College students Chris Roof and Brad Brooks lived in neighboring towns in Northwestern Ohio. Both of them were enrolled at Hocking Technical College. Shortly after school began, the two started carpooling back and forth to Nelsonville Ohio. Over the years, a friendship was formed and when the duo graduated in 1985, they both took a job at a tree service in Toledo Ohio. The one hour and ten minute commute to Toledo was exhausting. This inspired the two to consider starting their own business.
In 1987, we each went to separate banks and borrowed $8000.00 each. With our combined money, we invested in a tree service truck and a new chipper. A few years later we were busy enough to hire help. In 1992 the EPA was starting to implement new rules for green waste going into landfills. After visiting several municipalities, there seemed to be enough interest for them to hire a company to help transform their brush piles into mulch material that was passed on for public use. We received our first municipal contract, which prompted us to purchase our first self loading chipper. Unfortunately, we quickly realized that there was a lot of concrete, steel and other debris that made our task unproductive. We then realized that it was time to find better uses for our machine. This led to the start of Tawa Tree’s Land Clearing Division.
The Land Clearing Division of our company worked on several high profile projects including Fernald, WPAFB, and many others. We also worked for many large corporations and contractors in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan. In mid 2009, Tawa Tree decided to change our direction and phase out of the clearing business and focus more on our roots. In 2010 we started a Plant Heath Care division which has opened up a whole host of new opportunities. Tawa Tree is a company that is committed to the highest level of professional tree care in Northwest Ohio. Tawa Tree has a great group of highly skilled and very knowledgeable staff members that go above and beyond for our customers. We hope that you enjoy our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop us a line in our message box or call any time.
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