El Cheapo in Action
My project was to remove a 60-foot pine, 2, 60-foot palms and prune a large tree. The trickiest part was one of the palms to remove was growing through the large tree to prune. Ed gave us a reasonable quote in line with others, but his knowledge as an arborist bubbled him to the top. He took the time to use a laser pointer to explain where he'd need to prune and why.He got the permits for us and also called to have the area checked for utility lines.On the day of the project Ed arrived on time with an ARMADA of vehicles! Crane, shredder, etc and a small army of skilled help.They also took the time to be mindful of the property laying down protective ramps and avoiding the asphalt to prevent damage.They were able to remove the palm growing through the large tree without damaging the large tree at all. Lastly, they cleaned up using blowers and rakes. The removed trees were literally erased without damaging any other parts of the property. You'd never know there used to be a tree there except for the wood pulp left behind! The large tree was perfectly pruned. Literally, the best experience I've had working with a contractor.
19:05 06 Dec 19
Ed DePaul is my account rep and he is so good. Such a nice guy and the El Cheapo Tree Service crew of workers always do an outstanding job. The price for work done is very fair. The work is done promptly and efficiently and they clean up everything and take it all away with them. You do not need to look any further than El Cheapo for your tree services. They will have my business always.
17:41 04 Dec 19
Ed and crew were great. They showed right on Time and finished amazingly fast. They cleaned up after themselves, you wouldn’t even know they were here! We will definitely use their services again if necessary.
22:00 03 Dec 19
I used Ed and his team because he was referred to me by my neighbor, he was very accommodating to my needs. His team worked diligently and professional. They cleared away all the debris and left everything nice and clean. His prices are very reasonable too. I was very pleased with the job. Thanks ED!
12:28 03 Dec 19
Ed and his crew did a fantastic job! Very professional and hard working. Cleaned up after the job was completed. Couldn’t be happier with the work they did. We will continue to use El Cheapo for all future needs. Kudos to Ed, Victor and the entire crew. Great job!
15:25 23 Nov 19
Ed and his crew were very knowledgeable and friendly. Their price was reasonable and they are equipped to get the job done quickly. Clean up after the job was excellent. I highly recommend them.
21:37 19 Nov 19
Ed and his team rock! On time. Efficient. Affordable. Knowledgeable. I am so happy with the shaping of my 45 year old live oak tree! I'm so happy to FINALLY have a true arborist taking care of my yard. No more shopping around for me. El Cheapo is my tree company now.
Assunta Cioci Lang
12:34 19 Nov 19
So happy to have found a reliable tree service - I have been looking and looking! I am a real estate broker and have many properties I manage. Seems every service I have tried has failed in one way or another. Like almost taking down the wrong tree or insisting I pay part up front and then be on site and pay on the spot. I found El Cheapo from a real estate group I belong to and they made it easy for me to get the job done and at a very reasonable rate. I had two large Laurel Oaks removed from a tenant occupied property and the tenant said "Honestly, it was one of our better experiences. They communicated well and were very personal and efficient. I was skeptical because it is quite a job and they had to lift the tree over the house. I could not believe it! They cleaned everything up and nothing was damaged".
18:11 07 Nov 19
As a residential property owner I have had exceptional service with this company. Ed is easy to communicate with and his crew are top notch. Work is completed on a punctual basis and the cleanup is fantastic, almost as if no one was on the property, except for enjoying the view of my freshly cut trees. Even next door neighbors commented about the quality work and professionalism of the crew.
12:42 04 Nov 19
We called El Cheapo to remove our Laurel Oak. We had gotten other estimates and by far El Cheapo was the best deal by far. They not only removed the diseased tree, they ground the stump and cleaned up all the debris. From start to finish this was a fantastic experience. Ed not only came out to give us the estimate, he was there to make sure the job was started on time. The crew was professional and courteous, making sure nothing was left undone. Ed followed up throughout the day to be sure we were happy with his crew. We were truly pleased and would recommend El Cheapo to anyone needing tree trimming, stump grinding or tree removal. This is a 10-star company!
17:04 29 Oct 19
I used El Cheapo to help me clear some trees from my lot for a new home in 2013 and they did a great job at a great price. I called them back in 2019 to help remove a couple of trees that had died. I was surprised the owner Ed remembered me but he did. Not only do they do a great job at a great price, but Ed is a certified arborist in addition to being a great guy. He helped me understand what killed my queen palms so I didn't keep replacing them only to watch them die again!
17:15 23 Oct 19
El Cheapo tree service was first class. From the initial estimate and communication, to the final clean up, everything was perfect. Great team. All in uniform with safety gear. Impressive fleet of vehicles, cranes and trucks. We had a huge diseased oak tree removed that was a logistical challenge. They got the permit, did the coordinations with Duke energy to have our power turned on and off because power lines were in the way, removed the tree with no issues, ground the stump, all was perfect, price was great too. Highly recommend!
01:51 18 Oct 19
Fantastic from consultation to clean up! The customer service from the Certified Arborist patiently answering all our questions and working with our schedule was greatly appreciated. The large crew arrived on time , was professional and very team focused. At the end of the day, Ed came back and checked on the job! 5 stars may not be enough!
22:26 15 Oct 19
El- Cheapo Tree Service has been the most professional and efficient company we have worked with in a long time. Ed ( the arborist ) treated us like family by thoroughly explaining his thoughts on the trees we were having removed/not an easy task, and kept the communication process flowing to avoid any unknowns. In addition, we were dealing with my Mom’s health as well as our son’s wedding ( 1st for the family ) My point is: we were not present mentally or physically to worry about the service being performed. Upon our return the trees were removed & our property was clean with no signs that any tree service had been Performed . A Sincere Thanks to Ed and the El-Cheapo Team!
