So I was over at my friends place in Lansing this past weekend and we were playing some drinking games with neighbors while we watched the local Tree Company come and remove a big maple out of the backyard. My friend told me they are their friends and have been doing tree service from them for over 10 years! I said, wow and told them that my hobby was to write about local business owners and how everyone should shop local and get acquainted with their local business owners because there’s always rewards plus more built in to it that is quite rewarding to build long established relationship with these business owners.
And my friend agreed, in fact my friend told me they charge them 20% down every time and the owner if he is booked up will still make room for them and send few guys out to help with the process. I thought that was quite amazing because it really does reflect what I know to be true about working with local business owners there is always more rewards than working with a corporation or a big company that doesn’t care.
You see local business owners are still involved with you and your needs, a big corporation is a faceless organization where the crew that comes to do the job for you are always changing and only getting hourly salary for their work.
When it comes to getting things done, in a way that pleases you and goes beyond what you paid for, only local business with the business owner still at the helm will have the incentive to go the extra mile for you and for their returning customers I have seen that they go for that extra mile quite frequently. One of the main reasons why I love local business owner is that they will remember you for the next 10-20 years.
Now tree service is interesting, did you know it is one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet? Right next to crab fishing? Yes sometimes men are required to climb up 60 feet in the air to take down branches and huge sections of logs only tied down by few safety rope. When the chain saw accidentally cuts through the rope the climber is dead.
When you are dealing with climbing trees with a big heavy chainsaw and cutting down massive branches, the risks and dangerous are everywhere. This is why it is extremely important to hire a company with at least 10-15 years of experience. When you get Tree Work done you really want to be sure that you not only stay protected at all costs but the workers are licensed, insured & bonded.
When the city allows any regular joe to put up google listing as a tree cutter, you have to really watch out for these people that will bid really low and then offer a service that is not safe and the workers are uninsured. If something were to happen on the job it is the homeowners that will pay the price.
Now I do not have great deal of experience with tree companies except 4 years ago when my maple had its days, and it was ready to be taken down, because the branches were taking over a lot of the property and over the house there was no way to simply cut the tree at the base and have it safely fall down with causing damage. This tree needed to be taken down in sections so it was really a good 6 hour job. We looked up online for a reputable company in the area and called Lansing Tree Service
They were really fantastic group of guys to be honest
They came the very next day and gave me a quote that I was very happy with, and I didn’t want to bother getting more tree companies to come out so I went with them and it was a very satisfying job.
And now I can call them back and I bet there will be intrinsic rewards and that alike!
-Keep shopping local ya’ll