EXCELLENT TREE SERVICE PROVIDER
Barberton Tree Service began with a gift. When founder Keith Luck turned 16 in 1971, his grandmother gave him a pick-up truck and a chainsaw. He started this business which grew into an 85 truck fleet family enterprise with 95 employees at peak season. In September 2002, Barberton Tree Service, Inc. moved our location to 3307 Clark Mill Road in Norton (next to Barberton Speedway) to join Mulch Makers of Ohio. This new facility allows us to be more efficient and pass valuable savings on to our customers.
Barberton Tree Service provides all tree services including tree and stump removal, trimming, pruning, and clearing. We specialize in dangerous tree removals including those requiring the use of our company-owned cranes. Under no circumstances do we subcontract and our crane operators are OSHA certified. Barberton Tree Service is fully insured and covered by the Bureau of Workers Compensation. Whether you need a simple trimming or a dangerous tree removed you can rely on Barberton Tree Service to always get the job done right.
TOOLS WE USE
Barberton Tree Service has access to some of the best equipment on the market to date. With access to a fleet of over 65 bucket trucks reaching up to 65 feet each equipped with a commercial wood chipper, four cranes ranging from a 23 ton – 103 feet to 28 ton 138 feet, and two spider buckets reaching up to 83 feet, Barberton Tree Service has got all the tools to get any job done.
OUR MISSION & VALUES
The goal of Barberton Tree Service Inc. is to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction possible. We strive to accomplish this by providing competitive estimates for all of our customers' needs and assigning our readily available, highly trained, well-equipped and dedicated employees to carry out any task necessary. We are focused on maintaining a “safety culture” within the company. The safety and well-being of our employees and especially our customers are always the top priority.
MEET THE TEAM
President & Founder
Keith has built this company from the ground up, beginning with selling firewood at age fourteen before expanding to Barberton Tree Service Inc. A proud Alumni of the University of Akron, Keith was a top defensive player on the 1976 Zips team that made a Division II National Title run. A team that stands in the University Sports Hall of Fame to this day.Keith prides himself in bringing the blue-collar work back to the City of Barberton, employing locals and attributing a lot of his success to the community
After graduating from Barberton High School in 1996, Lisa began her career at Barberton Tree Service, Inc. while attending the University of Akron for Business Management. She has been with BTS since she was 18, taught by old-school values and brought up through hard knock lessons. Throughout the years, Lisa has gained an abundance of knowledge and skills that lead her to her current position as Vice-President. After nearly 26 years in the tree care industry, and nearly 30 years in a professional setting, we believe her biggest attribute is her versatility. She is extremely proud of the company that she has played such a large role in growing over the years. Her dedication to providing superior customer service, improving the community and establishing a spectacular workplace environment is second to none. Lisa says, “My personal and professional endeavors this far in life are what continues to push me to the future.” Anyone with an outside perspective will tell you that she sets her own bar, and that she is the only one capable of attaining those standards of excellence! Lisa enjoys volunteering in her free time to give back to the community with her daughter. Some of the organizations she has been a part of throughout the years are: Lake Anna YMCA as Chairman of the board; Summit County Safety Council; Barberton Parks and Recreation as a Commissioner; Crossroads Community Church as a nursery teacher; and has various other volunteer hours logged within Summit County and Medina County.
After cementing himself in Barberton lore as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever wear a Magic’s uniform, Bryan decided to be a part of Keith’s vision to grow Barberton Tree Service into what it has become today. Approaching 30 years of experience, Bryan has become an expert at estimating and bidding virtually any task relating to tree care. As a contract coordinator with multiple years spent in the field, Bryan has the invaluable ability to be proficient in providing accurate and affordable estimates whether they be for hedge trimming and shaping, canopy pruning, lot clearing, large / hazardous tree removal and stump grinding. His contagious personality is one of our favorite attributes within the company. As a former football coach, he is essential to motivating our crews to provide “Championship” customer service on a daily basis! He has been vital in growing our company to the competitive entity it has become. Whether bidding Commercial, Municipal, or Residential, Bryan always has the customer in mind.
