You Googled “tree service in Wichita, KS” obviously looking for a tree service in Wichita, KS and here you are. Well, You came to the right place; your next step is to give Courtney a call to set up a time to receive a free estimate, but before you do please take some time to read a little about me and my company. (New Edit 1/15/22)
My name is Robert Phillips, I am the owner of Wichita Tree Service LLC. I started this business in 2012-2013. At the time I was a broke college student here in Wichita. I created this website offering tree removal, stump grinding, tree pruning and trimming services to the Wichita area. The website took off and before I knew it Wichita Tree Service was born, basically overnight. I hired some friends, bought a small stump grinder from the Home-Depot rental department and went to work cutting trees.
The only equipment I had at the time was my beat up f-150 I bought from a salvage auction for around $1000 and boat trailer I bought at a garage sale for around $100. After that I fixed the truck. put some boards on the boat trailer to make it a flatbed and the journey began. When I started out I knew there was a lot of competition in town and I would have to do something different to stand out. from that point I decided that I was going to do things different. I was going to do things the right way, no cutting corners, no spiking trees, no topping trees and no lion tailing trees. Following A.N.S.I. standards, following I.S.A. standards, having all required insurance, wearing proper protective equipment. The plan was simple; Just be more professional than the competition and hope that people would notice.
I modeled my business after larger tree services that were doing things the right way. That was the key to their success, or so I thought. I educated myself and my customers about the adverse effects of topping, spiking and lion tailing trees. Only did proper ANSI pruning and followed all ANSI standards. I worked on becoming a certified arborist. I read books, listened to books on tape and did extensive internet research to educate myself to the point where I knew more about trees than anyone else. I took the exam with no educational background in arboriculture other than what was self taught. After I had enough work experience to qualify I took the arborist exam and passed on the first try.
Today I can proudly say my plan worked. Through all the 100+ hour weeks, the literal blood sweat and tears of both me and my team. We grew 100% year after year, I hired more employees and bought new equipment. Today we are biggest tree service in Wichita! Both by number of employees, equipment and annual revenue! We are now expanding into plant health care, tree planting, land clearing, disaster relief and other aspects of arboriculture. With plans to open a wood waste recycling center and other tree service branches in the future!
Through this whole journey I have learned a lot. I thought the key to success was simply “do things right.” while that is good place to start, it takes incredible devotion and hard work. Most importantly, It takes people who believe in you or what you are doing. This company wouldn’t be where it is today without all the great people who helped along the way. From the early customers who kept calling us back investing their hard earned money because they believed in us. To the employees and friends along the way. I am forever grateful.
(ISA Certified Arborist, Kansas Certified Arborist, C.T.S.P.)
(New Edit 1/15/22)