ArborWorks’ roots run 40 years deep. Its founder, Don McIntyre, began working with a tree care company while in high school during the summers of 1968 and 1969. Upon graduation he went to work in corporate America but did not find the satisfaction in that environment that he once had working with trees.
So, in 1972 Don left his corporate job and started his own tree care business in Houston, Texas. Over the next few years his business grew rapidly. Impressed with the quality of work they received, his clients were prompted to continue using his company for their tree care needs and referred their business associates and friends to Don’s company.
As the company grew, its services expanded into other major markets throughout Texas and in 1986 began providing excellent service throughout California as well.
Don continues to find pleasure in what he does. When recently asked what he enjoys most about his job, he said:
“I derive much pleasure from going back on a property and seeing a tree that was previously not doing well and knowing I provided a service that helped preserve it … or perhaps seeing a tree that I planted decades ago that has now become a specimen tree and is being enjoyed by others.
In my work I have met some of the most interesting people and have developed long lasting relationships that have spanned decades.”
Don attributes the success of his company to a simple formula: “Quality service at reasonable rates … and we always do what we’ve said we will do.”
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