Meet Our Team

Stanley Zuba - President & CEO

Stanley Zuba is the President, CEO and founder of Stanley Tree Service, Inc.  In 1986, with just a chainsaw, pickup truck, some close friends and a vision; he created Stanley Tree Service.

Since then, the company has grown under his leadership to over 250 devoted employees. Stanley attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated with an AAS in Forestry Technology, while simultaneously working as a firefighter on campus.

Stanley then returned to Rhode Island where he is a fully licensed arborist and worked in the field as a skilled climber, bucket operator, and log truck operator building the foundation the company operates on today. Though he is no longer in the field, he focuses his leadership and dedication on inspiring the employees of Stanley Tree Service and supporting the community as the North Smithfield Town Tree Warden and a retired Warwick Firefighter.

Bruce Berard - Vice President & COO

Vice President & COO, Bruce is responsible for driving company growth/safety across all divisions and contracts throughout the overall company, reporting directly to Stan. He is responsible for overseeing all operations, contracts, and safety while continuing to build strong networks and relationships throughout the industry.  He is constantly  working towards building and strengthening each division as well as driving growth of new divisions.

Bruce is a hard worker with experience in running his own business and has a passion for working outdoors and leading teams. He served in the US Army till his career was cut short due to a severe knee injury, receiving an honorable medical discharge. He uses his experiences and strengths that he has learned in his short time of being a U.S. Soldier to help lead and create a positive and safe work culture within his everyday tasks. With his experience running his own business, he understands the importance of getting the job done and done right. Bruce is married with two beautiful children, a son and a daughter, who he enjoys coaching and spending time with. He also enjoys playing hockey, golf and watching sports and history documentaries.

Stephanie Clift - VP of Finance & Administration

Vice President of Finance & Administration, Steph is responsible for overseeing all financial matters for the company reporting directly to the VP & COO daily.  Steph is a Certified Public Accountant with several years of experience in both the public and private sector.

During her time at Stanley Tree Service she has built and developed the finance division while continually reviewing controls/processes to ensure compliance/efficiency.  The company now runs with internal software to track divisional profitability each week with the controls Steph has created.  Steph manages all office and administration roles within the company keeping accounts payable, payroll, utility and commercial billing on track each week.

As a former,  All American and Division 1 athlete graduating from Bryant University in 2012, she credits her work ethic and drive to her athletic upbringing. During her time at Bryant University she was named captain of her team and awarded MVP her senior year. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree from Bryant, she continued her education by attaining her Masters in Professional Accountancy from Rhode Island College while working full time at a local public accounting firm. Following graduation, Steph successfully completed her CPA license and becoming licensed in the state of Rhode Island. Steph began working for Stanley Tree Service in 2016.

Between working on her career and bettering herself through continuing education, along with playing soccer at night and learning how to golf on the weekends,  Steph is the mother of two beautiful daughters under the age of 5.

Paul Lozeau - Director of Safety & Operations

Director of Safety & Operations at Stanley Tree Service, Paul started at Stanley in 2007, working his way from ground man to A Foreman and beyond. As a valuable team member and “go to guy”, Paul is often asked to work alongside crews that need little to no oversight from a general foreman. These projects are often remote from our home base and projects that require close interaction between the customer and the crew. Through the experiences in the field Paul has grown and has gained a great respect for his co-workers and the safety programs that help everyone go home safe. As the Safety Director Paul takes on the responsibility of creating trainings and developing safety programs. Safety is the number one goal, through teamwork, communication and cooperation our safety program will create a culture that is respected by all.

A Smithfield native, Paul is an avid outdoors man, and hands on learning. In his junior year of high school, he started working alongside his father as a welder. After high school, his father gave him an ultimatum, either go to college to keep his health benefits or get a job that offered those benefits. Two days later he applied at Stanley Tree Service and hasn’t looked back since. The life experience and skills he has gained from working with his father and at Stanley Tree Service cannot be taught in any classroom and has helped shape the person he is today.

Ben Wheaton - Director of Utility Services

Director of Utility Services, Ben is responsible for transmission and distribution work in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. His daily responsibilities include line clearance bid work, hazard tree mitigation programs, challenging tree work others turn away, crane work and specialty work. He also provides the utility with storm crews at a moment’s notice when mother nature is at her worst.

