Top Tier Trees was created from David’s passion for the arboriculture industry, our shared entrepreneurial spirit, and a desire to create jobs in our community for individuals to serve and thrive. David enjoys staying up to date on industry standards and ensuring 100% customer satisfaction – you’ve never met someone who takes as much pride as David does in our 5-star reviews!
Mandy loves all the nuances of building and growing the company – customer service, sales, marketing, team development and financial management. We have built this company on a foundation of trust, excellence, integrity, adaptability, and generosity. We aim to achieve these core values in the environment that we provide for our team and how we serve our customers.
Top Tier Trees is a vertically integrated organization in the urban forestry industry serving clients who value integrity and excellence. Top Tier Trees was founded with a goal of creating careers to shape lives of young men and women by setting an example of expecting excellence, contributing to our community, and treating each other like family. We aim to provide a sustainable and generous workplace for our employees. Top Tier Trees aspires for growth to make a positive financial and ethical impact on our team and community.
David dreamt of Top Tier Trees early in his arboricultural career when he saw the need for a service that offered high-level customer service, an employee-centric culture and expert tree care done with integrity. As David and Mandy build Top Tier Trees and the organizations around it, there are a few things that David will not waiver on:
1. A 5-star experience for our customers: if that hasn’t been met, David will do whatever it takes to correct the experience.
2. Treating our employees with respect, integrity and rewarding them for their dedication and commitment.
3. Offering nothing less than Top Tier tree care from the very first interaction through the final invoice and beyond.
Mandy is the organizational and systematic mastermind, without which, Top Tier would never have come to be. She met David in business school and has inspired and encouraged the growth and development of their shared dream ever since. With her dedication to creating a superb and streamlined operation, David and Mandy have become the cohesive yin and yang that plays off one another’s strengths and weaknesses to harness operational potency on David’s part and balanced coordination to form the well-oiled machine that Top Tier has become.
Assembled by Mandy and David at the beginning of 2020, the Top Tier Executive Team is the decision-making committee within our organization and for all future endeavors. Drawing on the member’s years of experience, across several different industries, Mandy and David established a core group of like-minded individuals to build and grow the business. The Executive Team has been galvanized through ups and downs, evolving into a dynamic and culturally rich “brain center” that will continue to draw on common core values to make decisions that best serve our people and community alike.
Kris Baxter – General Manager
Patrick Byrum – Operations Manager
Mario Castellano – Operations Manager
Bobby Samsel – Controller
Kevin Blond – Business Manager
Erin joined Top Tier Trees in 2019 and is an integral part of the Top Tier family. Her attention to detail and customer service-forward nature made her a natural to assist in the office to field calls, setup appointments, follow up with clients, and other general administrative tasks.
As the business grew, so did her passion for trees. Erin joined the sales force in 2021, apprenticed under David Hall, and is now an ISA Certified Arborist. As such a well-rounded part of the team, her colleagues often refer to Erin as our Top Tier encyclopedia as she knows our standards, processes and culture like the back of her hand!
Matthew joined Top Tier Trees in early 2021 and quickly climbed the ranks. He started as a production crew member and had never been in tree work on a professional level before. After only 8 months, he was ready for a new challenge. The business had grown and the call for more “boots on the ground” rang loud. Matthew took the opportunity to apprentice under David Hall to gain the arboricultural and logistical understanding of what he had seen on the job site day-in day-out. His ability to gain the respect of his colleagues and the trust of his clients speaks volumes to his character of doing whatever it takes.
Chaz joined the team in 2021 and comes from a vast background of arboriculture. Chaz was drawn to Top Tier Trees because of our family-oriented culture, and strong positive outlook for the future. Chaz’s knowledge of the industry is continuously widening our horizons. If you have the opportunity to work with Chaz, you’ll learn that he’ll do whatever it takes for his customer’s satisfaction – even if that means wielding a chainsaw himself!
Top Tier Trees is proud to call our crew members family and we employ some of the most experienced, hard-charging tree professionals that the Southeast has to offer. With a combination of climbers, ropers and groundsmen, machine operators and drivers, we have assembled over 75 years of tree work experience spanning across multiple crews. Their capabilities and integrity are beyond reproach when it comes to tree trimming and pruning, hazardous tree removals and technical rigging, crane work and emergency response. Our crew leaders or climbers will always take the time to walk through the project with our customer’s before and after the job is completed and we highly encourage you to ask questions and take some time to witness for yourself the surgical skill and professional tenacity with which our crews work.
Top Tier Stump Grinding is operated by a team of experienced stump and tree professionals. Whether it be a root balls and trunk as large as a car, or stumps that have roots spreading through and killing your lawn, our team has likely seen it before and is armed with the experience and tools needed to get the job done to the 5-star standard you have come to expect with the Top Tier name.
Top Tier Green Waste was born, first and foremost, out of necessity to support the growing tree care business. We met Mario Castellano in early 2021 and he was eager to support our vision in any way possible. His experience running his own concrete plant in Venezuela gave Top Tier an immediate advantage now having a high-level, business-minded entrepreneur at the forefront of this emerging business. With Mario and our Green Waste team, you can count on professional communication and attention to detail at clean-up by their own dedication to their duties. We’re proud to partner with green material up-cycling resources around the city to give Atlanta’s trees a forever home! Top Tier Green Waste is now a premier grapple truck service in the Atlanta metro and are here to serve all of your debris and logging needs.
At Top Tier Trees, we take great pride in knowing that our team and our customers are protected in this high-risk industry. When selecting your tree service provider, it is critical to review and validate insurance coverage. We carry all of the necessary insurance to cover our employees, equipment, vehicles and our customer’s property.
At Top Tier Trees, we live and work in a Culture of Safety. Our entire team follows guidelines and best practices set forth by green industry leaders and safety organizations.