Well I got sick of charging $65 per hour plus retail on parts. $65 just isn't enough. But it seems to be the going rate, local A/C companies charge $180 an hour and when I had my commercial ice machine fixed it was a $65 service call plus $90 per hour plus list on materials. I don't see why we should be any different. I noticed A/C companies WILL NOT tell you there hourly rate. They charge a service call and give you a price when they diagnose it. I got the idea from a member on this board, and so far it has worked great. My tech has been averaging $90-100 an hour including drive time. We charge a service call to show up and either quote a price or just do the work and hand them the bill. It really sucked to locate a valve and replace the guts all with in an hour and hand the homeowner a bill for $95($65 service call and first hour and $30 for a 1" valve). Now it is $149 for a valve replacement and a $49 service call. I have a fee per valve locate or fee per hour locating a valve whichever comes out more so I don't get screwed on the nasty ones. What do you guys charge per hour? What do you think about flat rate pricing?