From Our Customers

Angie's List Super Service Award Winner
Angie's List Tree Service in Boston

             Previous Awards

     2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

McKinney Brothers has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all the businesses rated on the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies.

"Only a fraction of the businesses rated on Angie’s List can claim the sterling customer service record of being a Super Service Award winner because we set a high bar" said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. "The fact that McKinney Brothers can claim Super Service Award status speaks volumes about its dedication to consumers."

Since 2001, over 350 customers have rated our company and written reviews about our services on Angie's List. We are really appreciative that our customers have taken the time to do this. The feedback means a lot to us. Here are a few of their comments that convey the core values of our company.

"Our initial quote did not include work closer to the house, but based on Kirk's recommendations we had them take care of additional work while they were there. Our side lot is very large but the crew numbered around 9 and they moved through quickly and efficiently. With a crew that large, with the equipment running in many directions at once, one could easily be overwhelmed or concerned with accuracy. Kirk McKinney personally managed the work site making sure he and the crew knew each individual tree that he wanted to keep or remove. Property owners don't have to be there on the day of service, but they encourage it and we found Kirk's openness made the process work smoothly. They arrived early, and worked well as a team. Another important factor is their background as arborists. Kirk gave advice on the health of certain trees, recommending which ones we should consider keeping or removing on the day the work was performed. They were so easy to work with and so efficient that it was a pleasure to use their service." -- Mike in Dedham

"Kirk McKinney provided an estimate the day following my call, after discussing the work I wanted done. All of my calls to the company were returned promptly and my questions answered fully. The service was scheduled exactly when promised, and the crew arrived within the range of time predicted. It was obvious that members of the crew were used to working together; each knew exactly what to do in handling a complex and risky task. I was very impressed with the professional way they looked out for each other's safety, whether working high in the air (on cherry picker or suspended from a neighboring tree) with dangerous equipment (chain saws and other cutters), or on the ground with ropes helping guide huge pieces of the tree to open areas where they could be cut up for removal. I was also pleased with the care taken with my property (house, furniture, plants, and other items on the deck and in the garden) and how neatly final clean-up was accomplished. They did a great job." -- Ellen in West Roxbury

"Excellent experience working with McKinney Brothers! Came within a week and gave estimate on the spot. Scheduling went just how they said it would. Arrived promptly on the day of the job. Work done was just as outlined. They cleaned up the site beautifully. A classy company all around." -- John in Jamaica Plain

"I had an excellent experience. I left a message with the office in the morning, received a call in the late afternoon to see if he could come by, and had my written estimate that evening!!! He had incredible knowledge about the tree in question and knew just what I needed. I received a call over the weekend to let me know when the work would be done. From start to finish, it was a smooth and easy experience with McKinney Brothers!" -- Ilyce in Wellesley

"Kirk and his team are AWESOME. It was a pleasure to watch them work - an example of efficiency and professionalism! Kirk maneuvered the 65' bucket up and around the tall white pines, carefully choosing where to prune and ensuring that the branches cut off got to the ground carefully. His team was very efficient and professional. It was a marvel to see him maneuver around the tree and swing the bucket over to me for a quick question, all the while directing his team. They were in and out quickly. They took everything they cut with them. Kirk looks at the property with the long-term eye of an arborist who wants to maintain the trees of the property for their health and to avoid property damage, etc. He goes above and beyond and really does a fabulous job. We thought we were just doing maintenance before next winter's snows, but weeks after they were here we had severe summer storms. Two neighbors around us had major trees down (one who lost a deck and roof to a tree - and ended up hiring Kirk because he'd seen him in action on our property). Despite these harrowing storms, we had nothing but a few pine needles - thanks I'm sure to the work done by Kirk and his team." -- Diane in Newton

"If you're looking for a tree service, you can stop your search right here. After getting 4-5 estimates, it was clear to me that McKinney Brothers Tree Service was the most efficient, fast and reasonably priced of all the companies I spoke to. Kirk McKinney came out and quickly gave an estimate, set up the job in a week, executed the job without a problem and even included pruning some trees for no extra cost so that we could have a better view of the city from our house! A few weeks later, I was pleasantly surprised by some beautiful aerial photographs of our house from the bucket he was in while doing the work. This kind of service is hard to find…. I highly recommend them to anyone who wants a no headache job done for a great price." -- Kathy in Roslindale

