Chris Ritschard started his career path in 1977 and has been in the tree care industry for over 40 years. He began working as a licensed commercial pesticide applicator that summer for Collier Spray Service which later became Collier Arbor Care. Growing with the business and obtaining his certified arborist certification, he became Plant Health Care Manager, Sales Manager,Pruning Manager and eventually General Manager. He held the General Manager position for nearly twenty years up to the time the company was sold to a nationally owned firm. He enjoys the outdoors, sports, and working in his garden with his wife of 29 years. He also enjoys spending time with his (3) grown children who live in the metro area.