Davey Tree appoints Ritter as Richmond district manager

Craig Ritter started with Davey Tree in 1996 and most recently was district manager of the Chesapeake branch.

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February 11, 2019

KENT, Ohio – The Davey Tree Expert Company has appointed Craig Ritter to district manager of the Richmond Residential/Commercial (R/C) office. 

Ritter started with Davey in the West Philadelphia office in 1996. In 2001, he was transferred to the Richmond R/C office and promoted to a landscape maintenance coordinator. In 2002, he was promoted to sales arborist, and in 2004 was promoted to assistant district manager of the Richmond R/C office. He was promoted to district manager of the Chesapeake R/C office in 2008.

“Craig is returning to Richmond with a mission to provide exceptional client experience and to expand the office’s Plant Health Care and lawn care services,” said Chris Klimas, operations manager, Mid-Atlantic R/C operating group. “His commitment to the clients and the safety of his employees will only continue as he serves the Richmond community.”

Ritter graduated in 1999 from the Davey Institute of Tree Science, which is Davey’s flagship training program in biological sciences, safety, tree and plant care and management techniques. He’s also a graduate of the Davey Institute of Horticultural Science.

Ritter is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist, a Maryland Licensed Tree Expert, a Tree Care Industry Association-Certified Treecare Safety Professional and has his credentials as a Maryland Commercial Pesticide and Fertilizer Applicator.