California’s Top Rated Local® Tree Care Companies Award Winner: We’re Your Guys Tree Service

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that We’re Your Guys Tree Service is a 2018 award winner for tree care companies in California!

For tree service in Grass Valley that’s second to none, there’s no better company to choose than We’re Your Guys Tree Service.

We’re Your Guys Tree Service has earned dozens of online reviews with an average rating of 4.76 stars, a stellar Rating Score™ of 96.59 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 tree care companies in all of California!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Fabulous team and wonderful family business. [They are] highly professional and personable, [which is] really rare to find! I recommend them to anyone who appreciates an honest, safe and responsive tree service. Thanks for doing an awesome job, We’re Your Guys! We appreciate you!” – Georgia S

Not Your Average Tree Care Company

There are many things that make We’re Your Guys Tree Service a different kind of tree care company, but according to Bill Hennefer, the owner, it’s his genuine care for trees and the people that work for him that really sets the company apart. Bill’s reputation is everything to him, and he works hard day in and day out to earn a great reputation for himself and his company.

We asked Bill why he does what he does. Here’s what he had to say:

“I got into tree care as a young guy. There’s nothing better than being at the top of a tree, smelling fresh-cut wood! It’s a very euphoric experience for me, and there’s nothing I’d rather be doing.”

Building Success Through Quick Responses and Hard Work

Bill credits his company’s strong online reputation to their commitment to quick response times and hard work. Bill has never asked for a review in four years; most of their clients take it upon themselves to leave a review as a result of the excellent experience We’re Your Guys Tree Service provides.

Word of mouth has been the biggest source of growth for We’re Your Guys Tree Service.

“We live in a tight-knit community, so as long as you do right by people and show honesty and integrity, they’ll promote you!”

In fact, Bill would like to thank his community and the people who believe in the team at We’re Your Guys Tree Service for helping them get to his point.

We asked Bill what advice he has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are his words of wisdom:

“Work hard — you’ll need to! Don’t give up when things get hard, and they will get hard.”


Congratulations to the team at We’re Your Guys Tree Service for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Bill for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend this award-winning company for all of your tree care needs in Grass Valley. Visit their website today.

Arizona’s Top Rated Local® Tree Service Award Winner: Tempe Tree Service

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Tempe Tree Service is one of our 2018 award winners!

Thanks to their hard work and unparalleled dedication to their customers, Tempe Tree Care has earned a stellar 95.59 Rating Score™, as well as a spot among the top 10 Tree Service Companies in the entire state of Arizona. Here are just a couple of the reviews that got them here:

“Tempe Tree Service did a wonderful job, and the price was very reasonable. The owner was pretty straight forward as to what he was going to do. They did a good job with cleaning up as well. I referred them to my friend and she too was impressed. I would highly recommend them!” – Kelly O.

“I have used their services twice in the last three years for extensive trimming and shaping of several large trees. I found their service to be very good and fairly priced. They are prompt, well equipped and very knowledgeable.” -Russel S.

Not Your Average Tree Service Company

It is clear to see that Tempe Tree Service is doing something right. Is it their excellent customer care? Their real dedication to doing their job well? Or is it their extensive industry knowledge? Most likely, it’s all of the above. We spoke with supervisor and lead operator, Carter Allen, to get more information.

When asked what sets Tempe Tree Service apart from competitors, Carter said, “Tempe Tree has been a family-owned and -operated tree service since 1995. Although we service most of the East Valley, we spend most of our days working in the historic districts of downtown Tempe near Arizona State University. Trees are what make our homes and neighborhoods beautiful and unique. We pride ourselves in our expert and unmatched services here in the valley. As members of The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), we are always furthering our education to parallel industry standards with regards to safety and practical skills.”

Building Success Through Generations of Experience

Why does Carter do what he does? In his words, “I started working for my dad’s company when I was 16, I spent my summer days as a laborer on a ground crew. I developed a passion for the industry when I learned to climb. Climbing is not only physically demanding but very technical and requires an immense amount of skill. As our lead operator, it’s my duty to ensure that all of our customers receive the highest level of professionalism through transparency and commitment. My passion is fueled by the satisfaction and gratitude expressed by our clients each day. I feel so lucky to serve both the East Valley and our neighbors here in Tempe while working with an amazing group of people that share my passion for arboriculture.”

