Winkler's Tree Service
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Winkler's Tree Service has received 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 220 customer surveys.
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9th year as a Best Pick Call
"What makes us different is our knowledge and our personnel—simply put, we have well-trained, professional people who have been with us for years. As they work, they keep one philosophy in mind: 'Take your time, and do it right.'"

Vince Winkler | Founder & President
Company Information
Services Offered
Winkler's Tree Service provides a variety of tree care services for both residential and commercial customers, including fertilization, disease control, tree spraying, and preventative care. The company specializes in comprehensive programs designed to maintain trees through all seasons.
Company History
Winkler's Tree Service is a family business owned by Vince and Joan Winkler. The company was founded in 1975.
Distinctions
Winkler's is the first tree care company in Illinois accredited by the national Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), and the company is one of fewer than 300 nationally TCIA accredited companies in the US. Winkler's has two TCIA Certified Treecare Safety Professionals on staff, and all sales personnel are International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborists.
Areas Served
Chicago, Lincolnwood, Deerfield, Evanston, Glenview, Highland Park, Libertyville, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Skokie, Vernon Hills, Wilmette, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bartlett, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Elgin, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Aurora, Berwyn, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, La Grange, Lockport, Naperville, Romeoville, Woodridge, Addison, Batavia, Carol Stream, Elmhurst, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Lombard, Melrose Park, Oak Park, Saint Charles, West Chicago, Wheaton

Compiled Score:

Winkler's Tree Service has received 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 220 customer surveys.
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Review by
09/12/2017

“I have a positive experience with them all the time. They come and give vitamins to the tree. Any time we need to have it thinned out, trimmed, or what have you, they're there. They do nice work. What’s memorable about them is I don’t have to keep calling them. They come when they say they're coming and they do the job. That’s all I want. They were an A company.”

Review by
09/12/2017

“I had a great experience. They removed a large tree from my backyard. I liked every aspect of it— from the way they priced it, to the way they removed the tree, to the way they cleaned up after themselves. I have zero complaints. It's all positive reviews. I'd give them an A. I'd absolutely recommend them.”

Review by
09/12/2017

“They did an excellent job. They worked on my tree for 30 years. They did general trimming and cut the whole thing down this year. They did everything they were supposed to do, they cleaned up. I got along with the guys very well, and the people in the office were wonderful. I would give them an A.”

Review by
09/12/2017

“They took down the tree in our front yard. I didn't really interact with them. I came home and the tree was gone. There was no mess left behind, and they seemed to have done a good job. I would rate the overall experience with an A. As far as I know, everything was good.”

Review by
09/12/2017

“I'm not actually sure what tree service they did for me. I did hear from them. Whatever they needed to do, they did it and seems like they did it well and calls for any follow-up. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
09/12/2017

“They trimmed all the trees for us, and they sprayed for bugs and all that other stuff. They do it the right way, and I never have a complaint. They try to please the customer. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
09/12/2017

“They took some trees down. They took the right trees down and nothing fell on anything. They just did a fine job. I would grade them an A. I would recommend them.”

Review by
09/07/2017

“They were fine. They did a good job. It was great. The weather sucked so they came the next day, but they did what they said they would do and that's what matters. I'd give them an A. They were cool. They did a good job.”

Review by
09/07/2017

“They did what they said they were going to do for a good price and were on time. I had foster pines and they were showing signs, and they sprayed them for me. I have four bushes in front that they sprayed for disease and they turned out great. It was an A all the way around. I'll use them again next year. They did what they said they would do, all the way around.”

Review by
08/31/2017

“They've done work a couple of times here. They've been cutting out a lot of large dead branches high up. One thing I like is they don't think about whether a branch is almost dead or all the way dead. They just cut it out; they just do a very thorough job. They clean up and rake up like they were never there, just very thorough. I would grade them an A.”

Review by
08/31/2017

“They were great, everything. They were good. They showed up, they did a lot of work, they cleaned up, and they were good. They did tree trimming for me. I would grade them an A+. I don't have any complaints about them at all.”

Review by
08/31/2017

“They were awesome and did a really good job. They were quick, they didn't mess anything up, it was done. They were clean. They did a good job. I would grade them an A. It's been a year. I just know they did a really good job. I have actually recommended them.”

Review by
08/31/2017

“We have been very happy with Winkler's. They've done a very good job. We've used them for several years and they are very reliable.”

Review by
08/31/2017

“Basically, they scheduled on time and they did some treatment in the yard. The did a good job. I would grade them an A+.”

Review by
08/31/2017

“It's something we've been doing yearly to keep our Ash tree from getting infected by the ash borer. I'd give them an A+.”

