wanna know my secret. Don't follow the follwers. Copy the leaders. Don't be a talker be a doer. Don't reinvent the wheel.

Too many followers trying to give advice. Sometimes the one who listens more than talks is wiser....
For all you know I could be making all this up...or not.
Don't like tooting my own horn but beep beep. I think i can.
 

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I don't believe there are any employees that are members on here but here in Wichita there's a LCO called Suburban Landscape Managementor something...we just call them Suburban. Anyway...they hve 20 mowing crews and in peak summer weeks they have over 90 employees. They have a guy that isfull time just hiring and firing people. they go through 4 or 5 guys a week cuz they have a rule where if you're late or mess something up you're on a 6 month probation....anything else and you're gone. Crazy stuff.

As for the company i work for...at the beginning of the year we had 8 all together...now we have 5 due to some just walking off the job...one got fired...and another got a better job at Coca Cola.

Good times.
 
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