Did some cleanup today for a customer I have had for over three years. I live in a small town so I keep an eye on my customers properties. I have known this guy for several years. He has many mature trees on his property. I normally charge him $150 because he lets us come whenever it starts looking bad and it takes about 2 hrs normally. Today it takes 2 of us 4 hrs and i charge him $250. He calls blasting me out that i should have let him know it would be more especially before Christmas. Keep in mind this is a $350000 property that is 1 acre in size with a big dry creek bed running through the middle of it. He basically said he would find someone else and that this was no way to do business and that I should have done $150 worth of work. I could have just done the yard and left the flower beds full of leaves along with the creek bed. So I tell him how long it took us and he says I cannot believe you are charging $60 plus per hour for crunching up leaves. I tried to explain that this was for 2 of us along with all the other expense. I mowed his yard all season for $75 and it took an hour and fifteen minutes.