I noticed in the last 6-months alot more competition out there, guys starting there own busineeses, all kinds of things (the big one that pisses me off I mean how cheap, not having commercial plates, have van, shelfing, ladder racks etc.) but have residential plates on ven to save, so instead of paying $140 year, its $140 evey 2-years. Also I dropped my price on change outs by $250, I feel after paying taxes its really about $162 Iam loosing, and I now give 2-year labor warranty (not thru any maufacturere either) MY LABOR WARRANTY. One devolopement I do work in 400 condo's I have over (had )325 of them, see more and more new trucks, also one local contractor who has been around for about 30 year (used to build his own condensers, from scratched to save $$$, known to be cheap, cheap, cheap price wise, but a butcher, he was using Goodman, switch to Coleman Evcon, he uses saver stat? t-stats which I think are junk, and he uses a flex boozka, his sons work for him, and one other guy, wouldnt want them in my house some long hair, sticking of booze and weed, no teeth, but price wise hes cheap. He goes to the devlopement I do and buys the (his shop 1/2 mile away) buys the manager, and assistent manger (woman) gift certificates to Filenes for $200 a pc. and asks can he be on the list of contractors that goes on the monthly news letter the assoc. sends out every month, theres 3- contractors on list including me, but when someone has a problem from condos with a/c, or heat pumps, they tell them out of the 3 Iam the best bet, the h.o.'s tell me this, when they call, they say they called offfice and I came highly recccommended, (its good because its all referral, not by knowing anyone) Ive been doing most of wor here , but now starting to get a little nervous, everything at the age of replacement especially the 175 heat pumps there 1989, and with new 13 seer, JESUS! Its amazing what some guys do, like I said here in Boston, its getting very, very competitive, lots of guys starting out on own, scary.