FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.-Monster Tree Service (MTS), based here, opened its first franchise location to service both David and Weber County, Utah. Ryan Rigby, the first franchisee in the system, began service on June 3, 2013.
"We're very excited and proud to announce that Ryan will be joining our team as a franchisee," said Josh Skolnick, Founder and CEO of MTS. "We wanted to bring on the most qualified and able of franchisees to our concept, and we believe Ryan's background in business and his passion for success will help us reach even greater achievements here at Monster Tree."
Four years ago, Skolnick founded MTS to augment his existing landscaping firm. Without ever pruning or removing a tree himself, he hired professionals to work under his brand and led the firm to become a profitable multimillion dollar business. With multiple experts in the trade to assist him, Skolnick developed a system he recognized as highly duplicable, so he moved to franchise MTS in April 2012. He plans on opening five more locations this year.