This is kind of the same thread as the "low ballers" Im in the same situation. In my town of about 15,000 there are about 3-4 professionals including myself who base there company on quality. This year ive seen at least 10-15 guys with murry mowers, homelite trimmers and blowers. Im sure they dont have any insurance and are charging 30-40% less than they should. My question is maybe they just dont know what to charge. Im thinking of stopping some of them and just asking them what they are charging to mow a 4,000sq.ft. lawn. If they $15 ill let them know what they should be charging. Do you think this is ethical? I just know im tired of competing with them and there work sucks. I also if the customer says so and so can do it cheaper i always ask, are they insured? What happens when a rock goes through there window? Usually they will smarten up and go with the pro..... any way, let me know what you think. Hope all of ya have a great season and dont worry about the "Wanna Be's" they wont last.