Ben graduated from high school, went on to CCRI graduating with an associate degree. He started working at Stanley Tree during this time and quickly developed a passion for tree work. In 99’, Ben joined the US Navy to serve his country. He became part of an elite company known as the Navy Seabees in Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 from 00’-04’. Ben served during different tours around the world including a tour in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  As a Seabee, he learned the importance of quality leadership, loyalty, reliability and honesty. Values he lives by every day. After an honorable discharge, Ben decided to go back and explore his interest of tree work; he made his way back home to Stanley Tree Service.

Ben and his wife Jessica have two wonderful daughters, one is a recent graduate from Columbia College of Chicago and the other is in high school and is a competitive cheerleader. Ben is an avid Boston Sports fan and enjoys Classic Muscle Cars.

Mike Zuba - Fleet Manager

Mike has been part of Stanley Tree Service since its inception in 1986 where he supported his brother’s new business. From climbing to crane work Mike has held numerous roles and currently operates as the company’s Fleet Manager. In addition, Mike is a retired Lieutenant from the Woonsocket Fire Dept. where he worked as part of the Special Hazards team.

Mike takes great pride in the company’s fleet and works hard keep the company’s equipment safe, well maintained, and going to work every day.

When not at work Mike enjoys spending time with his family, dogs, and along with his son; maintaining and expanding the classic car collection started by his father and uncle.

Aaron Lavoie - Residential and Plant Health Care Manager

Aaron joined Stanley Tree Service in 2014 as a groundman with several years of experience in the arbor care industry. Since then, Aaron has risen through the ranks of plant heath care specialist, salesman, and now Residential and Plant Health Care Manager. Aaron’s wide range of skills assist the company in maintaining and growing its residential facing business. As a Rhode Island Licensed and International Society of Arboriculture Arborist, plus being T.R.A.Q. certified Aaron finds himself operating as “the tree doctor” on a daily basis.

When not at work, Aaron enjoys playing ice hockey, playing golf, or riding through the forests of Rhode Island.

Jarad Wainwright -Commercial Sales

Jarad joined Stanley Tree Service in the summer of 2020 as a residential salesman. Since then, he has transitioned into building out the Commercial Division given his heavy background in B2B sales.

Originally from Indianapolis, Jarad assisted his father with the family tree business that had been operating successfully since 1986. Jarad began by spending summers working with crews, transitioning into crew operations/sales, and ultimately full time as the company’s Vice President. In 2019, Jarad and his father decided to close the family business and Jarad relocated to his wife’s home state of Rhode Island. Jarad is also an ISA Certified Arborist, TRAQ certified and continued to pursue more training through the Purdue Extension program in Lafayette, IN.

When not at work Jarad enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and riding motorcycles.

Ty Cardin - Transmission Utility Manager

Starting in the green industry in 2009, Ty has been a member of the Stanley Tree Service team since 2011. Joining as a crew foreman, Ty now holds the position of Transmission Utility Manager.

Ty uses his well-rounded skill set from the field to manage transmission utility projects in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Ty also avidly seeks out new business opportunities and is consistently building and developing those on his team.

Outside of work, Ty is an avid competitor spending his free time outdoors mountain biking, rock climbing, and skiing.

Francisco Minaya - Bid Manager

Francisco joined the Stanley Tree Service team in 2016 as a Climber/Foreman with 12 years of experience in the arbor care industry. Since then, he has been promoted and is currently the Bid Manager for one of our Utility customers. Francisco prides himself on sharing his knowledge/experience with his team, building those beneath him and watching them grow.

Francisco enjoys the new environment this industry offers daily, and the positive energy/ enthusiasm provided by working outdoors.

When not at work, Francisco enjoys reading, traveling, learning about finance/real estate, playing softball, and going to the batting cages.

Dan Murray - RI Utility Manager

Dan’s career in the industry started back with Stanley 20 years ago. Over the past 20 + years he has grown personally and professionally with Stanley Tree Service. He started out working as a ground man and learning the ins and out of this great profession. This experience has inspired him from all aspects and has taught him to understand the importance of true safety culture along with the business side of the world. Dan is currently managing the Rhode Island portion of the utility business assisting the Director in day to day operations.

Dan is the father of 2 children and the husband of a beautiful wife. On his off time, he enjoys playing a few rounds of golf and the outdoors. He can usually be found at one his son’s hockey games or daughter’s soccer games, is a huge Boston sports fan and enjoys going to any game that he can or watching it on T.V.