Certified Arborist & Estimator
Living in the Barberton area for over 30 plus years, Josh started working for Barberton Tree Service in 2002 right out of high school as a groundsperson & worked his way through many of the different positions within the company to now becoming an I.S.A. Certified Arborist. Josh has always considered BTS his home. He has always stated that company owner Keith Luck has been very influential to him, teaching him many of the hardworking standards & values that Barberton Tree Service represents. Josh has learned the business from many of the “Barberton Tree legends” that have built the company into what it has become today, capturing their best attributes and then adding his own uniqueness to provide the highest level of service to our customers at the best prices around. Josh is sure to be honest, fair, and surely put a smile on your face. He is extremely dedicated to his customers and will always go out of his way to make sure they are informed and taken care of at all times! In his spare time he is a dedicated husband, son, brother and loving father to his 4 children. His family values are one of our favorite things about Josh because he tends to treat all coworkers and customers with the same love! In his spare time, he loves the outdoors and some of his favorite hobbies include hunting and fishing.
Kevin Scott Mcquaide
Safety Coordinator & Estimator
Barberton born and raised, Scotty (A.K.A. Squirrel) grew up watching Barberton Tree Service through his window as they cleared all of the new lots in the Austin Estates development. Being neighbors and good friends with the Luck family, Scotty could not wait until he was old enough to be a part of the team and drive one of those awesome maroon trucks and climb trees alongside the men he looked up to. As soon as he was old enough, Keith let him get to work. After graduating from Barberton Highschool in 2004, he made a full-time commitment to the company and never once backed out. Scotty has served as a groundsman, crane hook-up, climber, foreman, estimator, and safety coordinator. He also supervises all the crews and serves as the new-hire recruiter. He has always looked up to Keith, Lisa and Bryan and is extremely proud to be on the same team as our amazing crews, looking out for them every day. Whether it’s providing an emergency estimate, ensuring job site safety on your property, our calling you in for an interview, Scotty will always show you a profound level of care, respect and professionalism. Scotty just can’t get enough of being outdoors. He is obsessed with any kind of nature related topic. Whenever he is not out and about on job sites, you can find him hiking and camping in the forest, or on the river fly-fishing and paddling his canoe through rapids!
Estimator & Foreman
Freddie has been on our team for a few years now, as of 2022. Hired as Foreperson, he quickly showed his knowledge and passion for the industry which led him to become an Estimator. Before his employment at BTS, Freddie had been in the industry for over 15 years between owning his own company and working for highly accredited, national tree care companies. His passion for quality customer service and friendliness flows through his personal life. Freddie enjoys spending time with his family and being actively involved in his children’s extracurricular activities. One of our favorite things about Freddie is how polite and considerate he is to all he encounters. He is a great problem solver and always looks for the most cost effective and efficient way to complete a job. Rest assured that you will be in great hands when dealing with Freddie! He provides outstanding customer service to anyone he meets and will always make time to answer questions. This estimator loves to keep in touch throughout the entire job process, frequently stopping out to talk to the customer and checking on the crews that are performing the work. In his free time he is a dedicated Cleveland Browns fan and will happily incorporate football into a tree conversation! We are very thrilled to have Freddie as part of our BTS family!
As a relative to the president of BTS, Jill can attest to the “family-owned and operated business.” She’s worked with us on and off since she was 13 and treats the entire company like family! Over the past five years, she’s built strong relationships with her co-workers and valued customers as well. She was raised with the same “Roll up your sleeves and get to work” mentality that our company was founded on, and she is a driving force in maintaining that very same brand of Barberton Tree today! This hard work ethic and dedication are concreted into Jill’s personality. Never afraid of any challenge, Jill is always there to help, even when the phones are ringing off the hook during nasty storms! Family and relationships are important to her, and she treats all of our employees with the same motherly care. She can frequently be seen preparing breakfast for any hungry employees to ensure they are fully nourished for the jobs ahead . During the warmer months, Jill loves to spend time at the pool with her grandchildren. Jill would love to assist you with general questions, setting up estimates for trees and stump grinding, and questions regarding work orders. You can reach Jill at (330) 848-2344.
