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Posted: December 18, 2020

Kent, Ohio – The Davey Tree Expert Company is proud to announce the promotion of Jeff Crites to vice president, Commercial Tree Care Operations.

Jeff Crites

In his new role, Crites will assume responsibility for the continued growth of commercially focused tree care operations, including all safety, sales, marketing, personnel and equipment related matters.

“Jeff is uniquely qualified for this assignment having successfully managed a litany of large commercial tree care projects,” said Jim Stief, executive vice president, U.S. Residential Operations. “I look forward to watching Jeff’s relentless drive and leadership continue into his new role.”

Crites joined Davey in 1986 as lawn care technician out of the Akron Residential/Commercial (R/C) office. In 2006, he was promoted to district manager, Canton R/C office. In 2015, he was promoted to market manager, Midwest operating group, R/C services. In 2018, he was promoted to operations manager, Midwest and Eastern Great Lakes region, R/C services.

Crites is a former member of the Davey President’s Council, which brainstorms and researches new ideas related to the company’s operations and presents them to management for review and consideration for implementation.

Crites is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist®. In 1990, he graduated from the Davey Institute of Tree Sciences (D.I.T.S.), which is Davey’s flagship training program in biological sciences, safety, tree and plant care and management techniques. Crites also received the Outstanding Manager Award in 2013.


The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental solutions for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners across North America. As one of the largest employee-owned companies in the U.S., Davey has been dedicated to creating and delivering sustainable solutions for 140 years. Become part of the Davey legacy and apply today.





The Davey Tree Expert Company, established in 1880 and headquartered in Kent, Ohio, provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. With 11,000 employees, Davey Tree is the eighth largest employee-owned company in the U.S.

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