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Each month we will feature one of our clients and their business here

   

Phone: 06 868 6463            

After hours or emergencies: 027 249 6870

www.robertstreesurgeons.co.nz

Paul and Kelly Roberts started their business Roberts Tree Surgeons from scratch 12 years ago. Today the company is a strong team of 10 full time staff.

Roberts Tree Surgeons are the one-stop shop for tree removal, tree maintenance and tree planting.

The majority of their work is tree and garden maintenance of private clients and large infrastructure clients in and around the Gisborne area which also extends south to Wairoa and north to the boundary and includes State Highway vegetation clearance.

They are Eastland Network approved and help maintain trees in the district to ensure they don't impact on power lines.  They also maintain the state house properties for Housing NZ.

Equally important to them is the restoration of trees to the landscape.  For example, the planting of a copper beech tree in the Gisborne District Council rose garden to replace the iconic willow tree damaged during a storm in 2015. 

It has given them great satisfaction to see the effect of their recent clean-up of the phoenix palms by the Waikanae stream.  Their ongoing involvement with the clean-up of this area includes survey work for GDC to identify trees and their condition along the new cycleways and parks that adjoin them.

Paul is originally from North Wales and met Gisborne girl Kelly Gray while both working in Auckland in 2000. They came to Gisborne in 2003 to be close to family and to start their own business while growing their own family. The couple have three children aged between four and 10, which as any parent and business owner will know, has meant some challenging times.  They are also in the process of building a house and developing their own self-sustained lifestyle block which is entirely off the grid.

With the support of a fantastic group of hard-working employees Paul manages the business and Kelly looks after the finances. 

The team's hard work has paid off. Two years ago they received public recognition when they won two awards at the Westpac Business Awards - the Small Business Excellence trophy and Professionals & Service Excellence.

Spring is one of the busiest times for the company. As the exclusive stockists of mushroom compost in Gisborne, which is trucked in from Hawkes Bay, gardeners can arrange to come to their yard and buy it by the bag, trailer or truckload. This high-quality compost has a massively complex structure and provides great nutrition for the soil. They are open Saturday mornings over the spring-summer season for drop-ins.

Their philosophy is simple:  "We love trees and taking care of them is our business."

 

If you would like to showcase your business here please talk to your principal at Graham & Dobson.

Client in the Spotlight

Roberts Tree Surgeons Ltd

Paul and Kelly Roberts started their business Roberts Tree Surgeons from scratch 12 years ago. Today the company is a strong team of 10 full time staff. Roberts Tree Surgeons are the one-stop shop for tree removal, tree maintenance and tree planting.

The majority of their work is tree and garden maintenance of private clients and large infrastructure clients...

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Meet our Team

Callum Thompson

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Audit Manager

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Married to Tracey, with two dogs...

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What our clients say...

  • Parihohonu Station has been involved with Graham and Dobson since the early 1900s. They have proved to be of great value, producing a high standard of quality work, are trustworthy, astute, and approachable any time at all. The staff are very friendly and will bend over backwards for us. We always recommend this long established firm unequivocally.

    Avianne and Nigel Faram

  • We are grateful for the enormous amount of support the staff of Graham & Dobson provide. They have demonstrated a high level of understanding, knowledge and financial direction and deliver a consistent service in structured, efficient timeframes. This is a company with high integrity and strong values focusing on providing the utmost levels of customer satisfaction.

    Gisborne Stroke Support Group Inc.

  • Graham & Dobson helped me start my own business in 2007. Without their help and support the process would have been a lot harder. They offer excellent on-going support and advice.

    Karl Platten - Lawns Plus Ltd (GreenAcres)