It all began in 1988, when Mr. Tree’s founder, Mike Rupnicki, was five years old and spent his days climbing trees. One day, Mike was playing outside his parents’ home in Aston, PA, when his mother came outside and was shocked to find him 70 feet up in the tallest white pine tree on the property. She yelled for him to come down. She was even more surprised when after only a few minutes, her young son came walking in the back door.
Mike always liked climbing trees, but as he grew up, high school football and college were more important priorities. Mike earned his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in 2007 and his Masters of business administration in 2009, both from Widener University.
After 3 years of employment at an engineering consulting firm, the effects of the recession were overwhelming. Mike survived 3 rounds of layoffs but grew so bored with his work that it was time for a dramatic change.
In 2011, Mike began climbing trees professionally and his tree company, Mr. Tree, was born. Boring days at the office were traded for hard worked days in the field. Today, Mike is living his childhood passion in the trees.
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I was born in South Philly and then moved to Folcroft. My family says I’m responsible for the crack in the Liberty Bell. I am the baby of 11. My father had great genes but couldn’t keep them up. I was told I was an Atlantic City surprise. I was heavily recruited for multiple sports in high school. However, after high school, I wasn’t ready to go off to college, so I decided to serve my country and join the Marines at seventeen.
I am blessed to have a beautiful wife and seven wonderful children. (Let me check my math: in no particular order but starting with the FAVORITE—we have MiLanna TayOnne Jenee Manzoni; Bullet “the dog” Manzoni; NeVaeh Victoria TayOnne Manzoni; Synphanie Jenee Crawford Manzoni; Gia llynna Manzoni; De’Niro Romeo Titan Manzoni; Giovanni Luciano Allen Manzoni; and Maxiums Ottis Manzoni.) Even though I was shot, stabbed, blown up, and fell off a mountain, I now have ten Purple Hearts from my wife nagging and beating me up for watching too much TV, not completing her honey-do-list, leaving my underwear on the floor, and wet towels on the bed.
Now as for my business life, I am “Mr. Tree.” How I became part of the Mr. Tree family… Moving back home in 2018, the home itself was great—now with central air, even greater…thanks to Ken Fischer Heating and Air. However, the outside property was dangerously overgrown with massive trees that were neglected surrounding the home. I had to call someone. Who do I call? Mr. Tree. The owner, Mike Rupnicki, walked right over. He and I bonded over the property, where he had hunted as a boy.
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