Barberton Tree Service Inc. began with a gift. When founder Keith Luck turned 16 in 1971, his grandmother gave him a pick-up truck and a chainsaw. He started this business and it grew into a 60 truck fleet family enterprise with 70 employees at peak season. In September 2002, Barberton Tree Service, Inc. moved our location to 3307 Clark Mill Road in Norton (next to Barberton Speedway) to join Mulch Makers of Ohio. This new facility allows us to be more efficient and pass valuable savings on to our customers.
Barberton Tree Service provides all tree services including tree and stump removal, trimming, pruning, and clearing. We specialize in dangerous tree removals including those requiring the use of our company-owned cranes. Under no circumstance do we subcontract and our crane operators are OHSA certified. Barberton Tree Service Inc. is fully insured and covered by the Bureau of Workers Compensation. Whether you need a simple trimming or a dangerous tree removed you can rely on Barberton Tree Service to always get the job done right.
Barberton Tree Service has access to some of the best equipment on the market to date. With access to a fleet of over 65 bucket trucks reaching up to 65 feet each equipped with a commercial wood chipper, Four cranes ranging from a 23 ton – 103 feet to 28 ton 138 feet, and a spider bucket reaching 83 up to feet, Barberton Tree Service has got tools to get any job done.
Keith has built this company from the ground up, beginning with selling firewood at age fourteen before expanding to Barberton Tree Service Inc. A proud Alumni of the University of Akron, Keith was a top defensive player on the 1976 Zips team that made a Division II National Title run. A team that stands in the University Sports Hall of Fame to this day.
Founder & President
Keith prides himself in bringing the blue-collar work back to the City of Barberton, employing locals and attributing a lot of his success to the community; which is why he is known for giving back so much. He has accomplished his mission, turning BTS into a ‘Barberton brand’ run by Barberton people. It is often said that “Everybody knows somebody from Barberton”, and we like to maintain our professionalism to ensure that Barberton Tree Service is a part of that effort.
Vice President & Operations Manager
After graduating from Barberton High School in 1996 Lisa came to work for Barberton Tree Service while attending the University of Akron for Business Management. Approaching 21 years of service as the most versatile employee, she handles an immense work-load while facilitating day to day operations. Her endless list of responsibilities includes quality control, budgeting & capital operations, accounting, safety coordinator, human resources, community & customer relations. When not working at Barberton Tree Service, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, kickboxing, and shooting her purple Ruger. When she or one of her friendly staffers answers the phones here at Barberton Tree Service, you will always receive top-notch customer service.
Supervisor & Lead Estimator
After cementing himself in Barberton lore as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever wear a Magic’s uniform, Bryan decided to be a part of Keith’s vision to grow Barberton Tree Service into what it has become today. Approaching 30 years of experience, Bryan has become an expert at estimating and bidding ‘Crane Removals.’ As a contract coordinator, Bryan has the invaluable ability to be proficient in providing accurate and affordable estimates with trimming and removals alike. He has been vital in growing our company to the competitive entity it has become. Whether bidding Commercial, Municipal, or Residential; Bryan always has the customer in mind!
Safety Coordinator & Estimator
Barberton born and raised, Scotty grew up watching Barberton Tree Service through his window as they cleared all of the new lots in the Austin Estates development. Being neighbors and good friends with the luck family, Scotty could not wait until he was old enough to be a part of the team and drive one of those awesome maroon trucks. After graduating from Barberton High School in 2004, he made his dream happen. With over a decade spent learning from the “best in the game”, Scotty grew into a foreman and became famous for improvising on the job site and coming up with the safest, most efficient methods to complete a job to Barberton Tree Service standards. He now utilizes those skills as an estimator and customer relations representative. You can expect nothing but the most friendly, polite, knowledgeable and loyal service from him for all of your tree care needs!
Certified Arborist & Estimator
Living in town for over 30 plus years, Josh started working for Barberton Tree Service in 2002 right out of high school as a groundsman & worked his way through many of the different positions within the company to now becoming a certified arborist. Josh has always considered BTS his home. Owner Keith Luck has been like a mentor/father figure to Josh, teaching him many of the hardworking standards & values that Barberton Tree Service represents. Josh firmly believes in owner Keith Luck’s motto, “take care of it and it will take care of you”. Josh has learned the business from many of the “Barberton Tree legends” that have taught him to provide the highest level of service to our customers at the best prices around. Josh is sure to be honest, fair, and surely put a smile on your face.
Lead Sawyer & General Foreman
Jake has been a loyal member of the Barberton Tree Service family for three years now and has quickly climbed the ranks starting as a groundsman and soon advanced to our top-notch heavy machinery operator. As our lead sawyer, Jake is committed to safely providing excellent service, whether he is using a skid-steer to get the biggest logs out of your backyard or cutting lumber on our sawmill, you will always receive polite and friendly service from him. Jake is a strong and reliable source to make sure the jobs are done right quickly and efficiently.
Certified Arborist & Estimator
A graduate of the University of Akron, Ron spent thirty-three years with the City of Akron serving as an Urban Forestry Specialist. Upon retiring, Ron became our first ISA Certified Arborist and has been helping Barberton Tree Service “trim” the competition for over thirteen years. As a municipal and commercial sales representative, he is an excellent contract coordinator and specializes in “target evaluation” with hazardous trees. From golf courses to city streets, Ron is second to none when generating fair and competitive bids while assuring the job is done thorough and safe.