This past weekend was a 3-day one for me, as work gave me Monday off. I wish I could say I enjoyed this weekend, but in all honesty, I did not. The storm late last week knocked down a tree in the side of my yard, which not only bumped the power-line, but also caved in part of my roof. One of the tree limbs even went through the attic vent duct, which I didn’t even think was possible because the whole is so small. The attic in my house is not finished, so that part was not a huge deal for me (not an emergency anyways). But, I didn’t want to wait until Tuesday for businesses to open back up.
I hopped online and started to google tree service providers in the area. What I found was interesting and not exactly what I expected. The majority of the companies on the first 3 pages of google had cookie-cutter, boring sites that really didn’t explain anything their arborists do or how they do it. Basically, the sites just listed things like tree removal, pruning, trimming, etc., but didn’t share anything about the staff, such as their level of experience. It’s not enough to just say your business is the best. I feel that it needs an explanation as to why.
Yes, I did in fact read through 23 different websites until I finally found a tree service provider that looked a lot different from the rest, Joe Stevens. Joe owns Albany Tree & Property Service, which has been around for more than 15 years. He employs an experienced team of arborists that can handle any job big or small. In reading through his site, I got the feeling that tree care is more than just a job to him and his team. They seemed to care, so that’s who I called.
Joe and his crew showed up Saturday to give me an estimate and it was reasonable, so I asked them to start right away. They knocked out the whole job in a few hours and cleaned up the mess when it was complete. My roof is still in dire need of repair, so I’ll be calling a roofing contractor to fix that soon. However, I was very happy with Joe’s tree service, and I share this simply to remind you to do your research before choosing a business that’s a good fit for you. The people that care about what they do are worth every penny.