Thanks for the long reply. It makes sense for sure. I'm definitely not the "cheap" guy and I do get plenty of "no thank you's" over price or the fact that I won't cut fescue lower than 3.5 inches.
My truck definitely isn't new "1996 Cummins 12V" but its my third child and I take care of it and all my equipment is pretty new and taken care of. I would say I look better than 85% of the guys riding around doing lawn care. I see tons of guys with a ford ranger or the wifes SUV hauling a trailer and an old beat up walk behind (nothing wrong with that if it gets the job done) and I know they cut for hire since they have "Joes lawn care" plastered all over the vehicle saying $20 lawn service lol.
My goal is of course to make money, provide the highest quality work "perfect stripes, perfect edging, no clippings in beds, etc..." and live comfortably and be able to support my family.
I may need to try raising my prices even by $5 but I may wait until next season since this season has already started.
-1996 RAM2500 Cummins 12V
-H&H Spray 200 gallon skid sprayer
-Billy goat TR500 5HP leaf loader
-Gravely Pro turn 52in w/23hp Kohler EFI
-Gravely pro hydro 36in walk behind
-Toro proline 21" suzuki two stroke
-Stihl BR600 Magnum
-Stihl BR420C Magnum
-Stihl SG20 backpack sprayer
-Bluebird 530 aerator with 4HP honda
-Prizelawn Bigfoot SS spreader
-Homelite hedge trimmers