From THE OWNER...
Ryan Downey, ISA Certified Arborist
“Growing up on a farm in Minesing, Ontario (10 minutes north of Barrie), I've naturally acquired a passion for many things outdoors. I've always known I'd want to continue with our 3rd generation family farm, and I needed a career to accompany that.
After completing my education in Electrical Engineering at Georgian College, arboriculture literally came knocking on my door. While between graduating and finding a full-time job, my dad hired a local tree service to come by the farm to remove two large spruce trees that were in decline near the front of the house. I was mesmerized as two arborists spurred up the large trees, and long story short, I spoke with the owner after they finished the job, found out they needed help for the season, and was their newest employee.
Working with a large company exposed me to every aspect of the business, and I eventually gained enough experience to begin managing. Gaining experience in the back-end of the business was pivotal and taught me many things, and a few different factors led to the birth of Downey Tree Service.
Downey Tree Service is now in year 5 of business, and hasn't looked back!”