I was a stay-at-home dad who had attended Bible college, traveled on many mission trips around the world, and was considering my next steps. One day I asked my Pastor, “should I go into full-time ministry or start a business”? He told me to start a business and, by faith, I acted on his counsel.
Shortly after that conversation, a buddy of mine mentioned that he had a tree he needed to be taken down and I remember thinking, “how hard could tree work be”? I knew how to fix chainsaws (we cut a lot of firewood growing up), but I didn’t know anything about climbing trees. I had climbed trees as a kid so I thought I could probably figure it out. Although I did almost everything wrong in removing that tree, I began seeking further opportunities to remove trees and later brought my brother on to help me part-time. After we had worked together for a short time we both began to realize we would have to do this full-time. Today, my brother is the Operations Manager for our entire operation.