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It doesn't fit the stereotype of a plumber in most people's minds. I've seen/heard it happen. We get a new van or two once a year, gets kitted out nice. While it's still clean and organized there are always comments from customers if they see inside.

Similar to how some customers react when they get a young plumber instead of an old one.
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I can see that with the “young plumber”
 

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Every once in a while I get a new toolbag and some people will ask me how many years I've been with the company. Then I get to remind them I was at their house X months ago, and X years ago, and at their last house!

You can watch the embarrassment flash across their face, followed by a brain fart, then the gears slowly turning, and if they're lucky, the right file is found in that set of cabinets.
Is that how you landed your pornstar title? 😂
 

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If they look into the back of my truck, usually they are impressed with the amount of stuff I have
packed in the 14 footer box.... nothing looks clean or new just like the truck..... but as some have
said to me ---- lord , you have a whole workshop back here....

Also, The people that think you are as low as garbage pickers probably have a college degree that they
hope and pray that Biden erases and cancels for them..... Their is nothing smarter than getting 200k in debt
and the only thing you have to show for it is a social studies degree in something like "African studies"...LOL
Somehow this gives them the right to look down on EVERYONE these days including me and you....
even though I might be debt free and have more money in my wallet than they have in the bank......lol
I have whitenessed one guy out of thousands that openly saw this way, but most people don’t IMO
And I have to disagree with the “overcharge” statement… folks are stoaked when they see our setup and if you read my intro on here they actually are telling me I’m one of the most affordable licensed plumbers that’s quoting them. 🤷‍♂️
 

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I went up 10$/hr. Going rate in the area was $105.00 for a service call and $85/hr after the first hour. Went up to 115/95.
Excavation rates went up too, fuel, insurance, maintenance parts, oil/grease all have increased 30-45% since last January.
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If you are a licensed and insured plumber, that’s WAYYY to cheap. From Florida-Georgia-Utah-Colorado
Everywhere I’ve worked is pushing $250-$480 a Billable hour

billable hour = time performing job, not time to get materials, time to diagnose, time to talk to customer and time to clean up.
Garbage disposal is quoted at 1 billable hour
A water heater is 3-4 billable hours

idk how Canada is, but the states are prime
 

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I went up 10$/hr. Going rate in the area was $105.00 for a service call and $85/hr after the first hour. Went up to 115/95.
Excavation rates went up too, fuel, insurance, maintenance parts, oil/grease all have increased 30-45% since last January.
Dude
If you are a licensed and insured plumber, that’s WAYYY to cheap. From Florida-Georgia-Utah-Colorado
Everywhere I’ve worked is pushing $250-$480 a Billable hour

billable hour = time performing job, not time to get materials, time to diagnose, time to talk to customer and time to clean up.
Garbage disposal is quoted at 1 billable hour
A water heater is 3-4 billable hours

idk how Canada is, but the states are prime
You go to the more metro areas like toronto, ottawa, london. Us county guys can’t charge that or we won’t be busy. There’s a couple guys that charge that in the county here but of course they don’t have repeat customers. They’re like a one shot deal then the people realize how much extra they spent.
Hey if it works for you then rock on brotha
 
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