"I've been using McKinney for the past 10 years or so. I've had a problematic tree that I love and they have worked with me to do what we can to save it. It's nice to be able to call and say, "I need the tree at the end of the yard pruned again" and trust that they will do it and the price will be fair (though they always offer to come by on a Saturday to give me a quote). And I confess, I love getting a thank you card from them after the job is done." -- Lois in Norwood

"We contacted Kirk based on other reviews from Angie's List, and were very impressed. We had originally called him to help remove some dead branches, but he eyeballed our yard and was able to identify the source of some other problems we had had, and suggest remedies. He was also able, at a glance, to identify every tree and shrub in our yard, which was quite important to us. We have small children and had been concerned about the toxicity of some of the bushes, and he put our minds at ease. His work was prompt, professional, and very skilled." -- Beth in Newton

We have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.     2 BBB Customer Reviews

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McKinney Brothers was published in the Checkbook magazine in 2010 and 2013 when they reviewed area Tree Care Services. We received their “top rating” for quality and a 98% rating.

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Check out our reviews on Yelp!McKinney Brothers Tree Service

I found McKinney Brothers on Angie's List and called them because of their service awards.

They pruned a bunch of trees on our property (including a massive old oak) and took down two trees - one smaller spruce and a +/-60 foot pine. They were exceptionally reasonable and Kirk took the time to explain to me exactly what they were going to be doing and why. The big oak and the 60 foot pine were on property lines between us and two of our neighbors, and Kirk and the crew were highly considerate of the neighbors' property and privacy.

I was so impressed with how efficiently and quickly they worked, by how pleasant and considerate they were, and by how complete and clean a job they did, that I ended up buying the crew lunch! I felt like they'd earned their pay and more.

I've already recommended McKinney Brothers to several people, and will absolutely be calling them again as tree needs arise.

Amanda - Milton

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Best Tree Service Anywhere!!!!!!!!!

"I am a realtor in the Metro Boston area, and have worked with many companies, and McKinney Brothers is by far the BEST. The pricing is unbeatable; every employee is respectful and professional. They show up when they say they will, clean up after themselves, (as though they were never there) and will convince you to save as many trees as you were hoping to take down. I have now used their service on at least 10 occasions, and they are the only company that I will refer to my clients without any reservations at all. They are simply the best." -- Noah in Needham

Saint Mary's Parish in Dedham wrote these kind words about us in their weekly newsletter after we cleaned up some storm damage for them.

The McKinney Brothers Tree Service donated their time and effort by removing a tree limb that fell on the boiler room roof of the church. We are most grateful for their time and generosity.

In May 2012 we donated our services to COGdesign. Check us out on their home page – 

Thanks to the generosity of McKinney Brothers Tree Services, the canopies of many mature trees at the Walker Center for Ecumenical Exchange, a new COGdesign client, received long overdue maintenance!

We have also donated wood chips to many local businesses to help improvements their landscapes.  Here is a thank you from Grace Lutheran Church in Needham, MA

The members of Grace Lutheran Church extend our heartfelt thanks to you and your crew for providing wood chips to cover the Garden of Grace foot paths. We had enough chips for the paths and several other areas. We greatly appreciate the donation. I’m sure our newly enhanced garden will be greatly enjoyed by our community this summer! Scott Christensen, Council President


We also value the thank you notes that our customers have sent directly to us.

"If all contractors were this easy to work with, life would be much simpler." -- Michael in Newton

"Thanks for the outstanding job you did at our home. It was a pleasure meeting Kirk. The way you conduct your business is the way it's supposed to be." -- Chuck in Natick

"Thank you for the work done. It is very refreshing in this day and age to see a business take such care." -- Mary in Norwood

"Thanks for the excellent job. This was the second time we used your excellent services, and we are as pleased this time, as we were the last. Be assured of our continued patronage." -- Robert in Newtonville

"Thank you for a job well done! I feel like I have a new home. Fabulous clean up too!" -- Barbara in Needham