Charleston Tree Experts staff includes well qualified, trained, and talented key personnel. Our crews are complete with well-established and experienced climbers who pride themselves on hard work and safety. Through regimented safety training, we implement practices on a regular basis.
We are licensed, certified and fully insured. Our staff members work diligently to ensure that customer needs are met to the fullest capacity with an emphasis on quality. Charleston Tree Experts stands behind all of its work with pride. Our company has the resources, expertise, experience and ability to complete all tree service related jobs with the greatest quality.
Charleston Tree Experts has a simple philosophy for customers, with an emphasis on treating others as you would want others to treat you. Honesty, loyalty, high regard for ethics, professionalism, integrity, safety and working hard are among our top values.
Marshall Badeaux, RCA #742, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist #SO-7159B
President & Consulting Arborist
With over 20 years of tree industry experience, Marshall is currently the only ASCA, Registered Consulting Arborist residing in the state of South Carolina and one of only six Board Certified Master Arborists in the state of South Carolina. Tree appraisals, risk assessments, arborist reports and tree protection plans are among the many services he is qualified to assist with. Marshall is an expert for tree regulation enforcement and planning. He has a desire to preserve Charleston’s oldest residents through continued education and constantly implementing advanced tree care practices. When he’s not saving the fractured urban forest, Marshall enjoys traveling abroad and experiencing new cultural and arboricultural practices.
Vice President & Lead Qualified Arborist
Ash began her professional career in the legal field as a Paralegal for 12 years. Native to the area, with an eye for details and a desire to be outdoors, she daringly pursued a career change to arboriculture. An analytical skill set a decade in the making translated well and has equipped Ash with professionalism and a personal touch unprecedented in the industry. She believes communication and education are the missing links to understanding and carrying out a customer’s needs. Ash’s drive to make a difference and raise industry standards ensures expectations are exceeded. Aside from having her head in the trees, Ash can be found boating, snowboarding, and enjoying all outdoor activities with her family.
Having recently relocated to Charleston, Jessica Jeanes is new to the area and to the Charleston Tree Experts team. With over 5 years of office management experience, as well as another 10 years of retail management experience, she has been able to seamlessly transfer those skill sets to the wonderful world of Arboriculture! She loves keeping things organized and ensuring things run smoothly and as a result has been an amazing addition to our staff! In her spare time, Jess loves spending time with her husband and their 4 fur babies, enjoying the beach and exploring a new city!
Customer Care Manager
Meg has spent much of her career in the veterinary industry following her passion for helping animals. She has lived in the Charleston area for almost a decade now and loves any activities that involve spending time by the ocean. After moving to John’s Island, the change of career to Arboriculture is a natural progression as there are so many beautiful Live oaks and the scenery is unmatched in the Lowcountry. Aside from this amazing team, Meg enjoys hanging out with her husband and 4 doggies in the beautiful outdoors!
With a B.A. in Art Management, Lizzie has always had the ability to consider “the bigger picture” and been intrigued by the creativity nature inspires. Lizzie’s professional experience with understanding needs, finding solutions and critical thinking made a transition to Arboriculture a natural fit. As a child, she spent every summer camping in the woods and always dreamed of a job that married her passion for both nature and people. She is thrilled to be realizing her dream as an Arborist on the Charleston Tree Experts team! When she’s not in the field, you can find Lizzie practicing yoga, snuggling her two puppies, or out exploring a new place in the world!
Olivia and her family, originally from California, relocated to the Charleston area in 2021. She has nearly 15 years of professional experience in Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, and Product Marketing working for large tech companies and nonprofit organizations. Olivia considers herself a lifelong learner, and has pursued continued education in permaculture, nutrition, and yoga Instruction. Olivia is thrilled to join the Charleston Tree Experts Team and to pursue a career that bridges her deep care for customers with her passions for nature and preservation. When she’s not hugging trees, Olivia can be found spending time with her family, riding bikes, and surfing tiny waves.
Production Manager & Lead Tree Climber
Matthew is a strategic leader in operations, out in the field and behind the scenes to make sure the job sites run safely and efficiently. With over 8 years of experience in the tree care industry, he possesses many of the skills required to organize and prepare the crews, including being a stellar tree climber!
He enjoys using modern climbing techniques, rigging, working with state-of-the-art crane equipment, and instructing the crews on important safety topics such as aerial rescue. Most importantly, he is a devoted father of 4 boys, two of which are twins! Out West in the Rocky Mountains of Grand Lake, Colorado was where he began rock climbing at a young age and developed a passion for it that has transitioned into a rewarding career in arboriculture.
Tree Climber Specialist
Born in Connecticut and moved at a young age to Summerville. Landscaping and tree work is his entire background. Being in the trees as an experienced lift operator and climber is what Mike enjoys most. Working with great staff and teammates is an added bonus to the job. You can find Mike fishing, camping, and doing any outdoor activity for fun.
Joe is born and raised in Indiana and has 30 years of experience in landscape design. In his spare time, Joe enjoys weightlifting, basketball, football, and water skiing. Joe loves the outdoors and making a difference where it is needed in a professional way.
Chaston was born and raised in Charleston. With an immediate love for the outdoors, Chaston gravitated to many different sports throughout his childhood. Along with sports, he found a passion in music. He spent 7 years in performing concert bands as a percussionist, along with playing the snare on his high school drumline. His introduction into arboriculture came early due to family in the industry. After graduating high school Chaston joined Charleston Tree Experts with the intentions to better understand the industry and expand his knowledge on plants. While working with the company, he is currently enrolled in college Horticultural studies.
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At Charleston Tree Experts, we view satisfactory customer service as the direct result of superior communication, a core value. We believe communication bridges the gap to understanding and carrying out each of our customer’s needs. By adequately communicating the best tree care practices, customers and arborists alike are able to establish objectives and surpass expectations:
Every step of this process was perfect. The evaluation was thorough, thoughtful and not pushy (we met with other companies in the estimating stage, and some were pretty aggressive and sales-y). The communication was just right. And then, the workers themselves -- really professional, really pleasant, and very thoughtful about protecting the rest of our lawn. They took down a massive tree from over the fence in the backyard, and had to bring everything out to the street. After cleanup, you couldn't even tell we'd had any work done. There wasn't a leaf or blade of grass out of place. HIGHLY recommend!
I had the Charleston Tree Experts do some preventative maintenance on some trees that hang over my home. They are professional, good communicators and are great to work with. I am very happy with the job they did and will be using them again. I highly recommend Charleston Tree Experts for any arbor needs!
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2851 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455
"Rooted in Excellence"
Charleston Tree Experts' premier specialties are in Arborist consulting, tree preservation, hazardous tree removals, tree pruning, and managing Charleston’s urban forest for greater growth. We have a wealth of knowledge in performing tree care services from delicate or seemingly inaccessible places. Let us help you.