From Our Editors
When he started Monster Tree Service at the age of 25, Josh Skolnick was already something of a serial entrepreneur. After a fruitful foray into the lawn care business as a teen, Josh successfully launched his own mulch company and, eventually, his current enterprise. He bravely founded Monster Tree Service in 2008—a year when the economy was faltering and many trees moved back in with their parents. It's worth noting, too, that he started his arboreal enterprise without ever having cut down a tree, a testament to his courage and business acumen.
Today, his company continues to flourish, performing a wide variety of tree services, from pruning shrubs to grinding stumps. The outfit will even remove diseased and dead trees from the property. On each service call, a certified expert evaluates the property's trees and shrubs, writing up a free estimate before starting in on any work.