"I need more stars!! This will be a long review, but it needs to be. I had 30 feet of tree (64 year old silver maple) that I needed taken down, as it perched precariously over a building I had just built. Every time it stormed I crossed my fingers and prayed. The challenge was that this tree is in the very back of my yard, the yard only has a single garden gate for entry (not a double swinging gate a car could fit through), so heavy equipment would not have easy access, and I did not want to remove my chain link fence or have my yard torn up. The huge trunk of tree also would have to be delicately handled and dropped with precision so as not to hit the shed. There was very little wiggle room available. I had estimates from 4 other tree services in Richmond. One refused because he couldn't get his bucket truck anywhere near. One wanted to remove 20 feet of fence (not happening), one wanted to drop the fence AND run machinery through my late father's rose garden (not happening), the other was so outrageously expensive and was not even a consideration. Sam came out, saw what I needed done, and said "Yes, I can absolutely do it. No problem." And his price was the best, by FAR. He and his crew of 3 men were fantastic. They were professional, respectful of me and of my property, efficient, and fast. They laid down protective material so that my yard was not impacted by their equipment. They roped and dropped the huge branches Sam cut so that they almost floated down. One guy would be hauling limbs, while another was feeding them to the chipper, while another was being Sam's ground man with the ropes. They were on the ball and rocking and rolling! It was like watching a well-choreographed dance. The precision was truly amazing. Didn't damage anything in my yard. Removed all limbs, branches, leaves and logs, raked and blew my yard. Even moved the tomato plant back to its original position and put back the lines on my cloths line! When they were done, I couldn't even tell they were there. Except the tree trunk that caused me so much anxiety and stress, was gone. I HIGHLY recommend Sam and McCormick Tree Care. I will never use any other company! Well done, guys!!"