Establishing Roots, Growing Strong, Since 1978...

Tackling the big jobs from day 1!

The realization sets in: hire more people!

The Tree Care team 25 years ago.

As the jobs get bigger, so do the trucks.

John Richards established Tree Care Enterprises, Inc. in September 1978. John earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in forestry from Michigan Technological University in 1977. Soon thereafter he started Tree Care Enterprises as a one-man operation.

A short time later, Doug Edwards was hired. Doug is now the Vice President in charge of operations. John Richards is still President and involved with running Tree Care on a daily basis. John and Doug are two of our eight Certified Arborists.

In 1988, we added Tree Care’s landscape group. Since then we have designed and installed complete landscapes, sidewalks, driveways, patios, retaining walls and ponds, as well as landscape lighting.

In 1990, Tree Care Enterprises purchased Forest Hills Grounds Management's assets and entered the irrigation and maintenance business.

In 2000, John purchased Forsgren Landscaping, a well established landscape and maintenance company, owned by Lennart Forsgren for 50 years. This move provided us with several more experienced employees and new client opportunities.

In 2007, Tree Care Enterprises, Inc. became a Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) accredited company. This prestigious recognition is awarded to only the finest and most professional companies. We then created a safety position and formed an employee safety committee.

In 2008, Kurt Weidner and Doug Edwards attended a Certified Tree Care Safety Program (CTSP) to support the company’s commitment to continuing education and safety. This extensive program works with the company’s training staff to develop safety and training programs for the current work force.

From the beginning, Tree Care Enterprises, Inc. has operated on the basis that quality work from professional and knowledgeable employees would make us a successful company.

We are growing and are now celebrating our 40th year in business!

We offer our sincere thanks to our loyal customers for growing with us.