Just to warn you about raising your rates with DDN. I was one of two inspectors for my area and when Katrina hit I had to raise my rates because gas was becoming a problem. Most of my inspections were outside of the 25mile limit.
Everything was fine. . . until they get one person new who will do it for their minimum in your area. I not only lost any new assignments, I had ALL my accounts pulled ( a total of over 15 ongoing inspections) and reassigned to the new person. I was not willing to lower my price because my price was fair for me to do business.
I called them and asked why. They gave me some reason for pulling my accounts that did not add up . I get e-mailed in the morning and turn them around in less than 4 hours from receipt of the e-mail. My ratings were 0 or 1 for days turn around. An excellent rate, admitted by them.
But to them it was bottom line. Money talks.
So I guess what I’m trying to say is that they may or may not respond adversely to your request if they can come up with a new inspector willing to do it for less.