Certified Arborists

Meet the Team

JL Tree Service employs 8 salesmen, most are ISA Certified Arborists. The team is extremely loyal, and many have been with the company for over 30 years. Many will testify that JL Tree Service Inc has a wonderful corporate culture since its family owned and operated. Since it is a family business, and many who have been part of the family for so long, its a great place to work!

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John Lewett


John Lewett is the president of JL Tree Service Inc. He started the company in 1975 with a truck, chipper, chainsaw, and a few friends! Today, the company employs over 70 people, and is one of the largest residential, commercial, and gov’t provider of tree services in the D.C. Metropolitan area.  JL lives in Fairfax VA with his family.

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Sean Lewett

General Manager

Sean Lewett is the general manager of JL Tree Service Inc.  Sean manages all operations, safety procedures, advertising, and personnel.  Sean Lewett is a ISA Certified Arborist, TCIA Certified Safety Professional, and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from George Mason University.

ISA Certified Arborist Number MA-5018A
CTSP – Certifed Treecare Safety Professional Number 00632

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Steve Edwards


Steve Edwards is a salesmen and ISA Certified Arborist for JL Tree Service Inc.  Steve has been with the company for over 30 years, and worked in the field for more than 20 years as a foreman/tree climber.  Steve has many repeat customers in Fairfax County and resides in Burke VA.  Steve is an integral asset to our company.

ISA Certified Arborist Number MA-5444A

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John Lowe


John Lowe has been with JL Tree Service for over 30 years!  John has performed many functions throughout all those years such as tree climber, foreman, general manager, and salesman.  John is as loyal and trustworthy as they come. He is such a valuable employee and always makes himself available for any task at the company.

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Ronnie Graves


Ronnie has been with JL Tree Service since 1979! Ronnie has had many positions with our company over the years, and currently works as manager overseeing daily operations and scheduling most all of the work for our customers.

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Peter Esseff


Pete is a salesmen and ISA Certified Arborist for JL Tree Service Inc.  He is a Certified Arborist and Maryland Licensed Tree Expert.  Pete has worked for a handful of top tree companies and has years of experience.

ISA Certified Arborist Number MA-5258A
Maryland Licensed Tree Expert – #1736

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Bill Todhunter


Bill is a salesman and ISA Certified Arborist, holds a degree from George Mason University, and is a long time family friend of the owners. We are grateful to have Bill out there in the field representing our company.
ISA Certified Arborist MA-6081A.

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Jose Alvarado


Jose Alvarado has worked for JL Tree Service Inc since 1999.  Jose has worked his way from a tree climber, then tree crew foreman into becoming a salesmen and safety manager.  Jose is our CTSP - certified tree care safety professional and leads our safety meetings. He is known for being very positive and always keeping a humorous way about him!

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Nicholas Shively


Nick is a ISA Certified Arborist (MA-5872A), certified tree risk assessor, college graduate, and has worked for some great organizations in the past. We are extremely pleased to have Nick representing our company in Arlington, Alexandria, and Washington DC. Nick brings much knowledge and experience such as tree biology, disease/diagnosis, plant health care, tree worker safety, and much more.

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