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  1. AJ windows

    AJ windows Active Member
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    2 weeks ago I put my second van on the road. As things currently stand both vans are running at 75% capacity. What would you guys do next? 2 men in each van or another van with 1 man in?
     
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  2. steele

    steele Well-Known Member
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    I would think another van to make it more profitable. How are you getting all this work so quickly?
     
  3. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    I would add a man to each van, work twice as fast for no extra cost on vehicles/insurance etc.

    I would also like to know how your gaining so much work! great stuff, well done.
     
  4. AJ windows

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    Another van is what I was thinking also. In regards to gaining work 78% of my work is from referrals from my customers. 13% from people seeing my vans out and the rest from listings.
     
  5. Tuffers

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    78% from referrals and 13% from listings? Very accurate percentages there, you're not a mathematician are you :rofl:
     
  6. AJ windows

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    Lol it's a must to know what's generating your work. So you know which areas to aim at or need improvement.
     
  7. Tuffers

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    What is your staffing at the moment?

    You say 2 vans are running at 75% each. By my maths that works out to 2 and a bit idle days total of your current vans per week. Why are you thinking of a 3rd van when you have over a week total per every 4 weeks of them not working?

    Why not get both vans up to 100% then think about off loading some work onto a 3rd van?

    Two in a van doesn't mean 1x2 work completed, others have stated it works out to 150% rather than 200%.
     
  8. Diwrnach

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    That's interesting, would of thought two would mean twice the work, my mrs is coming with me I will get her working hard I tell ya lol
     
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    peter rogers Grand Master
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    ANOTHER VAN THEN AFTER THAT put a extra person in each van wen its busier
     
  10. AJ windows

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    This is why I asked mate. I've got one full timer at the moment. 2 men per van is ok in some circumstances but if some work is scattered then 2 men is pointless in my opinion. As you know I've only been going since July 2014 but gaining new customers most days without looking for it. Currently got 3 full streets now amongst my round. Wasn't expecting things to take off so good when I started Tbh. Commercial jobs are gradually , but I'm not targeting them. My goal is 5 vans I'm thinking and then leasing the rounds rather than employing. I think that's doable but will look at that at a later date.
    Running vans st 100% I don't think is a good idea as it leaves no time for poor weather, traffic etc.
     
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