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NALP Members in the News: Davey Tree, McHale Landscape Design, Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service

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Davey Tree Surgery Promotes Two Regional Vice Presidents

Bill Heriford (top) and David Miller (bottom)

Davey Tree Expert Company has promoted two regional vice presidents within the Davey Tree Surgery Company, a subsidiary of Davey Tree.

Bill Heriford has been promoted to regional vice president, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) operations, and David Miller is now regional vice president, southern operations.

Heriford joined Davey in 1983 as a field supervisor on the PG&E account in Marin, California. He has moved up through the ranks over the years. He is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist, ISA Certified Utility Specialist and Certified Treecare Safety Professional. In 1993, Heriford graduated from the Davey Institute of Tree Sciences (D.I.T.S.), which is Davey’s flagship training program in biological sciences, safety, tree and plant care and management techniques. He is also a member of ISA and the Utility Arborists Association.

Miller joined the company in 1998 as a patrolman. He too is an ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Certified Utility Specialist and a Certified Treecare Safety Professional. He also graduated from D.I.T.S. Miller is a current member of Davey’s President’s Council, which brainstorms and researches new ideas related to the company’s operations and presents them to management for review and consideration for implementation.

“Bill and David both have a strong work ethic and many years of experience within the industry, so I am confident in their ability to succeed in their new roles,” says Larry Evans, vice president and general manager, Davey Tree Surgery Company. “Their passion for growing the company and benefiting our clients makes me excited to see what the future holds for these two in their new leadership positions.”

McHale Announces New Senior Landscape Designer

Michael Convery

McHale Landscape Design Inc. has promoted Michael Convery to senior landscape designer at the McLean, Virginia, office.

Convery started with McHale as an intern in the summer of 2005 while pursuing his degree in landscape architecture from the University of Georgia. After graduating, he joined McHale full time as an assistant landscape architect.

Since joining the team, the company says Convery has been a tremendous addition with his in-depth understanding of construction with an innate sense of design shown in the many projects he has designed and produced throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. He has earned numerous awards as well.

“McHale continues to provide the opportunity to work with some of the best design and construction professionals in the residential industry,” Convery says. “I look forward to leading the next generation of designers and craftsmen to continue to deliver the superior quality that has come to be expected by our clients and peers.” 

Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service Acquires Jacquelyn Nooney Landscape Inc.

Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service, based in Eliot, Maine, has recently acquired Jacquelyn Nooney Landscape Inc. (JNL) also based in Eliot, Maine.

Jackie Nooney informed her customers that after 38 years of designing, building, caring for gardens and managing snow in the Seacoast, she has decided to retire. She stated that her decision to sell her company to Piscataqua Landscaping was made because they are “the one company in the region that can continue to provide the high-quality service [her customers] are accustomed to.”

Since Jan. 1, 2021, JNL, Inc. has been transitioning most of its staff over to Piscataqua for a seamless transition and to keep teams in place for the existing JNL clientele.

“We have worked in the same neighborhoods and with some of the same clients as Jackie has over the years and this was an opportunity that is very aligned with our commitment to excellence when it comes to providing landscaping, tree care, and snow management services throughout the Seacoast,” says Justin Gamester, president and CEO of Piscataqua Landscaping. “It’s an honor for us to continue the fine work the JNL team has become known for over these past four decades and we plan to carry that commitment forward for many more years to come.”

Jill Odom

Jill Odom

Jill Odom is the content manager for NALP.

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