So after reading all these posts lately about the saturated market we work in, and all the low ballers and how its ruining the market, I have a few questions. I just want to see what others think. And this is geared towards those of you that HAD/HAVE full intentions of being in this business for many years. Not the guys that are doing this to make it through college or just for a couple years. My area is saturated with new business, within the past 3 years I'd say there has been a huge boom of new business. I contribute it to the bad economy and the fact that our industry is easy to get in to with relatively low inital costs. The guy I used to work for was in the business for 20+ years, he was one of the original 5 lawncare companys in this area. Before I had intentions of going into this myself I used to ask him if he was worried about all the new companies and low ballers. He would always say "As long as we keep quality up we won't have a problem" I have found this to be true with my business. The lowballing is going nuts this year, but I would use it to my advantage. I had probably 10 potential clients call for estimates, I was higher on all of them. I could always "trick" the customer into realizing the situation and each customer would pause and say "you get what you pay for" and I would sign them on right then. They were happy to pay the extra. I've managed to average 50 dollars an hour (before expenses) mowing solo. So I personally think I've done pretty good this year. Now I see alot of people worried about this, some saying they're getting out of the business, some saying the market is just ruined, strangely I'm seeing alot of guys on the board with bigger companies that are getting worried to...they dont day it but I can just tell because of the posts they're making. So I wanted to honestly see who out there is worried about this, do you think there is a future with the green industry still? What are you doing to insure your going to still be with it making the same profit (Or better) then before?