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Jul 13 2009

Orlando tree service history of Tree Work Now continued

In June of our third year in the Orlando tree service business, Tree Work Now purchased a larger stump grinder, a Vermeer SC352. This machine allowed our tree removal Orlando and tree trimming Orlando operations to run more smoothly. We had been using a smaller, and thus slower, SC252. Along with an enclosed trailer I bought, Kincaid Fernander usually operated this machine following the three removals. In the long run, however, this machine rolled over on a steep incline and sustained engine damage. I sold it at a loss and went back to subbing our stump grinding out to Clint Comly, a very reliable and reasonably priced stump grinder. Finding someone I could trust to provide prompt quality service to our Orlando tree trimming and removal customers made it easy to make that decision, especially given the high cost of fuel, maintenance, new teeth, trailer wear and tear, insurance and payroll necessary to grind the stumps ourselves. Clint has become a trusted member of the team and a mutually beneficial relationship has developed. This allows us to focus on doing what we do best: providing industry standard raising tree service to Orlando residents who need tree trimming and removal.

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Jun 08 2009

Company History of our Orlando Tree Service: Tree Work Now

Years ago, company founder and owner Evan Keller went with a local church on a mission trip to do out of state storm clean up. This team from the Orlando area ended up primarily doing tree removal and tree trimming for residents and churches. Evan was working as a non-profit manager and relished the opportunity to get outside and get dirty. Helping people and getting a workout was also an enjoyable part of the tree work. He’d be the last one to put down his saw and the mission team was constantly snapping pictures of him totally drenched with sweat and covered head to toe with sawdust! After the trip, he settled back into his family and the job he loved and had no thought of starting a business, much less a tree business. But two months later, his wife Karen was at a point of desperation in her battle with chronic fatigue syndrome. She needed alternative treatments not covered by insurance and not afforded by Evan’s non-profit salary. So a couple of days later while praying for her, he felt he should man up and start a tree business to take care of his wife. So he did. Four days later he had a partner (who turned out to be an absolute disaster), a business name, and his first job taking down two tall trees for a friend. It was a $400 job he did for $200 with a borrowed truck and two borrowed chainsaws. After studying tree felling techniques online, the trees were felled safely, but both saws broke down and the truck got stuck in the mud! It’s hard to believe that from such humble beginnings emerged Orlando’s preferred tree service staffed by some of the most skilled and experienced tree trimmers in Central Florida who operate the finest fleet of tree equipment we have seen. To learn more about their professional grade expertise and equipment, call Jim for an estimate at 407-416-2704 or request an estimate online at

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