Charging $85/tech hour does not make sense (or dollars and cents). But not knowing your true cost of operation and the proportionate hourly cost is insane. Identifying and calculating your true cost per tech hour varies dependent upon tech abilities and geographic locations.
The old saying is that, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” However, when one contractor calls the other a high-priced crook or a low-ball fool of questionable quality, neither looks good in the eyes of the intelligent consumer. And if their prices are too high or low, they are hurting themselves.