Rochester-based Lewis Tree Service among Irma First Responders

West Henrietta, NY—Over 1,700 crew members from Rochester-based Lewis Tree Service, Inc. are among the tree crews providing emergency storm restoration services to areas affected by Hurricane Irma.

“Lewis crews from across North America began deploying late last week in anticipation of a major storm event,” said Thomas R. Rogers, President and CEO of Lewis Tree. “It takes an unwavering focus on safety and extreme dedication to leave family and friends behind, sometimes for weeks at a time, and drive toward hurricane force winds and rain—but that’s exactly what our team members do in storm-related emergencies. We’re extremely proud of our crews and the service that they provide to those in need.”

Lewis crews, hailing from Canada, New England, the Mid Atlantic, Midwest, Southeast and Southwest U.S. (including TX-based crews who, until this past weekend, were serving on Hurricane Harvey clean-up) are currently staged at areas throughout Florida, Georgia and South Carolina and providing utility line clearance services to aid utilities in restoring power.

About Lewis Tree Service: As one of the largest providers of utility vegetation management services in North America, Lewis Tree Service is a leader in safety, responsiveness and innovation. Lewis personnel work in support of many investor-owned utilities, electric co-op and municipal electric utilities, providing a wide range of vegetation management services and expertise including transmission and distribution utility line clearing and outage response resources. Whether working around-the-clock in a storm or reliably managing the ongoing line clearing needs of their customers, utilities count on Lewis to get the job done right. Lewis Tree Service is 100% employee-owned with approximately 4,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada.