In this article from Recruit Military Magazine, Geoffrey Clark, a Davey employee, tells readers why Davey Tree Expert Company is a good fit for veterans.
Posted: Sept. 22, 2014
The Davey Tree Expert Company is a tree service and landscape company headquartered in Kent, Ohio. The company has offices throughout the United States and Canada, and employs more than 7,800 people. Its annual gross income is over $750 million. Davey is the largest service company on the National Center for Employee Ownership's 2014 Employee Ownership List. The company was established by John Davey in 1880. Davey needs help in everything from residential tree and lawn care to communication. Employees receive continual training. Every February at the Davey Institute of Tree Sciences, employees come from across the country and Canada for a month-long training session with focused, detailed curriculum both in the trees and in the classroom.
The Davey Tree Residential Service Line offers advice for homeowners regarding tree and shrub maintenance (pruning or tree removal), tree planting, insect and disease management and lawn and landscape management. Davey also provides commercial tree care and ground maintenance services for corporate campuses, parks, cemeteries, hospitals, government and municipal sites, colleges and universities and other property types.
Davey also provides utility with vegetation management services, helping to keep utility lines clear from vegetation. The Davey Resource Group offers consulting solutions to local utilities to aid in both vegetation and asset management.
Davey understands that veterans make good employees because of their ability to learn new skills or concepts- often under adverse conditions. The company knows that veterans have integrity and great leadership qualities, an ability to work as a team or independently, and an ability to work in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment.
A reserve soldier
Geoffrey Clark is a master sergeant in the United States Air Force Reserve with 18 years of service. He is a member of the 910th AW/76 APS in Youngstown, Ohio. His responsibilities include supervising passenger and cargo movement functions in accordance with current airlift policy, and overseeing the configuration of weight and balance factors that apply to cargo build-up, tie-down, and air-drop techniques. He also trains personnel on material handling equipment and other loading devices in the upload and download of pallets and rolling stock.
At Davey Tree, he is a sales arborist based in the Residential Service Office in Akron. He joined the company in 1999. Since 2002, he has been a certified International Society of Arboriculture Arborist. He is licensed with the state of Ohio as a commercial applicator for pesticides. He holds an associate’s degree in Applied Science as a Forest Technician from Paul Smith’s college in New York.
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