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Our Commitment

Our commitment to customers is to be the highest quality tree service company in the Salt Lake City Metro. The Tree Industry isn’t always full of the most professional and qualified workers. We understand that because all of us at Rent A Monkey has worked for other unprofessional companies.

Our goal is to stand out by dressing professionally when we give an estimate, arriving on time, communicating with all our customers frequently, and most of all doing excellent work. We do not want to damage your property in the case of tree removal. We move your plants, adjust your flowers, talk with the neighbors, contact the power company if necessary.. etc.

We also try to leave your property looking spotless. We use rakes and leaf blowers to clean up your property and make it look like we were never there. If we don’t succeed simply call us and we will come back to make it look perfect. If we damage your fence, for example, we will come back to fix it, free of charge.

It is so important to have experienced arborists properly prune your tree. If done wrong, you can easily damage your tree, send it into shock, or even kill it.  Our highly skilled team will always prune your trees properly and leave them healthier than we found them.

Tree Evaluations

Do you need your dead or injured tree evaluated? Rent A Monkey does on-site inspections weekly in the SLC Metro area. Contact us for more information.

24/7 Emergency Assistance

Rent A Monkey is on call 24/7 for Emergency Assistance. Whether power lines or a recent storm have affected you. We are ready to help you.

We’re Open to Ideas

If you think you could use our services for other needs, reach out today to discuss our capabilities. We’d be more than happy to have a discussion about your needs.

Meet the Team

Gregg Nelson

Gregg Nelson

Owner & Climber

Gregg is a co-founder of Rent A Monkey. He graduated from Winona State University with a Degree in Business Administration. After college Gregg moved to Salt Lake City and worked as a line clearance arborist. After working his way through management he went on to work for a residential tree care company. After working his way into management in both companies Gregg decided to start his own business with Kyle Hanson. Through years of experience, he learned the technical skills and operational management skills required to run a business. With his degree in business, experience as an arborist, and discipline from the US Marines, Rent A Monkey has been a successful and growth-oriented company due to Gregg's efforts.

Kyle Hanson

Kyle Hanson

Owner & Climber

Kyle is a co-founder of Rent A Monkey. Following family tradition, Kyle followed in his father's footsteps and began tree climbing at 18. After 21 years of hard work Kyle still enjoys climbing trees and training new crew members. Originally from Washington, Kyle is experienced in climbing some of the largest trees in the United States. In fact, Kyle operated his own business for 15 years in the Seattle area until moving to Salt Lake City. His skill and experience play a major role in the success of Rent A Monkey. No matter how complicated the job is; with Kyle’s experience and background we always seem to find a way to solve the problem. Experienced in sales, climbing, and operating a business, Kyle is a very well-rounded member of Rent A Monkey.

Randy Fantz

Randy Fantz


Growing up in Washington Randy was always interested in the idea of doing tree work. After meeting Kyle, they briefly worked together in Washington. With the need for an extra hand, Randy flew to Salt Lake City to help Rent A Monkey temporarily. After falling in love with the Utah area and seeing the potential for growth within the company, Randy decided to stay and is now a fast-learning tree climber for Rent A Monkey. He is a great asset to our team, his hard work and willingness to learn allows him to excel as a climber.

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Utah CommunityForest Council Affiliated (UCFC)
ISA – Utah Chapter Members
ISA – International Members
ISA – Certified Arborist
ISA – Utility Specialist
ISA – Certified Tree Workers
TCIA Members
Certified Tree Safety Person (CTSP Certified)
Line Clearance Certified
Veteran Owned

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