Believe it or not, Richard's Tree Service all started as a side job. Back in 1957, Founder, Richard Graham, started trimming trees a few Saturdays per month so his wife could stay home with their children. Word started to get around, and the side job started becoming more regular, and even a bit overwhelming. Richard decided to turn the business into a full-time venture.
Thru the years the business became a true family business…employing his wife, his son, his daughters, his son-in-laws and grandchildren. Upon Richard’s retirement in 1998 he turned his thriving business completely over to his son and son-in-law, Mark and Fred. And, his wife, Joyce, still oversees the financials of the company. All three have never forgotten what made Richard’s Tree Service successful from the start - solid customer relationships. The company has grown to become the largest tree service provider in the area and customer service is still the #1 priority at Richard’s Tree Service. It isn't just expressed in the personalized care that each customer receives. It's also expressed in the company's commitment to education. We know our customers rely on us to have the answers, so we make sure our staff is educated and prepared. In all, we employ three arborists, all certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). We maintain rigorous standards of continued education to make sure that our information is constantly in line with the latest science of the industry. In 2005, we began to diversify our services by providing tub grinding, land clearing and orchard removal services. We are also licensed with the State of California, Integrated Waste Management as a licensed compost facility.
Our company now serves Northern California communities with a staff of over 30 and a fleet of more than 50 vehicles & equipment including cranes, lift trucks, dump trucks, belt trailers, stump grinders, excavators, front-end loaders, skidders, etc. The future looks very promising for Richard's Tree Service as we continue to grow and increase the value of our services. We're confident that our future in Northern California is secure, as long as we continue to operate on our simple formula for success.