Do the LCO owners own their company and let other people run and manage the operation while you're sitting back and venturing into new business opertunities or are you involved in the day to day operations? I started mowing last year and found that it would be a smart investment if I became very prosperous at it. In this aspect I am inquiring about the possibility of being the largest outfit in town and then explore other areas that I could expand. I haven't heard of many LCO's that are nationally owned and operated. Also, why not explore the possibility of franchising?