If it involves trees, we have the equipment and crew to handle anything.
I am a biologist who has recently been monitoring a project carried out on Denman Island by an Above and Beyond crew, clearing trees for a Butterfly Reserve. This reserve is essential for the survival of the Taylor's Checkerspot Butterfly whose only known Canadian breeding sites are on Denman. I was very impressed with the diligence and efficiency of the crew. They were very attentive to the needs regarding the manner of cutting trees and where to place the cut trees. They worked in a very safe manner and respectful of the land they were working on. They were very friendly and I would be more than happy to work with these people again. I wholeheartedly recommend Above and Beyond.
- Andrew Fyson BA PhD
Chad Lewis , owner and creator of Above & Beyond Tree Service, has achieved the qualifications to be an I.S.A. Certified Arborist, Certified Tree Risk Assessor, Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor, Occupational First Aid Attendant & Member of the International Society of Arborculture Pacific North West Chapter. I started the company 9 years ago and have quickly, through a tremendous amount of physical, mental and financial stress, built a very successful company that has the best reputation in the Comox Valley and Campbell River areas. Customer satisfaction and safety is and always will be our top priorities. We have build a huge customer base of residential, commercial, municipal, government and military clients. All are repeat customers and spread our name to all their friends and family. That's how small towns work. Never to rest on our achievements, I'm steadily adding more highly skilled crew and more new equipment to feed the ever growing demand for our exceptional services.
Alex Scott is an I.S.A. Certified Arborist, B.C. Certified Faller, Certified Tree Risk Assessor, Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor & Occupational First Aid Attendant. He owned & operated horizon urban forestry here in town for years and recently decided the daily stresses of maintaining a business is too big a cost with a young family waiting for him at home. He is a huge addition for us not only for the large customer base he brought with him, but with his skill, knowledge and customer skills he has perfected along the way.
Shay Pendleton is an I.S.A. Certified Arborist, Certified Tree Risk Assessor & Occupational First Aid Attendant who is originally from Australia. He ran his own tree care business there too and moved it to Alberta a few years ago. After enduring the Alberta winters and seeing the beautiful BC west coast, he has found a new home here. With a tremendous array of rigging skills and techniques learned from handling some of the largest and trickiest trees in the world, Shay is a great addition to our highly skilled crew.
Chris Moore is an I.S.A. Certified Arborist with several years background in the tree business. He is highly skilled in all aspects of climbing, rigging, pruning and bucket truck work. He is a hard worker who brings a smile with him everyday and has blended in with our crew beautifully.
Chris Gibbons is a top flight climber who has worked the west coast for over 10 years. He is quick and agile and can get out to places most wont venture. He too has a huge amount of skill and knowledge he shares with our evolving ground crew whom we teach to climb and advance them so we have a continuation plan for years to come.
Harrison Vidler is an Occupational First Aid Attendant (I.S.A. Certified Arborist trainee) started here years ago as a very green but teachable groundman. As time went by his hard work and efforts as a hard working groundman didnt go unnoticed. He is now an apprentice climber and doing very well. He watched and studied under some of the best arborists available. By building our crew from within, we will ensure all the knowledge and wisdom from our lead climbers gets carried on to the generation of our crews and customers.
Travis Derkatch is a young groundman who came to us with a few years of experiece. He quickly caught on to our system and is a workhorse. From consistent effort & dedication, he to is being trained as an apprentice climber and is learning more everyday.
Anthony Jones is a solid worker who has the muscle and drive to power through any job. He is a skilled driver and is mechanically gifted which comes in handy when working with big iron everyday. He is a great groundsman who too is learning to climb.
Jordan Gibson is another solid groundsman who too can get the toughest of jobs done quickly, safely and with accurately. He also is learning to climb and is a solid member of our team.
Rhys Woodcock is a hard working reliable team player who is a quick learner and puts in a strong effort day in and day out. He also is learning to climb and his chainsaw skills and ability to learn are valued as a member of our crew.
NIck Duncan came to us fairly new to the tree business. His desire to learn and effort being a groundman is unquestioned. He too is learning to climb and is strong member of his crew. He is a tire-less worker and puts in 100% everyday.
As we continue to get more equipment and grow our business, our employee list will grow and inherit the skill and professionalism that makes the Above & Beyond Tree Service crews the fastest, most accurate and friendly bunch of skilled tree service workers available anywhere.
