Man its the same thing everywhere, low ballers are taking over. Or maybe we should all do a price check. I really feel bad for the companies that are so big they need to charge $60.00/hr to break even. Thats why I'm staying a smaller co. with very low overhead, so I don't need to charge $60.00/hr just to try and pay bills. I have just a couple of employees (friends) that help me out when I need it (bigger jobs). For the most part there is just 2 of us Mon.-Sat. doing all of the mowing. Just a thought, maybe try breaking up into smaller companies dedicate one for just residential and one for commercial, I don't know just a thought. Just thinking you can get a lot of work done with 2 or 3 people and a smaller w/b and just basic tools required for residential mowing. I also think it's ridiculous charging a customer $50 and $60.00 to mow a 1/2 acre lot, and not that it's done all the time but I have seen some posts that suggest this. Things are different now-a-days the economy still sucks, people are going through layoffs left and right. A lot of people just can't afford the $60.00/hr cut, they may want to but just can't so they go with the "low baller" because they still want it done.