Sandra Reid joined Davey in 1986. “I look forward to the enthusiasm and experience she will bring to this new leadership role," said Davey's chairman, president and CEO.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The former Alley 5 runs through the middle of the Davey Tree and AMETEK redevelopment block.
Locke Lane, formerly known as Alley 5 in downtown Kent, is now a one-way street for eastbound motorists only, according to the Kent Engineering Division. All traffic using Locke Lane must enter at South Water Street and exit at South DePeyster Street. The lane runs through the middle of the Davey Tree and AMETEK redevelopment block. Kent City Council voted in September to rename the alley "Locke Lane" in honor of Gary Locke, who died Sept. 16, 2012, following a 13-month battle with leukemia. Councilman Garret Ferrara, who suggested renaming the alley, said the gesture was appropriate given Locke's contribution to the downtown redevelopment as a member of the city's senior administration. For more information about Locke Lane's new one-way …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Video aired during Kent State football home opener against Towson University
In this video, local and federal officials talk about downtown Kent's more than $100 million in redevelopment projects.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Stow-based Davey Resource Group, some corporate Davey Tree workers officially move in Monday
The Davey Tree Expert Company invited members of the media in to tour the new home of the Davey Resource Group in downtown Kent this afternoon. We took dozens of photos of the new, third-floor office space that will house the Davey Resource Group and some employees from the corporate headquarters on North Mantua Street in Kent. Click here for the full story (and 47 photos) on Kent Patch.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Tree tagging, work at Flight 93 memorial part of this year's recognition
Every tree counts. And this past week, employees at The Davey Tree Expert Company’s corporate office got a glimpse of just how much some big trees are worth. The more than 200 employees were surprised Friday —Arbor Day — when they arrived at their job to find 10 large trees adorned with big green tags that put an actual dollar value on our trees. The National Tree Benefit Calculator, developed by Davey scientists and partners, was used to determine the tree values. These are the same tree value tags Davey arborists used to show Chicagoans just how much their city trees contribute to their community. In support of The Morton Arboretum, Davey arborists joined volunteers to tag more than 3,500 trees in downtown Chicago and the surrounding …
Friday, December 16, 2011
App explains value of a tree to your home, personal life
The Davey Tree Expert Co. is taking trees into the digital age. A new app for mobile phones from the tree company, called "Tree$ense," lets you calculate the value of a tree in your yard to your home and personal life. The application, available on your mobile phone by visiting value.m.davey.com, walks you through the process of identifying trees, their size and diameter, location in your yard and relative health. The app then calculates the monetary value of benefits created by the tree annually, such as storm water savings, air quality benefits, Co2 reduction and electricity savings. The savings are based largely on rain absorption, shade and absorption of pollutants. A key benefit of the app, according to Davey Tree, is that it can help…
Friday, November 11, 2011
$109,000 donations support $1 million goal
Two Kent businesses have made major contributions to the United Way of Portage County's 2011 fundraising goal of $1,040,000 for the community campaign. The Davey Tree Expert Co. and AMETEK together donated more than $100,000 towards the campaign. For 2011, AMETEK increased their campaign donation by 14 percent over last year with a donation of $36,370. The Lake Street company encouraged employee donations with day-off incentives and by hosting a campaign kick-off breakfast. Davey Tree also increased their donation over last year, by 16 percent, with a record-setting $73,000 contribution. Teams of employees worked together to raise donations, and the winning team won an iPad. Both companies are moving to new office locations in downtown …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
'Building A' is first of 3 in $30 million-plus downtown redevelopment project
It's too late to turn back now on redevelopment plans for downtown Kent, as workers started pouring the concrete foundation for the first of three new buildings Tuesday. Construction started Tuesday on "Building A," which will house anchor tenant the Davey Resource Group, a division of Kent-based The Davey Tree Expert Co. The building is the first of three in the city's project, which is being managed by Cleveland developer Fairmount Properties. Between 60 and 70 employees of Davey will occupy about 13,000 square feet in the building. The rest of the space will be filled with retail and restaurant shops. Many new tenants will occupy the three buildings that will be built in the project, including:
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
This story is the third in a series about Kent's changing landscape
Across from the Fairmount Properties redevelopment block on Erie Street is the new Acorn Alley II. This new, private project is led by developer Ron Burbick of Phoenix Properties. It will bring new restaurants and retailers downtown and will link with Acorn Alley phase one. Laziza, Zoupwerks, Tree City Coffee and Pastry, Wild Earth Outfitters, Popped!, Acorn Alley Gifts and Novelties, and the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce are just a few of the tenants coming to Acorn Alley II. AMETEK and The Davey Tree Expert Co. will anchor the public redevelopment block spearheaded by city officials with partner Fairmount. Both companies will be in a reconstructed corner of downtown in the block bordered by Haymaker Parkway, South Water, Erie and South…
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Copley resident Joseph Paul taking over as new vice president
A Copley man will serve as the new vice president for The Davey Tree Expert Co. based in Kent. Davey Tree announced Monday that Joseph Paul takes over as vice president in addition to his duties as treasurer and corporate officer. Paul, a University of Akron alum, started at Davey Tree in 2005. Prior to joining Davey, he served as corporate controller for a $300 million holding company and as chief financial officer for one of its subsidiaries. A certified public accountant since 1987, Paul is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Executives Institute and the Risk Insurance Management Society. Founded in 1880, Davey Tree, an employee-owned company, …