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.
Nathaniel Durkin, Co-Founder
Nate developed his business fortitude and entrepreneurship interests over the years in college, working in several sales positions and attending graduate business school. After graduating from Juniata College with a degree in Finance, Nate had the desire to start his own business as a life and health insurance agent.
With two years of successful sales and team management experience, 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.
After start Cutting Edge Tree Professionals, Nate attended Penn State’s arborist course and multiple tree care conferences to learn the science behind proper tree care.
“Our mission is to create valuable relationships with, and rewarding experiences for our clients through tree services, plant health care, and integrated pest management.”
-Cutting Edge Tree Professionals
Everyone is aligned with the company vision, striving towards the same goals together.
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 care about the people we work with and their safety. An incident may mean someone doesn’t go home to their family.
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 as though we are working for the Lord.
We lead and 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.