Derrick Wells, Arborist Representative at Bartlett Tree Experts, works out of our Beaufort, SC office.
More about Derrick Wells
Derrick Wells relocated to the beautiful Lowcountry 32 years ago and began his career in Arboriculture over 20 years ago. After obtaining his Associates degree in Occupational Studies, Derrick became an ISA Certified Arborist. Derrick holds a South Carolina Pesticide Applicator's license and sits on The City of Beaufort Tree Advisory Board. He also is a member of The International Society of Arboriculture and the Tree Care Industry Association. A lover of the outdoors, Derrick has participated in the Tour des Trees for the last 9 years. The Tour des Trees is a 600 mile charity cycle tour organized to raise money for "The Tree Fund".
What Our Customers Are Saying About Derrick Wells
Generally very happy. We have plants that now bloom which we never had before in eight years. Please keep up the fertilizing and deer spraying.
David G., Okatie, SC
July 23, 2022
Bartlett Tree Experts
109 Industrial Village Rd
Beaufort, SC, 29901
Dear Derek Wells, As founder of the educational nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center, I speak for the entire board of directors and our many storytelling volunteers as I write to thank you and Bartlett Tree Experts for adopting this historically important Live Oak Tree. It has special meaning for us that the Stamford, Connecticut based company, without question the most respected group of America’s arborists, has taken this on, deepening the connections between our two states.
This tree forever connects Beaufort, SC with the 29th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry members who came here in 1864 to learn to be soldiers. In fact, it was the attached photographs residing at the Beaufort Historical Society of the 29th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry practicing muster in the shade of this magnificent Oak tree that has inspired so much local interest in protecting and preserving this tree. Beaufort County has been designated by the National Parks Service as the Reconstruction National Historic Park. On their website, the Park Service writes: “The Reconstruction era,1861-1900 the historic period in which the United States grappled with the question of how to integrate millions of newly freed African Americans into social, political, economic, and labor systems, was a time of significant transformation. The people, places, and events in Beaufort County, South Carolina, reflect on the most important issues of this tumultuous time period.
With gratitude for your generosity and kind regards.
Pat Conroy Literary Center, Beaufort, SC
I could not be happier with the work done on my property, it is beautiful, the crew was respectful and polite. Derrick is so knowledgeable and answered every question.
Tom G., Okatie, SC
I am very pleased. Good crew. Thanks.
June M., Beaufort, SC
All looked good. Everything was cleaned up really well. Thank you for your service. I will definitely use you again.
Deborah M., Beaufort, SC
As usual, the crew always does a fantastic job.
Charlene H., Sheldon, SC
Work looked great.
Kay E., Beaufort, SC
Very happy with all the work. The two-person crew was very professional and friendly. Thank you.
Kathleen M., Callawassie, SC
So happy with work on property, crew excellent and Derrick was wonderful.
Cary S., Okatie, SC
In response to storm and wind damage after a large tree fell next to the client's home. He wanted to report that he appreciates Derrick Wells so much and the fantastic crew that he sent out to take care of the tree. It was fast and they did a great job. He wanted to let someone know how great Derrick is.
George C., Beaufort, SC
The company has expert arborists to give you confidence in the tree care they recommend. They respond to requests and develop good customer relationships. They came very promptly after storm damage and continued monitoring our trees for safety and tree health.
Mark O., Beaufort, SC
Wanted us to know what a beautiful job we did on his Palms on the water side of his home. So beautiful now. Polite and professional crew, knew what they were doing. He is going to provide a google review to let everyone know how spectacular we are.
David S., Callawassie, SC
I think your customer service and workmanship is outstanding. I am very pleased with the tree pruning. Thank you so much.
All the trees look heathy and beautiful.
Lisa W., Okatie, SC
Chris and Cody were outstanding. Excellent work, personable, and responsive to our requests. Could not be happier with them and with the results of their work.
