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Old 04-18-2011, 08:47 PM   #1
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Long Term Planning Question

a quick history on my business
i have been siding homes for the last 7 years
the last 3 years i have built up a small crew of me and 3 guys

the only problem i am having is we have built up a name and everyone is pulling at us all the time..

i am wanting to take the plunge and start running two crews

i will not have a problem getting the work for all of us as we work for some great contractors and i have a good enough name that people seek us out..

i would run two crews.. my crew would be me and my right hand man (he is able to take over what i do when i do leave to talk to homeowners) and one other worker

the other crew would be my other right hand man (i guess he could be my left hand man) and he would have one worker with him. they would work out of a van and do the smaller jobs and easier stuff.

on larger jobs we would all team up...

ok that was my plan and my general history, now for my question....

what is the best way to pay/manage the 2nd crew
1-i have had a partner in the past.. not sure if i would want to do that again
2-he could be paid piece work and i pay the worker.
3-he could be paid a higher rate piece work and he pays the worker out of that.
4-i cant see him working for a hourly wage working out that great

this would only be happening in the fall so i have lots of time to plan and get ready, so any advice at all?
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:49 AM   #2
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Re: Long Term Planning Question

The best bit of advice I can think of is to take the bags off and do not put them back on if you have that many guys working for you.



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