Ray Williamson Tree Service Family Owned and operated. Native Austinites who know central texas trees. tree pruning and reshaping, tree removal, stump grinding, mistletoe and ball moss removal, storm cleanup, lot clearing, fire breaks. fully insured for your protection. serving central texas since 1973. 512/825-8746

CUSTOMER COMMENTS

Read what our satisfied customers have to say about us. All these comments are taken directly from Google, Yelp, and our own client feedback form.

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YELP rated 5 out of 5 by Christopher P
3/6/14

I am extremely impressed with Ray and his knowledge. He is certified, economical, owns great equipment, cleans up well afterwards, and is punctual. Overall, I couldn't be happier that I selected him and his crew to remove a tree and trim others. I got quotes from several of the top yelp reviewed tree service companies, and his price was better than most and he didn't try to upsell me like some other companies did. A+


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Kevin
Austin
12/25/2013

Ray Williamson Tree Service is the best! Ray Sr. came out on Wednesday afternoon and looked at the work. I called him back on Thursday afternoon to let him know that he had won the job. Ray Sr, Ray Jr. and the crew showed up at 8:30 on Friday morning. They and were done and dusted by 1pm after removing 4 trees, and trimming/cleaning 8 other trees. Looking at my yard, you would never know they were here. The cleanup job was as thorough and professional as the tree service.

These guys are true craftsman, they care more about about doing the job right than about getting the job done quickly. They even trimmed a couple extra trees along my fence lines - including my neighbors trees- at no extra charge just because they needed it.

I will definitely be calling Ray Williamson Tree Service in the future and highly recommend them for their exceptional service and more than fair prices.


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George B. city:
Bluffton, TX
11/5/13
We had Ray Williamson Tree Service take down a tall old oak tree that was near our garage and leaning it that direction. We were concerned that it would fall on the garage if we got a big storm. Ray and his crew did a very professional job taking it down safely. They cut and stacked the wood, ground the stump off below the surface, racked all of the debris and stacked the small branched on my burn pile.


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Pat B.
Round Rock
9/4/13
Can't say enough great things about Ray Sr/Jr and their crew. They arrived on time for the estimate appointment, offered me a great deal, and then showed-up the very next morning as scheduled and went to work. They did everything I asked for to perfection. In fact, I was so pleased, I asked them to do some additional work while they were here. They also did a nice job of cleaning-up when they were through. I wouldn't even hesitate to call them again. Oh, and if you have the time, strike-up a conversation with Ray Sr...great guy who will entertain you with some great stories.


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BL Voigt
Austin
8/15/13
We appreciate the importance of our trees which include some beautiful Escarpment Oaks that are over 200 years old. So when our neighbors hired Ray Williamson Tree Service, I immediately went over to ask him pertinent questions regarding how they would clean the tools etcs. as oak wilt is an obvious concern. Ray discussed his approach and during our conversation he mentioned that he was a Certified Arborist and he readily showed me his license in addition to his business card. He and his crew were professional and courteous. They did outstanding work at a very reasonable price. Keep in mind that there are many tree trimming companies that do not have a certified arborist and many are not insured and bonded. When you think about the worth or your trees you need to keep this in mind. Ray and his team did a great job not only trimming our oaks, but also did tree removal and stump grinding. We will definitely be doing business with them in the future.


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M. Hunter
Austin
4/12/13
OMG these guys know their stuff I have a 90 ft red oak 180 years old they gave it the best haircut of her life being trained in that field they are very skilled professional and cleaned as they went between 1-10 I give them 11 my tree her name is oz was grande she is now epic bravo now she will live another 180 years thx from the bottom of her roots.


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West
Burnet
3/13/13
Ray's crew has just departed after cleaning 8 large oaks that had never been cleaned, removing 2 dead elms and cleaning a number of small trees across the front of our property. Everything looks beautiful as sunlight filters through the now clean (sic)grees. The crew is truly amazing in their skill and hard work. The Williamsons are very professional and the price was great. Don't hesitate to call them!


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John B.
Austin
Zip: 78727

I needed two trees removed and a third one pruned significantly. I called on a Saturday, and Ray Sr. was at my house in less than 30 minutes. He gave a very reasonable price quote and scheduled the work for Monday. The crew started Monday morning and finished a thorough job and clean-up by lunchtime, and Ray Jr. and Sr. were both friendly and courteous. Everything I would hope for in dealing with a family business, and I would definitely hire them again and recommend them to anyone. Great work!


