Our Core Values
Our core values express the vision of Great Western Tree Care. They encompass our passion for providing the highest quality level of tree care. We support one another by encouraging a company environment of teamwork and respectfulness that rewards every individual. Ultimately, we will be motivators to one another, a blessing to our customers, an inspiration to our competitors, and an asset to the tree industry and local communities.
Great Western Tree Care began doing business on January 1st, 2018. The founder and president Chad Szpunar moved to Castle Rock, CO in 2014 upon selling his company “Chad’s Tree & Shrub Service in Albuquerque, NM that he started in 2006. After moving to Colorado in 2014 Chad went to work for a large company in Denver and then worked as a contract climber for a couple of local companies. Colorado opened a whole new world of tree care for Chad. He was surrounded by the best climbers and arborists in the Rocky Mountain Region. Chad has always been a bit of a sponge, soaking up knowledge wherever it presents itself, and quickly due to the help of certain mentors and friends in the Colorado tree community he quickly realized he could build a company here in Colorado that could be great.
Year one was a challenge. Chad and one employee, Morgan Burnett, who today remains his lead guy, ran for most of the year with a trailer and a truck. However, towards the end of that first year we were able to purchase a chip truck and chipper and bring a few more employees on. Also, in that first year Chads wife Stephanie was able to leave her job at the bank and join in on the effort. Today she is the heart and soul of the company. We have been blessed grow at an exponential rate only because of our wonderful employees, managers we’ve built relationships with, customers who have put their faith in us, and the grace of God. Today, we are a driving force that has earned the respect of its competitors for providing proper tree care in Douglas County and its surrounding areas.
We have a lot of fun! Our core values have created a culture of a beautiful place to work and have a career in an industry that is complex, challenging, ever changing, and most of all important to the community.