Parker Tree Service is local to Longmont, CO
Hi. I’m Jamin Parker Mayer. I’m the dude in the middle. This is an actual “about us” page. This is not vague, superficial content you may read on “about us” webpages these days.
Back in 2001, I had an odd divine calling to get into the tree care industry. With very awesome confirmations I started this tree service business in 2002.
At the same time I started this small business I started a family. Our son Parker was born in 2001. I realized most of my motivation for starting a business was to provide for my first-born son, Parker. So, why not name the business after him, right? When I started the business, it was fun to tell people, “I work for my son!” Thus, Parker Tree Service was named after the Mayer family’s firstborn son, Parker Mayer.
“The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
This photo is outdated and will be updated soon. Nevertheless, Parker (the one in the green shirt) is now 18! He is working with me full-time. He is very mature for his age, learns fast, a good problem solver, and wants to work with trees! In fact, all 3 of my boys are getting big and have their own interests. But, they help the business operations in summer and occasionally in the rest of the year.
We have 4 beautiful girls (5 counting my lovely lady). My girls crack me up. They are a natural cure for “a rough day at work.” They make me laugh every day. Sure, they know how to dress up and all, but you should see their agility to run around and play around our massive log pile. I call them my little mountain goats!
The state of Parker Tree Service
Parker Tree Service, the business, has continued to grow steadily for nearly 20 years. We have a good reputation among competitors and a good reputation with our 2,000+ customers. Our loyal customer base suggests we are organized, professional, qualified, educated, thorough, and safe. We have great customer service and enjoy calling Longmont our home.
Like a forest, our process of “succession”, has come with growth and losses. After a forest goes through a set-back, known as a “disturbance” there is a period of time called “flux”. This period of time is sort of like nature pressing the reset button after a loss. What appears to be a major setback (like a fire or gale) may actually be a way for a forest to regenerate and adapt.
As a small business owner who loves to learn by trial and error (the painful way), I have experienced many “ways to do business”.
Our business is “green” in that we take a holistic approach to tree care and we stress, “Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle.” We have never wasted any of our bi-products from our tree operations. We have never taken any tree debris to a landfill. All bi-products have been repurposed as a heat resource or as mulch. In fact, we have provided free firewood and mulch for over a decade. We have literally given away several thousand tons of wood products over the years. We will continue to provide free wood products, to the public, as long as we are in business.
Where we are growing?
We are actually growing by receding back (divesting). I’m in the operations training/growing (investing) Parker to be one of the next strong-rooted tree dudes in the family. I hope to get all of my children somehow into the business of trees. There are a lot of potentials.
In the near future, I want to reinvest with the purchase of a sawmill. I would like to create dimensional lumber & slabs. I would like to see trees get a chance to be repurposed for anyone’s needs.
However, we have faced a lot of monetary losses in 2019, so this goal may take a little longer than planned. Nonetheless, it will happen. We will start to utilize the byproducts of our operations in a completely improved way.
For the Over Population concerned people; I assure you, we do not strain the environment or the natural resources. We are good contributors to society and we have been living a life conscientious to reduce our environmental footstep, thank you!. If you don’t believe me, come and visit my home! (LOL) We have 9 people living in a 2,200 square foot home, with an unfinished basement. Ask us how and why we live in a tiny home. You’ll see how we don’t use up the world’s resources and how we teach our children to be good stewards of our resources. (Sorry, this little paragraph is a response to an anonymous letter sent to us in the mail. The writer said they would never use our services again since we were overpopulating the earth and using up all the earth’s resources. LMAO).