People Choose Us

Stanley Tree Service is a fully licensed and insured company that puts safety and our customers first.  Our fleet of state of the art equipment and experienced staff can handle anything tree or plant healthcare related.  As a Stanley Tree Service customer you can expect a quality job at a reasonable price every time.

Quality And Reliability

Longevity of employees, safety and caring for your property sets us apart

Highly Recommended Company

We do little things that make a BIG difference

Stanley Tree removed some small trees on our property, they returned call’s quickly, fair price, arrived on time the day to do the work, excellent work and clean up. Very satisfied, would not hesitate to call again.
Linda D.
Linda D.
Had a Stanley Tree Crew for full day 2/19/24 and was amazed at what they accomplished. Trimming, cutting all marked dead trees and a few live trees close to the house. Left the site cleaner than before they came. Joe, the supervisor, checked in multiple times.We are very happy with them.
mike P.
mike P.
Great service and coordination on timing.
Joshua R.
Joshua R.
Professional and timely.
jeff C.
jeff C.
We had a great experience from the initial estimate, to communication and efficient site work. Will definitely hire again for my next tree project!
Sam W.
Sam W.
Stanley Tree Service is tops!! We've used them a couple of times, and each time they've done a great job. Reliable, customer-friendly and tidy. Would recommend them for any type of tree service needed on your property! 🙂
Michael G.
Michael G.
The work was done well and expeditiously; amazing the amount of work done in one day. Steve was gymnastic to accomplish what needed to be done. The two other workers cleaned up pretty well for a misty, rainy day. Thank you.
Thomas & Theil R.
Thomas & Theil R.
Responsive and performed the scope of work just as expected and discussed.
Matt H.
Matt H.
I'm waiting for Stanley to cash my check
Tony R.
Tony R.
When I experienced significant tree damage as a result of a storm I immediately contacted Stanley Tree. I had previously used Stanley to remove some dead trees in my backyard. This time, my neighbor’s tree came down on my property. Dan Blanchette, Project Manager, was awesome and came out the same day I called and had it all removed within 2 days. It was as if it never happened. If I could give more than 5 stars I would! Check out the before and after clean up photos.
Lois G.
Lois G.
The team was prompt at the time they said, unfort the chipper wasnt working but they managed to get it all cleaned up excellent work. The stump gentlemen very nice as well, and went above the job duty and blew my leaves to one area. Very professional and pleasant all of them were. I would recommened this company to anyone looking for sevice
carol C.
carol C.
Stanley Tree Service did an amazing job removing dead trees and branches as well as cleaning up a beautiful dogwood tree. The price was very reasonable and the staff was very friendly and made sure they cleaned up. Excellent service and highly recommend!
Janet O.
Janet O.
Fast, efficient and reliable. Great work.
Julie C.
Julie C.
Ryan was able to diagnose a serious issue for my plum tree and resolve it completely. He also made recommendation for other specimen trees and acted on it. My experience was first rate
Amy J.
Amy J.
Stanley has done a lot of work for me over the years and I trust them. Examples of jobs include a huge tree overhanging my neighbor's house, a spruce tree that fell into my enormous rhododendron (removed without damage), and a precarious situation when they felled a tree perfectly at night, in an ice storm. Never understory or ground damage, all with expert precision and care.
Claudia S
Claudia S
I highly recommend Stanley Tree Service. They are professional, dependable, courteous, friendly, safety conscious, careful, and have the equipment and experience to do the job right at a reasonable price. We would definitely hire them again!
Tim T.
Tim T.
Second time I've had tree issues due to storms and disease. They came out to assess situation and provide very fair estimates. Both cases were same day assessment.Best part is that they provide excellent price, thorough service, and impeccable clean up. So clean you would never know the amount of work that just occurred at the site.Best experience.
jim B.
jim B.
I don't always write reviews, but I had such outstanding service from this company that I felt compelled to share. From the time Ryan came to give me an estimate through the completion of the tree removal the work and the professionalism of the staff was excellent. This isn't something I take for granted, so thank you, Stanley Tree Service!
Mary Ella D.
Mary Ella D.
Very professional, came when expected, trimmed everything back as we talked about and advised not to do anything with my Elm tree until the leaves had fallen off. Thank You!
Dan S.
Dan S.
