Foothill Tree Service was established in 1965 and remains a family operated business to this day focused on safety.
Our Dad, Jim, moved from Idaho to Placerville, California in 1965. At that time he was working as a General Foreman doing commercial line clearance for PG&E. He oversaw the entire tree budget, including Transmission lines, Distribution & all Hydro. He oversaw and managed the safety of 50+ crew members, and was continually rewarded for operating without injuries to his crews or damage to properties.
Before long though, he recognized a need in the residential sector and founded Foothill Tree Service. It started small – just a side business on the weekend, but when those first clients recognized that Jim looked after them like friends – they became life-long clients. It wasn’t long before Jim needed help, and started hiring employees.
The clientele steadily grew. Though Jim didn’t realize it at the time, he had started a legacy – one of safety, of education and of care for our clients
Fifty years later, Foothill Tree Service is still being run by Jim’s family, and still operates with the motto: “Treat our Clients as Friends, and our Employees as Family.” If something goes wrong, WE WILL MAKE IT RIGHT. It is our standard to make sure you’re completely satisfied and we will never offer a service that you don’t need. We rigorously demand only best industry practices from our crews, and are very proud to have reached our goal of becoming accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association (T.C.I.A.)
T.C.I.A. Accreditation is the only program of its kind in the tree care industry, and we are one of a few companies internationally to be accepted by T.C.I.A. The process evaluates businesses to ensure that professional practices and standards are met in every department and at every level of the company. Says Bob Rouse, TCIA’s chief program officer. “It shows customers that this is a model tree care company, the best in the area, and raises the bar for other tree care companies in the area.”
We care deeply about the relationships we develop with our clients and community, and are constantly looking for innovative ways of providing the best possible care for both client and tree. Trees make up a complex part of the local ecology adding beauty, life and balance to the world around us. Anytime we work on a tree, it impacts our community and many aspects of life. We take this very seriously, in fact, our mission statement is: “Positively Impacting Humanity Through Innovative Tree Stewardship.” We see ourselves as temporary stewards and feel a sense of duty to our environment.
Although the entire Dykstra family works for or has worked for Foothill Tree Service, our employees are INVALUABLE to us. Each one fills a specific role and have truly become extended family, they make it possible to operate our business safely. Below are just a few of them and some of the things they do for us…