Richard M. Croft Jr.
Local Manager & Arborist Representative
Richard M. Croft Jr., Local Manager & Arborist Representative at Bartlett Tree Experts, works out of our Syracuse, NY office.
More about Richard M. Croft Jr.
Richard M. Croft Jr. has been a Bartlett Tree Experts Arborist for 29 years, giving him the knowledge and understanding to make him a well-rounded expert in his field.
Working at his uncle's nursery in Vernon, NY at an early age, Rich gained an appreciation for trees and shrubs. He earned an A.O.S. Degree from Morrisville College in Arboriculture, Urban Forestry, and Ornamental Horticulture.
Joining Bartlett as a ground person, he advanced to a climber, plant health care specialist, a supervising foreman and then earning his current position as an Arborist Representative.
Rich is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture and is also a Certified Arborist.
Married with four young children, he spends his free time coaching and playing sports with them. He enjoys skiing and camping with his family.
A key to Rich's success is he's ability to work diligently with clients to exceed their expectations in all aspects of their tree and shrub care needs each and every day. Rich is committed to helping his clients find the solutions they need while being part of the most talented team in the industry.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Richard M. Croft Jr.
Rich is great to work with and checked to make sure work was done right. The crew did a great job.
James R., Syracuse, NY
Rich was very helpful and patient in explaining exactly what kind of service the trees I was concerned about needed. He explained everything thoroughly and clearly. To our surprise, he returned after the work was completed to make sure the crew had done the job to our expectations. Above and beyond customer service.
The crew was great. They took great care to back their truck over the lawn and not damage the driveway or the lawn. They even took all the bird feeders down and moved deck furniture before they worked on the trees. Then they carefully replaced everything to their exact positions. After the trees were trimmed and pruned, they removed all the branches and debris. They showed a lot of respect for personal property. Efficient, polite, knowledgeable, and competent.
Grace Z., Syracuse, NY
Pleasant, kept their distance, used masks, went right about their business, were careful to not damage structures or me when I came close to ask them questions.
Price was competitive for certified arborists.
Bruce L., Marietta, NY
It was a pleasure to work with Rich and the crew when they were here.
We are very happy with the service performed.
John P., Syracuse, NY
Absolutely completely satisfied. Rich Croft is a real professional. Very knowledgeable and explained every step of what was to be groomed. He was a pleasure to have as my representative with your company. The workers that performed the pruning were the same and made adjustments to the trees with no questions asked and no feeling of disturbing their work. The yard looks fantastic thanks to Bartlett. Very much appreciated the follow up visit by Rich C.to insure everything was done as expected and get the verbal yes from the customer. Please use only my initials when using these comments, please do not use my last name.
Maria F., Syracuse, NY
Rich and the crew were great. Everyone was extremely helpful and professional. The job was completed in a timely manner. Work site was clean when the crew left. I would highly recommend Rich and the Bartlett Team.
Jacob T., Skaneateles, NY
Everyone is incredibly professional and genuinely nice. I greatly appreciate the prompt, courteous, and professional service in a tenuous situation.
David R., Syracuse, NY
Was very satisfied with the service. The crew was very kind and courteous. I spoke mainly with Jermaine, he did a great job on my Magnolia Tree. That was my main concern. Thank you.
Lucy N., Syracuse, NY
I could not be more satisfied with the whole experience. Rich was very helpful making the determination of which services I needed. The crew were efficient, respectful, and very informative. I will certainly hire them again in the future.
Susan S., Syracuse, NY
Rich Croft is always friendly and professional. It is a pleasure working with him. The crew that did the work was very thorough. They made sure to go over the plan with us before they began and to review the work with us after they were done.
Jenna M., Syracuse, NY
As I heard the truck pull up to our house, I went to the front door to watch the man apply the fertiliser. I was interested in seeing how thoroughly he applied the chemical and if he dug a hole to allow the chemical to get into the soil. Both tasks were completed. He did see me watching him and waved. I was pleased with what I saw. Thank you for your diligence.
Veronica S., Syracuse, NY
Rich and the crew provided excellent service and advice regarding our issues. We were not fully prepared as to what level of pruning we wanted and when we adjusted our original thoughts, Rich came back out to review the project and give further advice. The work crew was excellent in carrying out the pruning assignment----very courteous and personable while providing a neat clean-up. We look forward with confidence to the health treatment of our trees the remaining portion of our project.
Harry D., Skaneateles, NY
Rich and staff were very thorough, knowledgeable and courteous throughout the process from initial assessment to completion of project. I would highly recommend Bartlett services.