This was my third time using Stanley tree service and each time they impress me! They are quick to come out for estimates and in this case came out 3 different times to make sure they had the plan right and when additional trees fell between the estimate and the work that was planned. They are very communicative on the phone with frequent updates on the timing . Their charges were very reasonable for the amount spent on the work as well. Additionally they went the extra mile to get me some left over logs for my new mushrooming hobby! I could not recommend Stanley tree Service more, these are very knowledgeable, safety conscious workers who provided the absolute best quality work with great communication and reasonable prices.
Michael K.
Michael K.
Professional services at a competitive price. Stanley Tree Services is a class act operation, with the experience, knowledge and resources to get the job done. They took extra care to protect my driveway, lawn and walkway from any heavy equipment damage.
RON B.
RON B.
Great team and work was well done.
Allen Dennison M.
Allen Dennison M.
Stanley Tree Service is a reliable resource you can actually rely on. Imagine a company who has extremely competitive pricing, is insured with friendly, knowledgeable teams who come to your home and get to work doing exactly what they committed to doing. That was our experience with Stanley and we recommend their services with confidence. Don and Sharon R. December 2023
Don R.
Don R.
Stanley tree went out of their way to be sure we were happy with the job willing to do additional items that were not even on the spec! Thanks for a great job!Stephen DiChiara
Stephen D.
Stephen D.
Stanley Tree Service got the job done quickly and efficiently. The crew was professional and hardworking. You can trust Stanley Tree Company.
Trish D.
Trish D.
The crew was on time and perform in a very professional manner.Supervisor met with us to confirm his work order agreed with our expectations prior to starting.
Ted F.
Ted F.
This company is great! Their prices were much less than other companies. The whole operation was so quick and professionally done, they did an amazing job.
Ed G
Ed G
They're very professional and always provide a quote that I think is fair. The work they do is top notch and worth getting an estimate from if you are hesitant to trust tree companies.
Pre I.
Pre I.
Great job. Prompt. Electronic quoting, scheduling and payment.
Milan K.
Milan K.
Team was excellent. They did a great job!Would highly recommend Stanley Tree Service
Maureen M.
Maureen M.
Professional, detailed and did the service as expected. Highly recommend.
Donna N.
Donna N.
Had no issue with Stanley Tree, they took down 4 trees in two days, cleaned up the mess would use again
Michael B.
Michael B.
Great, friendly, fast service!
Craig H.
Craig H.
A tree fell in my driveway & blocked our 2 cars. I called Stanley & Matt showed up within minutes. My husband was able to make his doctor's appointment. Great service in a very timely manner!
Donna B.
Donna B.
Speedy and knowledgeable and they saved our trees.
Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M.
Awesome bunch of guys who do a terrific and thorough job! Can't say anything but great things!! They did a wonderful job at my Dad's! And did it once again last month 11/2023 as well!!
Amy G.
Amy G.
Very professional, knowledgeable and left the area immaculate!
Robin P.
Robin P.
Awesome service! A huge branch went down across my business's driveway from the huge storm the night before. I'm sure they were swamped with other clients from the storm but they made me a priority and came that day and took care of it. They were quick, professional and cleaned up after themselves. A wonderful experience!
Michelle J.
Michelle J.
Great job, excellent service, highly recommended!
Brian M.
Brian M.
As a repeat customer, I continue to be impressed with this company. Let's face it, tree maintenance isn't high on the list of fun things for homeowners to contend with. However, Stanley Tree Service has once again made the process seamless from start to finish. The team that arrived for the latest project was courteous, professional, and extremely detailed oriented with their work. Their attention to caring for the property during the job, as well as, cleaning up after the job was completed was impressive; and, the property was left even neater than when the team arrived. Thank you once again for a job well done!
Elly K.
Elly K.
I enlisted Stanley Tree Service for the removal of my cherry tree, and they adeptly took care of both tree removal and the grinding of old stumps. Their commitment to customer satisfaction truly aligns with their brand.
Rhonda C.
Rhonda C.
We asked Stanley Tree to cut back some of the trees and bushes that had gotten too big. They did an amazing job and I learned so much about taking care of those trees and bushes in the future. I will definitely be asking them back next summer!
Karen W.
Karen W.
Super job!!!!!!!
David M.
David M.
The team worked very hard to get to a tree in my yard that was very large and not easily accessible.
