Sunday, May 5, 2013

Spotlight On: Marston Tree Service

“We specialize in sunlight.”

John Marston became owner of his own business in 1998 when he opened Marston Tree Service in Naples. “I wanted to work for myself and have enough guys that I can go home when I want to,” Marston said. He has 15 employees who will travel anywhere in Maine and New Hampshire to take care of trees. They do a lot of work for camps, he said.

Diversity is a big thing for Marston as he also opened two redemption centers/liquor stores, one in Naples and one in Windham. He has a redemption center in Bridgton to round out that part of his business. He also recently opened a towing business out of Naples, which is AAA certified and has the support of the local police departments, he said. “You’ve got to be diverse to make money,” Marston said.

Marston Tree Service has 24-hour emergency service and Marston is the detail keeper for all of the businesses. He no longer works in the woods due to medical issues, but he is still involved in the day to day operations of the business. “I always like to know what’s going on,” he said.

“We’re family-owned and operated. My son works for us, my daughter works for us,” he said. 
“We do everything to do with trees.” He’s a licensed arborist, EHAP certified to work around electrical wires, first air certified and insured with a $2 million bond.

He processes wood, up to three cords and in hour to sell as firewood, just one of his many services. He also works for the Town of Naples mowing and for the State of Maine doing tree work.

“I enjoy the outdoors. I like something different every day,” Marston said. “No job is too big or too small.” Everything they do is recycled into some form. They sell logs, timber and are involved in the PROP fuel assistance program. Safety is a strong point, having a perfect accident record, he said.

To reach Marston Tree Service, visit or call 1-888-332-1640. “I’ll beat any competitors bid by 10 percent,” Marston said. They are also members of the Better Business Bureau.


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