June 15, 2016
The Davey Tree Expert Company of Canada has announced the addition of the customers and employees of Arbortech Professional Tree Care, a Southwestern Ontario-based tree care company that has served area residents for over 20 years.

Founded in 1994, Arbortech provides tree care services to clients in Strathroy and beyond, including the Lake Huron and Lake Erie area.

John Arico, regional vice president for Davey’s Canadian operations, said Arbortech is a welcome addition to Davey. “We are continually looking to align ourselves with companies who share our values. For that reason, Arbortech was a natural fit.”

Both companies are strongly committed to safety, training and a superior client experience. Additionally, Davey and Arbortech both employ certified arborists, certified horticulturists and licensed pesticide applicators.

“Arbortech’s clients will greatly benefit from Davey’s professional knowledge, experience and equipment. The company will also gain access to the Davey Institute, the company’s premier research, development and innovation division,” Arico said. “The dozen-plus Arbortech employees joining Davey are also looking forward to the opportunity to become employee-owners and the ongoing opportunity for advancement and training.”

“Additionally, our employees will have more opportunities to grow as industry leaders. They’ll benefit greatly from Davey’s premium training programs, diversified service offerings, technology and equipment resources and of course, the culture of employee ownership,” Ian Johnston, founder and owner of Arbortech, added.

Mark Wright of Davey will serve as district manager of the Strathroy office. Wright was most recently the district manager of the Kitchener office, and he has worked for Davey for almost 25 years. He is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist and a graduate of the Davey Institute of Tree Sciences, Davey’s flagship training program.

Johnston will stay with the company to help through the transition, and said he’s confident current clients will be pleased with Arbortech’s association with Davey.