John P.
John P.
Very polite, made sure of what was expected, confirmed the job was what you wanted and cleaned up the mess after. Exceptional!
Kim B.
Kim B.
Luke and his crew of two were very polite and courteous. Luke was very helpful with advice and he went the extra mile to ensure we were satisfied. I will definitely recommend your tree service.
Peter C.
Peter C.
I needed a lot of pruning and trimming of my trees. Morgan(?) took the time to “cut twice”, ensuring that he didn’t tear the bark off of the remaining tree. I appreciated the care he took in providing this service. As I do a lot of gardening myself, he took the time to provide tips on the care of my overgrown shrubs as well.
Charles R.
Charles R.
Recently had a tree come down in my yard. It was extremely difficult Job. I received multiple quotes in the $5000-6000 range and had 2 companies tell me that the did not have the equipment to get the job done Stanley tree did it for a 1/4 of the price. Very friendly crew. Work was done quickly. When they were done there was no sign that anyone had been there other then the tree being gone. Left my yard better then they found it. I highly recommend Stanley for any tree work.
Adam C.
Adam C.
Great service, outstanding work, done in a timely manner, outstanding clean up.
Ken D.
Ken D.
Showed up right when they said they would. Completed all of the work they said they would and left my yard in great shape!
Ryan S.
Ryan S.
This company was great! I felt like I got a great deal. The whole operation was so quick and professionally done. The value was exceptional: they quoted me a 1/3rd of what another company wanted. I would go with them again, without hesitation, if I needed another large tree removed.
Derick A.
Derick A.
Did a a great job cleaning up trees at the edge of property, responsive, and thorough
D W
D W
We are having a few services performed by Stanley. This was to fertilize a few of our trees. Stanley was on time, courteous and completed the job without us even noticing they were doing work.
Tantha M.
Tantha M.
Great job team! A tricky, large red oak close to the back of the house was removed with bucket crew, and they left the wood. They cleaned up really good and left. No sawdust or wood chips behind. The guys are great to talk to and very kind and efficient.
S M.
S M.
Great job.the guys were great and worked great together
Donald G.
Donald G.
National Grid contracted you guys to take a tree down. You did a great job. They told me it would be up to a month before the debris was picked up and you came within the week.
Matt B.
Matt B.
Stanley Tree should serve as a model for how to run a business: courteous, professional, and responsive (many thanks to Ben!). I would highly recommend!
K M.
K M.
Did a great job! Took the time to explain to me why what they were going to do was not going to satisfy me, and then revised their plan for another day.
Melissa T.
Melissa T.
Called Stanley after another local company did not complete the scope of work that they were contracted for. They were so incredibly friendly and accommodating to my needs. I will recommend Stanley over and over again.
Jeff S
Jeff S
The crew was great and did an amazing job at an affordable price. Did an amazing job cleaning up the property after the removal. Didn't even leave a twig! I highly recommend them.
Sandy R.
Sandy R.
We’ve used Stanley tree service for several large projects and been very pleased.
ML B
ML B
Best out there we have been working with them for many years and have never been disappointed with their professional service, highly recommend!!!
Lany F.
Lany F.
Great job!
Carolyn S.
Carolyn S.
The crew was friendly and very accommodating. I have used other companies in the past, but Stanley Tree is who I will be calling from now on. Thank you for the great service.
Lori G.
Lori G.
This was the second time we used Stanley Tree and once again, we had a great experience. It is such a relief to have a tree company you can rely on and trust.
Diana M.
Diana M.
Paying more for great service. An actual arborists with internship came and diagnosed my problem. Not a person with a computer license.
Donna F.
Donna F.
Expert and professional!
Chris D.
Chris D.
This is a great tree company.
James B.
James B.
Very responsive to phone calls and emails. Quick to schedule service. Very friendly!
Chyleene O.
Chyleene O.
Response was immediate.Same day serviceQuickly completed project.
Wayne L.
Wayne L.
Very pleased with removal of invasive trees.
Martha M.
Martha M.
Para trabajos de árboles jardines y servicios varios excelente calidad y buen servicio, con personal altamente capacitado.
leonardo tejada D.
leonardo tejada D.
I just had a mishap at my home this week - I called Stanley at 9:30 pm- they were at my house at 6:00 am next day- sent me a reasonable quote and cleaned it all up as though nothing happen! Great people to work with! Highly recommend and Kudos to them!
Liliana D.
Liliana D.
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