Member Spotlight - Monster Tree Service

Meet JB, owner of Monster Tree Service of Alexandria, which is a full service tree and shrub company offering tree and shrub removals, pruning/thinning, stump grinding, 24-hour emergency services, arborist evaluations, and a full line up of plant healthcare services. Read more about JB and his business below!

A man with a cheerful demeanor wearing a blue and white checkered shirt stands confidently in front of a textured blue background, embodying the spirit of The Scout Guide in his warm, approachable appearance.

What sets your business apart from others in the same industry?
We work to elevate the arboriculture standard, operating with above board and well-trained employees, best-in-class equipment, the security of a fully insured business, adherence to safety standards and PPE, all with our clients best interests in mind.

A clear day with a person operating a red and black articulated boom lift reaching towards the leafless branches of a large tree, with a quaint brick house visible below, reminiscent of a scene from The Scout Guide where practical solutions meet community charm.

The best piece of advice you’ve ever received.
“Don’t ride the highs too high or the lows too low.”

What does your ideal day look like?
Spending time in the morning with my kids, going out to meet with prospects and new customers, spending some time observing and coaching the crew and enjoying a nice meal at home with my family.

A white commercial truck with "Monster Tree Service" branding is parked on a residential street, with a person working high up in a leafless tree using a safety harness. A wood chipper is attached to the back of the truck, ready for tree maintenance duties. Safety cones are placed around the work area. The setting conveys a professional tree care service in action, reminiscent of The Scout Guide's emphasis on local businesses and services.

Favorite/most rewarding part about your business?
The variability and that no day is the same as the next and I get to be outdoors.

List of your favorites –

  • Local business: Del Ray Hardware because we are consistently in need of tools for the trade
  • Alexandria Restaurant: I love red meat so must be Oak Steakhouse
  • Cocktail/Drink: Keep it simple, Rocky Mountain Water aka Coors Light
  • Vacation Destination: Cape Hatteras Point with truck in the sand, cooler of beer, and fishing rod in hand
  • Movie: Top Gun
  • Season: Fall
  • Holiday: Thanksgiving
  • Sports team: Washington Capitals