For Tempe Tree Service, the secret to success seems to really just be working hard and doing your job well. “Our online reputation is a direct reflection of the quality service we provide our customers each day. Customer satisfaction and online reviews not only help our business grow, but they’re seen by our crews. Positive feedback and expressed gratitude go a long way and mean a lot to our employees who work so hard and often don’t get a chance to hear from the customer or clients.”


Congratulations to the team at Tempe Tree Service for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

Arizona’s Top Rated Local® Tree Care Companies Award Winner: King’s Tree Service

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that, thanks to their impeccable 94.33 Rating Score™, King’s Tree Service is a 2018 award winner for tree care companies in Arizona.

Whether you need tree pruning or stump grinding, there’s one tree care company in Mesa that’s second to none — King’s Tree Service.

With a dedication to developing relationships with its clients, King’s Tree Service has earned dozens of online reviews with an average rating of 4.63 stars and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being among the top 10 of all tree care companies in Arizona.

Here is just one of the many five-star reviews they’ve received from their happy clients:

“Great service at a fair price. We have used King’s Tree Service for several years now, and are always impressed with the quality of their work. Very meticulous, excellent cleanup and a pleasure to deal with.” – Daniel A

Not Your Average Tree Care Company

When you work with King’s Tree Service, you’ll quickly learn that it’s not like other tree care companies in Arizona. The team at King’s goes above and beyond the standard client relationship by making it a point to develop real relationships with their clients. This translates to next-level service and clients that feel like they are truly taken care of and heard.

King’s Tree Service is also one of the only tree care companies in the valley that actually services the whole valley, from Peoria and Rio Verde all the way to Queen Creek and Maricopa!

When asked why King’s Tree Service does what they do, the office manager, Keeli King, had this to say:

“Our owner went to school to be a Spanish teacher, and after working in a classroom for a few years, he couldn’t stand being inside. He had done some tree care to put himself through college, and he decided to pursue it as a career!”

Building Success Through Community Involvement and a Great Response Time

Keeli credits King’s Tree Service’s strong online reputation to the fact that the company is a family-owned business and the fact that, to the team at King’s, clients are friends, not just numbers.

The team at King’s Tree Service also understands that their clients are busy and that their time is valuable, which is why they make it a point to provide service with a great response time.

In addition to growing the business by developing a strong online reputation, King’s Tree Service spends a lot of time getting involved with HOAs, commercial properties and retirement communities.

Here’s what Keeli had to say on the matter:

“Our marketing is geared towards getting our foot in the door with these types of businesses. We’ve almost doubled our business in the past two years [with this strategy]!”

When asked what advice she has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation, Keeli has these words of wisdom to share:

“Answer your phone! It’s a really simple way to make sure you’re not missing out on business. On top of that, make sure you have a good scheduling service to help you stay organized.”


Congratulations to the team at King’s Tree Service for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner! And thank you so much, Keeli, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re in need of tree care you can rely on, we highly recommend King’s Tree Service. Visit their website today to learn more about what they have to offer.

Arizona’s Top Rated Local® Tree Care Companies Award Winner: Finest Tree Service

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that, thanks to their incredible Rating Score™, Finest Tree Service is a 2018 award winner for tree care companies in Arizona.

If you’re in the market for tree pruning, stump removal or any other tree care service in Tucson, Finest Tree Service is the company to choose.

With a dedication to finding the right tree care solutions for its clients, Finest Tree Service has earned more than 100 positive online reviews with an average rating score of five stars, a wonderful 98.00 Rating Score and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being among the top 10 tree care companies in all of Arizona.