Yelp.com Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Ally H.
10/12/12

I called Ray Sr. on Monday at about 5:30pm about a hackberry tree in my backyard that was starting to split. I had read the good reviews on here and had already gotten 3 other quotes before Ray. Ray and his wife were at my house by 6:30pm to give me an estimate. They said their son and crew could be at my house the next morning to not only remove the split tree, but to also trim another hackberry in my backyard that was on its way to splitting. They told me they would do a clean job and would be careful not to damage my patio that was below the trees or any of my neighbors extensive landscaping. Ray promised all of this with a quote that was $500 less than what a previous company had told me and this company was uninsured. I gave Ray the job and sure enough he was true to his word. They showed up the next morning and spent a good chunk of the day removing and trimming the trees. When the job was done, there was not a single limb on the ground in my backyard because they had all been chipped and removed. My neighbor, whose house was in danger, came over just to tell me how great of a job Ray Sr. and Ray Jr. did. They made sure to get a business card so they would have it for any future jobs. I will be sure to keep their number on hand for any future jobs I have and will absolutely refer this company to friends and family.


Yelp.com Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Denny R.
8/9/12
Ray, Sr. and Ray, Jr. are the most knowledgeable tree experts in Central Texas. They have a great skilled crew that can do small or large jobs expertly and safely. Their clean-up is immaculate. Their prices were reasonable for the great quality they provide. I will use them next time.


Yelp.com Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Ron Y.
Austin, TX
8/2/2012
After buying a older house, I found that there was a tree leaning over the garage and several dead trees in the backyard (due to last years drought). Ray was punctual, came in with a good estimate, trimmed all the trees and went the extra mile in cleaning up after themselves. I've had trees trimmed before and appreciate the care with which they approach their job.


Yelp.com Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Bernie B.
Austin, TX
6/5/2012
Great service. They showed up on time, did the job in a very professional and efficient manner and my place is 1 hour outside of Austin. Ray jr. also shared some fishing tips. I highly recommend them.


Yelp.com Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By IS D.
Austin, TX
5/10/2012
We called Ray after a large (2000 lbs.) branch of our Hackberry tree fell onto our neighbor's property. Luckily, Ray and his crew came out the next day and the branch was removed the same day.

The following day, Ray and his crew cut down the whole tree because - due to its condition - it was considered a hazard. They were also hired to trim trees around our property in Central Austin. Everything was done professionally and well.

Ray, his father, and crew were very polite and took great pride in their job. Ray helped move some precious plants in the morning. In the evening, they could be replanted.

All in all, working with Ray was a pleasant experience. Everyone was very polite and knowledgeable. Plus, the company is fully equipped (crane, mulcher, stump grinder) and insured. I would recommend Ray and his crew highly for any tree work that needs to be done.


Yelp.com Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Paul R.
Austin, TX
1/12/2012
What a grea job Ray did at my lakehouse. The largest tree was 4' in diameter and all others were large trees. He and his crew did an outstanding job completely from the cut down to the clean up all the way through the stump grinding. He knows how to get the job done correctly. Thanks Ray.


Yelp.com Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Bill W.
Austin, TX
11/10/2011
I am 100% satisfied with Ray Williamson Tree Service. Mr. Williamson Sr. came to my home, gave me a very good price, told me what I could expect. The two trees they removed were very large (I got permits). The selling point for me was the 'bucket truck' they use , which means they didn't drop limbs onto my yard. They arrived on time, did an excellent, quick job, cleaned up the mess and were polite and nice the whole time, answering all my questions. They even cut a few other things for free! I highly recommend this company. They are very professional. I will hire them again whenever I need tree work done.


Yelp.com Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Janece R.
Austin, TX
5/17/2010 We made the right choice to go with Ray Williamson Tree Service. They arrived promptly and worked like a well oiled machine throughout the entire day. When I got home at 4:30 I found everything completed to my highest expectations from trimming the trees to clean up. I would recommend them to everyone as they do an excellent job for a fair price.


