About Us

ArbSmart's Story


Founded by a Native North Georgian

Owner Jon-Erik Harkins was born and raised locally in the North Georgia mountains. His family worked in the logging industry and, therefore, was exposed to the world of trees at a very young age.

He began his tree climbing career in the mountains of East Tennessee and moved back to continue work in Dawsonville. Jon-Erik has since established a loyal base of those he has had the pleasure of working for.

ArbSmart takes cues from the old school but wholeheartedly embraces the new paths of arboriculture. We have worked in a wide variety of locations from East Tennessee, to South Florida and Southeast Texas.

While we have seen and worked in many other places, our hearts will always reside in North Georgia.

Our Priority is Customer Satisfaction

Our professionally trained arborists have helped citizens across Georgia.

"I was immensely impressed with the work of this personable young couple. They were prompt, more than competent, and cleaned up after themselves. The work they did for me was mainly trimming, and they managed to cut back years of overgrowth onto my roof and chimney and make it all aesthetically pleasing. I am very pleased with the results. I would definitely give them the highest recommendation!"

~ Judy M.

"Everything went smoothly. No surprises...they did what they said they would do."

~ Tracy P.

"Amazing service. Professional. Good pricing. Flexible. Insured. Good communication.Friendly. What else can I say???"

~ Enzo S.

On-site less than hour after contact on Sunday evening! Eliminated dangerous broken tree over road before dark and returned the next day to clean up/remove debris."

~ Ralph C.

"Jon-Erik did a great job at a great price. I will definitely use his services again!!"

~ Mary S.

"Jon-Erik is very knowledgeable and efficient. He removed many gum trees and poplars along with vines and weeds from a large portion of our property to help protect nice trees that were in bad shape. He also climbed our hickory tree without spikes to care for it and another by removing vines and trimming it off a cypress. He did what we agreed on and charged the fair original quote. He and his partner were professional, kind and even cleaned up in the pouring rain! We will call upon his services again. Thanks, ArbSmart!"

~ Stephanie H.

"Worked all day nonstop and did exactly as contracted. Hire and recommend anytime."

~ Kenneth S.

"Great job at a fair price. I've already referred them to a friend."

~ Ray E.

"Able to do the job quickly and efficiently. Responded very fast and able to come and give quote next day and had job done next day!"

~ Dorothy M.

"We had a 125-foot tree that had been hit by lightning. Jon-Erik and his crew performed the work as we requested and on time. They were very accommodating to both us and the city who became involved due to traffic around in the area of the tree. We would definitely use ArbSmart Total Tree Care again."

~ Carol C.

"Everything was GREAT!! Jon-Erik contacted me the same day and was on time for the scheduled estimate. He stayed in contact before the date of the job to ensure our schedules matched up. He and his crew showed up a few mins earlier than the scheduled time which is great! (15 mins early is always better than 5 mins late) 🙂 I would recommend Jon-Erik and ArbSmart to anyone looking to get a few limbs cut back (like me) or a full tree takedown. Customer service gets an A++. Keep up the GREAT work!"

~ Chris T.

"Great job! Tree was trimmed exactly the way I wanted."

~ Kevin M.

"Jon came out same day to give me a quote and returned the next day to complete the job. It's worth it to watch him as he doesn't use a ladder - he's like Spiderman! I totally recommend ArbSmart."

~ Kevin D.

"I needed several trees removed, and lots of limbs removed or trimmed back. Jon-Erik did a great job, especially given the difficult conditions - very tall trees hanging directly over either the house or power lines, and a newly installed fence. Very pleased with the work and results."

~ Holland K.

"Excellent guy! Knows what he is doing. Very friendly, I will be back for more business! Thanks for the Adrenaline."

~ Matt M.

"Very impressed and satisfied. Jon-Erik was responsible, professional, neat, on time, etc. etc. He did an excellent job. Have already recommended his services to others!!"

~ Joanne P.

"Jon-Erik is an honest, hard working guy. Thanks for everything. Recommended."

~ Pat B.

"Jon-Eric was prompt, professional, easy to work with, and did everything we agreed to. I would recommend him highly. I felt his pricing was competitive a he was careful to Leave the property in good order."

~ Mary B.

"Jon was excellent to work with on this project. Came out to provide a quote the day I posted to Thumbtack and started work two days later. Highly recommend!"

~ Jordan T.

"This was my first time using Thumbtack and I was quite pleased. I was contacted by Jon-Erik Harkins within 30 minutes of posting my project. He came out the same day, gave me an acceptable estimate, and performed the work the next day. The work was done well and neatly. Would definitely consider ArbSmart for future projects."

~ Judy W.

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