2016 EBSCO Research Best Pick

R.W. Hendricksen Tree Care

2nd year as a Best Pick

  • A-Rated
  • Verified General Liability
  • Verified Workers' Comp

"At R.W. Hendricksen Tree Care, we attract and retain certified arborists and provide unparalleled safe, ethical work practices. By equipping our staff with continuous training and implementing the most current and technically appropriate best practices, we create value for our clients, team members, and company."

Robert Hendricksen | Vice President

Areas Served:

Northern Chicago, North Shore, Northwest Chicago Suburbs, Southwest Chicago Suburbs, Western Chicago Suburbs

  • Services Offered
    R.W. Hendricksen Tree Care performs a variety of tree services for residential and commercial customers, including consulting, planting, organic fertilizing, pruning, insect and disease management, cabling, bracing, preservation, brush and log grinding, and tree and stump removal.
  • Awards & Certifications
    The company is accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), and company vice president Robert Hendricksen is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist.
  • Organizations
    R.W. Hendricksen is a member of the TCIA, the Illinois Arborist Association, and the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association.
  • Company History
    The local, family-owned-and-operated company was founded in 1964.
  • Employee Information
    Employees wear uniforms, drive marked vehicles, and undergo background checks and drug testing.

Select Quotes from Customer Interviews

A selection of 101 homeowner reviews:


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They did a really nice job. They trimmed this one big oak tree I have because it was hanging all over everything and had hornets living in it. The problem was where it was—I have evergreens right under the thing, so they had to be careful not to drop anything on them. They did what they were supposed to do, and then they cleaned up and were gone, so I was happy. I actually got a recommendation from somebody else for them. I would give them an excellent grade—A+.
They removed two trees, trimmed two additional trees on my lot, and then stumped out the two trees that they took down. They were on time when they scheduled it, and they worked exceptionally hard. I was satisfied with the results when they were done—they did a good job, and I would recommend them over other services I have used. They should be honored with an A.
The tree is still here. Frankly, I was attending some other business at the time, so I didn't really watch carefully, but I would say the work was excellent.
They were very professional and did a good job, and it was a pleasure watching them work. They were very methodical, and they got the job done better than I expected. I had a 70-foot silver maple in my backyard that wasn't looking too good. It was 90 years old, and I had to get rid of it before disaster happened. R.W. Hendricksen promptly and methodically removed it. My neighbors and I were afraid of high winds, but they did a very clean job. I would highly recommend them to anybody.
The guys from R.W. Hendricksen were very good. They cut down a tree and removed the stump. They were clean and courteous. They took care of other people's property and made sure they didn't damage anything. I think that that was very important. I found them through my landscaping company. I would say it's an A+ service.
We have a wooded area at the back of our property, and they trimmed a number of trees. They also did some treatment for the ash borer. They certainly go about their work very professionally, and they clearly know what they were doing. They had to get up into some of the trees, but they used equipment and had several different pieces of equipment, so they were well prepared to do what had to be done. They did it in a very professional and expeditious manner. As far as I'm concerned, I would have to say they're A+—I can't think of anything that they did wrong. There was nothing that I found any fault with.
I had one tree get a trim. Their customer service was OK. They're A-grade.
They just did preventative tree maintenance, and I know that they were nice and did it in a timely manner.
They did a tree trimming. I liked that they came out pretty quickly for a quote, and they delivered on their quote in a satisfactory time frame.
I liked everything—I have nothing negative to say about them whatsoever. R.W. Hendricksen removed two trees and stumps, and they also injected an ash tree to prevent further damage by ash borers. I chose them because they were the only ones that I could find that could do everything that I asked. I wanted to deal with one company, and that was it.

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