Here is what I did last year, and most of the time I lost my a**. I charged by estimating the man hour, and always under estimated. Do I tell them that I charge by the man hour, and then when the job is done then I total it up. Or do I over estimate, and when the job is done in less time charge them less. I know that the amount of the equiptment and people on the job effects your price per man hour. I was estimating $35-$45 an hour using 1 backpack blower 1 walkbehind (not purchased yet.) 1 hand held 10'x7' dump trailer Boxed, and outfitted with a Billy Goat 20 HP Briggs. Myself, and one other guy may be 2 on big jobs. A friend of mine suggested that I shoud charge atleast $50 a man hour, and estimate every job at 8 hours. Any suggestions would be great.