Davey Tree adds three corporate officers

Jed Day, Larry Evans and Jim Houston have all been appointed by the board.

Three new corporate officers have been added to Davey Tree Expert Company: Jed Day, Larry Evans and Jim Houston. 

The positions were appointed by the board of directors.

“Each of these new officers brings a wealth of experience, proven results and a passion for our company that we can all appreciate and admire,” said Pat Covey, chairman, president and CEO at Davey Tree. “These three new officers will support our company’s continued growth and succession planning, and are a testament to the talents, efforts and dedication within Davey.” 

Jed Day, executive vice president and general manager of U.S. Residential Operations, joined Davey in 1982 as a supervisor trainee with Davey Tree. After holding a variety of positions within the utility service line, Day transitioned to the residential line in 1990 as a sales trainee. He’s since held positions of assistant district manager, district manager, operations manager, and vice president. In 2014 he was promoted to vice president and general manager of residential operations, and in 2022 to his current position.

Larry Evans, executive vice president and general manager of the Davey Tree Surgery Company, joined Davey in 1980 as a groundsperson. In his first 10 years, he moved through the ranks of climber, crew leader, district crew leader and area supervisor. In 1997, he was promoted to account manager and in 2003 to operations manager. In 2006, Evans was named vice president, in 2012 to senior vice president and in 2017 to vice president and general manager of the Davey Tree Surgery Company. In 2021 he was promoted to his current position.

Jim Houston, vice president and general manager, Eastern Operations, U.S. Residential/Commercial (R/C) Services and Commercial Landscape Services, joined Davey in 1992 as a trimmer. He has held positions of plant health care technician, sales arborist, district manager and operations manager for areas including the Midwest, and eventually the Northeast U.S. In 2010 he was promoted to vice president of Midwest U.S. R/C services and in 2022 to his current position.