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 - 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, residential manager, and now 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.

Ty Cardin - Senior 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.

Glen Blanchette - Commercial Sales

Glen has been with Stanley Tree Service since 2021 and works on our commercial sales team.  Glen has extensive experience in the excavation, land clearing, and hardscape industry offering his customers a well rounded perspective on their needs.

When not at work Glen enjoys spending time with his wife and kids as well as riding his motorcycle.

Mathieu DesMarais- Residential Manager

Matt has been with Stanley Tree Service since 2014 as groundman coming from the land clearing and firewood industry.  Since being hired Matt has risen through the ranks climber, bucket operator, log truck operator, sales arborist, and now residential manager.  Matt has enjoyed the tree care industry since he was very young and hopes to continue to better the industry that has given him so much.

When not at work Matt enjoys spending time golfing, hiking, snowboarding spending time with his wife and son.

Dan Murray - Senior 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

Great job!
Michael G.
Michael G.
Big thank you to Matt from Stanley Tree services!! We had several HUMUNGOUS trees hanging right over the home we purchased last month, and Stanley tree services did an excellent job of safely and efficiently removing them! Not only did they remove the trees, but they also grinded the stumps down beautifully, and cleared seven large piles of brush around the yard! They were very reasonably priced as well! We have about 10 more trees we want to cut down in the side yard and we will definitely choose Stanley Tree Services when we are ready!
Kira B.
Kira B.
Thankful for Stanley Tree Services, Matt specifically was amazing to work with. They did a phenomenal job of taking down 10 very large, old trees, and also hauled away over 20 huge piles of brush. I just scheduled to have over 50 stumps of various sizes removed as well and about 7-10 more trees. Very honest, reputable and professional company to work with. Thank you for clearing my property in such a safe manner! ~Leon Shackelford
Leon S.
Leon S.
Couldn't be happier with the job Stanely did for us. They pruned and strapped a large Elm tree that other companies told us needed to be taken down. They were very consous of and did everything they could to minimize the damage to our property. When they completed the job it looked like they were never here. Would hire Stanely Tree again
John F.
John F.
Hi, The person who came for the estimate was very knowledgeable and thorough. Very polite and knew what we wanted. Day of service, about a month later, very professional and hardworking crew. Got the tasks done and very neat with cleanup. Not a twig out of place! Excellent service. Quote was perfect. Final bill came in exactly as quoted.
clifford M.
clifford M.
Stanley Tree Service recently removed a tall oak and ground down the stump. This was a difficult job in a tight area, a narrow strip between our garage and our neighbor's back yard. Dan and his team were extremely careful and meticulous. They padded our driveway to support the bucket truck, lowered each piece of the tree by rope, and did a thorough raking and cleanup afterwards. The stump-grinding team was equally careful. We couldn’t have been more pleased.
James B.
James B.
We hired Stanley Tree Service to take down a large pin oak in my father's front yard that was very close to his house. They did a terrific job removing the tree and grinding the stump, and they also came back to fill in the area with top soil and grass seed. Tyler was extremely responsive in answering all my questions and requests for quotes, even during off hours. We are very happy with the services provided and would definitely work with them again.
Becky T.
Becky T.
The crew arrived on time and did an excellent and meticulous job pruning my trees and cleaning up. The crew is always very professional and friendly.
Tena C.
Tena C.
Stanley tree has always been right on from diagnosing my disease tree, the treratment needed and the proper program to keep it healthy.
muriel F.
muriel F.
Awesome job trimming my out of control tree. Nice clean up job. My tree never looked so good! Professional group of men. I will call them again.
Melinda O.
Melinda O.
Very professional 3 trees up and over the house. Property was cleaned up before they left all for a reasonable price
Ken B
Ken B
The best tree service around.
dirtrider971
dirtrider971
Excellent work. Very reasonable price
Louise S.
Louise S.
Crew was excellent, professional and hard working. Would hire them again and hope to have the same crew!
Kevin R.
Kevin R.
Matt was very helpful and professional when he came out to give us a quote. His crew arrived on time and cleaned up after they were done. Highly recommend them.
Diane I.
Diane I.
excellent job...came on time and cleaned up every limb, trunk and leaf....thank you
lois M.
lois M.