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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Carol
I first had the Williamsons work on my trees 9 yrs. ago and was delighted both at the service and the price. Not only have I dealt with them for years but other family members have, as well. Our experience with them has been nothing but delightful! Only yesterday they were here again and did their typically great job. We appreciated so much that Ray, Jr., a Licensed Arborist, was personally up in my neighbor's sick tree carefully examining it twig by twig to determine what had to be cut and what could be spared. Reading the negative review here (a negative review from "Lance" in 2010) reminds me that it's important to always know the source. As a business owner, myself I, too, prefer to "buy local". But I suspect that Lance is a challenge to deal wherever he goes. And even local businesses don't have to accept difficult clients. Some just aren't worth it!!!!


Yelp.com 10/31/2011 Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Meg N.
Ray Jr. cares about his business and his reputation. He removed a VERY large oak tree for me and returned to my home to do even more work on it just to make sure I was satisfied. After going through a few tree services (some said they would show up but didn't; some did a little work but never returned), I finally found someone who was as good as his word and takes pride in his work. Thanks, Ray. And, yes, I will refer friends and family to your tree service.


Yelp.com 3/9/2011 Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Gene M.
I called Ray yesterday after finding him and reading reviews on yelp. I was very happy with Ray's customer service and more importantly the quality of his work.

I had a large old stump (elm tree perhaps) right in front of my house. It was slightly above ground level, but I wanted to plant a vegetable garden and needed the stump ground at least 18 inches below the surface.

One company I called (Austin Tree Surgeons) charged per inch diameter and would only go down 6-inches (12-inches would cost extra). I said thanks but no thanks.

I couldn't tell where the tree ended and the roots began. I described the situation to Ray, he quoted me a price (very fair), I liked it, and he said he'd get to my house at 5pm. Ray arrived on time (actually a few minutes early) and got to work. He did a great job grinding what turned out to be quite a large tree with all sorts of root structure. That stump grinder is an amazing piece of machinery, and I heard you can rent one, but after seeing him work the levers and saw, there's no way I'd try to operate that thing.

He ground the tree right up to my walkway and left behind a nice bed of mulch. Now I have a nice deep hole for my garden. Thanks Ray!


Yelp.com 6/5/2008 Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Anna G.
Choosing a company to remove a large, hollow tree dangerously close to my home was a more difficult (and expensive) project than I envisioned. I called four companies total, two of which didn't call me back. The people from Treemasters were nice, but the pricing was very high. Just Trees wouldn't remove the tree, claiming it was too dangerous for their guys to climb and they didn't have the equipment to navigate such a tight spot. I saw Ray Williamson's truck in my neighborhood and gave them a ring. Someone came over that day to give me an estimate - it was $350 less than Treemasters. They removed the tree three days later.

The tree was gi-normous and hollow. I asked if it was a problem to climb and they told me, "Naw, those guys are skinny. It's no big deal." Hey, they're the experts, right? The crew reduced it to a tiny stump, practically flush with the ground. Not a single branch was left behind and nothing in my backyard was disturbed. Just shavings.

Later that evening, the original Ray (father and son work together) stopped by my house to pick up a check and I liked him immediately. Maybe it was the pointy boots and leathered skin. Maybe it was the gravelly, southwestern drawl of a lifelong Texan, or the way he gently teased my son...but I liked the guy, too.


Yelp.com 9/23/2010 Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By James G.
I must say, I have worked doing this type of tree work in the past, but Ray Williamson sure made a big job look easy. Ray has the equipment, crew, and expertise that helped me, my yard, and protected my property from near future damage of trees; and he has worked a beau ti full plan for planting new, young trees that will keep my property looking great through the years.


Great value/great service
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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Lisa
I have been using Ray Williamson Tree Service for 10 years. He and his crew always show up when they say they will, they always have the lowest bid, they always finish the job to my satisfaction. I trust them to do the job impeccably. They have a group of guys who do a professional job and Ray or his son always supervise everything. They have done trimming on my 100 year old oak tree, they have taken down very large trees in my yard. their new stump mulcher is amazing. He is the only one I trust to touch my trees. They mulch all of the branches and leaves and recycle them. When they took down my 50 year old Pecan tree, they cut the wood into lengths that I could have milled into lumber and now I have kitchen cabinets made of that Pecan tree. I highly recommend them for any tree job.


Awesome service
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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Doug
Several years ago one of trees split during a storm. A friend recommended Ray and we were very pleased. Service was prompt and he took care of everything with just a handshake. Very reasonable too. A few weeks ago, we decided we needed to get rid of a tree in our front. It was taking shingles off the roof and could do some real damage. We called and they were out the same day. They now how a machine that can grind down the roots. Again, it was affordable, fast and good. It's kind of weird looking out and not seeing the tree, but they did an excellent job. I also like that either Ray or his son is around when they are doing the job. I'd recommend them to anyone.