Ed G., Syracuse, NY
We are so pleased with the pruning of our tree. The Arborist was exceptional as were the other staff. The tree looks stunning. All men were very friendly and professional I would recommend everyone to use Bartlett for their tree needs. Thank you again for providing world class tree service!
John K., Syracuse, NY
I was grateful for the pro-active way the representative explained to let some of our trees fill out while taking down a few others to promote healthier tree growth. His expert knowledge and obvious care for trees impressed me. The two crew members were professional, friendly, courteous, and similar to the representative, really cared about our trees. I will ask Bartlett Tree Experts to return in the future.
Betsy S., Marcellus, NY
Have dealt with Bartlett Tree Experts for a good number of years. They have always been helpful, courteous, and reliable. The individual who does the treatment has always done an excellent job.
Donna K., Syracuse, NY
The young gentleman, Jermaine, who was in charge of the crew of three was very courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. A pleasure to work with him on my property.
Carol R., Skaneateles, NY
Staff was very efficient and courteous. They left our yard looking like they had never been there. I would recommend them to anyone.
John G., Syracuse, NY
Staff was very efficient and courteous! They left our yard looking like they had never been there...impeccable! I would recommend them to anyone!
John G., Syracuse, NY
Rich, Jermaine, and the crew went above and beyond to accommodate my requests. I have used Bartlett for fifteen years. The crew and managers have been unfailingly courteous and efficient.
Julia M., Marcellus, NY
Bartlett staff was courteous, knowledgeable, and prompt. We have used Bartlett for many years for pruning, fertilizing, and treating for diseases. They are willing to come and inspect trees and shrubs even for small problems. Their treatments are effective and timely. We highly recommend them.
Lilly M., Syracuse, NY
What a pleasure it always is to speak one on one with my representative and the crew. I always learn something new and appreciate their knowledge.
Stephen K., Skaneateles, NY
I always appreciate the high quality personal service I receive from Bartlett and especially from Rich Croft, our arborist. He has taken a special interest in the well being of our Japanese Maple.
Mike M., Syracuse, NY
Rich Croft is a pleasure to work with. He always takes the time to explain what work he feels is necessary and why, makes sure I know when work is scheduled, and also follows up when work is completed to make sure I am satisfied. He has also stopped by on different occasions just to inspect the completed job himself. I would recommend Bartlett to anyone having issues with their trees or who just wants to make sure they maintain their health.
Elaine S., Liverpool, NY
We have used Rich Croft at Bartlett Tree Experts multiple times and he was great. They were careful of fences and surrounding area, I would highly recommend them.
Lalah K., Liverpool, NY
The staff and all others at Bartlett are a wonderful and helpful group. Being away from home and having a detrimental experience happen to you, and knowing if you call and the job to perform is in the hands of experienced people is a wonderful thing. My thanks to all.
George H., Cicero, NY
When I returned home from a Christmas trip, I noticed that there were several twigs and debris left on the road and driveway. I was a little disappointed, for this usually is not the case. I was going to call, but then a few days later I received a phone call from Rich Croft telling me he had stopped by to clean up the debris because when they did the work there was snow and they were unable to clean up. Then he told me he had cleaned it up. Good customer relations.
Veronica S., Syracuse, NY
Rich Croft is always a pleasure to work with. His knowledge helps us make long term decisions. The crew was friendly and took good care of us and the trees.
Stephanie J., Clayton, NY
We could not be more pleased with the work. Rich Croft and your crew did a fantastic job. Our view of the beautiful St. Lawrence River has never been better. Thank you again for a great experience.
Tom H., Clayton, NY
Very nice to do business with. I would certainly use your tree service again.
Ruth C. , Baldwinsville, NY
I was very impressed that you came back after the job was done and rechecked for any hanging branches. That shows to me an ethic that you do not see much anymore.
Bonnie D., Liverpool, NY
Found Rich Croft to be extremely knowledgeable and excellent at explaining what needed to be done and why. The crew that performed the tree trimming service was also excellent. They did a great job and cleaned up everything when they were done. Everyone was professional, courteous, and on time and they knew what they were doing. Their equipment and trucks all looked to be well maintained. My Japanese Maple looks great now that they have trimmed it properly and I will have them come back in the future to keep it looking great and healthy.
Bob C., North Syracuse, NY
Richard Croft is very informative about our tree care.
Frank H. , Liverpool, NY
I have great confidence in Rich Croft and in the Bartlett crewmembers in providing great care for my trees.