Here is just one of the many reviews that helped them get there:

“For insurance purposes, I needed five trees cleared away from the house. Even with a booked schedule, Finest Trees was able to accommodate a short turn-around; they did a fantastic job. I will be using them again and highly recommend their services.” – Robin D

Not Your Average Tree Care Company

With an outstanding reputation that speaks for itself, Finest Tree Service is not like other tree care companies in Arizona. They are fully insured — including for liability — and the team will always give references to prospective customers when asked.

Finest Tree Service has been in the tree care business for 15 years. They have all of the equipment, expertise and experience necessary to handle any and every job, which means that they never have to outsource work. When clients hire Finest Tree Service, they gain the peace of mind with the knowledge that they are taken care of from start to finish

We sat down with the owner of Finest Tree Service, Bryan Jackson, and asked him why Finest Tree Service does what they do. Here’s what he had to say:

“We love doing trees and helping people make their yards peaceful and enjoyable. We have a passion for pleasing people!”

Building Success Through Honesty and Hard Work

Bryan credits Finest Tree Service’s impeccable online reputation to the team’s hard work and dedication to never cutting corners.

At Finest Tree Service, the employees are always trained properly, and the team stays in communication with customers, cleans up after the job has been complete, calls each customer to follow-up and does a walk-thru to ensure that the customer is happy.

In addition to the growth that comes from having a strong online reputation, Bryan has grown Finest Tree Service through their website, Google ads and organic rankings.

When asked what advice he has for other business owners looking to develop their own strong online reputation, Bryan had these words of wisdom to share:

“Put relevant content on your website, including small pictures and video.”


Congratulations to the team at Finest Tree Service for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Bryan, for taking the time to speak with us!

Finest Tree Service does everything it can to ensure that its clients are taken care of like family, and we highly recommend them to anyone looking for expert tree care in Tucson!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Tree Care Service Award Winner: COVA Tree

We’re proud to announce that COVA Tree, a favorite tree care service among Castle Rock residents, is a 2018 Top Rated Local® award winner. Their numerous excellent online reviews have left them with an impressive 98.68 Rating Score™ and second place among all of the Colorado tree care companies on topratedlocal.com. Here are a couple of those phenomenal reviews:

“We had Cova come out to our home to do a large job — removing four cottonwood trees, trimming an ash tree, and removing some shrubs. Not only were they the best priced out of the three quotes I got and the friendliest and most prompt in response time, but they also sent me a text to confirm everything and let me know they were on their way. To top it all off they were able to remove all the trees the day after I decided to use their company. I would highly recommend using them for any tree removal or trees that need a little TLC.” -Katie P.

“Had two large trees in the front yard that needed thinning and pruning. I called various companies and got several quotes. When talking with Michael, he was the only one that wasn’t giving me a sales pitch but was genuinely interested in my trees. The quote was fair and work was done quickly and professionally (couldn’t even tell they had been there, the yard was so clean). Highly recommend this local crew for your tree needs.” -Jason G.

We had the pleasure of speaking with owners, Joni and Mike Dwyer, about their online reputation and commitment to the work they do. Here’s what they had to say:

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

We prioritize our customers. They come first in everything we do. After that, our employees need to be well taken care of. Putting your focus on the quality of work and happiness of your customers and employees promotes a great reputation!

Why do you do what you do? In other words, what is your mission and/or how do you attempt to make the world a better place?

Well, we came to Colorado from Virginia — in fact, that’s where our name comes from. “COVA” is a mashup of the words “Colorado” and “Virginia”. We came from a world filled with nature to another and we’re passionate about promoting sustainability and growth however we can.

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

When you make a customer happy, they’ll usually compliment your work. We focus on asking every customer that compliments us to say it online. We don’t necessarily go out of our way to ask unless they are complimenting us. For customers who are not happy, it is important to not finish the job until you fix any problems and make sure the customer is content. Accidents happen, get them fixed, whether it’s a broken window or a punctured desk.


Thank you for taking the time to speak with us, Joni and Mike. Congratulations to you and your entire team on your 2018 Top Rated Local award!

If you are in need of expert tree care in Castle Rock, Colorado, we highly recommend COVA Tree. Find out more about them on their website.

