Ballard Enterprises LLC
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"We strive to exceed our customers' expectations in every aspect of their interaction with us—from the initial phone call all the way through to the final cleanup."

Tim Ballard | CEO
Company Information
Services Offered
Ballard Enterprises provides all aspects of tree care, including removal, pruning, stump grinding, fertilization, risk assessment and consultation, emergency storm service, wooded area cleanup, crane service, lightning protection systems, construction damage mitigation, cabling, bracing, guying, and tree health rejuvenation and maintenance.
Company History
The local, family-owned-and-operated company was founded in 2003.
CEO Tim Ballard is an ISA Certified Arborist.
Employee Information
Ballard Enterprises states that all work is performed by technicians in accordance with industry standards and best practices. Employees of the company wear uniforms, drive marked vehicles, and undergo drug testing and background checks.
LTE #965
Areas Served
Montgomery, Howard, Anne Arundel, Prince George's
A selection of 214 homeowner reviews:
“He's just an expert. I've done a lot of projects with him. He cuts down trees. I live in a forest, so he has taken out incredibly dangerous trees that were threatening my house. He's an expert in knowing what should be done, so I trust him. We've done at least four different projects with him. I would give the experience an A+.”
“They're quick, clean, and professional looking, and they were straightforward about what was going to be done and how it was going to be done. They had a knowledgeable crew and knowledgeable sales guy. They have a very, very good office. They were very pliable with what I needed to get done. I had a couple of removals and some stump grinding done. I'd give them an A+.”
“They've really only done one thing for me so far. They pruned some trees. I'd give them an A-. Their punctuality was fine. I would be likely to recommend them.”
“I give Tim Ballard Enterprises the highest recommendation. The work was done in a very professional manner.”
“Excellent work.”
“He was very knowledgeable about trees. I liked his explanation of how his company worked in contrast to others.”
“I've used this service before years ago. They did an excellent job back then and again this time.”
“Ballard provides friendly and knowledgeable lawn and garden service.”
“The crew removed three large trees and one small one, including stump grinding. Everything was then completely ground/chipped and the yard was left ready for regarding.”
“Good work but poor follow up on minor issues.”
“Great tree people”
“Excellent work by Ballard Enterprises. Would use again and refer.”
“The work was done quickly and clean up was fine. They trimmed some limbs and cleared a limb that was stuck high up in a tree.”
“Tim's guys trimmed two trees for us. The guys were professional and knew what they were doing. The people in the front office were very friendly and helpful. The person that was sent out to give us an estimate both times was very professional and new what needed to be done. We have already referred them to a couple of neighbors who needed work done on their trees.”
“Excellent company. Skilled professionals. I have used them three times in the past year.”
“I'd grade them with an A.”
“The transformation of our backyard, thanks to Ballard, is stunning. The team was professional, courteous, punctual, and hard working.”
“Knowledgeable, professional and perform excellent tree work. Major tree work three times on time, efficient, safe and clean up the yard and street.”
“Great service.”
“A little trouble with their equipment, but worked it out and did a good job.”
“Overall, a great job. The only thing that surprised me was when I got home and found ruts in the yard from some equipment that was used. I don't recall anyone mentioning that or bringing it up in the discussion beforehand. So, just a suggestion for future reference. Thanks!”
“Ballard Enterprises contracted to do tree work based on a walkthrough examination with their representative, which involved deadwood being removed and one tree removed. This involved interaction with BG&E. Delays due to inclement weather tying up the utility company, resulted in the work being done in two stages. Work was accomplished in a very competent, professional manner. Each concern I had was addressed. I used the firm a second time when we were ready for landscaping work. I am happy.”
“Their attention to safety and protection of property was exceptional. Paul Fox was a standout and you couldn't have a better employee to represent the company. He made me feel special as he was very attentive to our needs. Ballard is a great company.”
“After the work was completed, it was though they were never there. The crew was very pleasant and they put back everything they had to move in order to protect my furniture and other items. I would highly give their card to anyone that needs tree work done.”
“I will call them again.”
“I have had Tim Ballad for years work on my trees when they need attention. They are excellent.”
“They're reliable?. They have done about a half dozen jobs over the years, and this last time they trimmed trees. They get an A grade—excellent with no complaints.”
“They're very responsive ?and reasonable. We've used them over the years for multiple jobs. They were good. They were doing a little tree removal and trimming. They're an A.”
“They did a fine job. ?They were the quickest to come out and give an estimate, they were responsive to phone calls, they did a good job, and they were nice and professional. They cut down one tree and trimmed two others. I had used them before. I would give them an A.”
“They did the tree work ?they were supposed to do, and they came on time. They cleaned up when they were done and left. They removed three dead trees. This was the second time that they had done work for me. I'd rate them A.”
“They did a great job.”
“They were on time and did the work well. They just trimmed some trees, and this was the first time I'd used them. It was fine, and I had no complaints. They'd get an A.”
“They did exactly what I asked them to do—trimmed the trees. I hadn't asked them out here before, but there isn't really anything that would keep them from an A.”