If you have a tight spot and a complicated tree felling to do, you better call Above and Beyond. They are the one stop tree service that has the right team, the right equipment, the right skill and most of all the right professional attitude to getting the job done right and safely. Absolute experts and always happy to work. Highly recommended.
- Doug Browne
As you can see below, we've got all the right equipment to get your job done safely and quickly. I personally maintain and service these vehicles and they show up ready to work long and hard.
This beauty is fresh from the southern U.S. and is a real gem. It has got very low hours and miles and will be a true performer in our ever growing line up of equipment. With all the reach needed to conquer any job and all the latest tools on board, it will provide us and our huge customer base years and years of great service.
This truck is a real performer. A 60' of lift(VO-255-I double over center insulated boom) is tall enough to tackle the biggest jobs yet nimble enough to work in tight quarters. With a hydraulic trim saw run from the bucket, hedges and shaping can be done quickly and precisely. The chip box is custom made to pack more chips than a standard bucket truck, keeping us on the job not travelling to dump a full truck. We also use eco-tec vegetable oil rather than hydraulic oil so in the event of a leak or blown hose, the damage to driveways, lawns or water ways is minimal or non-existent. It is a pleasure to operate on the job and with cruise control, ac, CD player and turbo diesel 7 speed, its also a pleasure to drive.
This gem is the best way to get up to 6 men and a chipper to a job with efficiency. Being an Arizona truck means she is clean as a whistle and has very low milage. It packs a ton of gear that we need in our daily operations and hauls the crew members around in comfort and style. She is fully rigged and ready to back in your driveway
Introducing our newest edition to the ever growing fleet. This truck has a power house cummins diesel engine and can pack a huge amount of chips and yet pack all the gear required to get your job done. The cab over design enables this truck to be super nimble and turn on a dime.
This truck is a pure workhorse fresh from California. The powerful turbo diesel engine pulls a full load of chips and the chipper with ease. The box is absolutely huge. At 16 feet long, 8 feet wide and 8 feet high, we can chip all day into it and not leave the jobsite. Most competitors chip into a pick up truck or a puny bucket truck box and have to leave up to 3 times a day to dump, not us. You are paying for crew time so do you want them driving around all day or working on your job?
This little rig can fit into tight areas our big trucks simply cannot this saves time (crew labour) and thus our customers money. It has a full compliment of saws, hedgers, ladders, tools etc and tows a diesel 12" chipper. This truck can work alone on jobs or brought in on big jobs with our other trucks to maximize efficiency for our valued customers
This brand new addition to the chipping fleet is a wood eating monster. With a turbo charged 130 horsepower cummins diesel and 15" chipping diameter, this unit can turn an entire tree into chips in seconds. No fiddling around cutting limbs off and feeding small pieces one at a time, we can winch the whole tree or large parts of it right into the chipper. This saves us time and the customer money. Efficiency is everything and this machine is a true time saving beast.
It is the exact same as our 2014 we picked up a few months ago with a 12" capacity and a cummins turbo diesel. Our 2009 vermeer is getting a little long in the tooth and breakdowns are not profitable or acceptable. We have a ton of work to do so we keep our iron new and reliable. Now we have 3 Vermeer bc1000xl chip peers in the fleet and work them daily.
We are proud to introduce this brand new workhorse to the hard working fleet with a cummins turbo diesel engine and auto feed plus. This machine can chip 12" logs or the smallest of hedge clippings with ease many competitors run 6" or 9" chippers that are NOT professional standard and are very slow and inefficient but charge rates just slightly below ours. We run the best gear for YOUR best value, down time is a killer and combined with our 2009 Vermeer bcxl 1000 chipper, we have enough manpower, chippers and trucks to ensure we get our customers jobs completed in a timely matter.
Powered by a Cummins turbo diesel, this chipper is a workhorse. It has Auto-Feed Plus and several other automated computer controlled features. The chipper is not only a joy to operate, but very time efficient, this saves us time and you money. This chipper will chow down on everything from 12" logs to the finest trimmings from your cedar hedge. It has shaven time off jobs and allowed us to move more customers into our daily agendas to keep up with our ever growing clientele.
This little sweet-heart is our tight quarters specialist. Its light weight but packs a serious punch. With a 40hp motor and functions found on its bigger siblings, this little dynamo will get the job done safely and efficiently. When hooked up to our Suzuki Samurai, this combination can get anywhere. Literally anywhere. For trail clearing and parks work this unit is ideal. It tows well behind our big trucks as well if needed. It can be unhooked and hand bombed into a backyard as well. It definitely has its niche behind our three 12" chippers and the big 15" chipper.