David S., Liverpool, NY
Richard Croft was courteous, kind, and helped me understand the potential issues on my property. He explained things in detail and answered all of my questions so that I felt comfortable with the services they needed to perform. Rich even checked in during and after the job to make sure everything on site went accordingly to plan. I would definitely use Barlett Tree Experts again.
Great work and super nice staff.
Holly G., Liverpool, NY
Rich was very informative and professional offering me good advice with no pressure. The crew was very friendly and efficient When they left, the job was totally completed to my satisfaction plus you would never know they had been here. They left my property in tip top shape.
Sharon W., Liverpool, NY
Bartlett's staff and especially the crews that show up at our door are always friendly and eager to answer all our questions and concerns. What ever job they are doing, is always done in good time and completely.
John P., Brewerton, NY
We have been Bartlett customers for many years and would not use any other company. We have complete confidence in the service provided by Rich Croft.
Patricia M., Liverpool, NY
Always nice to deal with Rich, Matt, and the crew. Rich is always conscious of my budget limits and makes improvements within those limits. Matt with his crew have made my Magnolias the envy of neighbors. He has taken a Weeping Cherry and made a beautiful “real” tree.
Elizabeth C., Liverpool, NY
Rich is an excellent source of information and I very much like working with him.
Diane M., North Syracuse, NY
Rich Croft, my representative, has helped me with several issues and concerns on my property over the years. He has always been informative, conscientious, and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend him and Bartlett to anyone with issues or concerns on their property.
Elaine S. , Liverpool, NY
Richard is always helpful when determining what needs to be done each year. It is a pleasure working with him. He also has the respect of his crew who work very hard at their jobs and leave the place like they were never here. That is why I use Bartlett every year.
Sandra G., Liverpool, NY
I have been using Bartlett for a number of years. I get sound advice from a knowledgeable arborist. The crew members performing the work do their jobs well.
David S., Liverpool, NY
Richard Croft was very knowledgeable on trees and informed me four trees treated for insect control were not Ash trees. This was key in getting money spent returned. Crew assigned to my project were great. Kept me informed of the progress and the total site was left very clean. Great job to all of the Bartlett Team.
Lester R. , Liverpool, NY
We have had nothing but excellent service with your entire staff. Richard always responds quickly when we have any concerns. The crew that does the work are very polite and neat. They always cleanup completely when they are finished. I would always call Bartlett whenever we need something done.
Linda C., Liverpool, NY
Rich is great to deal with. The work crews are efficient and the jobs are well done.
Michael S., Clay, NY
Rich is very knowledgable and professional. The crew members were curtious and hard working..
Gary A., Syracuse, NY
Rich is talented and a real professional in the manner that he represents your company. The crew that trimmed out two trees were real experts that did a fantastic job on both of them!
James R., Liverpool, NY
Your entire staff was very professional in every way. I was impressed with the attention to life and property safety during the entire job. Communication between the crew was also outstanding at all times. You should be very proud of your Representative and workers.
David H., Clay, NY
Rich Croft was excellent. He is an expert, professional, thorough, and understanding .Our birch is gorgeous, thanks to Bartlett and we are so very grateful.
Marilyn G., Liverpool, NY
Rich is very professional and personal when dealing with him. He listens and answers questions and concerns. I'm very pleased with my experience and will continue to do work with your company.
Kathleen M., Liverpool, NY
We are tremendously pleased with the care and service we receive from Rich and all of the staff at Bartlett!
Kathy S., Syracuse, NY
Very experienced, competent, and professional. They all provide an important annual service on our trees. Wouldn't have anyone else.
Patricia M., Liverpool, NY
Always impressed by the courteous and professional manner in which Bartlett personnel conduct their business! I totally appreciate their knowledge base that keeps my trees and property looking good. Richard Croft is an exceptional professional that I totally trust.
Thomas C., Liverpool, NY
We are extremely pleased with our service from Bartlett, both from the crews and Rich, our rep. The service and completed work are outstanding! We will definitely recommend your company and look forward to doing business with you again!
Sandra B., Liverpool, NY
We have had Bartlett taking care of our trees in our yard for more than 20 years and continue to be very pleased with the quality of service and the professionalism of the arborists, tree crew, and office personnel. We plan to continue with Bartlett for the next 20 years!
James E., Liverpool, NY
Rich Croft went over and beyond to make sure that the work was completed as to the instructions and to my satisfaction.
Susan R., North Syracuse, NY