Houston Tree Care Staff
President and CEO
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John James Dailey is President and CEO of Arbor Care Inc. born and raised in Kankakee, Illinois, he graduated from Illinois State University in 1979, with a minor in psychology, and a major in Health Club Management. In order to achieve those degrees he worked in the tree industry every summer and through the year on the weekends. In January of 1980 shortly after
graduation he then moved to Houston. From there he started working for Houston Trees, Inc. from January 1980 through June 1986. While there he held the positions of tree climber, foreman, tree care manager, salesman and lastly General Manager. Due to small economic turndown the company was not able to maintain its management and at that point John decide to start his own company. On August 15, 1986 Arbor Care Consultants began with his wife Laura Dailey as a family business operation. Four years later, on March 8, 1990 it became Arbor Care Inc. John’s main focus has always been quality services and customer satisfaction at a reasonable price and looks forward to serving you.
David M. Selby
Vice-President of Production
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David was born in Rhodesia and came to America in 1984. While attending the University of Houston to ear his Bachelors in Business Administration,
David began work at Arbor Care Inc in 1986. David joined Arbor Care Inc. on a full time basis after graduation. David has extensive work experience in all aspects of the tree care industry and became a certified Arborist in 1996
.David is happily married to his wife of 25years, Denise and has 3 wonderful children. Currently David is the operations and production manager and looks forward to taking care of your tree job.
Johnny is a recent graduate of Baylor University, where he achieved a Bachelors of
Business Administration in Marketing. Growing up within the walls of Arbor Care, he
was destined to wind up here one day. He has a vast background in marketing and
business studies. Johnny looks forward to one day following in his father’s footsteps as
President and CEO of Arbor Care, Inc., so that way it may continue to grow as one of the
leading competitors in Tree Care Service in the Houston area.
Laura is a native of South America, where she was born and raised in Venezuela. She
came to the United States of America at the age of twenty and attended Rice University
studying English, where she graduated with the degree of Business Administration in
Accounting. She met her husband John shortly after graduation working for the same tree company. Then later, they jointly moved on to building the family corporation known as Arbor Care, Inc.
Ashlie is a native Houstonian and now resides in New Caney. She is new to ACI but comes with over 10 years of customer service experience. She is our
secretary and extremely helpful and professional to all of our clients and their needs. When calling here at Arbor Care, Inc. she will usually be the first cheerful voice you hear. In her spare time she enjoys baking and loves to
listen to music.
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Garrett has been working in the green industry for over 27 years. He started working in the landscape and nursery side of the industry in Beaumont, TX at early age and surrounded himself with highly knowledgeable landscape
and nursery professionals. Garrett moved to Houston in 1990 where he attended ITT Technical College and holds an Associates degree in Applied
Science. Garrett worked in Nursery, Landscape, and Irrigation in the Houston area prior to joining Arbor Care Inc. in 2000. He is an ISA Certified
Arborist and a Certified Applicator with the Structural Pest Control Board.
Garrett not only has proven supervisory skills, but also an excellent track record in client relations.
Spray Feed Manager
Kurt Castoria is a native Houstonian with over twenty years experience in the green industry. More than thirteen years of that experience has been with Arbor Care, Inc. Kurt’s respect for nature led him to various aspects of
outdoor care such as lawn service, landscaping, plant nursery, golf course
maintenance, and tree service. He is a certified Texas Department of Agriculture commercial applicator, and currently oversees Arbor Care’s spray and feed fertilization department.
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Starting out J.T. attended Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. J.T. O’Keane has over 34 years of green industry experience and has been with
Arbor Care Inc. since July 2003. His broad background includes golf course irrigation, commercial & residential landscaping, nursery management, and tree care. Family, duck hunting, fishing, and supporting the local FFA are the things that round out his time. Licensed through the Structural Pest Control Board of Texas and certified by The International Society of
Arboriculture, J.T. has the knowledge and experience that can be trusted to assist you with your arboricultural needs.
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Jesse Harvey is an ISA Certified arborist with over fifteen years experience when it comes to trees. The bulk of his experience is working in tree service, but he has worked a number of years in the landscape industry as well. As a
former member of the Denali Hotshots out of Fairbanks, Alaska, Jesse has worked all over the western United States fighting wildland fires. His broad experience ranges from the big timber of the Pacific Northwest to ancient
Bristlecone Pines in Nevada, all the way to the grand Pecans and majestic oaks of Southeast Texas. Jesse graduated with a B.A. in English from Mesa
State College in Grand Junction, Colorado in 1999, but it was his summers working on a landscaping crew that started him on his path to becoming the arborist he is today.
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Another of our Houston natives, Mike graduated Spring High School in 1980, where he
participated in various Agricultural programs. Mike served with honor in The US Navy as a corpsman until 1985, and then served as a Police Officer and a Paramedic until 1999. After a 2 year stint as a long haul trucker, Mike, a life-long outdoorsman, experienced gardener, ranch hand and nature enthusiast, joined the staff of Arbor Care Inc. in 2001. He proved to be a quick study, and is a Licensed Technician with the Structural Pest Control Board of Texas and an ISA Certified Arborist. Mikes long career of service has translated into dedicated customer care for the clients of Arbor Care Inc.
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John is a Houston native who has a lifelong love of horticulture and arboriculture. A graduate of Texas A&M University, he has had over 30 years of experience with all types of land care. His training has given him a vast knowledge of insects and diseases, and he employs organic and ecologically
safe ways to treat any issues. John is an ISA Certified Arborist and a licensed commercial pesticide applicator with the Texas Department of Agriculture. From previous experience of construction and maintenance of botanic gardens, installing irrigation, outlining beautiful landscapes, and creating specific care plans for trees, John utilizes his wide array of skills to find the best solution for each of his clients.
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Hailing from Warwickshire England, Neville Mann is a 3rd generation arborist with a family history in the business of over a 100yrs. He’s is an NPTC Qualified Arborist, ISA Certified Arborist/ Municipal Specialists/ Tree Risk Assessor TX-3426AM, and a Texas Department of Agriculture Commercial Pesticides Applicator. Neville worked as an arborist in the United Kingdom for 22yrs before moving to Texas in 2006. He worked at RiceUniversity for over 9yrs as the Campus arborist, then came back into the commercial arena in 2014. He joined Arbor Care in 2016 where he has worked happily ever since. He is Past president of Texas Urban Forestry Council and currently serves on the executive board of Houston Area Urban Forestry Council (HAUFC) Neville’s whole life is trees, in his spare time he rescues stranded cats from trees, he is also part of a non profit called RETREET who replant trees in the wake of disaster.