Any suggestions on how to thin out the sorry installers. I've checked backgrounds, called references, and even visited former employers and I still seem to find the worst of the worst for employees. Right now I have a secretary and a licensed electrician working for me. We all three do new construction installs and any other installations out there that we get. I don't see my family that much. I run ads in the local newspaper and have contacted the unemployment office. We've offered sign-on bonuses of $2,500.00 with a payscale from $12 to $16 depending on experience. My secretary can now run flex duct. Also anyone have a female salesrep and if you do how is it working out?