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Our Roots

The Arbor-Nomics Story.

Discover the roots of Arbor-Nomics and the visionaries who cultivated our legacy.

Founded by Dick Bare in 1980 as a specialized tree and shrub care company, Arbor-Nomics has flourished from its humble beginnings in Norcross, Georgia, into a premier lawn care service provider in the Metro Atlanta area. Embracing innovation and expansion, the company transitioned to include comprehensive turf care services by 1987, catering to an ever-growing customer base.

Dick Bare


Dick started Arbor-Nomics® in 1980 with one truck, lots of help from his family, and an unwavering determination to deliver “old-fashioned” customer service. Many years – and fleets of trucks – later, old-fashioned customer service is still the driving force behind our lawn care.

Josh Bare


Lawn care is in Josh’s blood. His father founded Arbor-Nomics®, and as a kid, Josh went along on service calls. He saw how his dad cared for turf and trees and – just as important – people, always putting the customer first. Josh continues that legacy of delivering great lawn care and great customer care.

Tricia Houck


Tricia started in Customer Service in 1996, but her love of numbers and accounting led her to bookkeeping and ultimately to her CFO role. She believes everyone plays a part in providing a great customer experience, so it’s important to support each other and to lead with kindness and empathy.

As we build on the solid foundation laid by our founders, we remain dedicated to delivering exceptional lawn care and customer service.