Exactly! With respects to taking down a tree, I expect my yard to be exactly the way it was sans tree. Not a missing tree and half the yard in ruins.I would sure as F hope they were professional to leave someone's house the way they found it. If they fix it themselves or call in a sub, people expect these "pros" to complete the job, or at the very least, tell the people up front that they plan on leaving a big mess for them to deal with themselves. ESPECIALLY with the prices some of these guys charge today.
I've tried calling Jeff's but usually there's a busy signal. Starting to wonder if they're out of business.When I used him a few years ago, he didn't make enough of a mess to worry about.
Last year I had Southern Maryland Tree take down two maples in my front yard, he was pretty inexpensive and he did do a "restoration". However, the "restoration" wasn't worth anything. He used some kind of dirt that instantly turned to mud the instant water hit it. Left the ground uneven and full of debris. Worked fast but like a bull in a china shop. His payloader leaked hydraulic fluid badly and I can still smell it in the ground. I'm still looking for someone to clean up his "restoration".
But for the original question, both Jeff's and Kerwin's have very good reputations. I'd re-use either of them.
I don't see anything that looks like he's gone. He's on Facebook, maybe try him there, or email him.I've tried calling Jeff's but usually there's a busy signal. Starting to wonder if they're out of business.