“They were very good, ?on time, and brought extra people to get the job done quickly. They were just cutting down several branches and trimming a tree that had a lot of dead branches all around the house. I would give them an A grade.”
“They cut a tree down, and that's what I asked them to do, so they were fine. They were all very congenial, got the job done, and it was no problem. They did A work.”
“They did a good job. ?They took the tree and the stump, and it looks good. That was the first time they had done work for me, but my neighbor had work done by them. I was totally happy after they left. I would give them an A.”
“It was great. They were good, that's all.”
“They were quick, efficient, and professional. They removed a tree, and this was the first time I had done work with them. They were prompt, so I'd give them an A.”
“They did good work, and I didn't have any issues with them cleaning up or doing what they were supposed to do. I needed some trees trimmed, and I would give them an A for no complaints.”
“They removed a tree and did a good job. They're just very professional. I would grade them an A.”
“They did some tree trimming and got the job done on time. This was the first time I had work done with them. They get an A grade.”
“They came and did the work in early winter, and everything was good. They were cutting branches. I'd give them an A.”
“We used their service last year. They did a good job, so I liked it. They're an A-.”
“They were able to do the job quickly and did what they said they were going to do. They did mulching. This was the first time I had done work with them. I would give them an A.”
“They were efficient and nice. They trimmed trees and bushes. They get an A.”
“They were doing tree trimming. They showed up on time, did what they were supposed to do, and did it for the price that they said they were going to do it. They took a tree down and trimmed another one. This was the first time that I had done work with them. I'd give them an A.”
“We walked through ?and discussed everything, he marked the trees with whatever needed to be done, and then they came and took care of everything, so it was really painless and quick. They removed a tree and cut everything down so nothing touches the house. They get an A.”
“They did what they said they were going to do, for the price they said they were going to do it. They trimmed our trees, and I'd give them an A.”
“They did a good job. They were strictly business. They came in and looked over the tree and the other damages. One tree needed to be treated, so he did the best job he could, and he saved the tree for last. The tree needed to be cut down, so they had to get their equipment, and they did everything—all I had to do was watch them cut it down. I'd rate them as an A+ for excellent work.”
“They were great. We used them to clear up our backyard area, and they did a great job. We called them, and they came out—the gentleman that came out was very professional. We were very impressed with them, so we went with them. The people are professional, and they seemed really knowledgeable about what it is that they're doing. It doesn't seem like they have a run- of-the-mill, 'Yeah, we're just cutting trees down,' attitude—they seem like they really have a solid knowledge base. I'd give them an A+.”
“They cleaned up everything behind themselves perfectly. I have a coworker whose son-in-law does this kind of work, and he couldn't do it for me because I live far away, so he recommended this service. I'd give them top ratings—the highest rating I can give them—an A+.”
“They took a tree down for me, and there was another tree that they branched out because a piece broke off. I would've liked to have a little more out of it, but they said that if they took too much, the tree might die. They did an excellent job and took everything away. It was really good. We had a bad storm, and there was a big piece of the tree hanging over my backyard that was still hooked to the tree. I was afraid that it would break off and go into the side of my house or my little porch. I start looking for people and I called a couple people, and that's when I found them. I'd give them an A+, definitely. They're very good, very polite, and well mannered. Everything was really nice.”
“I needed my job done a little sooner than they could do it, and he rearranged his schedule in order to get the job done for me on time. They did an excellent job. They pruned about 20 percent of the upper canopy out of the tree—I would've liked a little more to be taken out of the tree, but they said that for the health of the tree, they did not want to thin it out as much as I'd have liked them to. I took their advice. I would give them an A.”
“When we got together and we finally got a date, they were there and did the job. They did everything that they were there for—doing work on three large poplar trees and one large oak tree. This was in the graveyard behind the church, and they did a good job and cleaned up very well. I saw three different companies, and the agent from their company that came out to talk to me was really impressive. He had the answers and everything, so I'd give them an A.”
“I had a really tall—probably 40-foot or 50-foot—dead tree that I had to have removed. I live in a townhouse with a fenced-in backyard, so it was hard for them to get to it. It had been dead for a while. They came out and did an estimate, and then someone else did, too. Both were around the same price, but Ballard had marked it as hazardous, so I decided to use their services. I called them back to tell him that, and the woman who scheduled me said, 'OK, well, we're available next week.' I said, 'This tree is marked hazardous. It could go down in any minute.' She said, 'Oh, you're right. Let me talk to the owner.' Then she came back and said, 'We'll be by tomorrow'. I'd give them an A+.”
“I'd give them an A+.”
“They removed a tree in my backyard for me. It was a really, really big tree, and they did a nice job. I knew of them from a family member. I'd give the company an A+.”
“I liked that they were clean, efficient, and on time. I'd give them an A+ grade.”
“No doubt about it, they did a great job. He did a very good job—I'd recommend him to anybody. They did tree removals a couple times. I was referred to them by one of the employees' fathers. I'd definitely give them an A+, for sure.”
“I'd give Ballard Enterprises an A+. They were great.”
“I would give them the top score—an A+.”
