Affordable Tree Service, LLC has been in business for 20 years. It was purchased in May of 1996. Having left the a management position in the safety, sales and regulatory training industry, I was looking for a business I could have of my own. Having seen the ad in the paper that read "Tree Business --just needs management," I thought, "How hard can that be?”

Needless to say I learned a lot that first year! Our staff continues to learn and grow. I set my sights on a commitment to quality. The business grew so fast that it took several years to get the time to acquirer my ISA Arborist Certification.

The Arborist Certification set me head and shoulders apart from the competition. I personally went to Springfield, Missouri, for three months to be tutored in order to pass the stringent testing processes the first time. I did pass with no problem.

One of the benefits of the Arborist Certification is the information and support from ISA (International Society of Arboriculture). Also, with the certification, the Missouri Dept. Of Conservation recommends to the public. We are currently working to attain another certification, unlike the ISA, this certification is for the entire company. It is with the TCIA (The Tree Care Association).

If you have any questions about myself or the company, please email me at - Gregg Wilkerson

Joplin Chamber of Commerece Email Greg