Review by
08/31/2017

“I would grade them an A. They knew what they were doing very well.”

Review by
08/31/2017

“I had a positive experience.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“Everything was fine. I'd give them a B+.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“I'd give them an A+.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“I'd give them an A.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“I'd give them a C.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“They did what they said they were going to do. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“I thought they did a very fine job. I don’t have any complaints.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“They did a good job taking the tree down. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“We just had two of our trees trimmed, and they're fine. I'd give them an A+.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“It's all good. We like those guys. I'd give them an A+. They're awesome.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“He knew what he was doing, and he's very reasonable for the price. I'd give him an A+. I would definitely recommend them.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“I would give them a B+. They put a truck on my neighbor's property without getting approval for that.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“They came out when I asked them to, and they did what I asked them to do. I'd give them an A+. I am very likely to recommend them.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“They did some unnecessary yard damage when they removed the stumps. They cleaned up nicely, and they were quick. I'd give them a C+.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“It was very nice work. I'm very happy. They came out right away and took care of the problem right away. It was just great. We had a very nice experience.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“The supervisor actually stayed with us for a little while because we were very picky about what would be cut from the tree. I'd give them an A+.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“They were terrific. They came, did what they were supposed to do, and cleaned up when they left, and all in a timely manner. I'd give them an A. They were wonderful. They were terrific.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“The work was done in the manner that I thought it would be done. I'd give them an A+—excellent. I would recommend them to anyone, and I would certainly use them again.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“It was a fine job. Workers did what they needed to do. I would have liked the cost to be a little bit lower, but otherwise it was fine. I would say they’re an A.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“It was OK. We had some scheduling difficulties, but otherwise the work was performed fine. But we had a lot of trouble getting scheduled. I'd give them a B+.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“it was very good. I think it was very straightforward. We got exactly what we had talked about when they came to give us the bid, and they were thorough, quick, and knew what they were doing. I'd say it's an A. I wasn't actually there that day, but the impression was good.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“It was a very positive experience. They came when they said they would. It was a great price, and they just did excellent work and I was very happy with the way my property was left or the way the property was left. I'd give them an A+.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“They have an absolutely great service. They did a great job. They were there on time. They got out quick. They did a super job. It was A+. It was outstanding. I can't say anything else. They just did a super job. I always recommend them whenever that comes up.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“They did a really good job and, actually, I wouldn't mind getting ahold of them because there's another tree I'm thinking of getting cut down. It's no big hurry, but I'll definitely use them again. I was happy with their service. I'd give them an A+.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“It was a very satisfactory experience. First of all, the response was prompt when I called and asked for an estimate, and then it was very promptly done following that, so that was good. I would say they get an A. I would definitely recommend them.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“Everything was great. They came when they said they would. They did what they said they would do. and everything was done. They were right on time. It was all done well. I had no issues at all. I'd give them an A. I would recommend them for sure.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“It was good work. It was very good work. They cleaned up and everything. He said he would be here around 12, and they got here a little after 12. And in less than 3 minutes, they had done the job, and then they were gone. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“They did a fine job. I'm very happy with what they did. Everything was fine. I’d give them an A+. I was very happy with what they did. They cleaned up nicely. They did a very nice job. I'd recommend them again.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“It was at the end of last year. We love Winkler's. They do a good job. They're always here when they're supposed to be. The prices are good. We're very happy with them. I'd give them an A+. They're wonderful.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“They just did a nice job on a timely basis and reasonably priced. I'd give them a B+. Because I'm a tough grader. The quality of work was high quality. It was very good work. Customer service was fine. There wasn't really much customer service, but it was good. They came out when they said they were going to come out and did the job. I would recommend them.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“It was a positive experience at the time. That was last year, when he cut the tree down at my place. It was okay. I was a little disappointed. I guess I got what I paid for. I thought it was going to be a little bit better, but I'm okay with it. I would say a C+. They were there on time. I probably would recommend them.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“I can't say anything bad about those guys. They were very accommodating. They had a very decent price. They cleaned up well after they provided their service. I thought they did a really nice job cleaning up. They seem to be really professional. I can't say anything negative about them. I gave maybe two other companies a call. They're pricing was super competitive. And when you don't know who to go to at, all you generally go by is price, and I don't want to say that negatively, but I know that Winkler's has been around for a long time. I'm just very, very pleased. They came out. They gave me a quote. They delayed the start because I had an elm tree and they were concerned the elm disease with the mumps getting into the tree and they wanted to wait until they were sure that any bugs were dormant, and they did a great job. I don't know what else to say. I'd give them an A+. They didn't seem like they drug their feet doing the job. Professionalism. They had enough guys. It's not like they sent one guy, or two guys out to do the job. They seem to have enough guys out to handle the job. I had seven good-sized trees that really needed a lot of work. I would recommend them to anybody.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“Their work is good. But some of the debris hit a window, and they didn’t stand behind replacing the glass. All they had to do was a put a claim in for the glass to pay and make a customer happy, because they broke it. If the workers denied it, that would be a different story, but I would never accuse anyone unless it was true. The other thing that I didn't like was I had to make a half dozen calls before I could speak to the manager. I would give them a C. The customer service was good, but it was an awkward situation. I would not use them again. When I call, a woman answers and says she’ll relay the message, and I don't know if she relays the message, but she probably does. It's not her fault if the manager doesn't get back to me. So I do not give them a bad grade because of the woman that answered, but because they don't get back to you. They were on time. They cleaned up nice, but I won't recommend them. Not after that. They are good at what they do, they do a good job, but I wouldn't recommend them. The only person I would recommend is Jerome, who came to spray the dandelions or whatever. He was very good all the way. I would not recommend them because the workers—they were punctual, but they should have taken a little more time.”

Review by
05/27/2016

“I'm happy with them. They're reliable. They show up and spray the trees, and the trees have looked really good since they've been doing that. I'd give them an A-. I have no issues with them. I don't really have an exact schedule with them, they seem to just do it. Cleanliness isn't really an issue. They just spray the trees and go. It isn't like they're leaving anything behind. I guess they've been good. When I had a problem with the tree, they came out and figured out what I needed.”

Review by
07/27/2015

“We've had them out here before. They called before they came which is important to us because we want to be here when they trim our trees. When they started trimming, they made sure I came out to see what they had done and if there was anything more that I wanted done as far as the tree trimming went. They were courteous and helpful. They did a good job. My neighbor had them to do some tree trimming and we called them after that. They're an A. They were very good.”

Review by
07/27/2015

“It looked like they were professionally skilled. The equipment was very clean and professional. They were very skillful with navigating the tree and avoiding the fire lines and all of that. I got them from the Best Pick Reports. I got that in the mail and it was the first place I looked. It was pruning and trimming. They're an A rating.”

Review by
07/27/2015

“I thought that the guy that came was extremely nice, extremely knowledgeable and extremely thorough. We had an oak tree that fell in our backyard and they had to remove it. It was huge. I give them an A, they were great.”

Review by
07/27/2015

“I never had any problems with them. They do a good job. I'm not too happy with their tree trimming. Pretty much, they treat the trees for diseases. The one time they trimmed, I wasn't happy with the way they trimmed. That was years ago. I would probably give them a B or B-.”

Review by
07/27/2015

“They were very quick to do the estimate. They had to do tree removal for me. I don't recall how I found out about the company. I would give them an A rating.”

Review by
07/27/2015

“They came on time and they did what they said they were going to do. They removed full trees and ground out stumps and cut limbs. I was referred by a neighbor. I would give them an A.”

Review by
07/27/2015

“They took up to two inches off of the branches and then they took a large limb that was overhanging my yard that was rotten from ants and they did a great job. I would give them an A.”

Review by
07/27/2015

“It was a long time ago. They took down a tree. I don't remember how we found the company. I would give them the highest rating I can give them. They did an excellent job.”

Review by
03/10/2015

“We've used them in the past, that's why we continued to use them. They seemed to know what they were doing and the trees are doing well after they serviced them. I would give them an A.”

Review by
03/10/2015

“They were wonderful.”

Review by
03/09/2015

“They just did a great job on what I asked them to do. They trimmed some pine trees that I had in the front of my house. I would give them an A.”

Review by
03/09/2015

“They were very proficient. They knew what they were doing when they were there. I had them cut some trees and branches down. The village gave it to me. They gave me their number. They get an A grade.”

Review by
03/09/2015

“They were fantastic. They were very quick and were very reasonably priced. It was pretty standard what they did. Some of them might say 'You need to do this, you don't need to do that' but this stuff was pretty straightforward. They were quick. It was just standard trimming. We have an old tree that needs a lot of pruning and part of it hangs over my neighbor's house. I would say they're an A. It's not an A+ because of my memory.”

