TREE REMOVAL

Meet The K&J Team

KYLE DELUCIA

Founder & CEO
K&J Tree Service

Kyle DeLucia is originally from Hamden, CT, where he founded K&J Tree Service in March of 2004. As an experienced business owner, Kyle focuses on forging customer relationships and business development aspects of K&J. He continually works to improve the systems, procedures, protocol, and quality control of the company. Kyle believes that a critical reason for the success of K&J is the devoted individuals that make up the K&J team. Each person has an essential and specific role that contributes to the overall prosperity of the company. Without such a talented team, the top-notch service K&J has become known for wouldn’t be possible. Kyle’s deep relationships, ongoing community involvement, and sociability accompany his well-rounded understanding of the trade. With the assistance of his team, Kyle is focusing on propelling K&J to the top of the tree-care industry.

EDWARD GRANT

Chief Operations Manager
Hamden office

Edward is K&J’s Chief Operations Manager and is considered to be second in the chain of command. His daily tasks include overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of our business.  Edward is a certified tree care safety specialist and our tree technicians main point of contact. His unique long-time background in the golf course industry has helped grow K&J’s customer base.  Pulling from his golf course experience and knowledge in root structure, turf quality and, playability, Ed can work directly with the superintendent to produce the best conditions on the greens.

RICHARD GARNER JR.

Operations Manager
Norwalk office

Richard is a licensed arborist and certified tree care safety specialist. Growing up in the industry gave him a head start on his career.  Rick manages our office located in Norwalk. His position includes not only managing the staff but also our fleet of equipment and customer relations.  With a background in plant healthcare, Rick specializes in tree and plant remedies to help with various horticulture ailments.

DANIEL POOLE

Arborist, New Haven County

Dan is a licensed arborist and absolute tree care professional. Dan meets with clients handling tree assessments and estimates in the New Haven County area.  His previous work as a tree technician coupled with his tree care knowledge enable him to give excellent advice about tree care.  Dan also enjoys discussing tree biology with property owners. He is a firm believer in industry standards, offering only the most holistic approach to tree work.

MARTIN IANNONE

Arborst, Fairfield & New Haven Counties

Martin is a licensed arborist with over 40 years in the industry. Martin specializes in ornamental pruning and has a very extensive resume. After owning his tree service in CT for 18 years, Martin was recruited by the Walt Disney World Resort to maintain all of the trees in the Epcot World Showcase Gardens. Within this park, Martin would maintain health and hand prune trees from all across the globe while preserving themed landscapes from all eleven nations of the world.

KERI REGAN-VALLATI

Office Operations Manager

Keri manages all behind the scenes operations at K&J. Keri works directly with initial customer calls, and scheduling arborists and crews. Keri is also a specialist when it comes to handling emergency insurance claims. She is a versatile behind the scenes K&J operations expert and keeps our offices running smoothly.

JESSICA RUGGIERO

Administrative Dispatcher

Jess works with tracking crews progress on jobs throughout the day.  She will update our schedule accordingly, keeping our customers and management up to date.  At any given moment, Jess knows where any of our multiple crews are located and what time they will arrive at the next job.  She is K&J’s very own air traffic controller, managing fifteen teams on the ground.

WILLIAM HOLCOMB

Arborist, New Haven County

Bill is a licensed arborist with more than 42 years in the business. Bill found his passion as a third-generation arborist, working his teenage summers alongside his grandfather in Fishers Island, New York. Bill’s career evolved over the years, providing him the opportunity to manage some of the most elite estates east of the Mississippi. Bill adheres to the highest standards of the arboriculture industry, allowing him to build his impressive resume. For the past three decades, Bill played the role of a safety and production trainer, becoming a mentor for many apprentices. Consequently, helping to produce some of the most skilled arborists in the area.

ROBERT WRIGHT

Customer Relations Manager

Rob follows up after a job to confirm all of our work was completed as planned. He works with existing customers to finalize all details and is available to go over any financial questions.  His follow up action is essential to our maintaining positive customer relations as K&J always strives to be the first call for your next job.