11:56 15 Oct 19
El Cheapo is one of the most professional companies we’ve hired! Ed is super friendly, communicates every detail, and treats you like family. The crew was courteous and very efficient! They’re organized and clean up everything! Ed is a certified arborist and comes out to the job to make any corrections if needed, then follows up with a phone call to make sure you’re happy. They definitely provide quality work for a very reasonable price! El Cheapo will be the only company we call when we need tree services!
01:47 11 Oct 19
Our neighbors oak trees were overgrown and hanging over pool enclosure and roof. El Cheapo gave us a great price to prune the trees. They provided excellent communication and superb service. We will definitely use them again!
19:51 09 Oct 19
El Cheapo has trimmed my oak tree for years. They do an amazing job. The workers are all courteous and thorough. Their cleanup is top notch also. Another great job performed today. 😊
Mary Jo Micklitsch
22:34 04 Oct 19
We have a large backyard with many large trees. I've used El Cheapo 4-5 times now and am always 100% satisfied with the work and the price. The owner Ed and his crew are so nice and friendly. Ed gives fair estimates and really knows his stuff. I'll always call El Cheapo for my tree needs. Love them! Licensed, insured, certified arborist - makes me feel comfortable hiring them.
13:41 04 Oct 19
El-Cheapo was a referral and this is a great company. As the name says they were cheaper than other companies. Ed was very prompt, thorough, friendly and knowledgeable. We were taken great care of in a very efficient manner. The crew was professional and friendly. The cleanup was awesome and our trees look great. We will refer El-Cheapo to others. Thanks for a great job and we’ll be calling again when we need tree service.
00:11 02 Oct 19
I had an old tree come down in the yard and a friend recommended Ed from El Cheapo. Was I glad I listened. Ed is warm and kind and super knowledgeable. He is an ISA arborist. His crew was also knowledgeable and so friendly. I felt like I was part of their family. I cannot believe how quickly and efficiently they worked, they cleaned up everything and even trimmed a few things they didn’t have to! In addition, the price was unbelievably fair. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Check them out, you won’t regret it!
17:15 27 Sep 19
Ed and his team did a great job on two large oaks trees that were practically covering my house. Both trees had very large limbs that needed to be cut. The job was done perfectly! I can see my house now and the trees look great! Good price , quality work and excellent clean up. Would definitely recommend.
12:48 18 Sep 19
El-Cheapo is an excellent tree service. I used them in the past when I was a business administrator for a church in Seminole, which had a lot of oak trees on the property and the did an excellent job of trimming and pruning the trees. I also had a tall, large tree removed from the property, which was about to fall on the chapel. We just used them at our house last week to trim and prune the laurel oak in our front yard. They were extremely professional in their work ethic and they did an outstanding job trimming our oak tree. They paid attention to all the detailed work and did a thorough job removing all of the trimmings in efficient manner. They are to be commended for the services they provided at our home.
20:58 11 Sep 19
Ed, the arborist from El Cheapo, came yesterday to give me an estimate to take down two large, 40 year old laurel oaks in my front yard. He came in under the other estimates I had received. Ed called me last night and this morning and made sure everything was explained and we both were on the same page. His crew arrived first thing this morning and started working. I was amazed at all the workers and equipment they had. They were so organized and worked efficiently. Everything just seemed to flow. Even though these huge trees hung over my home, I did not worry. When they were done, the stumps were ground, the chips were removed along with any traces of limbs, leaves and dirt that were on sidewalks, neighbors' driveways and the street. You wouldn't know thy had been there. The crew was very polite and worked quietly. I was really impressed with the quality equipment they had, the work they did, the professional manner that Ed and his crew work, and the way they treat their customers. Don't be fooled by the name...this is not a cheapo type company. If I could give more stars, I would! Thank you Ed and your crew...While I miss my trees, I will have peace of mind in the next storm!
00:42 06 Sep 19
Just had these folks do tree and shrubbery work today and they are AWESOME!! They were extremely professional, fast, neat, and worked as a team. I will be recommending El Cheapo Tree Service to all my family and friends!! Thank you so much!!
E. Carol Jones
17:33 04 Sep 19
These guys are fantastic...they let me know when to expect them and then showed up on time. The whole team knows exactly what their job is and they all work diligently and professionally. I totally recommend El Cheapo, the are the best! Ed and Monte are an outstanding team!
17:22 30 Aug 19
What can I say about El Cheapo Tree Services that hasn't already been said? Ed the Owner is a certified arborist, totally professional, easy to work with and very knowledgeable. You can't go wrong with El Cheapo Tree Services! He has the resources to make even a big job like the one I had appear easy. Rest assured you'll be very satisfied with him and his team.
11:41 28 Aug 19
Ed the owner of company is a certified arborist and amazing!! He told me trees were diseased and you can see by the hole in our oak it was!! Him and his crew are awesome. Came out immediately and 2 huge oak trees down in a matter of hours and lawn cleaned up like no one was there. GREAT TEAM!!!!
00:22 28 Aug 19
We started off by using them at our house for a very large tree that was on our neighbors side but hanging dramatically over our fence. They were fast and did a great job making the tree look good even though we want it cut way back off of our property. The crew was really great, they clean up after themselves and they are extremely polite and friendly. They made sure we were completely happy with the job before they put all of their equipment away. He also gave us a very fair price for the job and came in lower than any other bid we had. We liked them so much we went ahead and got a quote for them to do our commercial property on a very busy street corner that had two large trees that ended up being diseased. Ed The owner was absolutely amazing through the entire process, he handled the permit with the city to get them removed right away And walked me through the steps. The morning they showed up to my business we were actually open that day they were extremely polite with making sure they were not interfering with customers coming into the business they cleaned up after themselves and we’re very Polite with customers that were coming in and out as they were doing the trees. What a beautiful job they did pruning the trees and getting rid of the two diseased trees. The owner had even called at the end of the job to make sure we were 100% happy. Ed is a very fair and caring business owner he treats you like family and his crew is AMAZING! ED you definitely have a customer for life thank you so much you so much to you And your incredible crew!
