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

I had signed off on the work to be done and was waiting for someone to contact me to schedule the work, but a crew showed up unexpectedly. My wife called to let me know that they were there as I had already left for work. I returned home figuring that they were already there, so I ended up using a PTO day.Once the tree removal and trimming was completed, I asked what time the the stump grinders would be there and was told they follow up in 2-3 weeks. I was not aware that the stump grinders would not be there on the same day. I called the office to let them know this and that I did not intend to take another PTO day for this work to be completed. A crew was sent out at the end of day to complete the stump grinding.
Bill R.
Bill R.
Knowledgeable, punctual and professional. Great experience!
Ann M.
Ann M.
Workers were very courteous and efficient. Definitely would highly recommend Stanley Tree.
Ken B.
Ken B.
Prompt responses, easy to work with and work done satisfactorily.
Deb F.
Deb F.
I hired them to do a job. They did it. They asked if I was satisfied before stopping. They cleaned my yard and my neighbors' yards before leaving.
Lauri P.
Lauri P.
Removal of a diseased 115-year-old ash could not have been executed more expertly. The lumberjack, crane operator, chippers, and trunk removal driver were punctual and professional in every phase of the operation. Thank you, Stanley!
Michael S.
Michael S.
Stanley Tree Service did a great, professional job removing 2 dead trees from our property. Other than the trees being gone, you would hardly know they were there. They did the work on time and left a very clean job site.
Josh S.
Josh S.
Very responsive and prompt! Quality affordable service!
Jessica L.
Jessica L.
Stanley Tree removed seven trees from my property quickly and professionally in one day. After they completed the job there was no evidence that they were there as they cleaned up all of the debris with no mess left behind. The value of the work was exceptional.
Ralph A.
Ralph A.
Stanley Tree fertilized our scrubs and trees. They did it promptly however I have no way to evaluate their service until perhaps spring when growth reappears.
Jonathan S.
Jonathan S.
Great experience. Very professional
Greg W.
Greg W.
Guys were nice and interacted with me the customer. I appreciate their expertise.
john T.
john T.
Very responsive from initial visit to proposal to service date. Proposal was thorough, encompassing everything we discussed during our walkthrough and the crew executed professionally and courteously.
Mark L.
Mark L.
Did a nice job of thinning out the canopy of our cherry tree. We'll get at least another ten years out of this old tree
Matthew R.
Matthew R.
Excellent work and a fair price. Great and knowledgeable team. Very careful of the property. Hood suggestions during the work. Best tree service we have used in RI.
Bob W.
Bob W.
Last night a huge tree went down in my daughter’s front yard in Cranston… She and many of the neighbors lost power… She started calling around to find a company to remove the tree… I can’t say enough about the excellent service all around! The crew were so smart, talented and showed such empathy! THANK YOU’
Maureen C.
Maureen C.
Great crew! Professional, efficient, safe, considerate. Highly recommend this tree service. Great job!
Mary G.
Mary G.
Stanley Tree Service is a great company and I strongly recommend them to anyone needing tree work done. They saved a large oak tree in my mother's back yard by addressing its stress issues and giving it a good trim. They also added a cable to support the weaker side. Aaron came out quickly, understood what needed to be done and explained it to us thoroughly.They also did a great job trimming a large maple, giving it back it's beautiful shape. Their prices are reasonable, especially for the quality of the work.
John S.
John S.
The guys did a great job, cut my green giant trees exactly the length I wanted,all 17 of them.Also clean up was great.This was my first time using Stanley Tree Service and will for sure hire them again.The 3 guys were also very friendly and polite.
carol C.
carol C.
Excellent experience, really nice people working at my home for 4 days to complete tree removal. Awesome equipment and they were able to schedule AND complete the work within a couple of weeks.
skypupx
skypupx
Very professional crew did extraordinary job on the left there wasn’t one stick in the yard
Anthony M.
Anthony M.
Professional, clean and polite
Michael P.
Michael P.
Wonderful service ; very knowledgeable.
Michele B.
Michele B.
Called 3 tree services for price and their availability, two I had to leave voice mail and wait for eventual callback, Stanley had someone manning the phones for immediate response. All 3 pricing were more or less in the same ball park. Chose Stanley because they could start sooner and knew they had a large assortment of the latest equipment to safely remove the tall trees from all around my house. When job was completed there was no debris left behind couldn’t even tell where tree stumps once were. Crews were professional and knowledgeable
Geo T.
