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We have all joked about the inefficiency of a stereotypical road crew, with two people leaning on shovels while a third does all the work. But when we stop to think about it, our own practices aren't much different: Too many workers on one job creates labor cost overruns, and not enough workers creates a slowdown. In the remodeling business, labor mismanagement can break any budget and ultimately cause business failure. We're all looking for ways to manage our crews for maximum production, and regulating crew size is one way to do it. Two's a Crowd Holding the line on the labor budget often determines the success of a remodeling company. The smaller the crew size, the better your chances are of