I had gone with a friend when he did an estimate the other day. It was a small job, 2 guys, 4 - 5 hrs. He priced it at $175 That is $17.50 per man hour! I was just thinking about how much he charges for cutting grass... this week they did 115 lawns which totalled up to probably around $5000 knowing him. I also know that it took 4 guys, 50 hrs to do those lawns. That right there is about $25 per man hour! After we went to give the estimate, we talked about 13 lawns which he does in a single day. It takes 4 guys 10 hrs to do the 13. He doesn't even get $700 for them combined. Guy absolutely refuses to get a rider unless he gets a "huge account." Probably this is why he lives in a run down shack which isn't even 1000 sq ft and has a truck which barely runs. It's also probably why his partner lives in a 2 room shack!! How can I go about beating some sense into my friend?