Finding and keeping good people is always a tough job. Given the present job market and the scarcity of good tradesmen, it's even tougher. If you have a shop that is blessed with enough work to keep a few crews (or more) busy, you've got to spend some time trying to keep your people productive and happy, but even more important, you've got to have great supervision in the field.
Playing the field as business grows
One of the hardest things an owner ever does is to put down his tool bags and become 'the boss' If you are really lucky, or really good, you've got that one guy that you've groomed Some people are not comfortable with having authority and don't wield it well Do not be tempted to micro-manage your field after you've made the jump to the office