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Tree Service | Choosing The Right Company

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If you’re in the market for a tree service company in the Athens, GA area you’re probably going to check around for a good price, and a company with a reasonable track record. It’s important that you know that price and value are not the same thing. You should know what it means when someone offers to cut your tree down for $50 and a 6 pack, as well as what it means when someone decides that half of the value of your home is what it will take to remove the 10 ft apple tree in your back yard.

First, you should know about big brand tree companies. These are the companies with big names that have even bigger prices. National companies will charge you a fortune for doing any sort of tree work. The good thing about big name tree services is that, yes, they are licensed, insured and carry workers compensation. These are all vitally important, however, the name is what you are really paying for. Choosing a local company that is also licensed, insured, and carries workers comp will save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Let’s take a look at the complete opposite; a guy, a truck, and a chainsaw. Ah, yes. Good ‘ole redneck ingenuity. We all have a guy in our group of friends that has a chainsaw and can climb a tree. However, these are not the qualifications for a reliable and trustworthy tree service. Sure, JimBob is a great guy, he ran for 500 yards in high school and rocks a mullet, but he’s not the guy you want toting a chainsaw around your property while drinking Pabst and rocking out to Kansas.

Choosing a company that has insurance on both the work they do and the employees that do it is just good common sense. Your home is arguably your greatest asset, and is not something to take chances on.

Porterfield Stump and Tree is locally owned, fully insured, and carries workers compensation on every employee (we also perform pre-employment drug testing). We are right there in the sweet spot where solid experience and good old fashioned service meet a great price from a local company. We don’t charge big brand prices, nor do we drink on the job.

We may rock out to Kansas… Kansas is awesome.

Porterfield Stump and Tree would love to earn your business. If you would like a free estimate, please contact us.