About Us


The stateline leader for the care, removal and installation of trees.

For 44 years and counting, Tree Care Enterprises has been the Stateline leader for the care, removal and installation of trees. Our arborists are the best in the tree business. We’re there for you, after a storm of the century, in response to borer blights  — and always on the move, restoring, nurturing and tending to our precious green spaces, whether residential or commercial, large and small. We’re ‘totally tree care’, offering the full range of services, from landscaping to lawn mowing, irrigation to snow removal.

Finally, our Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) Accreditation is an acknowledgment of the work we do to maintain best practices and the highest standards. Part of that process involves continuous training. Our high-climbing crews and certified Arborists specialize in aerial work requiring exceptional skills, expertise and, above all, an understanding of safety. At Tree Care, we are unsurpassed in keeping our teams, and the projects they work on, safe.


Establishing Roots, Growing Strong, Since 1978...


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 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.

This advanced training system will enable Tree Care Enterprises to employ a work force that has been properly trained in all aspects of the Green Industry. Worker safety, safe work zones and industry standards create the backbone of the current curriculums being developed. Both Kurt and Doug have worked in the Green Industry and have extensive experience in the emergency response field. 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.

Our Team

John Richards

President & Owner - 44 years

Doug Edwards

Vice President & Operations Manager - 41 years

Kurt Weidner

Fleet and Safety Manager - 22 years

Lori Johnson

Office Group Manager - 18 years

Felicia Fick

Secretary - 8 years

Matthew Richards

Foreman - 7 years

Avery Johnson

Climber - 2 years

James Harper

Climber - 2 years

Armando Perea Jr.

Climber - 5 years

Marcos Valerio

Maintenance Supervisor - 22 years

Miguel ``Mike`` Medrano

Maintenance Supervisor - 22 years

Armando Perea Sr.

Maintenance Supervisor - 28 years

Jose Perea

Maintenance Laborer - 23 years

Adam Young

Irrigation and Landscape Lighting Group Manager - 31 years

Pete Montana

Tree Department Foreman - 34 years

Gustavo DeLaRosa

20 years

Javier Gallardo

24 years

Jeremy Montana

18 years

David Ortega

21 years

Moises Martinez

16 years

Jose Belmontes

14 years