16:26 25 Aug 19
I was referred by a friend and after reading the reviews I felt confident to have some services complete by Ed and his team. I had 10 stumps ground, 2 oaks pruned, a palm removed and some trees trimmed back all for great price. Don't let the name fool you, El Cheapo does professional work for a great price. He is a licensed arborist and comes through with an amazing team and tons of equipment. His team came in with tactical precision and blew through everything that needed to be done in about an hour. True surgeons. Thanks Ed and the El Cheapo crew.
01:19 13 Aug 19
We are pleased with every aspect of the service we received from El Cheapo. Although we were new customers Ed treated us like long time clients. He explained the rationale for his recommendation and gave us a fair price. The job was exactly as promised and they left our property looking great, even taking some extra debris in their haul. I fully and confidently recommend El Cheapo.
23:02 07 Aug 19
Wow what an amazing professional team. Right from the get go from when Ed showed up to do the appraisal to the moment the guys left it was outstanding and very professional. The yard and cement areas around the house we’re better than they were found everything was cleaned up and done super efficiently by the team. Thank you el cheapo for your great work and honest pricing.
19:54 07 Aug 19
The best! The guys were SO QUICK, kept everything cleaned up throughout the job and aside from the trees being gone- you wouldn’t have even known they were there once they were done. The next time I need tree work, I won’t even bother calling any other companies - I’ll head straight to El Cheapo!
14:35 05 Aug 19
Ed responded very quickly to our request for an estimate to have 2 trees removed. The price was very competitive and the work was scheduled and done promptly. His crew was friendly and polite and did a wonderful job, even cleaning up a bit of what wasn't part of the job! Thanks so much!
14:32 01 Aug 19
'Cheap' generally means low cost and low quality. Fortunately, El Cheapo is very affordable and anything but low quality. Ed and his crews are consummate professionals who took care of my trees (including removing 20-inch and 28-inch diameter oaks with root issues) and trimmed several other large trees all in less than 1 very hot day. Would rate 6 stars but the scale only goes to 5. Ed - Please thank your guys for the awesome job!!
Steve Guettler Jr.
01:52 01 Aug 19
Ed and the El Cheapo team did an outstanding job on our trees. What I appreciate about Ed and in working with El Cheapo is the level of service provided. From the initial phone call and on-site job evaluation to the actual work, all the way to the follow-up, Ed and El Cheapo go above and beyond in delivering a high degree of customer service and value. They are professional, courteous, and honest. The process felt less about being a business transaction, but more about delivering service, value, and a positive experience. The work was done in an excellent manner and in a safe manner and the clean up was outstanding. I highly recommend El Cheapo and will most certainly will use them again for my trees.
15:02 18 Jul 19
AMAZING!!! Ed his crew are extremely professional and easy to communicate with. I had other quotes that were higher and would have taken more than one day. Ed brought a crew of 9 and whipped it out beautifully in one day. The left the worksite clean and kept in constant communication. I highly recommend El Cheap, you can't go wrong!!
02:15 14 Jul 19
ISA Certified Arborist and all the right credentials was important to me & to know my trees would be properly cut & healthy. Ed & his crew did an excellent job! They have all the right tools & equipment to efficiently tackle any job! Very pleased with the service & price I paid. Clean up was flawless, couldn't even tell! To the El Cheapo Team I thank you! You did a great job!
00:03 13 Jul 19
We priced three tree service companies Then we were referred to El Cheapo Tree Services They came in under the other two Services pricesWe hired them and 4 trees down within a week. Property was cleared and cleaned. We live next to the property and were able to watch them work. Their training and orderly manner of working together was amazing! And when job was completed I watched one of the guys walk the property for a final inspection! Wow! We Definitely Recommend El Cheapo Tree Services
16:33 05 Jul 19
Ed's crew showed up on time and did a great job. They trimmed an oak tree in our back yard and removed several large branches hanging over our roof, from our neighbors 60 ft. tall pine tree. When I got home from work, our yard was completely clean. I will definitely use them again. Thanks Ed.
20:27 14 Jun 19
I hired El Cheapo for my tree removal. Their price was good and their crew, equipment and professionalism was excellent. They finished the job quickly and completely cleaned up after themselves including cleaning the tire marks they made on my driveway.
13:14 06 Jun 19
The crew is excellent and courteous. They keep the traffic moving and continually clean up after themselves. Very professional service for a very fair price. Good equipment, no leaks. Highly recommend them and would use them again.
18:40 29 May 19
Once again Ed and his professional crew did a great job of trimming our trees. Ed explained exactly what he would recommend and why, the job was done on time and all waste removed. I would recommend Ed and El-Cheapo Tree Service and surely use them again.
13:21 24 May 19
We own 2 properties & manage 3 others we needed their expert opinions at each location. Ed has provided us with excellent & honest information about conditions of our trees & great pricing for work needed. I had requested large Magnolia be pruned. He recommended it be left alone because its healthy & strong. He could've made some big bucks but was honest. I'd had 2 other tree services quote $375. & up on pruning it. Thank you for your services & mostly your honesty! God Bless.
16:38 21 May 19
Just had another great job done by El Cheapo. Workers always professional, safe, wonderful clean up at the end. Ed is the best! I would never have any other company do my work. Experts.
13:53 21 May 19
I highly recommend Ed and the entire El Cheapo crew. They performed their work in the most professional manner from the moment they arrived until the last leaf was racked up and the entire area blown clean. They removed a rubber tree, a sea grape. a ficus tree and a large bunch of white bird of paradise that were 20 feet tall. Super job!
