I bid a few commercial properties and I cant believe I was more than the other bigger company that won the bid. It doesn't make sense, these other companies have to be in the $50-$70per hour range and I am in the $35-$40 per hour range. Our work is just as, if not better quality than these guys but they seem to get the majority of the nicer accounts. What gives? Should I increase my rates to make it seem that we are of the same "caliber" as these bigger companies? All of our bids are complete with a set of pics so they can see the quality of our work. I just would think in this economy they would try and save some money.