New Property, What to look for?


What to look for in new property

Look there is many different facets, one must observe carefully on when deciding on property, one of them will include the fact that not all apartment complexes operate on the same standard of cleanliness and care. Do they do regular professional carpet cleaning? do they offer janitorial cleaning services? or do they leave it up to clients to do everything?

Pro Tip: Hire a professional tree service guys whom you trust and have him survey the apartment complex for you. He will tell you how well the carpets are maintained which gives great overall picture of the condition of all apartment complexes because unlike walls that can be repainted over, carpets are not replaced as frequent. Just like quality Tree Service is not up for replacement as this company:

One apartment could be 5 years old and another could be 10 years old, and depending on the standards of care from each owner, the 10 year old apartment could be in much better condition than the 5 year old apartment.We see time and time again that all apartment complexes come different and it is highly advisable to come see each property in person. Statistics and the numbers can only tell the surface story at best.

Put Fear on Back Burner And Take Action

As I spoke to my client based out of Sterling Heights, MI, one thing became certain was that he had been wanting to investment in apartment complexes for over 5 years, long before we met at the business expo. But he had a long story of why he has not invested yet and I sat there listening to him for good 20 min about this “story”, what became evident was that this was a cover up story and the real truth was that he was scared.

yes understandably so, investing in apartments can be daunting especially when you lack the knowledge behind what it takes to be successful in this investment move. See if we all knew that we would succeed 100% of the time, we would all take these actions but we are not fortune tellers, and we have what’s called fear and uncertainty that sets in and blocks us from getting what we truly want and desire.

Like all good self book says, you have to get to a point of getting sick and tired of fear stopping you and just simply take action. And then take more action. Whenever you feel the fear, take more action. Until taking action becomes a habit. Same thing applies to Apartment Rental Investment, whether you are in Michigan or Dallas, the market geography is the same. There are scared investors and there are investors that take action.

So with these words of encouragement, I wished my client in Michigan good luck and have him contact me once he figures out great properties to finally invest in. I will report on the progress as it develops. Return here for more insights…

Safety First: You must first respect the profession


There are many dangerous and potentially deadly professions in the world. Firefighter, racecar driver, police officer are some jobs that automatically come to mind when thinking of dangerous jobs. However, one many of us do not consider is a tree climber. Those men and women that are high up in trees usually secured with just a rope and a harness. Often surround live power lines and transformers. Anything could go wrong and cause a person injury and possibly fatal.

Which brings us to the importance of safety and training. A tree climber, pruner, trimmer, or any type of tree service worker; should be train and if possible certified in CPR, First Aid, and Aerial Safety Procedure. The International Society of Arboriculture offers classes and certification on this very topic. In addition, OSHA offers a safety training kit on its website that you can order and do at a locality of your choosing. Of course including aerial safety procedures.

CPR and First Aid training is necessary for everyone. It does not matter if you are a teacher, a plumber, or a stay at home mom, CPR and First Aid training can and does save lives. However, it is crucial for a tree climber. If something goes wrong while a person is in a tree, someone must be able to go up there and submit basic medical assistant until EMS can arrive. Which will pose some difficulty to a person who is not train on how to submit CPR and First Aid while in a tree.


Another part of the training that was previously mention is aerial procedures. The training should include describing and defining the following these different type of lifts: extensible boom platforms, aerial ladders, articulating boom platforms, vertical towers. You will discuss the material of each lift type. How to lock and secure each one. This information will ensure that you and your employees will familiarize him or herself with each one. When dealing with that type of height and potential for disaster you want someone who is comfortable and knowledgably about the equipment that is in use.

The training will also discuss what to look for on an aerial lift. That it should d be well insulated protecting its user and operator from electrical shock. Any part of the lift should well distance from the electric parts or wires. How to ground the equipment. How to safely operate and use any type of aerial lift with working on trees near dangerous things such as power lines.

As a business owner you must set, encourage, and prorogate safety and safety procedures. Teach, train and encourage your employees to learn, implement, and improver on safety. The men and women that work for you deal with dangerous equipment, incredible heights, and in some treacherous weather. Equipment them with the tools and knowledge to protect them during the workday. Just a little bit of time and money may just save your life or the lives of one of your employees.

Chemical Tree Removal Applications



The most common way of removing a tree is by cutting it down. You know a couple of people with a chainsaw, an axe, gloves, and safety glasses. Felling a tree. Another way that many people may not know about or even consider is to chemically remove trees. By using chemicals refer to as herbicide this can be easily done. To a bunch of trees, one tree, or even stumps. There are many ways of application when it comes to using herbicides each with its purpose.


Let us say that in your backyard you have noticed a patch of ugly, prickly shrubs. Now you have did not plant these, actually this is the first time you have seen these particular shrubs. You have tried digging them up, cutting them back; burning the thing but it keeps coming back. Well you might want to try this technique of applying herbicide. Take a saturated herbicide and completely spray the leaves of this shrub. I mean soak them down. You must take care to cover all of the foliage this is key when using this method of applying herbicide.