Team was excellent. They did a great job!Would highly recommend Stanley Tree Service
Maureen M.
Maureen M.
Great job by Matt and his crew! We are very happy with the work they performed.
Richard P.
Richard P.
Matt was extremely knowledgeable and a great guide for what we could do. He confirmed we could treat rather than remove our mature trees which was our goal. They did a great job trimming the other trees on our property It has continued to be responsive, even after the work was done. We are very happy with the results.
Matt P.
Matt P.
Excellent, professional job. The guys did exactly what we agreed upon with great care and did not disturb other plantings and did a little extra, too. Highly recommended.
Jim M.
Jim M.
The crew from Stanley Tree were very easy to work from start to finish. We had four large trees removed near the road and everything went as planned. I will definitely call Stanley Tree again in the future.
Dean N.
Dean N.
This was now the third or fourth time we've 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. Great communication, timely service, and really friendly employees.
Diana M.
Diana M.
Personable, thorough, great work ethic
Dave G.
Dave G.
Crew was professional, fast and friendly and cleaned up everything. No debris remains from a very large tree. Would highly recommend!
Gayle W.
Gayle W.
Stanley Tree Service recently was called to remove dead trees and various limbs. They arrived on time, set to work immediately, kept going until their job was completed leaving the yard very neat. Great Work! Kudos to the team. We would highly recommend!!
Andrea E.
Andrea E.
We had a very large tree in our backyard that needed to be taken down. There was fencing on three sides, the house was on the fourth, and our yard is very small so it was going to be a difficult job. Not only did the Stanley team show up on time, but they quickly and safely got the job done. And did so well, that our neighbors inquired about their services for their own trees. Highly recommend!
Crystal D.
Crystal D.
Great job...I couldn't have trucks in the yard they climbed the tree to cut the branches and lowered to the ground. Great clean up. Highly recommend them
Denise G.
Denise G.
Completed job quickly at a fair price and cleaned area at completion of removing 2 trees.
Leo F.
Leo F.
Excellent service with the problems totally explained to me in layman's language. Excellent follow throughBy the technicians.
Eileen D.
Eileen D.
Excellent job removing trees and stumps!
Therese G.
Therese G.
Everything went as planned - and that is noteworthy in itself!
Elizabeth W.
Elizabeth W.
Knowledgeable, helpful, professional, effective, pleasant! Everything I need from a tree service or any company for that matter!
Helen P.
Helen P.
Stanley Tree Service, from the beginning to end were knowledgeable and professional. Each step of the tree cutting process was explained to us thoroughly. The workers on site safely prepared the sight prior to cutting and a few hours later the trees were cut down, debris chipped up and the site cleaned. Amazing work and attention to detail. I would highly recommend Stanley Tree Service (which we already have ) to family, friends, neighbors and acquaintances.
Linda P.
Linda P.
Three weeks ago The Stanley Tree team came to cut down two huge trees in my front yard. They arrived on time, were very courteous and professional. They cleaned everything up so well you wouldn’t know that I had trees cut down that day.This past Friday Stanley Tree a different team came back to grind the stumps. Again on time, professional, and courteous. The tree stumps and extending roots are gone. All chips are gone, and the holes are filled in. All I have to do is seed!Great company to work with. I highly recommend them!
Penny P.
Penny P.
As always they were professional , skilled, courteous. Also reasonably priced. Another job well done.
John L.
John L.
Good communication. Appointment needed to be postponed due to storm (they are on call). They called me, promptly re-scheduled, and showed on time. Cost was reasonable for work completed, very professional.
Bill T.
Bill T.
Great price, work done efficiently as expected, friendly employees. Will use them if I need them again.
Greg W.
Greg W.
Efficient, cordial at a reasonable price.
John B.
John B.
Wonderful to work with. Left the area very neat after they finished. Reasonably priced.
june S.
june S.
Arrived on timeFinished quickly and cleaned up perfectly
Nick L.
Nick L.
I am very pleased with the team that worked at my house. They arrived on time, worked hard and safely, and did a nice job of cleaning up. They were very polite and extremely professional. If you need tree work done, choose Stanley.
Chris W.
Chris W.
Excellent experience- From the initial contact with Tyler, sales person, timely Reasonable pricing, Keeping with deadlines efforts to protect my property, Professional tree, cutting and great cleanup. Highly recommend.
Laurel J.
Laurel J.
I have been using Stanley Tree Service for years. They are always reliable. They come on time, do exactly what they said they would, and are friendly and courteous. And they charge a fair price.