“They've been here two or three different times last year and this year. This year, they did a lot of major stuff. They trimmed a lot of limbs off the trees, and then they thinned out some young growing trees, because the limbs were brushing against each other. They've done a lot of work. Last year, they did some limb trimming on the trees. They came promptly and did a very good job—I was pleased with the work. When I had all that work done this fall, they brought everybody here who was necessary for them to do all the different types of work, so it was completed quickly. To my surprise, it was finished within a couple hours, because they had everybody that was necessary for the job here. I'd give them an A+.”
“It was very positive. I think it was an A-grade job—they were very good.”
“They did what I asked for. They removed some branches from a tree that's been there for many, many years. They cut it back away from the house, they made sure no bugs would be crawling off the tree into the house, and they cleaned up behind themselves. I'd give them an A.”
“The job was one tree—it was a crape myrtle, and it turned out very well. It was about a year ago. Everything looks fine, and they did a great job. They were an A—they did a great job.”
“They showed up when they said they were going to show up, they charged me what they said they were going to charge me, and they cleaned up. They were fine, they were professional, and I'd give the company an A.”
“They were very professional, and the cleanup was great. I'd rate them as an A. They did good work for me.”
“We ran into a few challenges here and there, but Tim Ballard was responsive. We were able to work things out, and they met my needs—we had some scheduling challenges early on, but we were able to get through that, and everything worked well. I'd give them an A.”
“They treated the trees for a fungal disease. We definitely think it worked. The guy was friendly and professional, and it was just what I wanted. I'd give them an A.”
“They trimmed trees. They're nice to work with, prompt, and efficient. They do the job they say they're going to do, so I'd give them an A grade.”
“They did a great job. They were efficient, they were neat, and they did what I asked. I had used them before, and they came well recommended by a neighbor, so I went with them. I'd give them an A.”
“They're very professional, and I'd give them an A grade.”
“The guy was very knowledgeable—he explained to me what was going to be done and how long it would take. It met my expectations, so I'd give them an A grade.”
“I like them. The work was properly done—neatly done, from my perspective. I didn't have any problems with them, so I'd give them an A.”
“It was a good, positive experience. They gave me a great, thorough explanation of what they were going to be doing and how they were going to be doing it. I'd have to give them an A.”
“They came out quickly after I initially called them, and everything went fast. They removed a tree for me, and I'd give them an A.”
“They're professional, and they have a good personality. They did a tree removal for me, and this was the first time I'd used them. The company that we had initially contacted couldn't handle the job, so they brought Tim Ballard. They're an A.”
“Most recently, they took down a really large poplar. They've already done work twice before that for us. I think the workers are really professional, and they stay there until the job gets done. I would say they rate as an A.”
“They did good work, they cleaned up afterward, and they were timely. This was the first time I'd used them. I'd give them an A-, and I'd recommend them.”
“They did a nice job, and everything is looking good. I had used them several years ago, and we were very happy, so we called them again this past year and had some more work done. I'd give them the best rating.”
“Ballard Enterprises did exactly what they were supposed to do, and when they actually came to do the work, I was very, very pleased with what they did. I had a Japanese maple, and that was the first time I'd really had anyone trim it, and I felt like they did an excellent job. I was very happy with it, and they were very nice to work with. I'd give them an A+.”
“They removed some trees that we had on our property. They did the work they had agreed to do, they came on time, and they did it and cleaned up. They were nice, and they provided excellent service—that would earn them an A.”
“Ballard Enterprises was outstanding. They were on time, they were professional, they cleaned up everything they did, and it was better than it was before they came. They explained in detail to us what they were doing and why, and when we asked them to cut an additional tree, they quickly gave us a quote, and we were able to do that. It was very professional. We ended up having two trees and a stump removed. I chose them because I was impressed when the guy came out and gave me an estimate. He was very professional. They're an A.”
“They gave us an estimate, did the work they said they'd do, did it right, and did it on time—no muss, no fuss. It was a positive experience. I'd say they were excellent.”
“Ballard Enterprises came out, cleaned everything, and did exactly what we expected them to do. They were here on time, and then left on time. They removed a large broken limb and trimmed the top of the tree. We chose them because they seemed like they were the most knowledgeable people on the job. I'd give them an A+.”
“They trimmed several trees, and they were very professional in every aspect. I would give them an A+.”
“Ballard Enterprises did tree pruning. They have good communication, and they're easy to work with. I'd say they're pretty responsive. They met their schedule as described to me. They're an A+ company.”
“They were very good. We would recommend them. They removed a tree for us, and it was a very positive experience. They were very clean, and they worked quickly. They surveyed what they had to do, they took down what they needed, and they cleaned up and left. They were very good. I would give them an A+.”
“I had a large tree in my front yard, and they took it down. I liked them from the point where they gave me the estimate. They were very thorough about what they would do and why they were doing it that way, they followed through, and they answered any questions. It was a fine tree service, and it was a very clean job. After they finished, they went all the way down the street and cleaned up any debris that was left from taking down the tree. Ballard Enterprises is A+.”