Bartlett Tree Experts expanded in Western Massachusetts with the acquisition in March 2023 of The Haupt Tree Company of Sheffield, Mass.
Founded by Erik H. Haupt in 1957, The Haupt Tree Company was built with a focus on tree preservation and plant health care; serving residential, commercial and municipal clients throughout Western Massachusetts, Eastern New York and Northwestern Connecticut. With the acquisition, 20 Haupt employees have joined Bartlett Tree Experts. As a result, the addition of a new Bartlett office in Sheffield, Massachusetts represents Bartlett’s 163rd operation overall and second location in Western Massachusetts.
Erik G. Haupt II, who joins Bartlett as the local manager of its new Sheffield office, said in a note to clients that Bartlett provides their local team of arborists with the opportunity to “continue to improve services for customers to maintain beautiful and healthy landscapes.”
“Bartlett Tree Experts is a family business that has been a leader in the industry for 115 years and is known for its scientific approach to tree care,” Haupt said. “Bartlett’s arboricultural research facility supports its offices in delivering the most advanced tree care solutions available.”
The Haupt Tree Company, which has cared for trees on some client properties for over 65 years, embodied the right cultural fit to join Bartlett. Both are family-businesses with long histories focused on helping their clients to maintain beautiful, healthy trees and landscapes. With the acquisition, customers will benefit from the support of Bartlett’s global resources and unique, scientific research facility. Likewise, the team of Haupt arborists joining Bartlett will have greater opportunities for career growth and development with the larger company.
“In its 65-year history, The Haupt Tree Company has focused on professionalism and in providing high quality tree care. With the Haupt team, we are excited to expand our full range of scientific tree care services in Western Massachusetts while continuing to honor our commitment to exceptional safety, science, technology, and customer service,” says Jim Ingram, Bartlett president and chief operating officer.
The Haupt Tree Company was most-recently managed by a second-generation of the Haupt family, with Erik G. Haupt II serving as president and general manager and Peter G. Haupt serving as vice president and fleet manager. Recognized nationally as an industry leader, the company is accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and is a 63-year member of TCIA. It includes several members of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) on its staff. The company is also a proud member of the Massachusetts Arborists Association (MAA), the Connecticut Tree Protective Association (CTPA) and New York State Arborists, International Society of Arboriculture, Inc.
The acquisition, which closed on January 23, 2023, marks Bartlett’s second acquisition in Western Massachusetts since 2018, when the company acquired C.L. Frank and Company in Northampton. With the addition of a new office in Sheffield, Bartlett currently operates nine office locations in the state.