14:45 15 May 19
I could not say enough great things about my experience with el cheapo. The entire crew was very polite and personable. They did a fantastic job and really worked well together. The owner made us feel comfortable about our decision to take the trees down. Definitely looking forward to using them again for other trees in our yard and referring them to friends and family.
20:38 14 May 19
They showed up on time, they were all very polite and they got the job done. They come with all the equipment they need for the job and they clean up after themselves. Their pricing is very competitive and I will absolutely use them again if I need any other tree work done. I will also refer them to anyone who inquires about a good tree service company!
17:50 10 May 19
We have used El Cheapo for years for tree trimming a tree removal and they have always done a great job. This week we had a BIG job with the need to remove a very large oak tree that hung over our house and two more neighbors. They showed up on time, handled all of the paperwork and when they arrived that had a ton of equipment and a big crew. They had a crane, a cherry picker, a stump grinder, a dump truck with claw and a very big crew. They did a remarkable job and then cleaned up after themselves before they left. I would give the more than 5 stars if I could!
15:43 07 May 19
El Cheapo did a great job taking down a huge laurel oak that was growing over the house. They had all the right equipment to get the tree out safely. They made sure the property looked better than when they arrived. Thank you El Cheapo!
15:56 03 May 19
Great job. These guys were excellent and pros. They showed up and got the job done right. The crew was great and the price was right. I Highly recommend.
16:25 02 May 19
Don't let the name fool you. El Cheapo Tree Service is a first class operation. Ed and his crew did a great job and they will be our tree trimming service from now on. Thanks Ed to you and your crew.
12:48 26 Apr 19
Ed is professional and courteous, and so is his staff. The price was right, they did a great job and cleaned up real well after. I'll use them again in the future.
00:17 23 Apr 19
El Cheapo crew did an excellent job with a large tree that needed to be trimmed upward and have some dead branches removed. As they were doing the job branches were promptly removed - a clean job indeed. Also, they are reliable and on time. They told me they would be there at a specific time and they did keeping me informed as they were on their way. Last but not least, they lived up to their name (El Cheapo) - their price is competitive for a job very well done. Will book them again and we recommend them.
07:20 08 Apr 19
I have Ed do several projects for me. Every time he has shown up when he said he would... and do the job better than expected. He has always met or exceeded my expectations...and for the price that he quoted or agreed to do it for. I cannot say enough about his character, his company and his workmanship. I would highly recommend Ed for any arborist project that you need done right. He’s the only one that I will use for any arborist or tree work. A couple of the projects he has the job completed before I get other quotes and they always come in higher than his price any way. He’s the best value and does the best work! Congratulations Ed for putting together such a successful team !!
11:23 03 Apr 19
El Cheapo Tree Service has always done great work. They are fast, do excellent work and clean up very well. The crew is always courteous and friendly, as well as professional.
14:35 23 Mar 19
Not only were we, the customers, impressed by the quality of El Cheapo's work in removing a huge old tree from our yard, half the neighborhood also turned out to watch the process. Everything went smoothly and quickly, on a street where there was not a lot of room to work. Well done!
11:08 22 Mar 19
I called about 10 tree removal companies and my last call was to El Cheapo. Not only was their price the lowest but they showed up on time and all were professional workers. From start to finish they did the job so efficiently. When they were done they cleaned up the yard and the street. Hats off to the whole team. I recommend El Cheapo to anybody looking for tree service or tree removal.
22:32 12 Mar 19
I got goosies watching the teamwork it took to remove a 45' tree today. I can't say enough about how professional and efficient a job that Ed and his team. Pics and videos to be posted later. If you need tree service or know someone, PLEASE call them and give them an opportunity to earn your business. You will be happy you did.
19:02 25 Feb 19
We had several trees trimmed in our yard .these guys did an awesome job, our trees never looked better . They were on time. Fast , and professional. They cleaned up so well , we didn’t have to pick up a twig! The arborist, Ed DePaul, was so knowledgeable . He explained everything , and told us how to keep our trees healthy in the future. I would (and have) highly recommend them for any job. We are very happy
18:52 22 Feb 19
From start to finish El Cheapo was 100% Professional. Free estimate(Was here on time), Scheduled work and time (Same), Work requested was completed on time and cleanup was way more than expected, Team work is an A+ for these guys. As a business owner myself I have to say that this is the way all businesses should be run, giving the customer more than expected!! Will use nobody else. Very Professional, kudos. Rating A++
20:06 18 Feb 19
Ed and his crew did an outstanding job removing 3 very large (dying) trees from my property. They worked seamlessly together and performed the job in less than one day and to my satisfaction. Their equipment is top notch and in excellent shape.This is the second time I have had El Cheapo Tree Service at my house and I would not think about using any other service the next time I need some tree work done.
19:56 15 Feb 19
I've never experienced the level of professionalism and courtesy from a business in the genre of El Cheapo Tree Services.Ed made the process painless. The workers were courteous and professional. The work was "Top Notch". AND he was less expensive than the competition.Ed took the time to educate us on the condition of our trees and expressed interest in service after the sale. He went the extra mile to get the permits and communicate with the electric company regarding power-line issues.El Cheapo is the BEST!
21:32 14 Feb 19
Ed and his crew were extremely efficient, communicative and professional. If it wasn't for the missing trees from my yard, I would have never known that they were here. Ed was friendly and flexible to work around my work schedule not only for the estimate but also the work being performed. They have done multiple jobs in our neighborhood with everyone pleased with the results, now we are added to that list. I will definitely be calling them back for any future work.
01:22 14 Feb 19
Outstanding job. Ed and his crew came highly recommended. I hired them and they did exactly what i wanted and the price was on point. I will be hiring them for my next tree trimming project. Happy customer.
