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Proud to Hire Military & Veterans

This Could Be Your Next Big Mission

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Whether you are a veteran, reservist, or active military, you are starting to explore what's next in your career. How do you take those skills and work ethic you’ve acquired during your time in the service and translate them to a career outside of the military?

At Lewis Tree Service, we are one team leading one company. We are first responders and are responsible for ensuring the electricity stays on.
We know that the transition to life outside of the military might not be easy, but are here to support and prepare you for a rewarding career in vegetation management. We are confident that we can teach you the skills needed to be successful in this industry–and that your military experience will be invaluable to us.


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Field Operations
During your time in the military you have acquired valuable skills and a respected work ethic. We know that you are looking for more than a job, you are looking for somewhere that will allow you to build upon  your military experience and continue to push yourself to step outside of your comfort zone and grow. In our field operations you will start from the ground up, surrounded by a team of individuals who always have your back and a leadership team who is supportive and dedicated to your growth and empowering you to achieve success.
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Operations Management
The leadership skills and experience you acquired during your time in the military is invaluable and translate over perfectly to a career in operations management. We know that leadership in the military means producing exceptional results under extreme conditions and ensuring the safety of your team. At Lewis, we relentlessly pursue excellence and safety through our highly talented people – people that you will be leading.
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Who We Are
We are an essential business, serving as part of utility companies’ infrastructure. We’re a 100% employee-owned company and proud to be in business for over 80 years. With thousands of team members spanning the country from Maine to Florida, and from Texas to Illinois, we are united by our strong values-based culture, and together we are the Lewis Family.
What We Do
We are the second largest vegetation management company in North America, and our job is to make sure the electricity stays on. We trim trees and clear vegetation away from the power lines. When storms come through, we are first responders in moving limbs and debree so that the utility can restore power. But really, we are in the people success business, we just happen to trim trees.

Meet Our Recruiters

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Anthony Dennis Army
Anthony served in the Army Infantry for 7 years before joining the Lewis Team. He has been with Lewis Tree Service for 2 years, starting as a Supervisor and growing into a Division Manager in the Baltimore, MD area.
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David Boyd Army
David has been with the Lewis Tree Family for 8 years. He is currently a Division Manager and is responsible for 200 members of our team. David was a Army Engineer Officer while serving in the military. 
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Eric Scherer Army

Eric joined Lewis Tree as a Division Manager in 2013 and assumed leadership of a division that was struggling in safety performance and operational disciple. He quickly established a culture that achieved excellent safety and operational results. He developed a team that successfully grew the business from the state of NY into MA. While in the military, he was deployed five times in support of the Global War on Terror, lived in Europe, and traveled to over 35 countries. Eric earned his Master of Business Administration at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He is an avid learner, passionate about safety, and dedicated to the development of, and investment in, people. 

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Greyson Barr Army
Greyson left the Army as an Infantry Captain in August 2020 in JBLM, WA. He currently serves as a Supervisor for Division 42 in New England. He is responsible for the operational results of General Foremen. His duties include operational guidance, fleet maintenance, personnel structuring, crew visits, safety audits, bidding new work, and planning and auditing work as it gets completed. He also assists his division manager in the overall organization and planning for the division.
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Josh Moore Marine Corps Josh was a Marine Corps Logistics Officer for 8 years prior to joining Lewis Tree Service as an Operations Supervisor.  He now supervises two different utility contracts in the NC region.
 
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Michaele-Lynne Beckstein HR Business Partner
As an HRBP, Michaele-Lynne helps to formulate partnerships across Operations and the Corporate Office to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflect the business objectives of the organization. She builds and manages trusted relationships with client groups to develop and promote talent plans and development initiatives.

Michaele-Lynne has been part of the Lewis Tree family for almost 5 years and would love to help you find a rewarding career at our Employee-Owned organization!
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Steve Soeder Army
After transitioning from the Military in 2017, Steve joined Lewis Tree Service as a Division Manager in the greater Cincinnati, OH area. Over the past 4 years, he has led a division serving multiple large utility customers with a team of over 200 employee-owners. He has a passion for “Job Done Right” with a focus on customer and employee success through development, communication and a strong safety culture. Prior to Lewis, he was a US Army Infantry officer, serving at Fort Campbell, KY, Fort Benning, GA and Fort Bragg, NC with two deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He has a Master of Business Administration with a focus in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University and is also a proud Michigan State Spartan Alumni.
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Valerie Hockenberger HR Business Partner
Valerie is a Human Resource Business Partner at Lewis Tree Service, Inc.  Valerie currently specializes in strategic talent acquisition and is a business partner to multiple regions within the organization.  Previously she held the role of Human Resources Manager and handled employee relations, labor relations, talent acquisition, and compliance for multiple regions. 

Veteran Voices: Real Stories from Our Veteran Employees

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As a Supervisor, I love interacting with the crews. It brings back the sense of the military, although the training and job are different, the same principles apply; caring for your people, being out in the field. Rosa Cornejo Supervisor
John Starkey
The values that the military instills in you align with the values and operating principles that exist at Lewis and because of that, I knew that I would be surrounded by people who were aligned with me.  John Starky Crew Leader
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There are a lot of opportunities to advance at Lewis. I started out as a Grounds Person, moved to Top Trimmer, and then I was a Spray Foreman before becoming a Permissions Facilitator.  Alan Powers Permissions Facilitator
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There are similarities between the military and Lewis. While having a formal structure may sound like it could be stifling, the fact that there is an attainable direction to move in at Lewis is a major benefit. Gary Russell  Safety Specialist
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Lewis is a learning culture from the bottom up.  We utilize the lessons learned from across the company to stimulate thought, change, and training.  There are so many different levels of experience throughout the company and everyone is open to sharing their knowledge.   Garrett Williams Supervisor
Stephen Chase
The same brotherhood I had with my unit, I have here with my division. I can call any member of the division at any time, day or night, and they'll help me out. Stephen Chase Supervisor
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No Experience Required – We will train you from the ground up

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Why Lewis?

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Safety

 
At Lewis, safety is a way of life, it is one of our mission-critical values supported by a commitment from leadership at the highest levels of our organization. We work continually to eliminate risk and improve safety practices, striving to learn and grow every day. We are proud of the engagement leadership has in keeping everyone safe.
 
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Benefits

Our people are our most important asset, that is why their health, happiness, and future matter most to us. It’s way more than a paycheck—it’s a stable work environment where you can enjoy a rewarding career. Benefits at Lewis Tree Service are focused on taking care of you both while you are employed here and beyond.
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Growth & Development

We believe in hiring diverse talent, and investing to develop that talent. We provide specialized training, internship opportunities and career advancement. We are commited to investing in our people and providing them with the opportunity to have a career that they are proud of.
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