Janet G., Callawassie, SC
Derrick Wells is great. Not only was he prompt for our first on-site meeting, but he really took the time to hear my concerns and also edify me about certain species on my new property. He forwarded the proposal quickly, and worked with me to quickly edit it, and then forwarded me the corrected one quickly. The work was done quickly, and when a couple of list items were missed by the crew, Derrick was out in a flash to double check everything and then call the crew back to finish and they did that quickly, too. Overall I felt that Derrick truly cared about my property and trees, and I felt very comfortable working with him, his responsiveness is a blessing.
Denise K., Okatie, SC
Derrick Wells was great at our initial meeting and the three man crew that came to do the trimming were courteous and professional. I had a few questions they easily answered and when they left our yard was actually cleaner then it was before they arrived. Fabulous.
Jeff E., Beaufort, SC
We are so impressed with Derrick and all his team members who have serviced the trees and shrubs on our property. We want to only deal with a tree service company that has a certified arborist on staff. Thank you for your service.
Gene B., Beaufort, SC
Derrick was just the arborist I needed to evaluate my new property. The two crews over two days were polite, friendly, and helpful. Unfortunately Bartlett is regarded as being too expensive by several of my neighbors. But these same neighbors are never satisfied by the tree work they have done by other vendors. I appreciate the quality and professionalism of Bartlett and will continue to use their services.
Paige C., Beaufort, SC
I have worked with Derrick for many years and find him always professional, coordinates well with the crews, hands on initially, accompanies the crew on the day of the work to make sure everyone is on the same page, and has good follow up. The crew did a great job, Barry was very responsive when I directed him on trimming specific areas.
John C., Beaufort, SC
We were very pleased with Derrick's knowledge and willingness to educate us about our trees and shrubs. We will call on him for all our tree needs in the future. We were also pleased with how quickly Bartlett scheduled our work. We hope that the follow up in the fall is just as efficient.
Gene B., Beaufort, SC
Brendon and Andrew were terrific. Of course Mr. Wells, was too.
Tom A., Beaufort, SC
Derrick Wells and his crew did a great job.
Jim K., Okatie, SC
Always enjoy working with Derrick Wells. He is very professional and timely. The crew that worked on our property was very good, worked hard from start to finish, and did an outstanding job on trimming our Live Oak trees. This is our fourth time to use Bartlett and highly recommend there services.
Kenny A., Beaufort, SC
All were very courteous and Derrick is always professional and through.
Joan P., Okatie, SC
We got really great information and service at a very fair price. I would definitely use them again and recommend them highly. Derrick Wells made me feel that Bartlett knew how to make sure our trees and bushes will be kept in the best shape possible.
Marilyn M., Beaufort, SC
We have used Bartlett for years and Preservation before that. We have always been satisfied. Derrick and the tree crews have been responsible and very knowledgeable.
Ron B., Beaufort, SC
We had a wonderful experience working with the Bartlett Team, from Miss Brianne, who answered multiple questions and concerns, to Mr. Wells and the tree trimming crew. Everyone was professional and we are very happy with the end result.
Nancy L., Beaufort, SC
Derrick runs a super business. The way the whole ordeal was handled step by step and clean up was superb. I think this company should be Number one in Beaufort county.
Jane R., Beaufort, SC
Derrick Wells is the top expert here in Beaufort, SC. He is the only one that I call for tree trimming and consider him the most knowledgable tree and brush expert in this county. This is the second time and the job was done perfectly and beautifully. His crew was Timmy and Brendon. They were wonderful and I would appreciate having them back next time as well. They both had attention to detail. The clean up was amazing, nothing was left behind. Timmy and Brendon went over and beyond. They really opened my property up so I have more light, eliminated worrisome branches over my roof but still left my property in the historic district looking natural which is a must in this area. I am always impressed with Derrick and his crew.
Terry O., Beaufort, SC
Derrick Wells is always professional and informative.
Kay E., Beaufort, SC
Derrick Wells demonstrates a true professional and expert in his field. He walked my property with me and educated me on my several mature trees and what needs to be done to keep them healthy.
