SINCE 1987.704.788.8733

Management Team

Jack Guffey  |

Jack Guffey | President

Mr. Guffey began his career with the company in 1990. Prior to joining Carolina Tree Care, Mr. Guffey was employed by Fieldcrest Cannon as an Industrial Engineer and was actively involved in the United States Army Reserves as a Company Commander. Mr Guffey has held a variety of positions with the company, including Groundman, Climber, Foreman, Area Manager, and General Manager. He was promoted to President in November of 1998. Mr. Guffey is an ISA Certified Arborist/Utility Specialist. He earned a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering Technology from Western Carolina University and a Masters in Business Administration from Pfeiffer University.

Gordon Spaugh  |

Gordon Spaugh | Vice President

Mr. Spaugh joined Carolina Tree Care in 2007 after working in the banking industry for seven years. His responsibilities include strategic planning, managing customer relationships and field operations, and leading the finance team. Mr. Spaugh is an ISA Certified Arborist/Utility Specialist and a TCIA Certified Tree Care Safety Professional. He earned a Bachelor’s in Economics with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters in Business Administration from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.

Matthew Rehlander |

Matthew Rehlander | Safety Director

Mr. Rehlander joined Carolina Tree Care in June 2015. He has over 14 years of experience in the green industry and has an additional 16 years in the service industry. He is currently Safety Director over Carolina Tree Care. Mr. Rehlander is an ISA Certified Arborist, Certified Tree Safety Professional and a Certified Project Manager. He has a degree in logistics from the Community College of The Air Force and is a Veteran of The United States Air Force.

Diane Burris  |

Diane Burris | Office Manager

Mrs. Burris joined the company’s office staff in 2005 after spending 20 years in the banking industry. She specializes in accounts payable and accounting. Mrs. Burris was promoted to Office Manager in 2010. In this role, she is responsible for managing the office staff and overseeing daily office operations.

Randy Austin  |

Randy Austin  | Fleet Manager   

Mr. Austin joined Carolina Tree Care in November of 2014. He has over 29 years of experience in related industries; 14 years as a registered landscape contractor and owner of Horticultural Consultants Inc. and 15 years of light, medium and heavy duty truck sales.  He is responsible for managing the company’s fleet of vehicles and equipment. He oversees fixed asset purchases, maintenance, and sales.

Marshall Crouse  |

Marshall Crouse | Area Manager

Mr. Crouse began his career with the company in 1994. He has held a variety of positions, including Ground Man, Climber, Foreman, and Safety Director. He manages crews in several locations in central North Carolina. Mr. Crouse has received the certifications of ISA Certified Arborist/Utility Specialist, ACRT Advanced Arborist, TCIA Certified Tree Care Safety Professional and he is a licensed pesticide applicator.

Jamie Johnson  |

Jamie Johnson | Regional Manager

Mr. Johnson has over 25 years of utility line clearance experience. He started as a Ground Man and worked as a Climber and Foreman before being promoted to Area Manager and more recently Regional Manager. Mr. Johnson manages crews in North Carolina and South Carolina and drives business development. He is an ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Arborist, TCIA Certified Tree Care Safety Professional, and a licensed pesticide applicator in North Carolina and South Carolina. Mr. Johnson also serves on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Vegetation Management Association.

Ray Snodgrass  |

Ray Snodgrass | Area Manager

Mr. Snodgrass has worked in the tree care industry for over 15 years. He has quickly progressed through the ranks as a Ground Man, Climber, Tractor Operator, and Foreman. In 2009, he was promoted to Area Manager and currently manages crews in Aiken, Johnston, and North. Mr. Snodgrass is a TCIA Certified Tree Care Safety Professional.

Brian Wills  |

Brian Wills | Area Manager

Mr. Wills began his career with the company as a Ground Man in 1996. He was promoted to Area Manager in 2010 after having served as a Climber, Foreman, and Assistant Area Manager. Mr. Wills oversees crews in southwestern South Carolina and western North Carolina. He is a TCIA Certified Tree Care Safety Professional.

Bennie Wilson  |

Bennie Wilson | Area Manager

Mr. Wilson has over 30 years of experience in the tree care industry. He has held positions as a Ground Man, Foreman, and Herbicide Applicator. Mr. Wilson was promoted to Area Manager in 1997 and currently manages crews throughout South Carolina. He has extensive experience working on both distribution and transmission right-of-ways. Mr. Wilson is a TCIA Certified Tree Care Safety Professional and a licensed pesticide applicator.

John Maurice |

John Maurice | RESCOM Division Manager

Mr. Maurice joins the Carolina Tree Care team with 14 years of experience in the tree care industry. With an Associates degree in Horticulture Technology from CPCC his responsibilities include RESCOM division manager and consulting sales arborist. Mr. Maurice has been a ISA Certified Arborist since 2005, qualified ISA Tree Risk Assessor, and became an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist in 2012.

Ronnie Drake  |

Ronnie Drake | Area Manager

Mr. Drake has worked in the Tree Care industry since 1995; working 10 years on the residential side and 10 years in line clearance. He is currently the Area Manager who covers and manages utility crews for south central North Carolina.

Jamie Briley  |

Jamie Briley | Area Manager

Mr. Briley has worked in the tree industry since 1992 and has worked for Carolina Tree Care since 2011. He has worked his way from Climber, General Forman, Assistant Manager, and now to Area Manager over utility crews in the north eastern part of South Carolina.

Bobby Johnson  |

Bobby Johnson | Area Manager

Mr. Johnson has been with Carolina Tree since 2013. He has vast experience in the Tree Care industry with over 30 plus years’ experience. His current role is managing utility crews as Area Manager over north central South Carolina.

Lucky Kelley  |

Lucky Kelley | Area Manager

Mr. Kelley began his career with the tree care industry in 2002. Throughout the years, Mr. Kelley has held various positions of Groundman, Bucket Operator, Foreman, General Foreman, Supervisor, and now Area Manager. Mr. Kelley started working with Carolina Tree Care in 2013 and is now Area Manager over mid and eastern South Carolina.

Carolina Tree Service

8437A Statesville Rd.

Charlotte, NC 28269

Phone: 704.260.4146


Carolina Tree Care

520 Webb Rd.

Concord, NC 28025

Phone: 704.788.8733


info@carolinatree.com