At the helm of Georgia Tree Company are two dynamic women – Mary Guaracino and Sarah Guaracino. The pair also owns and operates Duffy Roofing.
After 40 years in nursing, Mary retired from a Chief Nursing Officer position, and relocated to Georgia to be closer to her youngest son, Joe, and his family. “I spent my life helping others and enjoyed every minute of it! I knew I wanted to do something more,” Mary explained. “I started Georgia Tree Company because I saw a great need in our area for a tree service company. I wanted to give the community quality work at a fair price and 5-star service!” Mary had the misfortune to spend over $10,000 when trying to repair a septic system/field. “This happened after I moved to Georgia in 2012. I was ripped off by three different contractors and still to this day have trouble with the system. I wanted to provide something better!” And so Georgia Tree Company was born. Sarah, Mary’s daughter-in-law is her business partner. Along with Joe, who works as the company’s Operations Manager, the trio is dedicated to providing exceptional service to its clients. “Joe’s experience as an insurance adjuster who previously operated a law firm that advocated for homeowners and business owners after hurricane Wilma,” Mary explained, “added tremendous foresight in handling insurance claims. In the past, Joe facilitated the recovery of more than 40 million dollars for storm victims, who were underpaid by insurance companies.” Working with her family is invaluable to Mary. “We get along great and have a lot of positive energy together. Sarah is raising four beautiful children, yet she decided to help me get Georgia Tree off the ground. Sarah is an entrepreneur who successfully purchased, updated and managed a portfolio of more than 100 residential properties. We started Georgia Tree in her basement!” recalled Mary with a proud smile. Georgia Tree Company has 5-star ratings with Kudzu, Facebook, Better Business Bureau, and Home Advisor and Super Service Awards with Angie’s List. “It all goes back to our basic Christian beliefs, “Do unto Others”. Our customers love our Project Managers, our crews, and the quality service we provide,” added Mary.
But their story doesn’t stop with Georgia Tree Company.
“After providing countless support to customers stricken with fallen trees on their homes, walking them through insurance claims and helping put their homes back together, we decided to start a branch of the fourth generation roofing company in Georgia. My grandfather started Duffy Roofing in 1921, my father dedicated his life to the family business while raising eight children, and one of my brother’s still runs the company in Philadelphia, Pa. Thus Duffy Roofing and Restoration was formed in Georgia,” added Mary. Following in the footsteps of Georgia Tree Company, Duffy Roofing has provided the same quality work, with fair market value pricing and great customer satisfaction – and Mary makes sure that remains at the forefront of all their family-owned and operated companies do.