20:54 08 Feb 19
We have no hesitation to highly recommend Ed and his crew. They are professional, timely and skilled. They went above and beyond the specified job without hesitation! Highly recommend 5 stars !!!
21:26 05 Feb 19
We had a massive Norfolk Island Pine that was leaning heavily and clearly needed removal. El Cheapo gave us a very fair price, prompt service, and the confidence they could handle it. It takes guts to take down a 100 ft tree, and after watching them remove it, we were even more impressed. The entire team was hard-working, knowledgeable, and very pleasant. When they were done, you couldn't even tell a tree once stood there. Job well done!
23:10 04 Feb 19
We were beyond pleased with El Cheapo’s work! First of all, I called several different companies, and they were the only ones that responded right away, and then gave us a great price considering all the work that needed to be done. Ed was extremely easy to deal with and has an awesome team that works for him. Victor led the job while they were here and he and the rest of the team went above and beyond! They left my yard cleaner than when they showed up. I HIGHLY recommend this company!
21:22 01 Feb 19
El Cheapo came out and trimmed, pruned, & raised the canopy on 3 trees on my property. They were very professional & did an excellent job. Their equipment is top notch & they have everything needed to do the job right. After doing everything to my satifaction, they cleaned everything up & hauled it away, raking & blowing all sidewalks & driveway. They are by far, the best tree service I’ve ever dealt with & their price is very fair. If you want a good price for a great job, call El Cheapo !
17:57 30 Jan 19
He provided “Outstanding Professional Service and Equipment”. He provides professional consulting and advice. If you don’t need if are if it’s unethical, unsafe are there is a better solution, he will provide that recommendation. The crew cleans up as they work. Well organize and experienced team. It is a pleasure to see them in action. I will only use this company to service my church, my home and have recommended them to my friends and family. Highly recommended!!! Reasonable pricing
22:54 11 Jan 19
I have used El Cheapo for 2 different jobs. Awesome company . Quick response time for both jobs. Great communication. They do a great job and are reasonably priced. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
15:57 18 Dec 18
We continue to hire El Cheapo for all our tree service needs. Their professionalism and good work keeps us calling. Recently, we needed surrounding growth cut back away from our home and three palm trees trimmed up. Ed and his team did another top notch job! If you are looking for a tree service team then look no further, you found the best!
22:09 09 Dec 18
They did a beautiful job removing 3 trees and pruning 2 others. They also removed some dead landscaping we had and happily planted the new tree we bought. They had a great crew and fantastic attitude. We would recommend for any of your needs. The Bishops
02:01 08 Dec 18
Met with owner, Ed, who was very professional and who took the time to explain exactly what these two oak trees needed to be trimmed properly. He and his crew arrived on time and went quickly and carefully to work, making sure not to damage any of the landscaping that located at the base of the trees. If we had more trees to trim, I would not hesitate to invite El Cheapo back to do the job. Clean up after the trimming was done was immaculate and the crew was friendly and professional as well. In and out in less than two hours. 5 stars
18:01 04 Dec 18
Ed and his team did an excellent job at a reasonable price! They rid my yard of years of overgrowth of bamboo! They worked with me on timing to get stumps ground so a new fence could be put up so my dogs wouldn’t be left w/ o a fenced yard for days. Thanks for a job well done!
18:15 01 Dec 18
The El-Cheapo Tree Service team did an amazing job for us. We had several trees and shrubs that needed removed. The crew arrived onsite, focused on the task at hand, and were finished in a matter of minutes. Prompt, efficient, thorough, and CLEAN!!We highly recommend them for any job you need done!!
22:15 16 Nov 18
El Cheapo is hands down the BEST tree service. They are licensed and insured. They are extremely professional and friendly. Safety first with this crew. I had an extremely large oak tree that had to be removed and an equally large mango tree that needed trimming. They were "early"....not on time, early! The crew got straight to work. Other then the naked sky, you can't even tell that they were here. Every inch of debris was cleaned up and zero damage to the lawn. I will recommend this company to everyone!! Thank you El Cheapo. Your name doesn't do you justice.
01:07 15 Nov 18
10/5/2018El Cheapo just left our 42 unit townhome community where they systematically took down two 30 year-old Grand Oak Trees. It was fascinating to watch them work - so efficiently- all highly professional crew members interacting as an amazingly well choreographed team, directed by Ed DePaul, ISA Certified Arborist. It was easy to observe that respect for the surrounding environment and safety of self and fellow workers was paramount in their energetic work ethic. These Oaks had outgrown their area and were located in a very confined small patio area, bounded by a stucco wall. Their expertise and skill levels were amazing. When their work was completed: they cleaned up all work areas/surfaces! put everything that had to be moved, back where it was !... and a little extra! Not only that, but their charge for this work was amazingly fair! Have used this company before and certainly will continue to call them. El Cheapo is El Amazing!!! Patricia K.
22:07 05 Oct 18
Professionals. You may find it difficult to schedule this team, communication is not the best but wow, when they get around to your job, it is worth the wait. Great price, efficient team work and they left no trace other than a beautiful landscape. Thank you, Ed. M
15:51 03 Oct 18
A few weeks ago I had a couple very large trees cleaned out and I was extremely pleased with the results. I have had my trees cleaned before with other very well known, large outfits in this area but I will never utilize anyone else again. I was never happy with the results until I hired El Cheapo. Ed instructs his crew boss what he wants done and later comes out to inspect how they are doing, so between all the estimates he writes as well as making sure every job is done to his satisfaction, he is very busy but I can guarantee you will not find better results from another company. His crew is professional and hard working and I enjoyed watching their teamwork.I can always tell a good outfit by the tools and equipment they have and this company has the best, allowing the crew to perform any job safely and efficiently. They also cleaned up my property completely from all debris.
