Handley’s Tree Service
We are excited to announce that Jeff Triemstra has assumed ownership of Handley’s Tree Service.
Jeff has been the owner of S & T Lawn Service for 24 years and brings both expertise and great energy to the position. Estimates for all jobs will be performed by Wayne Schense.
A tradition of excellent customer service.
This philosophy was instilled into Handley’s Tree Service by our late founder, David Handley. Our dedicated staff is committed to making sure that the level of service you have come to expect will never falter. Additionally, we will not be changing the name of the business. We move forward with enthusiasm and anticipation for what lies in store for our company and our customers. Thank you for your continued loyalty and patronage.
We look forward to working with you!
Please feel free to contact us in our office at (269) 375-4841 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
The man behind the history . . .
David E. Handley was born April 6, 1950 in Niles, MI the son of Elmer and Aileen (Wallquist) Handley. He was a member of the Buchanan High School’s wrestling team, which earned him a college scholarship to Ohio University. David graduated from Western Michigan University and owned and operated Handley’s Tree Service for 42 years. He was an Eagle Scout and loved the outdoors. Hunting with his father and nephews became a treasured family tradition.
David incorporated Handley’s Tree Service in 1975 and shortly thereafter made investments in commercial tree and wood products processing machinery. This investment allowed the business to expand into wood chips and mulch.
“In 1970 our area had a huge demand for both residential and commercial tree trimming services. I was busy earning my degree at Western Michigan University but decided to ‘Go for it!’ and opened Handley’s Tree Service that year on the NE Corner of 9th Street and I-94 in Oshtemo, MI.”
The business grew rapidly. To better serve customers David purchased a 60-acre farm. In 1986, he continued to expand business services by processing hardwood logs into lumber.
He was a generous contributor to many events, groups, and organizations. In 2016 he received the “Impact Award” from the city of Kalamazoo.
David’s spirit lives on in the family he cherished, the friends he made, the community he gave to, and the business he created.