Be Your Own Boss. Work Outside. No Experience Necessary.

You read that right. At Lucas, you don’t need any experience to join us. We’ll train you and give you all the tools you need to grow for a safe and lucrative career in the trade of arboriculture.

Right now, we’re looking for people who are more about working outside than in and aren’t afraid of working hard, learning how to do it better, and taking on more responsibility— the type of people who like the idea of being on the fast track to a pay raise and promotion.

We Hire for Attitude. Train for Altitude.

The Lucas crew is made up of all types of people. We have rock climbers and first responders, veterans and gearheads. Some of us just like being outdoors all the time. We like to say we hire for attitude and train for altitude. So, whatever your background, if you’re willing to work hard, you’ll find a spot to grow at Lucas.

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Work. Train.
Advance. Repeat.

Lucas is a great place to start—and a great place to grow. We invest in our employees. That means we pay for your training, whether it’s earning your commercial driver’s license (CDL) or one of the many professional certificates we provide. We reward hard work with incentive-based wages and opportunities for advancement.

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“This is definitely a career choice. I moved up from arborist trainee to arborist to running my own bucket truck and climbing crews to moving into this position as safety trainer. It’s a great career. It’s a great field. And the industry is always growing.”Nick Palladino, Safety Trainer

The More You Push, the Further You’ll Go.

Start at $15-$18/hour + Move Up

No minimum wage here. New employees start at $15-$18/hour and move up from there with every certificate earned and new skillset learned.

Pick your Certification

Work in the bucket, climb trees, work on the ground. There are endless opportunities to become certified and move up.

Get your CDL On Us

We’ll pay for your training. Use our equipment while you learn. You’ll always have your CDL—and you’ll never be unemployable again.

Earn Bonuses

It’s not something you see much anymore, but we offer incentives for productivity and safety. The more you do, the safer you are, the more you earn. Because good work should be rewarded.

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Benefits of a Job Well Done

  • Medical Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • 401K Plan w/Company Match
  • Short-term Disability
  • Long-term Disability (Company Paid)
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Direct Deposit


“I love storms. It’s definitely nerve racking when you first become a foreman, but once you know what you’re doing, it’s the most thrilling thing you could do. After accomplishing a storm call you think: Wow I did that.”

Ashley Hooper, ArboristAshley Hooper, Arborist

“It’s good work we’re doing. We like helping people. I feel like a hero.”

Jarbin Mendez, Arborist/ClimberJarbin Mendez, Arborist/Climber

“Working in the middle of a storm or late at night, you really feel good about yourself helping people get the power back on. I think that’s probably the most rewarding aspect at Lucas Tree.”

Simon Reid, Safety TrainerSimon Reid, Safety Trainer

“If you’re willing to put the time in, they’re willing to put their time in with you. They will help you every step of the way.”

Earnest Goodwyn, Arborist/Equipment OperatorEarnest Goodwyn, Arborist/Equipment Operator

“If you want to become an arborist, a professional in the tree industry, Lucas is tree college. And we get paid for it, so it’s even better.”

Carlos Hernandez, Training ArboristCarlos Hernandez, Training Arborist

Explore the Tree Industry While You Earn

We get you’re just starting out. That’s why Lucas has lots of introductory jobs available. You can check out different career paths while you work and earn. Start as Ground Operations Technician, Arborist Trainee, Climber, Chainsaw Operator, or any other intro position and move up from there. And the best part? No experience necessary.

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Current Openings

There’s lots to do out there, and we’d like you to help us get it done. We’re looking to fill these positions. See one you like? It’s (super) easy to apply.

Ready to start your career with Lucas?

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