Tree Service Company | State College Region

Certified Arborist State College PA

Jake Allegar, Co- Founder

Jake is a Certified Arborist by the International Society of Arboriculture as well as a Certified Treecare Safety Professional. He has an extensive background in the horticulture industry. Jake spent his childhood in his father’s plant nursery.

At age 19, Jake started working in the Arboriculture industry with a local arborist. Then spent the next 5 years learning about the residential and commercial tree care industry from his respected mentor Todd Fuller. Todd Fuller was the owner of Fuller’s Quality Tree Service in State College, PA.

In January 2015, Cutting Edge Tree Professionals was born when Jake partnered with Nate. Since opening, the company has been providing quality tree services in State College and surrounding areas.


Tree Company Owner State College

Nathaniel Durkin, Co-Founder

Nate developed his business fortitude and entrepreneurship interests over the last four years working in several positions and attending business school. After graduating from Juniata College with a degree in Finance, Nate had the desire to start his own business as a life insurance agent.

With two years of successful sales experience and team management, he felt it was time to return to school to earn a Master of Business Administration. During his time at Azusa Pacific University, he was surrounded by successful entrepreneurs and business owners who have mentored him in and out of the classroom.

Mission Statement

“Our mission is to create valuable relationships with, and rewarding experiences for, our clients through Tree Service and Plant Health Care solutions.”

-Cutting Edge Tree Professionals

Core Values


Everyone is aligned with the company vision, striving towards the same goals together.

We understand our positions and fulfill our roles and follow company systems.

We believe the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

We collaborate and adapt to achieve our goals, contributing with our unique skills and qualities.

We follow the game plan and play calls from the leaders.

We care about the people we work with and their safety. An incident may mean someone doesn’t go home to their family.

We use conflict resolution and constructive feedback to overcome disagreements and resolve issues.

We respect others by acknowledging that God created us for His purposes and not for our self-glorification. With humility we acknowledge the dignity and worth of all people.


Wisdom is knowing the right path to take. Integrity is taking it.

We do the right thing when nobody’s watching.

We work for the Lord and not for man.

We are honest and have moral principles; moral uprightness.

We are attentive to the concerns of our followers, empathize with them, and nurture them to develop their full personal capacities.

We are ethical and lead/serve in ways that serve the greater good of the organization, community, and society at large.

We place one another’s best interests ahead of our own.


We are Detail oriented, Efficient, and Effective in everything from employee training to customer service to tree services.

We are courageously tenacious in the achievement of our company goals, even against overwhelming odds.

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International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) — Member and Certified Arborist

Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) — Member

General Liability Insurance: $1M/2M Incident/Aggregate

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