I have read numerous post stating the big guys (i am assuming that is 3 or more employees???) can get the job cheaper cuz they need the work to keep all there guys busy. Yet later on in post I see the big guys rate is up and beyond what the little guy charges? Just thinking about this. In my area, probably within 60 miles I have the largest mowing/fert company in total lawns, employees, etc. There are numerous solo and double opps here. I am the highest. We offer awesome work compared to others. Never a complaint - I shouldn't never last here trimming bushes one the guys hacked through a garden hose which I had to replace. I can offer a better price I think - be more competive and maybe drive a solo guy out. What to do? A school for instance is getting bids. I know what they get. $140 for the school - he runs a 52 and 60 Z. It takes them a few hours. I would come in with a WAM and 1 52 Z for the front and I think maybe tops - 1.5 hours. Heck I would charge them $100 even being a private school. Do I or don't I start lowering my rate a little? Yes I know my cost, what I have to do for a bare bones bid but I know I could stay ahead of the game with lower prices but should I??