Geo T.
Excellent and very professional crew.
Jose P
Jose P
Everything went seamlessly, from the estimate, scheduling with the office, the work preformed, the clean up. I was so impressed with how professional everyone in the business was.
JoAnn C.
JoAnn C.
There were three trees on our property that required attention. Two of them were tall and would sway in the breeze a little too much. Both of them got serious "haircuts" and now look so much better and are no longer of concern with strong winds. The foreman from Stanley who did the climbing did a great job on a very hot day. We continued to use Stanley because they have done well in the past.
Eileen H.
Eileen H.
I would highly recommend this company, got the job done effeciencly and great price.
David S W.
David S W.
Brush clearing away from complex.
Paul B.
Paul B.
Professional, very knowledgeable, helpful and gets the job done right. Our family has used them for years.
Gretchen A.
Gretchen A.
Excellent job could not be happier. Everything was cleaned up. Would recommend them to everyone.
Roland W.
Roland W.
Very professional & very kind & as always on time & efficient
Newman M
Newman M
Made a huge project easy to handle. Would absolutely recommend!
Vee H.
Vee H.
Quick and clean work.
Thomas B.
Thomas B.
Excellent service from initial assessment through completion of the job.
Nathan L.
Nathan L.
I work here lol
Andréa V.
Andréa V.
We have two very old and very large trees that need extra special fungicide treatment every year-without it, I’m certain they would die and we do not want to lose them! Stanley sustains them.
Connie G.
Connie G.
Clem and his crew were top tier. Informative, respectful to property and very helpful in offering guidance in each stage of decision making.
Drew S.
Drew S.
From North Attleboro: I can feel confident when Stanley Tree is providing help, guidance and work around my home. They are careful in their trimming and removal, always looking to do the very best for the trees and the customer. I appreciate their work ethic and integrity!
Annie D.
Annie D.
They did a very efficient and incredible job... very complicated tree removal and they did it flawlessly!
Daniel B.
Daniel B.
They ALL were extremely syncronized!! I could see safety came first. So professional!!! We are so pleased with their work!
Deborah L.
Deborah L.
Stanley Tree Service always does an exceptional job!
Jill T.
Jill T.
This was a complex job, removing 4 large pines while saving an intertwined mulberry tree. Large equipment did no lawn damage. Excellent cleanup.
Paula S.
Paula S.
The crew arrived on time and were careful with the grounds when locating the bucket truck. They took down a four trunk tree. Brush removal was excellent and surrounding shrubs were unaffected. Very satisfied with the quality of their work.
Ed C.
Ed C.
Stanley tree service was very professional at every step of the process. They removed three large trees from my property, using both a crane and tree climbers, they were on time, did a fantastic job, great cleanup and were very pleasant to work with.
John N.
John N.
Mathieu very friendly and professional. We were very satisfied with the service we received and plan to have Stanley Tree back in a few years when our trees will need another trim.
Jeffrey H.
Jeffrey H.
Great experience, fast turn around, professional, pruned a broken branch for us, clean up great. Would definitely use them again.
Operations Manager OLWM T.
Operations Manager OLWM T.
Prompt, professional, and highly competent service for the removal of large and TALL trees. I was very satisfied with their service!!!
kellie T.
kellie T.
Stanley Tree did an excellent job of pruning several of our mature hardwoods. Recommended by Clem, we are thrilled w the results. The crew was above 5 Star. They are knowledgeable and efficient and our trees will thrive because of their expert care. Last year Clem diagnosed and treated a very sick Beech here, with good to great results so far this year. Your Stanley Tree "A Team" are Tyler, Heather and Brian.Request them!!!
KATE H.
KATE H.
They have treated my crab apple and weeping cherry for rust fungus. They are both healthy and beautiful now.
Helen G.
Helen G.
On time as scheduled very professional excellent job very pleased with service.
Robert C.
Robert C.
Just wish they hadn't stopped delivering 🤷
gary olney S.
gary olney S.
Glenn and his crew absolutely crushed it at my house , they went above and beyond .Me and my wife could not be happier with the job they did for us , we will use them for all our tree work and will recommend them to anyone looking for tree work
Jesse M.
Jesse M.
On time. Professional, Hardworking, Respect Property, and Courteous. They go above and beyond.
Papa M.
Papa M.
Highly recommend!
T J
T J
Professional interaction and good work.
charles B.
charles B.
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