Hey guys, just wanted to run this by some owners out there. I have been with the same lawncare company going on fourteen years now. Before that I had my own lawn mowing business that I started in high school and just kept running with it. Ran it till about six years ago, decided I couldn’t be 100% to either business and gave mine up. Anyways two years ago I had a job offer with a school system, would have been a little less money but obviously retirement and insurance which I don’t have with the company I’m with. I do like what I do and I really respect who I work for. He gave me a raise to keep me with the possibility of taking over when he decides to retire. I am on salary through the year, also he pays me overtime when I work over 40. I handle 80% of the day to day tasks as far as scheduling and getting things ready. I do all of the general maintenance on all the trucks and equipment. I am a licensed applicator and also handle 100% of snow removal by myself. We only run one truck, which a typical 2” snow event generally takes 10 hours to run. Other than my weekly check I am not compensated for snow. My question is, at $17.50/hr would I be out of line to ask for a raise. It has been two years since my last raise. I am well aware of wage differences from state to state, and that eventually there may be a cap on salary. I am in central Ohio. I feel that I am worth more, just wanted some insight from some other owners out there and what their thoughts would be if approached with a similar situation. Sorry for the long post, just wanted to put as much info as possible.