If you doing this in the early summer or what I like to call spring, use an auxin type herbicide. Spray the unwanted shrubs or tree leaves when they first start appearing, if you decide to do this in the middle of the summer or during autumn try using an enzyme inhibiting herbicide. This type performs better when the unwanted plant is full of foliage.


Now this technique is best use for smaller trees with a trunk diameter less than six inches. Moreover, because of the application process I would suggest only do this if there is a small number of trees or shrubs to eliminate. Too many and it becomes to labor intensive.

In order to do this you will need an herbicide that has been saturated with water and has had an oil added to it. Then you simply apply it to the bark of a standing tree using some type of sprayer.


Just like the title suggest this method, you hack into the tree with an axe, knife, or saw then pour the herbicide mixture. Make sure the cut into the tree is such that it will hold the herbicide there. This method is excellent for when you have one or two large trees.


This is to remove a stump of a tree. After the tree is cut to a stump immediately, apply a mixture of herbicide and water. If it is, a small tree then cover the entire stump in the mixture bur for a large diameter stump simply apply around the outside two to three inches thick. To control runoff it would be best to apply using a paintbrush as oppose to a sprayer.


If you have a lot of unwanted trees or shrubs or a dense compact area then this application process is ideal for your situation. Using an herbicide that is for soil usage completely saturate the ground underneath the offending trees or shrubs. This method attacks and kills the roots of the tree or shrubs, so saturation is key to a successful application.

Construction, Home Remodeling & Tree Service


Many people don’t realize that a lot of the tree service guys out today are running tree service business later on or at the same time. Both industries are very similar to each other, in the construction claims play book I wrote initially, it was all about getting the most out of your claims as a construction company to recoup the damage that may happen during the job site.

The original intention of this blog was to make it into a construction niche site but I have recently transitioned into the tree business as I saw more fast cash to be made, and it was this determination that spurred me on to writing more about tree service. Especially when my friend from Huntsville showed me his monthly revenue, I was floored, to check out his cool site: click here

The owner is similar to the Grand Rapids tree service company I introduced in this blog post.

In the last blog post, I wrote about the truth about tree removal and how to do the cost analysis properly, these are all important aspects of this business and you have to be on your toes and know what you are doing, all trees are alive and you really have to watch your step every job, it gets pretty dangerous if you are not careful.

As a man that loves adventures and thinking on my toes, I love adventures like these where I get to go out and live an exciting life, and pretty soon I will be a master climber as I’m taking the classes for it right now. I love reaching the top of career my mentor always talks about putting in 10,000 hours of mastery in a craft and being able to become very skilled in one singular thing
By reading the book The One Thing it begins to open your mind up to the possibility of doing that one thing and becoming much more successful than multi-tasking and I’m a firm believer in this approach, the ability to focus, and do that one thing consistently everyday so that we can get that big return on our time and efforts and that’s when you finally get ahead in the tree business.
you can begin buying new chippers, new bucket trucks and start running multiple crews. We will need to get things handled and we will have that lead power to do the jobs necessary to get things done quickly and efficiently.

We are the ones that’s going to pave the way for the big increases in revenue and growth to come, and you will see that when all of our customers are handled in a timely manner quickly without any issues, you will know that someone’s doing something right. and that’s what I want people to realize at the end of the day that’s what we are after to be able to do the job efficiently.
This year I am committed to becoming the best in this craft and doing the most out of every day and winning the day, because if I can win 1 day then I will win the week then I win the month, then I win at life.

Commercial Bidding in Tree Service Industry


After of few years of servicing residential properties. You’ve become more experience and knowledgeable. Because of your stellar work you’ve been approach by businesses both large and small about contracting to them. You have always turned them down, wanting to grow your business on a much smaller scale. But now you feel its time. Time to call back all those interested parties and start bidding on larger accounts. Now you feel it’s time to take your tree trimming business to the next level. That means going commercial.

There is a big difference between bidding on residential accounts and bidding on commercial accounts. An entire different process. In fact bidding on commercial accounts is all about crunching the numbers, as they say. It’s a numbers game. Most commercial buildings will try to save money in any way they can. So they will not even considered your bid unless is at a price they feel is the best deal. Keep this in mind when you start constructing your bids.

Know what the client wants and what he expects from you and your work. More likely than not they are other tree services bidding on the same job. And all of you are working with the same amount of overhead as far as cost is concern.

Know this and find out who is bidding on this same job. If there are other bidders find out how they normally bid. Also determined a formula that will correlate the size of the task and the number of man hours it will take to get it done. After you figure out the man hours to complete the task multiply that by whatever you plan on paying your employees.


How to bid tree service Jobs?

Make sure to include taxes, insurance, workers compensation, processing, on top of their hourly wage and whatever overhead you have. Then you factor in the cost of material, equipment, fuel for your machine and work vehicles. Figure how many working days you will have giving a little extra time for days with bad weather that may occur. This should give you a figure about what it will cost for you and your crew to do the job.

