Garnet McKalsen | Safety Officer, SCDOT

“I was inspecting a Carolina Tree Care crew working in Lee County, South Carolina… The purpose of the inspection was to ensure the work zone traffic control signs were in place and adequate for traffic conditions. When I pulled up on scene I observed all the crew members wearing PPE and working in a safe efficient manner…
Carlos covered all sections of the Job Briefing form and had me sign it. As a safety Officer for The South Carolina Department of Transportation I thought the Job Briefing form was well laid out. Carlos did an excellent job of reviewing the form and explaining the hazards.”

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Nicole Echols | Fundraiser for the Pee Dee Chapter of the American Red Cross

These are the wonderful men who plugged and changed my tire. What a great group of men. To help without even being asked.

Tom Callahan | Satisfied Customer from Asheville, NC

“I am sure you are getting letters and calls about Right-of-Way work being done in Western North Carolina. It is a difficult task to keep lines clear while being on private property.
I just wanted to take a minute to express my appreciation for the time and consideration we were given here in Asheville. Mr. Tim Taylor came to our house when we called and patiently told us they would be as careful as possible with a big Silver Maple in our front yard with a power line in the middle of it. The supervisor of the day told us that he would have it done by his best people.
It was carefully done. Even to the point that the crew put the bird house back up in the tree before they left. There wasn’t a leaf left on the ground.
Thank you for a job well done.”

Wil Ortiz | Manager of Vegetation Management, Union Power Cooperative

“On behalf of Union Power Cooperative I wish to express a most sincere and grateful THANK YOU!! to your company and especially all the men who, through long hours of work, proved instrumental to the restoration of power to our Members during the recent Jun 13-15, 2013 storm upon our system which affected 20% of our Membership.
Thank you for your hard work under less than optimal field conditions, availability as well as quick response, and safe work practices which insured everyone went home uninjured. The linemen were especially impressed at how the men “attacked” the work at the Mount Pleasant Transmission Lines.
Again, thank you for your great assistance during this storm event.”

Calvin W. Layton | Senior Vegetation Management Program Coordinator, Western Massachusetts Electric Company

“The things that impressed me about the Carolina Tree crews that I worked with was their ability to communicate well and get the job done. We knew where they were and what they were doing, very important in accomplishing a safe restoration. We sent them on several tough assignments, and they found a way to get them complete, safely. I’ll have these guys back anytime!”

Lloyd Yates | President, Progress Energy Carolinas

“On behalf of the 340,000 Progress Energy customers who lost power and the hundreds of employees who worked side-by-side with your employees, we offer our sincere thanks. It is great to know we can count on the support we need from Carolina Tree.”

David McClanahan | President & CEO, CenterPoint Energy

“We want to thank Carolina Tree Care for lending your tree trimming expertise and assisting us in restoring power to the CenterPoint Energy service territory following Hurricane Ike. Your dedicated employees left their homes and families to join nearly 12,000 line mechanics and tree trimmers from across the continent to participate in this immense restoration effort. Your employees worked safely and efficiently to restore service to our community, and their hard work was noticed and deeply appreciated. We extend our gratitude to you on behalf of our company and customers. The restoration effort was one of the best we’ve seen, and the excellent work can be attributed to the tremendous performance displayed by everyone involved.”

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Rick and Laura Donohoe | Satisfied Customers from Black Mountain, NC

“We are writing to express our appreciation to you for personally supervising the tree trimming work on our property on June 19. Your presence and expertise allowed for the necessary tree trimming to be successfully completed while at the same time maintaining the integrity of our property. We would also like to compliment Steve Robinson and his crew from Carolina Tree Care who worked closely with you and took great care in trimming the trees around our property. The care and professionalism exhibited by Progress Energy and Carolina Tree Care are greatly appreciated.”

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Otis Ray | Utility Director, Town of Sharpsburg, NC

“During the recent storm, we contracted Carolina Tree Care to assist us in clearing tree debris from our right-of-ways and streets. The crews were very efficient and professional, which during these conditions was very well needed. Thanks again and we will not hesitate to call when we find ourselves in that condition again.”

Shawn Cox | Utility Arborist, City of Statesville, NC

“I have been in the business for a long time. I wanted to let you know that as usual your crew here worked as safe and professionally skilled as any crew I have ever worked with. And in addition to the regular crew, you also had two safety directors on site to assist. I am bringing attention to this particular mission, but they give the same service daily. I am grateful for the relationship that has been developed between Carolina Tree Care and The City of Statesville.”

Paul Sullivan | OSHA District Supervisor for the Director, Division of Occupational Safety and Health

“A safety compliance officer from the Bureau of Compliance of the North Carolina Division of Occupational Safety and Health conducted a comprehensive inspection of your facility in Statesville, North Carolina on 02/07/2012. The compliance officer identified no apparent violations of either North Carolina OHSA safety standards or regulations.
We commend you on maintaining your workplace in this manner, and we appreciate your commitment to protecting the health and safety of your employees.”

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Floyd Williams | Satisified Customer from Spruce Pine, NC

“I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you to Progress Energy and Carolina Tree Care for doing such an outstanding job. Since they have been working together my power has not gone off, even in these high winds.

They are doing a really good job at trimming the trees and cleaning up the brush left behind.
It seems as though even in the fog, the rain and the cold Carolina Tree Care is still willing to get out and do what they are supposed to do.”

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Ms. Carolynn Pettit | Satisfied Customer of Aiken Electric Coop

“In an era when it seems that lovely manners and good work ethics may be a thing of the past, I am happy to tell you that both are alive in your employee, Mr. Mark Beard.
As a customer of Aiken Electric Coop since 1979, many of us greatly appreciate their efforts to keep the electric wires free of trees, thus ensuring continuous service, particularly during wintry weather. The thing I noticed about Carolina Tree is that the men made good progress each day, trimming and removing debris.
One thing for sure: you may be assured Mr. Beard represents your company in a professional and most favorable way, freeing the wires and removing the debris in a timely manner. When the crew finishes, it’s as though they were never there at all. Please accept this letter of appreciation for a man who is a gentleman and a credit to your company.”

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Chad T. Lowder | CEO of Tri-County Electric Cooperative

“The territory served by Tri-County Electric Cooperative sustained major damage by Hurricane Matthew beginning Friday night, October 7th• We experienced heavy sustained winds and approximately eight inches of rain, and at the height of the storm we had over 15,000 members without power. The assistance from your company and others made it possible for power to be restored to everyone in just six days.
Please accept my sincere thanks for the tireless efforts of your employees. They were proficient and professional in their duties and very polite in their interaction with our members and employees.
Please extend my sincere appreciation to them for all their hard work. Thank you again for lending us a hand. If we can be of service to you, please do not hesitate to call.”

David E. Felkel | CEO of Edisto Electric Cooperative Inc.

“There are no words to adequately express our appreciation for the crews you sent to help Edisto Electric Cooperative, Inc. restore power to our members in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
This storm landed a significant blow to our entire system. This was, without a doubt, one of the most destructive storms in our 77 year history. With over 14,300 of our 19,833 accounts without power (approximately 72%), hundreds of miles of downed power lines and over 175 broken poles, we knew it would be a tremendous undertaking to restore power to our members. However, with the help of your employees, our sister cooperatives, contractors, and Edisto’s dedicated employees, we were able to restore power within seven (7) days.
The work hours were long and exhausting, but we all worked efficiently, professionally and safely. Your employees were certainly here for us in our time of need and for that, we are extremely grateful.”

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