Senior Administrative Assistant
We would not be able to function without Laurie! She handles accounts payable, payroll, data entry, and other tasks, along with helping out the rest of the office staff with phone calls and any other customer needs. Laurie is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to our profession. There isn’t much that she hasn’t seen or handled at least 50 times! She tends to have an informative answer for any customer question. From helping set up convenient appointments with our estimators to promptly dispatching a crew for an emergency job, Laurie can handle it all and does so with a happy heart! She has exceptional problem-solving skills and is an asset to all coworkers, including the crews. Throughout her ten years as an employee, she has always been attentive and extraordinarily positive. Her favorite part of coming to work is sharing the same vision and dedication to the company’s mission. While not at work, Laurie enjoys spending time in nature at her campsite with her family. Contact Laurie at (330) 848-2344 for questions concerning accounts payable, corporate invoices, or any other general questions!
With two exciting years spent with our company, Jamie has quickly found a second family here with our staff! She is a wonderful addition to the BTS crew along with Winston, her French Bulldog that she brings in every day. It’s no surprise that Jamie is an animal lover! Her friendly demeanor and patience clearly show it! Any customer that gets a chance to talk to her will undoubtedly receive a warm welcome and outstanding assistance! Jamie is here to help you with any of your three-related needs, whether it be a simple estimate or a time sensitive emergency, she will get you taken care of! Her free time is spent rescuing dogs, cats and just about any other furry friend and helping them find their forever home! Contact Jamie at (330) 848-2344 for help with setting up an estimate, accounts receivable, or any general office questions. You’ll be impressed with her timeliness and interpersonal skills!
Paint & Body Shop Supervisor
Jason has been with the Barberton tree team for over 12 years, and has made a huge positive impact on the company. Jason learned the ropes from his father by working in his body shop as a kid. When Jason isn’t putting the company logos on trucks, or painting all of our equipment, He loves spending time with his family and friends sharing a laugh or fishing.
Lead Certified Crane Operator & Foreman
Bob is one of our most valued employees! He has been with us for nearly 30 years! Over this impressive period of time, Bob has truly been one of the foundation blocks that our successful company rests upon today! Some of the most difficult tree removals in Northeast Ohio have been performed with Bob behind the controls of his trusty crane. He has accumulated a vast amount of knowledge in his career with BTS through year after year of challenging experience. He simply makes the most difficult of tasks seem easy and effortless. He is known as the Godfather of Barberton Tree and has been responsible for the training and coaching of many of our greatest climbers, crane operators and groundsmen. No matter how dangerous or tedious the job is, you can be confident with Bob on your job site! Bob runs one a crew of some of our most veteran employees and it’s quite evident when you watch them work! Bob not only excels at operating cranes on the jobs, but he is also an amazing hunter during deer season!
General Foreman & Certified Crane Operator
Aaron has called BTS his home for well over a decade now! He is one of the most versatile employees within our company and in the time that he’s spent here, has held almost every position an employee could serve. Aaron is simply great at everything he does. As a long time Staff Sergeant E6 in the United States National Guard, he consistently runs his crew and performs his work to military standards. He is our General foreman not only because of his skill level, but because of the example he sets for the entire company. “The correct way” is the only way that Aaron knows and that is quite obvious. He is highly respected amongst all other crew members and foremen alike. He has helped train many of our best employees, including other foremen. Despite his wealth of knowledge and astounding skill level, He is quite humble. He is the type that lets only his actions speak for his work. Whether it is operating a crane, performing a difficult climb, or running a spider lift in a confined area, BTS is beyond proud to have Aaron representing our company on any job site!
Tony has been a key asset to Barberton Tree Service for many years now. He is extremely versatile with his abilities in the trees. He is an excellent climber, as well as bucket truck operator. The quality and attention to detail that he provides through his work is superb. Whether it is making a tree look beautiful, or ensuring a customer’s yard is left in pristine condition after a tree removal, Tony takes extreme pride in his work. This employee removes some of the largest, most dangerous trees in Northeast Ohio on a daily basis yet stays extremely humble. Paired up with our crane operator Bob, there is no tree that they can’t dismantle safely! In his spare time, he enjoys going to concerts and spending time with his family. He is also a locally known hero, being recently honored by an Akron detective! We are proud to have Tony as a member of our family!
Ryan (Squintz) Jacobs
Foreman & Bucket Operator
Ryan was given the nickname “Squints” many years ago when he first joined the team due to the resemblance that we saw between him and the character from the baseball movie “The Sandlot”. While we may be the only bunch that sees the similarity, ANYONE can see why we consider this foreman a real home-run of an employee. Maybe it’s the black glasses, maybe its countless years of hard work and experience, but whatever it may be, this foreman has no problem seeing the best way to perform any tree task and then executing it safely and efficiently. This is one of the friendliest and most professional people you will ever have the privilege to deal with. He is a great team player and one of our seasoned key employees here at BTS.
