A third-generation business owner, Robert got his entrepreneurial chops from his family right here in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Beginning with his grandfather's business MetalTek International, Robert was raised by two driven individuals and successful business owners in their own right. They instilled in him a commitment to hard work, respect for the craft, and quality. A member of the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), Robert has been a business owner for over 10 years and has been in the tree industry for over 15 years. Robert and his wife Bethany provide vibrant lives for two crazy dogs, Hueco and Darci, and adventure together often. 

Robert is passionate about trees. He understands that every tree is different, and that is a large part of what makes him appreciate his job. He instills professionalism, honesty, and exceptional customer service in his entire team. He aims to hire the most skilled individuals who are experienced, knowledge-based, and just genuine, good-hearted people. 

The entire team has a profound respect for nature, and they strive to work with it and not against it. They take great pride in what they do and work to ensure that each client is completely taken care of and satisfied with their results.

Our Story

Paden Tree People was established in 2017 by Robert Paden. After years of experience running a tree pruning and removal business, and a lifetime of rigging and climbing, Robert saw a need in the Chattanooga and surrounding communities for additional arboriculture education and an expanded specialty in high-risk removal. And thus, Paden Tree People was born.