At Cutting Edge Tree Professionals, our history is firmly rooted in the passion for arboriculture and commitment to our community in Pennsylvania.
As we turn over the leaf to our past, you’ll find a chronicle of growth, learning, and a continual drive for excellence in tree care services.
From our early days to the present, our journey is a testament to the knowledge we’ve cultivated and the relationships we’ve built.
So, come along as we map our way from a budding business to becoming a solid fixture in our community, providing reliable, informative, and respectful tree services.
Whether you’re a new visitor or a long-time client, we’re glad you’re here to get to know us better.
2014 – In the Beginning
…there was inspiration.
Even before Cutting Edge was a glimmer in their eyes, the seeds of inspiration were being sown by family and friends. Nate and Jake were blessed with meaningful relationships whom are too many to name (some named below). They encouraged and inspired the founders and their dreams. We would like to honor them here:
Dr. Dave Durkin, John and Ed Allegar – Our fathers and grandfather, entrepreneurially spirited, driven and godly men.
Todd Fuller – Jake’s mentor in technical arborist skills and knowledge
Jim Savage – Always encouraging, Jim’s love and enthusiasm for arboriculture is unmatched
Valentina Durkin and Mary Lemmon Allegar – Our supportive wives
Michael Swanson – Minister and friend and fellow entrepreneur, for faith and thoughtful guidance,
Christian Business Leaders – Dan Meade, John Rodgers, – For open and faithful pursuit of excellence in business
And many others: too many to fit on this mere web page!
2015 – Officially Established
Founded by Nate Durkin (Visionary and CEO) and Jake Allegar (Integrator and COO), Cutting Edge Tree Professionals LLC was officially established as a local business in Boalsburg, PA.
The first insurance policy was purchased and bank account was opened.
2015 – Acquired Fuller’s Tree Service
Fuller’s Quality Tree Service is acquired by Cutting Edge and accelerates growth. Todd Fuller dedicated his efforts faithfully throughout the transition by helping transition clients and continue generating business.
2016 – Startup Loans Obtained
Cutting Edge obtained it’s first round of funding through family loans. We realize how fortunate we are to have the family that not only has the means to be financially supportive, but also cares for and supports one another. We can also proudly say that these loans were paid back in full, but not without a little blood, sweat, and tears! (And sometimes prayers!)
2016 – Accredited by TCIA
We completed the TCIA Accreditation process by fulfilling the 63 point checklist and an on site audit. We continue to uphold these standards and even more!
2017 – Rebranding
We unveiled our New Brand and Logo! Our old logo was resurrected from a dead log, to a flourishing tree! The cross in the center represents our Christian beliefs, as well as health. Our colors were changed to Red, White, and Blue. We love our God and our Country!
2018 – Our new Vision
Our new vision of
“Redefining the Boundaries of Excellence”
Special thanks to Mat Pell for the inspiration behind this!
2018 – Introduced Plant Health Care Services
From listening to our clients needs, we took the initiative to broaden our services to include treating trees for health issues. This enables us to help clients preserve their trees. Sometimes for sentimental reasons, and others for environmental. Whatever their cause, Cutting Edge is on a mission to help trees outlive humans.
2018 – Mechanized Tree Removal Begins
We took delivery of our first Grapple Saw Crane (Tree Mek), and put it into production with fully licensed operators.
2021 – Reunited and it feels so good
Cutting Edge welcomes former employee and entrepreneur Austin Fiedler onto the team as minority owner and new Special Operations Manager. He brings with him Lemur Tree Care, it’s clients and business relationships.
2022 – Closed on our new propery
We settled into our newly acquired facility with plenty of office, shop and training space.
2022 – Dual Wielding Cranes!
We activated our second robotic / mechanized crane (Tree Mek).