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The rates are not going to drop as dramatically as they have in years past, however some shaving and whittling will still occurr. It has hit the point, in my opinion, where the quality of work has fallen so far off due to pricing (among other reasons) that some sort of industry evolution will begin to take place. For the average plumber to get $250 for a standard winterization on the private market, and be "allowed" to bill $56.25 to a National for the same service, cannot go unrecognized much longer. I'm not saying to start looking for the sunrise over the hill; I'm saying to look for more "creative pricing" on the part of the existing Nationals, more reorganization by the Regionals that stay afloat, and some other outside players to enter the field.