Introducing a stumps worst nightmare...even the biggest ugliest stumps. With a 4 cylinder turbo charged caterpillar diesel and 24" diameter cutting wheel loaded with 32 tungsten carbide teeth, this monster eats the hugest of stumps with ease. Wireless remote control allows operator to move about and get the perfect vantage point to grind with deadly precision. High flotation tracks prevent lawn disturbance and suck in to 34" to get through garden gates and then expand to 60" for stable grinding on any angle. This is a huge stump specialist. His little brother, our 2014 Vermeer SC30tx, is our small, medium, tight quarters specialist. Call today and we shall make your stumps vanish. No matter what size or scenario, we got you covered.
Fresh of the assembly line, this beauty packs a punch and is a breeze to get into tight spots or through standard 35" gates being track driven is lawn friendly and is easy to wiggle into backyards being hydraulic throughout, the down time of belts and bearing issues is eliminated. That means more productive time to get your job done.
Here is my mobile office. This truck gets me to all my daily quotes on time and efficiently. The eco-diesel has cut my fuel bill by 60% which is great for saving both money and the environment. As our coverage area and customer base steadily increases from Naniamo to Port Hardy, this truck will assure your quotes will be delivered on time.
This truck is the main puller for any of our stump grinders, chippers or trailers. Its got a tidy tank and all the spare pieces, parts and tools to maintain our stump grinders to ensure little to know down time on any jobs.
Another solid member of the fleet, this truck to can pull equipment or move a whole crew to remote sites whether pulling a chipper or not. With the exact same features and bells and whistles as our other pick ups, its a great addition to the fleet.
This recently added pick up provides a covered box to keep our gear dry and transport up to 6 men to remote locations. It enables crew flexibility and can move chippers into tight spots or pull one of our stump grinders to your job.
This was my daily driver for 6 years and served me well. Now it is a crew transporter if we are traveling a long distance and leaving our big equipment on site. Also it easily pulls a chipper for off road or tight quarter positioning jobs. It ain't pretty but it still has a place in our line up.
This little beauty may look small and useless but looks are decieving. We bring this rig in to tow the chipper into real tight places like backyards and narrow approaches. With a gear reduction kit in the transfer case and lockers front and back, this little rig will climb a wall. We save you money by getting the chipper to places to chip debris that otherwise would take hours to pack out to a chipper attached to a big chip truck.
This monster can easily maneuver a small chipper into the tightest of places and pack a few crew members and saws and gear into parks and trails for various tasks.
With class leading power, lifting capacity, and digging force, this machine really gets the work done. We haul unwanted logs away from your job (for a discount to you) or do various other job descriptions based on your needs. With rubber tracks and low ground pressure, we can walk on driveways and lawns without issues. The machine has a 36" clean up bucket, 12" trench bucket, 24" digging bucket and a 40" brush rake for clearing.
This very impressive unit quickly connects onto the Kubota 121-3 Mini Excavator. It mulches blackberries, broom, brush and anything else in path into mere chips. Its ideal for clearing properties, trails, ditches and other areas of unwanted and invasive brush and weeds. With the ultimate in flexibility and maneuverability, this combination is very impressive. Check out our gallery page for pictures of this rig in action.
At 14 feet long and 8 feet wide, this trailer packs our kubota 121-3 excavator around with ease. The trailer also dumps on a strong scissor style dump mechanism. We haul the excavator in and logs out or haul any materials you may need in or out.
This trailer has a rear ramp & side door. This handy rig packs our Vermeer sc30 tx stump grinder and all the necessary gear & tools of the trade to the job site.
In addition to this equipment, we have thousand of dollars spent on chainsaws, power pole saws, long hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, climbing gear, rigging gear, ladders and ropes. All of these items are needed to ensure a smooth day at the office.
We can't say enough about the fantastic job your crew did today. We were impressed that we didn't have to detail all the work we wanted done, they knew already what they were here to do.
- Chuck and Marilyn
Above and Beyond Tree Service has been working for the Comox Valley Regional District parks department for approximately one year, as needed. All services and transactions have been caried out in a very professional manner. Their staff have demonstrated thorough arborist knowledge and tree modification skills. They have also demonstrated sound safety practices based on regulatory standards for this industry. They are sensitive to the unique needs of the parks natural resources and the safety of park visitors. It is my pleasure to recommend Above and Beyond Tree Service to your organization
- Debi Lister