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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Rory R. Austin Texas
I'm extremely satisfied! Ray gave me a fair price and went out of his way to make sure I was happy with the job. They did great work, cleaned up after themselves, didn't break anything and kept the lines of communication open and honest. They weren't able to grind a few stumps due to the slope of my yard and retaining walls, so Ray negotiated on the price to ensure I was still happy.

They worked their butts off, doing 2 days worth of work in 1 day, to finish before the rain came in the following day.

Great local family doing honest hard work!

Services Done for $1500: Two large trees in close proximity to house removed Two medium-small trees removed Come-Along attached to two trees with split root system leaning towards house Various clean-up of branches 1 stump ground down 6".


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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By John F. Pflugerville
We just had some stumps removed but they did a great and thorough job. I highly recommend them.


Yelp.com 11/22/2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Bodega J. Austin, Texas
With the vast amount of legit and non legit tree service places in and Austin, I took a good friends recommendation and called Ray Williamson. My friend had Ray remove a tree in the past and told me that not only they do the work he asked for a fair price, they even cleaned up a few other trees in the yard as well. I needed a rather large tree removed from my backyard due to limb breakage from a storm and also a rotting branch overhanging my house. Mr. Williamson arrived promptly at the time he said he would and then after surveying the damage gave me a quote that was below what 3 other services had given me. He did this with a handshake, not a contract which reminded me of the way my father did business. 15 minutes later Mr. Williamson's son and crew were cranking up the chain saws and getting busy.

By the end of the day said tree was removed along with a huge rotting branch from a neighbor's tree that was over my roof.

Everyone on the crew was professional, polite, and they left my yard clean, neat, and tidy. The even have their own wood chipper.

I highly recommend anyone that needs any helps with trees to use Ray Williamson. They have been in business since 1973 and are licensed and bonded. I will use them again if needed.

Everyone in the crew


I'm so happy we chose Ray to clean up our back yard. Great pricing and excellent job! The trees were manicured very nicely, all clippings were shredded and going to be used for green purpose fill in some of our xeriscaping around some of our trees and flower beds. The dead tree was removed including the stump and the hole was filled in so grasses can grow over it now.

Great job Ray!

James


This fine Saturday morning I awakened to discover that the large cedar elm in my front yard had toppled over, crashed into my fence, and was lying close to my front door. Ray Sr. showed up promptly after my call to give me a bid. Then, Ray Sr., his son Ray, Jr., and the crew spent the day removing the elm and planting a new oak tree. They worked hard, were polite and professional. I commend them to you.

Brenda in Austin, TX


I hired Ray Willamson tree service and they did an outstanding job
removing a very large tree over my two story house. The tree was very dangerous of falling into my house and my neighbors house and the price was the same as 5 other company's. But I it felt right
with Ray Willamson tree service. They explained how everything was going to be done and it went just like Mr. Williamson said it would. I highly recommend Ray Willamson tree service !

Thank you

Don in Burnet, TX


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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Anna G. Austin, Texas
Choosing a company to remove a large, hollow tree dangerously close to my home was a more difficult (and expensive) project than I envisioned. I called four companies total, two of which didn't call me back. The people from Treemasters were nice, but the pricing was very high. Just Trees wouldn't remove the tree, claiming it was too dangerous for their guys to climb and they didn't have the equipment to navigate such a tight spot. I saw Ray Williamson's truck in my neighborhood and gave them a ring. Someone came over that day to give me an estimate - it was $350 less than Treemasters.

They removed the tree three days later.

The tree was gi-normous and hollow. I asked if it was a problem to climb and they told me, "Naw, those guys are skinny. It's no big deal." Hey, they're the experts, right? The crew reduced it to a tiny stump, practically flush with the ground. Not a single branch was left behind and nothing in my backyard was disturbed. Just shavings.

Later that evening, the original Ray (father and son work together) stopped by my house to pick up a check and I liked him immediately. Maybe it was the pointy boots and leathered skin. Maybe it was the gravelly, southwestern drawl of a lifelong Texan, or the way he gently teased my son...but I liked the guy, too.


12/31/2009
We just had some stumps removed but they did a great and thorough job. I highly recommend them.