18:46 24 Sep 18
Exceptional service. Very professional. Safe. These guys do a fantastik job! They even cleaned everything up! NOTHING left behind to have to rake up! They will be my only call for any future trimming of our trees here!
15:15 14 Sep 18
Ed and his team are the best! We had 2 trees and several shrubs removed and other pruning and trimming done at our home. Ed and his crew showed up as promised, completed the job quickly, and left our property thoroughly clean. All this at a great price. I highly recommend this company!
12:38 30 Aug 18
This company has come a long way since they first managed my extremely large Live Oak, some 20 years ago. Their arborist is very knowledgeable and put my mind at ease, regarding an issue that I thought would comprise my oak, property and house. He did a thorough inspection, explained exactly what was happening with the tree, and exactly how their crew would take care of the issue. The crew, well, in my opinion, the best! I've had multiple "local, well regarded tree services" manage my Live Oak throughout the past two decades. Never has anyone of them, been more honest and courteous, than "El Cheapo". High quality work, at an affordable cost. Don't confuse their catchy name with their excellent service. Thanks again, guys. I'll be soley calling you back, from now on!
17:17 28 Aug 18
Just had El Cheapo remove 3 very large trees. I was amazed with this company and it's employees. They came in tied for the lowest price I was able to get from anyone else for 2 trees and they took out 3 for the same price! The equipment was in the best condition I have seen. The crew has obviously worked together for a long time, The supervisor Monty had his eye on everything and didn't even have to tell his crew what to do verbally. Mostly whistle and hand signals. Military like. These guys really care. I have used many other tree services over the last 26 years and I will never use anyone else but El Cheapo going forward. I don't do a lot of reviews because I don't find many companies that deserve high praise, but these guys sure do.
15:16 13 Aug 18
I have used El cheapo tree service on several occasions now and will continue to do so. They are professional, reasonable and quick. They recently took down several trees and trimmed two palms and we're in and out in less that 2 hours, including cleaning up all debris. I would highly recommend them for any work you need done.
16:43 26 Jul 18
If anyone is looking for a tree service I seriously doubt you could find a better one. Their El Cheapo name only reflects the cost to you, not the quality of their work. There's nothing cheap about their standards. They're very professional, their efficiency is amazing! Quality equipment, high safety measures for their workers and your property, good communications, everything is top notch! If I ever need more work done I wouldn't use anyone else. Thanks to all members of the company.
23:32 21 Jul 18
By far, El Cheapo is the best Tree Service company around. We highly recommend them. All of their employees are very hard working, and polite. They arrive on time, have state of the art equipment, perform the work quickly, and clean up after themselves! We have hired them twice and could not be happier with everything they have done for us. AMAZING! 🤗
21:09 29 Jun 18
El Cheapo Rocks! These guys worked well and efficiently together. From Ed to Monty and the whole crew it was thrilling to watch them remove a huge live oak tree from my backyard between two houses. They love their job and it shows from saying hello, communicating to each other and nicely cleaned up after themselves. They are 5+ rating company and worth 10/10 for customer satisfaction.
19:54 14 Jun 18
El Cheapo Tree Service, what can I say?!? Ed maintains a full workload due to demand of his service, but was able to schedule a prompt and well priced estimate. Ed is is licensed, insured and holds the certificates necessary to be a proper arborist. The man exudes professionalism, was promptly on site, ON TIME, and literally guided his crew branch by branch to ensure the tree was was trimmed properly. Clean up was quick and tidy. Ed took the time to explain issues with the trees being serviced and the path to resolution. I’m not a big reviewer of services these days as I feel true service has gone towards the easy way and quick cash, but Ed’s service deserves the kodos. So here’s to El Cheapo!-
01:28 07 Jun 18
We've been using El Cheapo for years. They came out yesterday to remove a couple of trees and trim quite a few. The guys were very professional and efficient. Everything was cleaned up. Their prices are good. We wouldn't go with anyone else. Ed did a wonderful job of assessing the trees, just very professional and on top of things.
12:51 05 Jun 18
We hired El Cheapo about a month ago to remove our bamboo and paradise palms. They came out very quickly and were very efficient. All and all they did a great job. They even went above and beyond by blowing off my front porch( not affected by their work) and spreading a mound of dirt left behind after I removed my planter box( all without charging extra). Their price was reasonable and office staff was friendly. Unfortunately, recently my bamboo came back as there seemed to still be some root system left. I called Ed with El Cheapo and explained what had happened and they sent somebody out the next day to take care of it( free of charge).
Scott Carlton Williamson
19:42 24 May 18
Ed trimmed my live oaks, my palms, and my mangroves. He always does a great job at a fair price. I don't have to supervise his crew because they know what they are doing. It's true, Ed has a backlog due to the high demand for his service. I've always found it was well worth the wait, both in price and quality. Thanks Ed!
19:18 18 May 18
Professional and courteous service with terrific attention to detail from start to finish. This firm carries general liability and workers compensation coverage - important factors for our decision. The work was well done. Plus we were made to feel like valuable customers. We've already recommended this company to others! Thank you to Ed and his crew from El Cheapo Tree Service.
16:33 15 May 18
Great work at a fair price. They removed a large elm tree near my house and pruned a large oak in the front yard and were done by noon. Left everything neat and clean. I even recommended them to my mother in law so they must be good 🙂
20:56 02 May 18
The long term project started in November 2005 to thin out and trim down the mangroves to a manageable height directly behind the Building which is located on the water. Our owners are committed to improving the property and view while respecting the needs of the wildlife and regulation set forth by Pinellas County which prompted us to hire A El Cheapo Tree Service. Following the yearly cutting limits A El Cheapo was able to achieve water views for our first floor owners. The crew also removed the cuttings which has increased the activities of the Egrets, Herons, Ibis and other water birds. A great job accomplished while staying on our limited budget.