Laney H., Beaufort, SC
We have been customers of Derrick Wells for many years because we appreciate his knowledgeable advice on how best to care for our trees and shrubs. John is also very professional, and represents Bartlett very well.
Tom W., Beaufort, SC
Derrick Wells is extremely professional and knowledgeable.
Denise G., Beaufort, SC
Both Derrick and John, the technician, that came out to fertilize our trees, were very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. You could tell they liked what they did and took their profession seriously.
Ken and Annette F., Beaufort, SC
Derek is very knowledgeable and always customer oriented. I have known him for a long time and he is the best at what he does.
Joan A., Beaufort, SC
I wish to commend, without reservation, Mr. Derrick Wells on his timely sampling of our Boxwood with stem and soil analysis. With results from your laboratory, Derrick then acted promptly to correct the problem. As of today, the Boxwoods are now bearing new leaves. Another tree company’s professional advice leaned toward replacement of the Boxwoods, a very expensive proposition. I can guess thousands of dollars due to the number of shrubs in our courtyard. The technician, John Clark, was not only pleasant, but he obviously treated the plants correctly with the proper chemicals. Thank you again for your very professional staff.
Jean B., Beaufort, SC
I appreciated the goal of saving the tree rather than removing it.
Leo B., Beaufort, SC
Derrick and the rest of the Bartlett team were wonderful. We will recommend Bartlett, with great kudos, to everyone.
Denise C., Beaufort, SC
Work was done well. The guys were polite and cleaned up great afterwards.
William H., Spring Island, SC
We have been very happy with our arborist, Derrick, past arborist, Dave, and the excellent crews.
James M., Brays Island, SC
Your crew’s work was excellent. They were courteous and professional and addressed all of our concerns. The results of their work were excellent and visually pleasing. I would recommend your company to anyone who asks about a good tree company in the area.
Andy G., Okatie, SC
Bartlett is the best company in the world. We are thankful to have you to keep our property looking beautiful.
Lynda B., Beaufort, SC
The crew surpassed my expectations. They did an excellent job, and were considerate and polite. Feel free to use me as a reference.
Will A., Beaufort, SC
The crew members were terrific. They worked fast and efficiently. They did a great job at pruning the palms and downing our dead Pecan trees. They cleaned all the property thoroughly. They were good natured, courteous, and professional on an incredibly hot day.
Sandy S., Okatie, SC
Derrick is very professional and courteous and represents your company well. Both he and the crew did an outstanding job for us. This is our third time using Bartlett. Each time they left our yard looking like they had never been there.
Kenny A., Beaufort, SC
Derrick, we can't thank you enough for sending the team out at the end of the day to remove the tree that had fallen on our property line onto the neighbors garage. We are all so grateful and appreciative for your rapid response, the special price, and the crews outstanding expertise.
Barbara C., Beaufort, SC
Derrick and his crew did a great job and he was a pleasure to work with.
Kelly D., Beaufort, SC
Derrick Wells always follows up with frequent onsite inspections. He does what he says he will do, which is rare nowadays. I am pleased with everyone who comes here.
Allen S., Lady's Island, SC
I think the Bartlett crew is terrific…especially Derrick. He and the staff do a wonderful job taking care of my fairly large piece of property. Very professional.
Jack B., Dataw Island, SC
Bartlett Tree Experts recently pruned my live oak located in my front yard. The tree looks even lovelier after its haircut and grooming and I am thrilled with the way this pruning has opened up the space in front of my home; and I do believe this beautiful old tree is smiling at me and saying "THANK YOU"! I also had Bartlett Boost applied to my live oak and I will continue to have this service on an annual basis. I give many kudos to Derek Wells, my Bartlett Representative, for planning, scheduling, and carrying through, with his crew, the work that needed to be done and doing it in an efficient and effortless (for the home-owner) manner.
Jeanne W., Beaufort, SC