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Tree Care Companies Award Winner: Top-Notch Tree Service

At Top Rated Local®, we’re proud to announce that, thanks to their impressive 97.40 Rating Score™, Top-Notch Tree Service is an award-winning tree care company in Colorado.

Consumers looking for tree removal, tree trimming, stump removal or landscaping in Colorado should look no further than Top-Notch Tree Service. Founded in 2000, Top-Notch Tree Service goes above and beyond in every service they complete, no matter how big or small it may be.

Just like their name implies, Top-Notch Tree Service provides top-notch service for their customers, which has helped them earn an award-winning Rating Score, as well as many positive reviews from their clients. Here’s just one of those reviews:

“These guys are awesome. They took exceptional care while on my property. Had to take down several sections of fence to remove two trees. Not only was there zero damage to the lawn, but they did such a great job with the stump removal that nothing has sprouted up in its place, other than the grass seed I threw down. Can’t even tell there were trees there to begin with. Highly recommend them and will use them again for anything else I need done.” – Matt P

Top-Notch Tree Service has managed to build the kind of success and online reputation that every company wants, so the team at Top Rated Local took a few minutes with Co-Owner, Brandy Jones, to find out how they did it:

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

We always do what we say we’ll do and follow through. Our customers realize that, and they spread the word about it. Having potential customers see those reviews gives them the peace of mind knowing that we’ll take care of them.

We also get calls from customers all the time saying that they only need something small done, but for us, no job is too small. We’ll always do whatever we can to help our clients.

What makes you different? In other words, if you had one minute to sell somebody on why they should choose you, what would you say?

We truly value what our customers think about our work. If at the end of a job, a customer says, “Wow, my yard looks better than it did before you came!”, we’ve succeeded. Our philosophy is to always leave it better than we found it.

Why do you do what you do? In other words, what is your mission and/or how do you attempt to make the world a better place?

The family atmosphere we’ve created makes coming to work every day worthwhile. Because we take such great care of our customers year-round, it also allows us to take great care of our employees, too.

Outside of building a strong online reputation, what else do you do to market and grow your business?

We make it a point to always answer our phone. People want to talk to real people, especially in the digital age. We are the face of our business, and we take that responsibility seriously.

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

Make sure that you stay relevant to your customers. Additionally, it’s important not to be lazy, to ask for reviews and to always do what you say you will. Last but not least, don’t be afraid of a client who is upset or difficult. When you prove to them that you’ll do whatever you can to make it right and meet their needs, they can turn into your best ambassadors.


Thank you, Brandy, for taking the time to share your knowledge! And, congratulations to you and the entire team at Top-Notch Tree Service for your phenomenal work and for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

If you’re interested in learning more about Top-Notch Tree Service, visit their website today!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Tree Care Award Winner: Lumberjack Tree Services

Great work breeds customer enthusiasm, and Lumberjack Tree Services’ customers are certainly enthusiastic. So much so, in fact, that their reviews have given Lumberjack a 96.6 Rating Score™, earning them a Top Rated Local® award and a place in the top 10 tree care services in Colorado.

Here’s just one of their outstanding reviews:

“I had an extremely large, dead, dangerous elm tree taking up half of my backyard. I needed it removed, but it was right up against mine and the neighbors’ fence in between six utility lines. Three were to my house and three were to the neighbors’ house. It was a pain trying to get cable and utility companies out to my house at the same time, so that the lines could be dropped before the tree could come down. It took Lumberjack Tree Services and me a few days to coordinate everything because of that, but eventually we got it all taken care of and the tree came down without any damage to either property. Andrew and his crew were extremely knowledgeable, patient, and courteous the entire time. The price was beyond fair for the work involved and despite all of the extra time waiting for the utility companies, the quote never changed! I would recommend Lumberjack Tree Services to anyone with tree trimming or removal needs as I will be using them again whenever I need more work done!” -Elissa M.

