I’m Kory Daniel Fador and I started the KDF Tree & Landscape business in 2007. I had a dream and a goal. KDF Tree & Landscape was built the way I was raised, with hard work and honesty.
My father used to ask me, “How bad do you want it?” He would tell us we could have anything if we wanted it bad enough. I wanted something to be proud of and KDF is more than just a business to me.
In the Beginning with KDF Tree & Landscape
The business started with just me, a Dodge Avenger, and a Stihl 440 chainsaw my father loaned me the cash to buy. My next saw was the first big purchase. The two saws, some rakes, and a harness were all kept in my “shop” which was simply a plastic shed I put together in my parents’ backyard.
To learn the business, I worked for a tree and landscape service during and after high school and worked for my own customers on the weekends. And I worked a lot!
Work Hard, Learn Fast
After working for the landscape company, I began working for a huge tree service and I learned I had a real passion for trees. I traveled with the company to other states and learned fast. Finally, the day came when I was given the courage by a great friend, and now colleague, to go out on my own.
Work hard, learn fast, or die is kind of how it went in the beginning. I went through two pickup trucks and, after shoveling countless loads of wood chips, got my first dump truck. Eventually, after renting and borrowing chippers, I also bought a chipper.
The KDF Tree Services Team Today
Today we have many trucks, more insurance, and many more saws. Passion grew as the company did and now we offer many services with the same core beliefs.
At KDF we value our employees and look for passion in them. If you’d like to be considered for a role on our team, complete our employment form. We offer retirement plans, vacation pay, and good pay rates. I tell my employees what I was told, “If you want it bad enough, you can get it.” I want to retain good people and help them grow.
We care about our employees, our clients, and our reputation, and we believe it shows in our work. Call us for tree removal, tree care, stump removal, and excavation services and you’ll discover the KDF Difference for yourself.
Owner and Arborist
I do this work because I enjoy it. It’s a service I want to provide in a way I would like to see others provide it, which I don’t see as often as I’d like. In my business I hold my team to a consistent standard because it’s important to me to follow through with what I promise. The team sees that I truly appreciate them and that I honor their efforts. You’ll often find me in a tree or getting dirty with the team, making sure the customer gets more than what they expect. My goal is to provide a quality, honest, and trustworthy service that’s deserving of repeat business and referrals from my customers
Arborist Rep and Sales
I work at KDF because it allows me to be more than just a number. It allows me to rapidly advance in my profession. It's great to be a part of something that grows every single year, and I know that I am truly one of the reasons for that growth. I like having the opportunity to meet with clients and interact with them. I appreciate the team aspect and how everyone works well together and I know that I am appreciated. KDF Tree & Landscape takes good care of us.