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I thank God I dont have to rely on my residential business to carry me for the year. I don't think I would be in business very long with all the hacks out there that have no idea how to price a job. For example last year I won a bid on a nice 4500sq.ft colonial that with the pool house and fencing was just shy of 15k. College Pro gave an estimate of $3600.00. This year I have lost 4 jobs to Certa Pro because I was under bid by alomst 50%. In one case the H.O. told me the guy from CP called him a week later and knocked $1500.00 off the price to schedule right away! I can understand getting chopped up by Bill and Ted's painting on a occasional job but when a large franchise comes in at 50% less than the competition it has to raise a red flag. And yes I am always working on selling jobs but when a competitor comes in so low in this economy how do you compete?