Timeline

  • 1938

    Founded in 1938 as Monroe Tree Surgeons, a residential tree and landscaping care company.

  • 1952

    A new line of business is added: Utility Line Clearance. Rochester Gas & Electric Corporation became our first customer.

  • 1960s

    Two new lines of business, Landscape Construction and Lawn Care Maintenance Services, two new operating offices, and a new name:Monroe Tree & Landscape, Inc.

  • 1971

    Monroe purchases Lewis Tree Service, a unionized line clearance company which positioned Monroe to expand utility line clearance services to include New York’s Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., New York State Electric & Gas Corp. and Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp.

  • 1976 - 1983

    Lewis expands line clearance services into five new regional locations on the Eastern Seaboard: New England, Long Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida.

  • 1988

    Monroe purchases Love & Associates, positioning the company to expand into the Mid-Atlantic Region; North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

  • 1992

    The company is renamed Lewis Tree Service, Inc.

  • 1995

    New strategic plan implemented as Lewis exits the residential and commercial tree care business and concentrates on its core utility vegetation management business.

  • 1998

    ESOPManagement and non-union employees purchase 30% of company stock and form Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Company.

    Company purchases Dumac Tree Service in New York.

  • 2000

    LewisManagement and non-union employees purchase remaining stock forming a 100% Employee Owned Company (ESOP).

  • 2002

    Company purchases Utility Line Clearance Company from Northern Tree Service in New England.

  • 2003

    Largest storm response ever as 1,100 employees helped restore service for various customers in Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina and Virginia.

    2003 - 2008

    Winner of many National ESOP Awards including National ESOP Company of the Year in 2005 and Employee of the Year, Rita Tucker, in 2008.

  • 2007

    Company purchases Tamarack Forestry Service, Inc., positioning the Company to expand into Canada and Maine.

    Company expands westward into Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio for new contracts with Dayton Power, Duke Energy and First Energy.

  • 2011

    Rochester Top 100 Company for the 13th consecutive year and 16th year overall.

    Responded to Hurricane Irene and Northeast Snowstom with over 2400 employees.

  • 2012

    Acquired Clearion Software, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia expanding our capabilities to include work management applications for the energy and communications industries.

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As many of you are aware, there have been some recent industry issues involving undocumented workers. I want to assure you that neither Lewis Tree Service nor any of our affiliates are a party to this very serious violation of federal laws.

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