Want to know how Lumberjack Tree Services managed to build up such an awesome online reputation? We spoke with owner, Andrew McBride to figure out exactly that. He had the following to say:

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

We’ve built a strong reputation by focusing on our number one goal — customer satisfaction. We treat our customers like family and work hard to build a connection and trust with them, so that they know we’ll do the job right. If an issue comes up throughout the process, we make sure to address it and resolve it quickly and completely.

What makes you different? In other words, if you had one minute to sell somebody on why they should choose you, what would you say?

No matter how long it takes to do the job, we’ll get it done and get it done right. We take the time to really understand what our customer is looking for, so that we can deliver. Our goal is to go above and beyond, so that whenever our customers need high-quality landscaping work, they know who to call.

Why do you do what you do? In other words, what is your mission and/or how do you attempt to make the world a better place?

We love trees! Preserving them whenever possible is important to us, which is why we employ several arborists. We truly enjoy talking to people and gaining an understanding as to what they want from our services and then providing a result they’re happy with.

Outside of building a strong online reputation, what else do you do to market and grow your business?

Community engagement and word of mouth are huge sources of business for us. Being an active part of our community is our favorite form of marketing.

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

When your customers are happy, they’ll give you great reviews. It is that simple. We view our client relationships as a close-knit family consistently helping each other.


We’d like to thank Andrew for taking the time to speak with us. To the entire Lumberjack Tree Services team — congratulations on being Top Rated Local award winners!

If you’re searching for quality tree care in the Apache Junction area, we highly recommend Lumberjack Tree Services.

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Tree Care Companies Award Winner: Mortensen Tree Service, Inc.

Top Rated Local® is proud to announce that, of all of the tree care companies in Colorado, Mortensen Tree Service, Inc. is our 2018 award winner.

Tree pruning and removal are dangerous, risky jobs, but luckily, for people living in the Denver area, Mortensen Tree Service is always ready to help. Whether someone is looking for routine tree trimming or full tree removal, Mortensen Tree Service is the company to choose.

So many of Mortensen’s clients have given them positive reviews, helping them earn a wonderful 98.4 Rating Score™, and helping them become this year’s Top Rated Local award winner in Colorado. Here’s just one of those incredible reviews:

“Mark does an amazing job! When he came out to give an estimate for our three 35-year-old pine trees and our 14-year-old crabapple tree, he took the time to present us with his wide knowledge base, extensive experience and long history of excellent customer service. Mark’s approach to tree care left our trees looking beautifully natural, functional and safe! He prices his service at a very affordable rate, leaves the job site clean and gets the job done right the first time! If you are looking for a master arborist to care for your trees at an incredible value, then Mark and Mortensen Tree Service is the company for you!” – Tonya P

Companies in every industry would love the kind of reputation that Mortensen has managed to build, and the team at Top Rated Local took a few minutes to interview Mark Mortensen, an ISA Certified Arborist RM-1002A, to learn about his recipe for success.

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

I always make it a point to treat everyone with respect, including the client and their property. I treat my clients’ trees as if they were my own.

What makes you different? In other words, if you had one minute to sell somebody on why they should choose you, what would you say?

Mortensen Tree Service is more of a boutique business than a big production company. I focus on providing quality tree care, as does everyone I work with. When looking for new talent, I do my best to find arborists that are even better than I am, because I want only the best for my clients.

Why do you do what you do? In other words, what is your mission and/or how do you attempt to make the world a better place?

My goal is to make the world a better place, one tree at a time.

Outside of building a strong online reputation, what else do you do to market and grow your business?

I’ve been in business for going on 23 years now, and I’ve built such a solid reputation that I’ve actually had to limit my service area. The same quality of service that has helped me earn so many great reviews has allowed me to acquire local work through referrals. I take care of any phone calls I’ve missed every day, and I conduct face-to-face appointments every week to plan out each job. Monday through Friday, I focus on production.

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

Follow the golden rule — do unto others as you would have others do unto you.


Thank you, Mark, for taking the time to share your wisdom, and congratulations to the whole team at Mortensen Tree Service for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

Would you like to learn more about Mortensen Tree Service? If so, visit their website today!