Last night i decided that it's time to go from having one full time employee, working with me, to getting another van and employee next spring. It'll be my 10th year of trading next year so it seems fitting. My plan is to send the new and old employee out on my current round of regular commercial and residential maintenance jobs and get a small, cheap Transit connect and new set of tools for myself and work alone picking up all the one off jobs i am currently turning away. That way i can guarantee the new employee the hours straight off. Has anyone else made this jump in this way? I think i will be posting lots of questions about new tools, van and hiring over the next few months!