Review by
03/09/2015

“The first step is when someone comes out and gives me an estimate. I've used them a number of times. The person who came out was always positive. I thought they were being forthright and not trying to sell me things. That aspect was positive. The trees that were to be removed were in our backyard and they had to use our neighbor's driveway. I had to get permission from them. The workmen were always careful about any small branches. They never had a problem with anything falling down either on the neighbor's house or property or on our house. There was sometimes a language issue but there never was a problem really. We were able to communicate enough. The fact that I've gone back with them several times is indicative of the fact that I've been pleased with their work. I don't know if they would be the cheapest but for someone like that that's fairly good at their work, I'd rather have it done right. If I pay a little more then that's fine. My satisfaction in this case is more important than saving two bucks. I would give them an A.”

Review by
03/05/2015

“I liked the color of their truck. I liked the old man. He seems to be pretty laid-back. He doesn't do the credit card thing. I always kind of like the people that stand up for the new guard. I've dealt with probably 20 different tree services in my career and I felt that they were evenly good as anybody else, the way they climb the trees, the safety, the roping, all of that kind of stuff. With the economy slowing, there's not enough work for all these companies anymore. They do a lot work for the villages now which is a good sign for them. They're adequate. They're one of the bigger ones out there who are kind of family-oriented so when you're talking about working with them, you don't get this humongous thing. I would give them an A because of the communication. You can pick up the phone and call one of the Winklers and ask them about a problem about trees and they'll answer it. They know trees. They don't just cut down trees. They know trees. I would call them again, no problem.”

Review by
03/05/2015

“I liked that their bid came under everybody else's. They did what they said they were going to do in the time that they said they were going to do it. They kept their word on everything and they cleaned up well. There was one little thing that I was not happy with in the back. I felt like there was too much sawdust or wood chips left so they came right back and cleared it out until I was happy with it. They took our four trees and then they pruned another one. I've used them years ago and when we first bought the house, the people that sold us the house gave us a list of people that they had always used. Winkler was on there for the trees. I would give them an A- because I don't really give anybody an A or an A+ unless it's amazing.”

Review by
03/05/2015

“We had them do work for us a couple of years ago but we're fine now. We were satisfied. They stayed at their quoted price and they were there on the day they said they would be there so that was good. They trimmed some trees for us. We had used them in the past. We had two homes and we used them in our last house and we were pleased with them so it was basically a repeat business. I would give them a B. I would recommend them.”

Review by
03/05/2015

“Those guys are great. They got there and did the job on time for the right cost and didn't screw up all the plants around it. They basically did what I wanted. I've used these guys many times over the years. They cut down an ash tree that was infected with a green beetle. They have a competitive price. I would rate them as an A.”

Review by
03/05/2015

“They were prompt. They were professional and they did exactly what they said they would do for the price they quoted. They sprayed six of our trees for diseases for 12 years and then they actually removed a couple of trees. I chose them because our landscaper recommended them as tree experts. I would give them an A+ rating.”

Review by
03/05/2015

“They're prompt, courteous, they answer all the questions that we have, they're flexible when they're able to come provide the services. They're on time when they say they're going to be and that's greatly appreciated. They trimmed trees, they seeded our elm tree with special medicine and we've been very happy. We've used them for several years. We would give them an A+.”

Review by
03/05/2015

“They're on time and it was everything they stated. They've done tree fertilizing for years. They've taken trees down including stumps and they have done my lawn. Not the mowing but the fertilizing and aeration and stuff. I think my next door neighbors who were up there knew them and said they were good. I would probably give them an A+. Something Winklers doesn't do is tell us where trees would go good.”

Review by
03/05/2015

“They were easy to get a hold of and they gave us the estimate quickly and came out and did the service they promised and did a good job of it and cleaned up. They did a really good job. They cut back a tree that was invading the power line in our backyard. They cut the branches back. I chose them because they were recommended by my neighbor who had used them before. They get an A+.”

Review by
03/05/2015

“They were efficient and quick. They cut down two of our trees. They were courteous and efficient. They were very friendly. I chose them from a neighbor's recommendation. I would grade them as an A+.”

Review by
03/05/2015

“They were able to get the tree out of my house quickly and they had a good price. They removed a tree for me. I don't remember how the gentlemen were that came out, it was 10 months ago. I chose them because of how quickly they could do it at the price they could do it for. They get an A grade.”

Review by
03/05/2015

“They're professional. They're accurate. They're efficient. They show up on time. They clean up after themselves. They trimmed trees, removed downed trees. I ended up choosing them because they were local, they did a good job and then I just used them again. I would give them an A.”

Review by
03/05/2015

“Winkler’s Tree Service did an excellent job of taking down my trees. They took out a maple tree that was about eight to ten inches in diameter, and it was fantastic. The gentlemen were prompt and efficient, and they cleaned up. I chose Winkler’s Tree Service because I've used them before. They get an A+.”

