I recently did a massive cleanup renovation job for a real estate agent that i mow for. The job took 20 hours and i had me and another guy with me. I charged him 40 per hr per man, we were already covered up with other jobs and he said it was to be done as quickly as possible. so we worked every night til dark and all day on sunday (which people sort of frown upon where i live because of running power equipment). Anyway there was always a chainsaw, mower, brushcutter, weedeater, or hedgetrimmer running. But when I gave him the bill it took a month and a half to get paid, and when I called he said that he couldn't believe how much I charged him. he also said that his master carpenter only charges him 20 per hr and next time he'll just get him to do the work. I told him that was fine but i am insured and have an employee, gas, and equipment that costs money to run and if he wants to take a chance on his carpenter hurt himself or the property go ahead, but it will be your a$$ when it happens. I finally got my check and asked him if the owners were satisfied he said yes and i said "that is all I am worried about" and left, opened the check, and there was a letter that said "i will think twice about using you again. This guy has given me 3 properties to mow, 1 he owns the other 2 were people needing someone to mow because who they had didn't do a good job so i still get to keep those, they are satisfied with my services and think the price is fair. so i am not worried.