Put an End to the ‘Door Knocker’ Reign

Last month Timber Warriors responded to the mess a ‘door knocker’ left behind. The impostors felled a tree onto a home. Shortly after, Timber Warriors came in to relieve the homeowner of the disastrous situation.

The sad truths: this was not Timber Warriors’ first time cleaning up a ‘door knocker’s’ mess, and ‘door knockers’ are way more common than homeowners think.

Tree Crews

You can help put an end to the ‘door knocker’ reign

  1. Be safe, correct, and professional – always. This way homeowners know what is unsafe, incorrect, and unprofessional when they see it.
  2. Make habit of showing arboriculture-related identifications and licenses while out bidding. This way homeowners will become accustomed to this and expect it in the future.
  3. Talk with your city officials; help them to understand the importance of having licensed-only crews working within city limits.


There are signs that suggest you may be in the presence of a ‘door knocker’

  1. If an estimate total is low and lacks detail, that could be a red flag. It is recommended that homeowners get estimates from three companies to help confirm or deny the presence of an impostor.
  2. The ‘crew’ says they are certified, licensed, and insured, but do not have the proof to back it up.
  3. The ‘crew’ asks for cash, payment up front, or for the check to be made out to an individual.

    Read the full March Newsletter.