Review by
03/05/2015

“I'd like to know if they could come back and dig out the roots. I had a good experience. They did a good job and they were neat. They gave me a good price. They trimmed a tree and they removed a tree. That's really the only company I see around our town working everywhere. I would give them an A.”

Review by
03/05/2015

“They did a good job. They worked on a tree. My neighbor uses them. They were courteous and efficient, a very nice guy. I would give them an A.”

Review by
03/05/2015

“They respond quickly. They trimmed a tree in the backyard. They did it while I was at work. I've used them before for my tree injections. They get an A.”

Review by
03/05/2015

“They're prompt, they gave me a good price and they did the work well. They took down a tree and trimmed some branches off the trees. I chose them because I've used them before. I would give them an A.”

Review by
03/05/2015

“They came when they said they would and they did the work they said they would. They removed trees. The gentleman was very nice. I would say they deserve an A grade.”

Review by
03/05/2015

“They had a good price and quick service. They cut down trees and did trimming. I found their name first which is why I chose them. They were polite. I would give them an A-.”

Review by
03/05/2015

“My wife was the one that was here when they did it. They came quickly and when I came home, what I wanted done was done. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
03/04/2015

“It was fine. They did tree work and they come back and they're responsive. I'll give them a B. There's always room for improvement.”

Review by
03/04/2015

“They were good. They trimmed a tree. They did it quickly, efficiently and affordable. I guess they're an A.”

Review by
03/04/2015

“They did everything I asked them to. They trimmed a tree and the bushes to my satisfaction. They get an A.”

Review by
03/04/2015

“I thought they did a very good job. They get an A.”

Review by
03/04/2015

“They've done superior work for us. They get an A.”

Review by
03/04/2015

“They did an OK job. They did what they were supposed to do. They removed a tree. They got there on time, cleaned up, good customer service. I would give them an A.”

Review by
03/04/2015

“We've had them in the past. They've trimmed trees for us. They come on time and they've done a nice job. They're from the neighborhood. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
03/04/2015

“They pruned several trees for us that were in need of pruning and they did a fine job. There's nothing necessarily that stood out. We get this handyman type of best services for the suburban area so they were probably listed in there. It was called Best Pick Reports. I'd give them an A, they were fine.”

Review by
03/04/2015

“They cut down a towering pine tree that was dead and dangerous. We've had them a number of times and that's why we keep coming back. We had a couple of very unusual trees so my husband looked into who could trim these trees and that's how we started with them and that was probably 35 years ago. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
03/04/2015

“The work was satisfactory. They trimmed the tree in my backyard. They were just working across the street and the foreman was there and I was happy. They did everything fine, I'd give them a B+. There's room for improvement everywhere. I don't give anybody A's.”

Review by
03/04/2015

“They trimmed a bunch of trees in our yard. The customer service was fair. The price was fair. This particular crew left a little bit to be decided. I did have them do a prior job in the back and they did a much better job with the other crew. They did damage my gutter. I would give them a B.”

Review by
03/04/2015

“They took down a huge tree that broke. They did other work in the yard. Some shrubs needed to be taken out and trimmed, etc. I've had them more than one time. They're a local company. They get an A.”

Review by
03/04/2015

“I liked their knowledge about the problem I had with the tree. They handled themselves very well. I've had no problems. I've dealt with them in the past. I think I picked out about three or four and I had some estimates. I would go with an A grade for them.”

Review by
03/04/2015

“They trimmed our monster tree in our backyard. They showed up when they said they would, they did the work and all is well. We've used them before. I heard about them from being in the neighborhood. I'd rate them as an A.”

Review by
03/04/2015

“They've done several trees over the past years. They have given a good quote and they were at or below what the other quotes were. They were always on time and everything was clean. They said they were going to come a certain day and they did or even sooner and everything's perfect. I have no problems. I don't remember how I first heard about them. I would like to give them an A.”

Review by
03/04/2015

“They were very professional. They removed a tree on the property and just from the first call, they came out. They explained in detail what they were going to do, how they would clean it up and just very thorough. When they came on site, they were very professional, clean, cleaned the property up and it was a good experience. They're a local business. I would say they get an A.”

Review by
03/04/2015

“It was fine. We had no problem with them and all the trimming that we've ever had done, they were perfect. My neighbor had work done and she recommended them and we had tree trimming done and trees taken out and they were very clean and very thorough. There was only one incident at one time when a part of a tree fell on our gutter and they came out immediately and repaired it with no problems and no questions. No issues of any kind. They get an A-.”

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