Passionate. Energetic. Proud. Brave. Driven. Focused. These are all words that do a great job at describing Rory. Rory has been a foreman at BTS for 3 years now and has a long span of tree experience under his belt. He is one of our climbing foremen that specializes in tree removals in particular. He has quite the talent for making short work of a large precarious tree (or an entire section of woods), all while doing so safely and efficiently. Rory is especially crafty when it comes to dangerous tree tasks, especially those that are created by severe storms. Not all trees are accessible to large equipment such as a crane. This is where Rory comes in. Using a broad range of tree climbing and rigging techniques, along with the use of his Vermeer mini skid-steer, there isn’t much that Rory can’t figure out. If you have an emergency that a crane can’t get to, give us a call and we will get Rory out to you ASAP! You will not only be impressed with his crew’s skills and work ethic, but also their professionalism while on your job site! We are proud to have Rory as part of the family here at BTS!
Going on 12+ years in the tree game, Michael started with zero idea of what to expect. Most of his knowledge in the beginning formed from observing experienced men he worked under and eventually bulling bits and pieces to create his own working style. After all these years he now enjoys lending tips to the newbies. While he's not at work he likes to relax with his kids, cook on the grill and sharing good laughs with anyone around him. Being with BTS has shown him strong management and great team building skills.
Dustin has been with our company for 3 years now and we are honored to have him represent our company as a crew leader! One of our youngest foremen, Dustin quickly showed us that he was here for the “long-haul” and wanted nothing more than to dedicate his time and effort into becoming a leader within our company. Trained under Aaron Wagnitz, our General Foreman, Dustin was taught by one of the best and clearly took note of what he witnessed and learned while under Aaron’s guidance. In a rather short period of time, Dustin went from groundsman to climber to foreman, all the while our company gained the utmost confidence in him as a leader. As one of our main ambassadors to beautiful properties such as Firestone Country Club, Dustin is a very versatile employee. He is highly qualified at not only tree removals, but also tree beautification pruning. He is an excellent equipment operator as well as a very talented tree climber. Our other foremen often joke and say it’s not fair because Dustin is our tallest climber, and it only takes him 5 steps before he reaches the top of the tree! Height advantage or not, we are more than pleased with Dustin and we are confident that our customers will be pleased too!
Although Jon hasn’t been at the company long he is no stranger to hard work and chasing his passion. He has been in tree work since 2018. Before that he was fighting bulls and riding broncs traveling the U.S. rodeoing professionally. He then joined the USMC served his time and got medically discharged honorably. He then found cycling and rode his bike across the U.S. in 10 days 22 hours. He got on the national cycling team and became 14 time national champion traveling around the world cycling. When he retired, he found the love of his life, got married and have two awesome boys. He loves to climb trees and it is his ultimate passion.
Robert has been a great asset to the Barberton Tree family for years now. He started from the ground up and worked his way into a foreman position. While many of our foremen specialize in their preferred tasks, Robert is our “Lumberjack-of-all-trades”. From working on our crane crews, climbing, and even operating our 83ft ArborPro Spider Lifts, our friendly Rob does it all very well! He is always positive, optimistic, determined and professional. The level of customer service he provides is nothing short of spectacular. He is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction. He is extremely proud of what he does, and the quality of his work shows that very clearly! One of our favorite things about Rob is his reliability. We can always count on this man, and so can you when it comes to any tree related task!
Cody is a new edition to our family here at BTS. He has years of experience in the tree care industry and that is quite obvious when you watch him work! Cody specializes in difficult jobs that have limited access to the trees. He solves this problem by being an expert operator on our 83ft ArborPro Spider Lift! Cody operates these machines like they are an extension of his own body and always knows the best way to set up on the tricky jobs. Cody is always polite and professional. You can expect only the highest degree of customer service from him! He is a great motivator to his crew. When Cody is running the job-site, you can be sure to witness an outstanding level of teamwork! His entire crew always works very efficiently under his leadership! We are very lucky to have Cody as part of our Team!