Posted: May 5, 2016
The Davey Tree Expert Co. is proud to announce the acquisition of the assets of Jones Bros. Tree & Landscape, a residential tree care company based near Memphis, Tennessee.
Jones Bros. has been providing residential tree assessments, tree care and tree removal to its clients in Memphis and the Mid-South since 1938. Davey’s Memphis office opened in 1990, giving both companies a combined 100-plus years of experience serving the market.
“This new chapter of Jones Bros. will help us deliver even better tree care to those in the greater Memphis area,” said Bob Jurgens, owner and president of Jones Bros. since 1975.
Davey and Jones Bros. share many of the same core values, said Jurgens. “We were already aware of Davey’s reputation for integrity, innovation and leadership within the green industry. As we learned more about the company, and its focus on safety and stewardship, a partnership seemed like a natural fit.”
“By aligning with Davey, our entire company will benefit. With access to the Davey Institute, the company’s premier research, development and innovation division, our arborists will be better able to diagnose their clients’ tree conditions. Our 30-plus employees will also have the opportunity to become employee-owners at Davey, one of the largest employee-owned companies in the U.S.,” added Jurgens.
Jim Stief, executive vice president, U.S. residential operations, said Davey is committed to future growth – organically and through acquisitions. “We will continue to focus on high-quality companies with customer demographics that are similar to our own, within markets where we want to grow density,” he said. “Our intent is always to pick up talented, safety-conscious employees intent on providing a high level of customer service.”
Jurgens, a University of Florida forestry graduate, will serve as the district manager of the combined office. He is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist® and holds a commercial pesticide license. Current Davey District Manager Nathan Baker will join Michael Jurgens as assistant district manager. Both Baker and Jurgens are ISA Certified Arborists®.
“Jones Bros. is a welcome addition to the Davey Tree family,” said Stief. “Like Davey Tree, Jones Bros. provides excellent tree care while concentrating on the client experience and quality control. Now, we can focus on sharing our mission with the greater Memphis area – together.”
The Davey Tree Expert Company’s more than 8,600 employees provide tree care, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial and government markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. Davey has provided Proven Solutions for a Growing World since 1880 and has been employee-owned for 37 years. For more information, visit www.davey.com.