Jones Bros. Tree Co. was established in 1938 and served the residential and municipal communities of Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee. Bilbo Jones, the founder of the company, was a well-respected businessman and revered as a pioneer in the local tree care industry. In addition to tree pruning and tree removal, Mr. Jones provided tree transplanting and tree installation services. Jones Bros. was known to provide "Instant Shade," a term coined by Bilbo Jones. During this era, Jones Bros. planted literally thousands of trees in downtown Memphis and the surrounding areas.
Mr. Jones's impeccable reputation commanded respect in the local business community and earned him a loyal following of customers throughout the Mid-South. Upon Mr. Jones's death in 1974, his estate chose to sell the company. A local entrepreneur, Mr. Carl Lawrence, purchased the company from the estate and, recognizing the value of the reputation and goodwill associated with the Jones Bros. name, he chose to keep it.
In addition to Jones Bros., Mr. Lawrence had many other business interests, so in the spring of 1975 he chose to hire a recent graduate of the University of Florida's Forestry program named Robert (Bob) Jurgens, president and owner of Jones Brothers for over 40 years. During the decades that followed, the company leveraged their experience and expertise along with emerging technologies and equipment to best care for Mid-South trees.
In 2016, Jones Brothers joined The Davey Tree Expert Company. Davey merged its Memphis operations into the Jones Bros. office in Bartlett with Jurgens continuing as the district manager. Like Davey, Jones Bros. provides excellent tree care management while concentrating on the client experience and quality control.
With our combined 100-plus years of experience serving this market, we can share our mission with the greater Memphis area – together.