February 22, 2024

Vision Cim

Thank Business Its Friday

Avoid Springfield-based C&J Tree Service

On Dec. 10, 2021, a trailer filled with tree limbs was located outside the southwest Springfield address that Better Business Bureau had on file for C&J Tree Service, a business subject to a new consumer warning for incomplete projects.

Glenda Griest said her bad experience with C&J Tree Service — a Springfield-based company subject to a new consumer warning from the Better Business Bureau — happened the same day as that big sonic boom that rocked southwest Missouri in late September.

Griest said C&J Tree Service workers were going door-to-door soliciting customers, claiming they were short on work at the time but could easily remove nine 60-foot trees from the home property owned by Griest and her husband, Dale. 

“We live in a development with a ton of trees,” the Nixa resident said of her neighborhood, Deer Ridge. 

She said Dale worked out an agreement with C&J to pay $4,000 for the removal of the nine trees: Not just cutting them down, but removing the stumps and disposing of all the limbs and trunks into firewood. Griest said her husband gave C&J $3,700 in cash on the spot for the work they agreed upon.