Monster Tree Service Awards Three Territories in Atlanta, Georgia
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Monster Tree Service Awards Three Territories in Atlanta, Georgia

Richard and Christina Pristera Bring Nation’s First and Fastest-Growing Tree Service Franchise to Atlanta

April 19, 2018 // // Atlanta, Ga. - Monster Tree Service, the nation’s first and fastest-growing tree service franchise, is expanding to Atlanta, Georgia. Recently featured by SUCCESS Magazine, Thrive Global, and Franchise Times, the Monster Tree Service franchise continues to build on its rapid three-year franchise system growth.

Husband-and-wife team, Richard and Christina Pristera have purchased the rights to three Monster Tree Service territories in the Atlanta area. The couple was awarded the territories in January and will officially be launching soon.

Though he was born and raised in New York, Richard fell in love with the south as a young adult and has spent the past 18 years living and working in Atlanta, Ga. Richard has enjoyed a successful entrepreneurial and corporate career, including owning two small businesses and working 15 years in supply chain management for The Home Depot. Now, he is ready for a new business endeavor with Monster Tree Service, the nation’s first and fastest-growing tree service franchise.

Christina, an Atlanta native, has spent the last 17 years working for large, international organizations like Accenture and Coca-Cola. She will continue her corporate career and focus on supporting Monster Tree Service’s special events. Christina is most excited about exploring how, as a small business owner, she can best give back to her community.

“I am thrilled to be on board with Monster Tree Service,” says Christina. “Atlanta is known as the ‘city in a forest’ and is lush with trees - magnolias, dogwoods, southern pines and magnificent oaks. We will offer a wide array of services, including tree and limb removal, tree pruning and maintenance, stump grinding and plant healthcare, that our community really needs.”

Josh Skolnick, CEO and Founder of Monster Tree Service, is confident the Pristeras will be a tremendous asset to the Monster Tree Service franchise.

“Rich and Christina are an ideal addition to the Monster Tree Service family,” says Skolnick. “They both have a solid business background and an entrepreneurial spirit that can’t be stopped. Christina is an Atlanta native and has a knack for understanding the needs of the community. Rich and Christina have the drive we look for in franchisee partners. We are glad to have them both on our team.”

Monster Tree Service is the only franchise tree company capitalizing on the under-served $17 billion tree service industry. Monster Tree Service has achieved consistent year-over-year, 5 percent growth since 2009, resulting in a $10+ million business. Because it’s a high-upside opportunity, and a recession-proof business, Monster Tree Service expects to achieve $100 million in sales by 2021.

“The Monster Tree Service franchise is growing rapidly, and I’m glad I get to contribute and help shape that success,” says Richard. “I’ve always loved being outdoors and working with my hands, so this business is a perfect fit for me. We have two young children, and I look forward to showing them that hard work really can pay off.”

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About Monster Tree Service

Founded in 2008 in Fort Washington, PA by Founder and CEO Josh Skolnick, Monster Tree Service is the first and only national franchise brand serving the $17 billion tree care industry. Over the past decade, Skolnick has aggressively built Monster Tree Service into a thriving national franchise system working day and night to build the company into a $10+ million business with 22 franchised outlets in 13 states (with 50 total open or in development) throughout the country. Each Monster Tree Service franchised outlet offers full-scale tree pruning and removal services, including: tree pruning and trimming, tree removal, stump grinding, shrub maintenance, emergency services, plant healthcare, and various secondary services.

In stark contrast to various “mom and pop” style tree service companies, all Monster Tree Service franchise owners are dedicated to “Making the world a more beautiful place, one tree at a time™” by providing homeowners with unparalleled service completed by certified professionals. Monster Tree Service is committed to educating all customers on the natural conditions, diseases and infestations that impact the health of their plants/trees and treating all issues with an environmentally friendly, “Do Not Harm” approach. It’s all part of the Monster Tree Service vision to partner with homeowners across the country to make their trees healthy, strong, and vital.

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