Hello everyone - I'm evaluating a small (~$1M) lawn care/landscaping deal where the SDE is ~$0.4M, but includes the comp for both sellers, which are still heavily involved in the day-to-day operations and do not have much in terms of processes or software to streamline the business. I'd like to connect with anyone that's recently closed on a lawn care business to better understand the risks and key learnings post-closing. My primary concerns are:
1. Is it unrealistic to think I can assume their responsibilities over a transition period by implementing software and more processes?
2. How much do you budget for capital expenditures?
3. What tools have you used to recruit and retain workers?

Thanks in advance to anyone that can help!