Robert W.
Robert W.
We would highly recommend Stanley Tree Service Inc. for their quality of work, customer service and professionalism. We are extremely satisfied with the tree cutting service.
MAC
MAC
Communicative, skilled, dependable, and reasonably priced. We had Stanley remove 9 trees as well as do some trimming and clean up. They were professional and did a wonderful job. This was our second time using them, and they will be our go-to service in the future, also.
Stephanie W.
Stephanie W.
Great service!
Pineridge F.
Pineridge F.
The Stanley Crew were professional, courteous on time and competent. Great communication by the front office as well.
Kurt K.
Kurt K.
Spraying at the proper times using environmentally approved products
John R.
John R.
I have used only Stanley Tree Service for the past 11 years. Satisfied each time they were hired. Friendly, professional, and proficient employees.
Virginia P.
Virginia P.
The service was great from start to finish. Dan and the crew really took the time and care to prune my tree perfectly. Thanks
Michael M.
Michael M.
Very reliable, excellent communication, and careful with covering our fish pond, as requested. They saved our crabapple tree!
MaryKae W.
MaryKae W.
Awesome workers! Great job! My yard wasn't damaged at all! Would recommend highly!
Chris R
Chris R
Excellent service!
Samuel S. R.
Samuel S. R.
Very professional
Ellen P.
Ellen P.
Highly professional crew. Attention to detail, and extremely efficient process.
Bob L.
Bob L.
Called them and set up an appointment for an estimate. Tyler showed up on time (early in fact), gave me an estimate and proceeded to trim my cherry tree right away. He did an excellent job within a half hour and cleaned up all the branches. I was really impressed with his professionalism and work ethic. Definitely would hire this Company again!!!!
Cheryl S.
Cheryl S.
Professional, courteous, on time, and very fair pricing. I had two large dead trees to remove and they decided to fell them. The crew leader took great care and planning to make sure it fell exactly where he wanted it to. He had a big smile on his face when he threaded the needle.
John Della V.
John Della V.
Great service
Andrzej B.
Andrzej B.
They removed my nephew's trees and did a super job. I must say the staff is very conscientious and skilled at what they do. The job was assisted with their crane due to accessibility, a phenomenal piece of equipment. The cleanup job was excellent. Didn't have to lift a rake after they left, nice.
Robert V.
Robert V.
Very neat and efficient. We would use them again.
patricia L.
patricia L.
Stanley was a pleasure to work with.
Blaine M.
Blaine M.
Got the job done - cleanup was great - wouldn’t even know that they were there!
Michael S.
Michael S.
Excellent service. Professional and friendly service always responsive.
Don D.
Don D.
Thoughtful, professional work
Andrew S.
Andrew S.
Great job! They took down two 80-90 foot pine trees that had been damaged, it was no easy task. Would absolutely recommend and use again.
Andrew F.
Andrew F.
Stanley Tree Service took down three huge oak trees from our yard that were becoming dangerous and had begun causing us several other problems. We were extremely happy with the whole process from their onsite estimate through completion that included grinding the stumps. The noise levels throughout were far less than we had expected, and the crew cleaned up our yard and our neighbor’s very well. The price was in line with and below our other two estimates - which we felt was very fair considering the amount of work to be done. Stanley Tree Service has been in business for a long time, and everyone we dealt with both their office personnel, estimator and crews were top notch and professional. We highly recommend Stanley Tree Service.
Roger B.
Roger B.
Professional and highest quality tree work. The owner, Glen, is dependable and strives for customer satisfaction. The on-site crew is experienced and gets the job done right! I highly recommend Stanley Tree Service.
B V.
B V.
Great job pruning my cherry tree!
Norm P.
Norm P.
stanley has done tree care for us for a couple of decades . always done when planned. excellent results on all occasions. they give us good advice for trouble spots.I highly recommend them without reservation
greg T.
greg T.
Worked with Stanley tree service going on 2 seasons now, they’re great, they give a courtesy call the day b4 and they arrive as scheduled.No issues!
Mike
Mike
Cutting down a tree while climbing it calls for an artfulperformance, and these guys are great artists.
Philip L.
Philip L.
Stanley Tree did an excellent job removing the tree, flush-cutting the stump to ground level, and cleaning up. It looks like there was never a tree there. Joe Modeen and his crew did awesome work!
George E.
George E.
professional job!
David B.
David B.
Can't say enough about our tree guys. Big outfit gear no bs not over charged quick efficient clean..... call em they're great. Will work with again.
Nick R.
Nick R.
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