Build a crew, or stick with subs. Long question warning...
Started with one sub, he like us and we like him. But he can’t keep up ( I have 5 houses lined up).
So I hired a handy man on straight time
Both of these guys are worth the money I’m paying them and I’m probably getting a good deal. However, neither of them want to go w2. But neither of them have work comp either. I have been getting quotes for work comp and insurance and I am starting to wonder if having employees And building a crewi s better or worse than just hiring a licensed and bonded subs. I realize it’s been done both ways, but my question is what are the pros and cons of both directions. And is it reasonable to have a hybrid situation.? I just hired a project manager who will be a salary position, so Insurance and payroll will still be a part of my life.
I like hiring out a crew (option #3). Keep all of the auditing issue on someone else and keep overhead low. I'm sure there is a breakpoint on costs. Do you have enough deal flow all year around to keep personal crews busy? I hear that being one of the biggest objections to hiring your own crew.
Depends on what business you want to be in.
Want to be a real estate investor? Hire it out.
Want to be a contractor? In-house.