14:54 07 Apr 18
El Cheapo did a fantastic job! I shopped for the best price and El Cheapo ended up being the best price along with the best service/most knowledge. When he came to give an estimate he taught us what he was planning on doing and why. He told us what needed to be done not what we wanted to hear. We had a tree we originally wanted trimmed but after El Cheapo took a look he informed us that it needed to be removed because of safety concerns. I greatly appreciated his honesty and concern for the safety of my family. Multiple other companies told us at first they could trim the tree but when we asked if it should be removed for safety purposes, they said if it were their tree they would have it removed. I don't like the fact these other companies were not honest up front about safety concerns related to this tree. Once the crew arrived they were professional and ready to work. We had more done than what we paid for and that is because El Cheapo puts the costumers safety and the quality of his work above all. El Cheapo came out with a crew that was well prepared and has all the proper equipment needed. Thank you El Cheapo for taking care of my family and I.
19:29 06 Apr 18
WOW! Can’t say enough about Ed and his El-Cheapo crew. Ed is incredibly friendly, highly knowledgeable and thorough. He called to let us know when to expect his crew and followed up before they drove off. His two-man crew were polite and efficient. They showed up with BIG equipment, walked the job and understood what needed to be done. It took them ONLY a half hour to trim a Maple tree, remove 2 small fan palms, 2 huge fan palms with a small cluster of palms, grind the stumps, haul and clean-up. They even raked, covered holes and blew off sidewalk. Amazing Job! We HIGHLY recommend El-Cheapo and will call on them again. They’re Affordable - Dependable - and Professional. Best service ever!
14:25 17 Feb 18
AMAZING SERVICE! From the quote to completion, El Cheapo was a pleasure to work with. Quoted a good price to remove a large oak from our back yard. Came when they said they would with an "army" of professionals and a fleet of equipment. In 2-1/2 hours tree was gone. They cleaned our yard, roof, driveway, street and neighbor's yard better than before they came. If you call any others your wasting your time.
17:07 31 Jan 18
I wish I could rate them higher, they are truly professional is every meaning of the word. This job started originally by another company whom should never trim another tree and El Cheapo came in and saved the day. I cannot rave enough they were outstanding and their prices are reasonable. More important is that they know how to trim trees without creating damage or future problems. they are wonderful. I would not hesitate to hire them again or recommend them. Don't let the name fool you. Hire them. You will not regret it.
21:40 25 Jan 18
El Cheapo Tree Service is terrific! From the time of our request for an estimate to the time of completion was a week. Ed stayed in contact with us and was very quick in responding to our requests. We would recommend El Cheapo to anyone seeking tree work at their residence.
23:48 24 Jan 18
The only thing "cheapo" about "El Cheapo" is the reasonable price. The service is topnotch. Ed, who is as customer-oriented as he knowledgeable, had his crew do some tree work for us. They worked quickly and efficiently and went above and beyond. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a professional quality job done in a timely manner.
16:22 12 Jan 18
El Cheapo Tree Service did an outstanding job. Supervisor and crew were very professional and punctual. We had them remove and trim some trees including a huge mango tree, now it looks so much better. We definitely would recommend this company to do any type of tree trimming or removal. The price was very reasonable too.
03:22 11 Jan 18
We had a grand-sized Avocado tree and some other trees that were located in the utility lines removed. El Cheapo was professional from start (quote process) to the end (clean-up). They took less than two hours and the crew was happy and professional. You could tell this crew loved their job, and they worked great together as a team.Thank you El Cheapo Team, and thank you Ed for your professionalism and great service. I highly recommend this company!
14:56 10 Jan 18
I can't say enough good things about Ed and his company. His honesty, followup and quality of work is outstanding. His crew was very professional, observing all the appropriate safety precautions. Ed was onsite for the job, and his crew did a phenomenal job with trimming and removing trees as well as cleaning up after the job. Definitely would recommend and have already done so to several people.
00:45 20 Dec 17
El Cheapo crew started this morning and systematically disassembled my tree in a peofessional,compact and tidy manner. Clean up was perfect with attention to detail, hard to tell they were even here other than the tree is gone. Thanks Ed and crew! I would highly recommend these guys.
14:24 19 Dec 17
I would recommend El-Cheapo tree service for your tree service. From the time Ed DePaul gave us the estimate till the job was done everything was very professional. We were really impressed with the speed of the job, the quality of the work and the attentiveness to our needs. The attention to safety was really impressive. You can tell the crew is well trained. They worked together amazingly. They even replanted our shrubs. After they left the only way you could tell they were here is that the trees were missing. If you have trees that need work I recommend that you give El-Cheapo a try. Even our neighbors were impressed.
03:27 05 Dec 17
Ed and his crew did a fantastic job of clearing our property of over grown trees, brush and vegetation. They accomplished everything he said they would and did so in a timely fashion. Ed certainly knows what to do! He has the experience and eye for getting the property in the best shape. He is also a certified arborist and very pleasant to speak with and work with. Overall, they did an OUTSTANDING JOB and I would recommend El Cheapo Tree Service very highly. Thank again Ed and your crew. Awesome!! Judy P 11/13/17 Reply
15:03 15 Nov 17
Top notch, professional tree service from the first call, all the way thru until the job was completed. Ed provided a quick and affordable estimate for tree trimming of an Oak in our backyard. When the crew showed up on site, they were clean, courteous, and "ready to work." Their equipment was also clean and well maintained. I would highly recommend this company for any of your Tree Services needs.
19:21 10 Nov 17
We had a extremely large tree that was hanging over 1/3 of our house that was damaged during the hurricane. After several quotes, went with El Cheapo as we had several friends that had used them over the years. They did an absolutly amazing job. They had their own crane and bucket truck and removed the tree from over the roof in half a day without a hitch. Ed and his crew were very professional and courteous. They took care of the permit and everything and cleaned up the whole area when done. We could not have been happier with the entire process.
