of Mid-Florida Tree Service
At 40 years old, Byron Lee Jones found himself laid off from the Tampa
shipyard in 1976. Unemployed and supporting a family, Byron decided to open
his own business. With just an old truck, one saw and three employees, it was
a small start. Among the three original employees was Byron's son, Tim,
getting an early start in the business at just sixteen years old. The four of
them were able to find work around the Tampa area. Now, 41 years later, Mid Florida Tree Service continues the
success just like they did in the early years.
All businesses face tough times, but Byron understood that by giving his
customers more than expected and being professional in everything he did, the
company would do more than skimp by, but that it would thrive! Byron never
took a client for granted and stayed consistently fair and honest. Mid Florida
Tree Service stands today on this foundation, laid so carefully by Byron:
"Treat every customer as if they were your only customer."
Mid Florida Tree service has managed to grow through 3 decades in one
millennium, and now well into the next. Tim, who started out so young, was
able to work closely with his father throughout these decades, helping to
build it into it's current success. They worked side by side, withstanding and
conquering every challenge that came against their success. At the turn of the
millennium, Byron retired, knowing that Mid Florida Tree Service was in good
hands, with Tim there to take over. Byron knew that Tim had learned the key
lessons of taking good care of customers, ensuring return business, great word
of mouth, and continued success.
Under Tim's leadership from 2000 to now, (17 years)
Mid Florida has developed a reputation for charity and humanitarian work
around Tampa. Working with various Tampa Bay municipalities, Mid Florida Tree
Service helps financially challenged landowners by removing hazardous trees,
or by getting lots into compliance with applicable codes.
Through our growth, Mid Florida Tree service has held on to our family spirit,
evidenced by the fact that more than ten employees have chosen to work with us
for over 20 years. We maintain efficient operations and always interact with
each customer in a professional, friendly manner. To be a member of the Mid
Florida Tree Service team, an employee must possess as their core passion