Often, our reputation precedes us, on the Outer Banks.  If you know someone who has had tree work done with ATX~ Atlantic TreeExperts we are confident they will say we are "THE RIGHT CHOICE"
We are told we have impostors.......MARK is ATX~Atlantic Tree Experts, and ATX is not replicated, only imitated, without the same business principles.
​We offer value but still do business with pride and integrity.

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The Right Choice  —  Serving the Outer Banks Since 1990

How do you choose the right company on the Outer Banks? 
What are the necessary steps to avoiding tree service scams? 



We would like to offer you a few of our insights based on our years of experience. 
These should help point you in the right direction:


Insurance: 

Make sure each tree service you are considering has appropriate liability insurance and workers compensation insurance. All certificates of insurance should be sent from the tree service’s insurance agency directly to you. Otherwise, it could be a fraudulent certificate. If a company has an accident, and does not have the proper insurance, then you are liable. You will have to pay for repairs to your property and any injuries that may have occurred as a result of the accident..


Multiple Estimates: 

You may be asking yourself, “how will I know if a price is too high or too low?” We recommend that you get estimates from at least three different companies. From the three estimates you should get some sense of what price is normal. If possible, we recommend that you meet with each representative in person. This will give you a chance to judge the company’s expertise and professionalism. It will also enable you to ask questions, learn about more about what is involved, and so on. 


Avoid Door-to-Door Contractors: 

Do not ever do business with door-to-door contractors, particularly for large projects such as tree removal. The BBB and a number of district attorneys offices across the country regularly warn against this. Door to door contractors are often con artists that travel from town to town, preying on homeowners, particularly seniors. If you simply make it a policy not to do business with them, you will not have to worry about being caught in a scam. Besides, deciding to complete tree work on the spur of the moment is not a good idea – there are too many variables that must be carefully considered first.These door to door contractors often exploit people during storm damage.  ATX is the only tree contractor with RE-ENTRY clearance during disasters.  FEMA, City and State Clearance. We do not exploit people during disaster, we support in recovery 24 hrs.

Use Caution After a Disaster: 

Natural disasters (or whatever sort of disaster it may be) usually bring the con artists out in droves. Unfortunately, this may be the one instance where hiring a door-to-door contractor is necessary. If, for example, you have a tree lying on your house and there is no electricity, you may have to hire a tree service that passes by. But even in this situation, make sure you are being charged a reasonable price. There are many examples of companies charging exorbitant rates for simple tree removal projects after a hurricane, ice storm, etc. You should also ensure that the company has the necessary insurances and certifications.

Pay When Satisfied: 
Once you have picked a tree service you feel comfortable with, the most important rule to follow is never NEVER pay for a tree removal or tree trimming project of any kind until you are 100% satisfied with the work.ATX  will never take payment until you are satisfied.