03:52 09 Nov 17
Thank you Ed De Paul and your entire El Cheapo crew! We were thrilled with your professionalism from start to finish. Monty, your crew chief, was extremely polite, respectful and hard working. Your company is impressive with state of the art equipment and a top notch crew that works well together to get the job done in a timely manner. We would highly recommend you to anyone needing expert tree service and the knowledge of a caring, certified arborist.
20:06 21 Oct 17
Ed and his guys were fantastic! They had a ton of work to do on one of the hottest days and were very professional and pleasant while completing this big job. They took down an oak, elm, 3 palms and an avocado tree. They ground up all the stumps and trimmed 2 oaks as well. We received estimates from 3 companies and Ed's came in far less than his competitors. They did a great job cleaning up and even took away our piles of tree debris that sat on our curb from Hurricane Irma (we were glad to see that leave our front yard as well).
17:42 17 Oct 17
great customer service from Ed and his brother Monty. Their crew did a quick and thorough job taking a tree down for us. We highly recommend them.
14:55 06 Sep 17
We wanted to hire a professional arborist and after talking to 5 tree companies for bids we decided to go with El Cheapo because our huge oak tree deserved a real arborist and after talking with Ed we know he was the real deal! All of Ed's crew were professional, helpful and knowledgeable. They followed through on every request. We couldn't be happier with the tree trimming results!!!
19:29 25 Aug 17
Ed and his team with El Cheapo did an excellent job on my oak trees. Ed took the time to explain the process thoroughly to me and from start to finish they completed the project efficiently as well as leaving my property cleaner than when they arrived. Very professional group and would highly recommend them to anyone!
22:17 10 Aug 17
Ed from El Cheapo really helped us! We had a very large tree that was very sick and was threatening to fall on my house. I was worried for my family being in the house. When Ed saw my situation, he went into high gear since it was an emergency. I did not know Ed until that day and he really showed how much he cared! He got his VERY professional crew out here run by Monte and took that tree down in hours! This would have been a 2 day job at least, but their expertise with their crane and every other piece of machinery you could think of, brought it down safely and quickly. Really unbelievable! I mean that! From the bottom of my heart, these guys have to be the best around! And I forgot to mention, their price came in lower than 2 other companies that I tried!!! Even with the crane! Thanks Ed and crew! I would not recommend anyone one else but El Cheapo! - Steve and Kimberly
18:01 05 Aug 17
Second time using them. As always, reasonably priced. They cut down a huge live oak using a crane. They were very cautious with my landscaping. My property was cleaner after they finished. They did a great job and I would highly recommend. Thanks Ed!
00:44 30 Jul 17
Ed was a pleasure to work with--he listened to what I wanted and delivered in a professional manner. He was courteous and his crew left my place looking clean. When I saw the results, I kept saying "wow!" So happy.
22:42 27 Jul 17
We needed a very large live oak tree removed because it was right up against our house. They handled everything from the permit to cleaning up after themselves and were polite, friendly and a pleasure to work with. And their price was the best of 3 bids we had. We found them because they did work for our neighbor. They did the same great job for him. I strongly recommend them.
21:06 22 Jul 17
It was a pleasure working with Ed to set up the job and see it to its completion. Very satisfied with the work performed and the crew on site. Work was dependent upon permit issuance, but once issued work was completed right away. Everything hauled away such that look like they were never here. Would use them again!
16:15 14 Jul 17
I highly recommend. Ed was fantastic to work with. On time, great job and very reasonably priced. I will use Ed for all my tree needs going forward!
12:52 02 Jun 17
I called El Cheapo because I liked the name, but the service that Ed and his team supplied was much more than an affordable tree service. I just had solar panels installed on my roof. The solar guys said my sycamore needed trimmed back to allow more solar exposure to my panels. I was more than a little nervous but called Ed at El Cheapo. He assured me that he knew exactly what needed to be done. When Ed and his team arrived, my panels were bringing in 3000ws. A half an hour later when Ed and his team were done, my panels were pulling in 4500ws and my sycamore looked beautiful. I am thrilled with the results that Ed and the El Cheapo Team were able to achieve! Thanks guys!
01:18 16 May 17
I can't begin to say enough wonderful things about this company. Ed Depaul,the owner is so personable and helpful and answers all your questions. He came out and evaluated the tree and gave me a fair quote. His staff is so professional and also very friendly and personable. I had a large Laurel Oak in my front yard that need to be removed. Seven guys came with the cranes and all their equipment, I was so impressed. This team knows what they're doing and how to take a tree down safely and quickly. They arrived around 830, and by 1:30, entire tree was down, the stump was ground and everything was totally cleaned up. They didn't leave any mess behind. I'm very particular, and when I paid to have something done I expect to have it done right. They did an awesome job, I would definitely use them again, and I highly recommend them to anybody. Great job guys!!
18:18 12 May 17
I can't say enough good things about these folks. They worked with me on price to save my family money. They were fast and efficient. In and out of here in under three hours with a 40 ft slash pine right on the corner of the house. It is wonderful to find people providing services with a smile and a handshake. Believe me, you won't find a better deal out there, as they came in 800$'s cheaper than any other company. They treated me like a neighbor instead of a customer! Great job Fellas !!!!!!
15:38 30 Mar 17
Excellent work for a great price! Very professional with state-of-the-art equipment. They took down a 30' to 40' Slash Pine, removed two dead trees, trimmed up a huge Bay tree and the Oak in the front yard. All in under 5 hours. They even did the stump grinding for no additional cost. I can now see my yard and I love it! I highly recommend El Cheapo for any tree work that you need done.
21:35 04 Mar 17