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Davey Expands Capacity in Maryland

Posted: Dec. 11, 2014

Kent, Ohio – The Davey Tree Expert Company has announced the purchase of certain assets of Klebasko Environmental Services, LLC, located in Maryland by Davey’s subsidiary, Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., (WSSI) based in Virginia.

“With this addition, we continue to expand our natural resource consulting service operations by growing our presence in the mid-Atlantic region and offering additional services to our clients throughout North America,” said Brent Repenning, vice president and general manager of Davey Resource Group, the division that integrated WSSI into Davey earlier this year.  

The addition of Klebasko increases Davey and WSSI’s strength in environmental consulting by bringing more than 30 years of experience in wetland studies, forest conservation, endangered species surveys and other environmental services. The Klebasko team also brings a keen understanding of the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area permitting processes and effects. The addition of professionals Mike Klebasko and Ken Wallis to the WSSI team represents a solid commitment to the expansion into the Maryland market by WSSI and DRG.

The experts at Klebasko are qualified to speak at various state and local hearings throughout Maryland regarding environmental studies and assessments of potential environmental impacts. The firm also brings extensive knowledge of federal and state wetlands permitting procedures in the mid-Atlantic.

This is the sixth acquisition for Davey following the 2014 additions of Cortese Tree Specialists in Knoxville, Tennessee; Lawn Logic Landscaping, in Davie, Florida; Maier Forest and Tree in Rochester, Minnesota; Superior NW Tree & Shrub Care, in Seattle; and Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. in Gainesville, Virginia.

The Davey Tree Expert Company’s more than 8,000 employees provide tree care, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial and government markets in more than 47 states and 5 Canadian provinces. Davey has provided Proven Solutions for a Growing World since 1880, and 2014 marks 35 years of employee ownership. For more information, visit www.davey.com. WSSI is the leading natural and cultural resources consultant in Northern Virginia and assists developers and public works agencies with the permitting process and creates innovative solutions to water quality issues affecting the Chesapeake Bay region.

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