Now it’s time that you can include you’re profit. And that’s basically it. All these variable must be consider before submitting your bid. Of course there are ways that you can cut down your expenses, work more efficiently and save some money in order to receive a higher profit. But overall that’s a pretty accurate process of submitting. Do not be that person that creates some arbitrary number of what he feels or heard that type of job should cost.

Operating a business like this is just setting yourself up for failure. Without knowing the cost on your end how will you know if you’re making a profit, breaking even, or losing money? Do it the right way, every way and you have a better chance of remaining a business.

This is a pretty basic overview on the variable to consider when a tree service decides to go commercial. Knowing this before submitting bids allows the business owner to way his risk. Can he afford to operate at this level or should he wait a little while before making this step. Looking at some at these large tree servicing and landscaping companies with their fancy new trucks and equipment’s it looks grand. But as the saying goes the grass is not always greener on the other side.

The Tree Service Industry How to grow the business


There is one thing that people should know about the tree service industry and that it is a very skilled profession that not too many people can do.

We are talking about cutting down massive trees as seen in the video above.

And massive trees believe it or not are massively heavy, and they can fall down on houses or worse yet a person so there is always an element of extreme danger in this business and one has to be extremely cautious and supremely confident with Connor McGreggor like winner attitude.

Tree Removal Can Be Quite Dangerous

When we are talking about tree service and the business we’re in, its almost like a fireman that’s risking their lives. Did you know tree service ranks as one of the most dangerous in the world?

Its even more dangerous than fireman and police, it ranks number 2 right next to crab fishing.

And people wouldn’t necessarily think that but it is true.

Tree service is what we love however, because we love providing a great service that home owners can’t handle and we love providing that service that they desperately need. At the end of the day if we can make home owner’s lives better we can get paid, especially when you provide great support during emergency tree service.

and we grind this out everyday because we love this and we will continue to get it.

We believe in the tree service because we know nothing else, this is the best business to be in when you are proud of what you do, and get things done, it is that love for what we do that drives us from morning to night time, and we won’t stop

Deeper Knowledge in the Tree Service Industry

The more we do tree care the more we learn, the knowledge goes deep and there is many things we can explore from the summer to winter time we come and get it.

And things are on the up and up for us, our revenue is increasing every month, and we are looking good. We want to continue to grow and expand this business just like all my other business I’ve done in the past from plumbing to deck building I’ve done it all and been a business owner for a while.

It is always a pleasure to find the greats in this field and I’ve met a few and learned from each and every single one of them. That feeling you get when you are talking to a master and he believes in you and you get that greatness out of them is great.

at the national tree industry convention last year I met a guy named rick and rick has been in the industry for over 45 years and he told me so much about not just tree service but how to properly expand and grow a business.

The things I learned from him has inspired me to continue growing this business to a level of greatness that I see and feel today.

You will see one day that I will have one of the largest business in my state.

Winner Attitude by Connor, Learning about Tree Care

Have you guys heard of this called Conner McGreggor?

He is the most confident man I’ve ever seen, just listen to his videos and you will see what a champion talks like, what a champion or a king carries himself.

Its important to build confidence in whatever craft or skill you’re involved in, we are all fighting to become the best at something, hopefully that something is a craft that you absolutely enjoy. For me its all about being the best tree climber in my state and getting paid top dollars. This is what I live for the big challenge of climbing trees fast and efficiently, and people see how safe and controlled I am up there taking down limbs at record speeds, the top tree service companies want me.

When it comes to tree service I am supremely confident like Connor make no mistake about it.

I think in life its important to develop a craft that one is extremely proficient in and to make sure that you are the best in one area its all about doing that one thing and excelling at it and becoming the best there is in a particular field. For me my pride is at stake everytime and its something I am doing anyway so I am always thinking about it its like a 24/7 thing for me. If I am spending that much time with it anyway, might as well become the very best in that particular field.

Its not work when I climb trees its an absolute pleasure, one time my uncle who is also a tree climber gave me a contest to see who can climb the the big 60 ft pine tree the fastest, during one of our family get togethers during thanks giving and we had a little contest backyards. I beat him by 1 min and won the bet of $100 since then he never challenged or questioned my skills again, and there is 20 year age distance.

Sometimes the age and fit factor plays into role, and for me I have the experience to backup the skills. Tree climbing is definitely a developed skill that comes as a result of repetitive work and dedication to the craft itself. I work very hard everyday to ensure I am the expert and I am the go to guy in my crew and my crew members actually come to me for support, tips and training.

In this way I make my own payroll, the companies would rather pay me top dollars than to lose me and all my skills. I bring a tree service company a lot of comfort because its very difficult to find tree climbers that are reliable and dependable, tree climbers that aren’t addicted to drugs or alcohol. So I am everything tree service owners dream employee and I set myself apart from the rest just like Mr. McGreggor

Be the best my friends, its the only way to get paid, follow this blog to continue learning more about the life of people that are at the top skill level of tree care.