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Get to Know Your Trusted Lighting and Tree Service Contractors in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and Nearby Mountain Communities

TCIA-Accredited Professionals With Decades of Experience


Beautiful properties in the mountains deserve to be enhanced in winter and summer. Our team will take care of everything through our all-inclusive lighting service – design, professional custom light installation, rental of lighting product, service calls, maintenance, repair, replacement of product, and takedown! Choose from roof lighting, tree lights, market lighting, patio lighting, garland, wreaths; we also use LED lights which saves you money on your electricity bill!


As a premier tree care company in Steamboat Springs you can be assured your trees will be well cared for with a trained arborist on our team. The long-term health of your trees is of great value to us as it is to you. Our professionals can take care of your tree trimming and shrub pruning needs in a safe manner using specialty lifts, experienced tree climbers and proper safety equipment. You will be thrilled with our exceptional customer service, communication and execution of work from start to finish.

Meet Our Team

Steamboat Lightscapes is the company it is today because of the incredible people we have on board. Our experienced International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborists are happy to share their knowledge with newer employees, and we’ve created a friendly, supportive work environment where everyone feels valued and heard. Because we love what we do, it’s easy to show up to work with a smile, and our clients appreciate our friendly service as much as they do our extensive knowledge and specialized tree services. Get to know us!


Jason Jones

Jason Jones is co-owner of Steamboat Lightscapes. Jason holds a Bachelor’s Degree in horticulture, is an International Society of Arboriculture Board Certified Master Arborist, and is licensed with the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

He is the visionary at ATS, focusing on large scale sales, identifying new business opportunities, culture, and training.  Jason has over 30 years of experience in the field of arboriculture and continues to share his knowledge of the industry by presenting at national conferences and university classrooms. Outside of focusing on the business, you can find Jason enjoying live music, biking, or traveling with friends and family. Please email [email protected] or go to to contact Jason.
General Manager

Jen Grimes

Jen joined Steamboat Lightscapes in 2014. She serves as the General Manager where she oversees the processes and operations within Steamboat Lightscapes.

She enjoys collaborating with team members and sharing her passion for trees and the connection with people and processes.

Prior to joining Steamboat Lightscapes, Jen served in the Air National Guard for the 155th Air Refueling Wing in Nebraska for 6 years.  Throughout college, she worked for a landscaping company where her passion for trees and landscapes really blossomed.  Jen graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Horticulture and business degree and has gained over 20 years of experience in the tree care industry, with a focus in Plant Health Care.  She is an International Society of Aboriculture Certified Arborist, a Certified Tree Care Safety Professional and is a Qualified Supervisor with the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Outside of work, Jen enjoys camping, concerts, gardening, and spending time with her family doing all the outdoor activities the mountains have to offer. Please email [email protected] or go to to contact Jen.

Consulting Arborist

Chris Forman

Chris Forman is a consulting arborist at Steamboat Lightscapes, where he provides professional assessments and reporting for clients with questions pertaining to trees and other natural resources.

Chris also serves as the sales manager where he leads a team of experienced sales arborists in the Carbondale, Ridgway, and Steamboat Springs offices of Steamboat Lightscapes. Chris is an International Society of Arboriculture Board Certified Master Arborist, graduate of the ASCA Consulting Academy, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from Colorado State University.  He has been practicing forestry and arboriculture for over 20 years in both the public and private sectors. Chris is an avid saltwater fly fisherman and enjoys traveling with his wife and daughter.  Please email [email protected] or go to to contact Chris.
Consulting Arborist

TJ Thrasher

Born and raised in Steamboat Springs. He has worked in the landscape industry his entire life. He and his wife, Tasha purchased Sol Solutions in 2011. They worked hard to grow the business and expand the general tree care services before merging Sol Solutions with Aspen Tree Service.

T.J. is an outdoor enthusiast with an interest in triathlons, competing on an international level in the Xtri world tour. He is also an elite nordic ski racer who still actively races.  His love of nordic racing extended to a volunteer coaching position at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. In addition to his athletic interests T.J.  is active in conservation and sits on the board of Keep Routt Wild, is an at-large member of the Routt Recreation Roundtable and  sits on the WHILD fund granting committee. Other interests include assisting his son in his pursuit as a biathlete and hunting and fishing with his son when time allows.
ISA Arborist RM 7406A
Qualified supervisor:  101 Agricultural insect, 107 Rangeland pest, 109 Industrial and right-of-way, 206 turf pest control, 207 Ornamental pest control
Administrative Coordinator

Patricia Roy

Patricia Roy is the administrative coordinator for the Steamboat & Ridgway location of Steamboat Lightscapes. Her role is seen as “the central hub” of the team connecting sales, production, clients, and the office “spokes” all together.

With her detail-oriented ways, she supports each division of the company and holds the team accountable for any potential tasks and due dates coming up.

While Patricia does not have an accreditation in the tree care industry (yet), her love of learning new things and passion for exterior lighting has made Steamboat Lightscapes the perfect professional fit. Patricia loves to ski, cook, and travel (international and domestic). Her goal is to go to as many countries as she is in age and so far, she is a bit ahead of that! Please email [email protected] or go to to contact Patricia.

ISA Certified Arborist

Shawn McPhee

Shawn McPhee is an ISA Certified Arborist at Aspen Tree Service located in Steamboat Springs. He helps train our team and is our arborist representative who meets with clients and provides a wealth of knowledge and information to help improve your landscape.

Shawn may also be out on your property doing any and all of the work when help is needed!
Shawn grew up in the tree industry with his family having a business in New England, and has been officially practicing in the industry for the past 12 years.  He also has his Tree Risk Assessment Qualification and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine.
When he’s not at work you’ll find him hiking, mountain biking, skiing, scuba diving, and traveling with his son.  Please email [email protected] or go to to contact Shawn.
Lead Production Manager, Lighting Sales

Brian Erhart

Brian started working with Steamboat Lightscapes in 2016 when it was known as Steamboat Lightscapes. In 2016, Brian started in the company with the main role of a Lighting Technician.

Working as part of a smaller company, Brian was able to learn and work closely with the owners. Rapidly advancing and with an insatiable hunger to learn and contribute more, he has become an invaluable pillar of the Steamboat Lightscapes team. Brian has welcomed and taught new staff members and is eager to teach our Ridgway and Carbondale locations more about lighting and what differentiates us as a leader in the outdoor lighting industry. Brian is excited to continue to grow in the company and help other cities in Colorado experience great lighting and excellent customer service. When Brian is not at work you can find him skiing, rafting, water skiing, spending time with his rapidly growing family, and always finding new adventures/challenges.
Product Supervisor, Sustainability Coordinator

Daniel Franz

Dan started with ATS in 2021 when he came over with Steamboat Lightscapes. During the summer months, he works in the Plant Health Care department, having earned his Qualified Supervisor in Ornamental and Forestry earlier this year.

He is also the Lighting Product Supervisor, managing the product for all three branches of the company and installing lights during the fall and winter months. In addition, Dan is the Sustainability Coordinator for the Steamboat branch and is working closely with the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council to become certified through the Colorado Green Business Program.


In the early 1980’s, Paul Mansolilli was living and working in the Roaring Fork Valley when he decided to purchase a used grain truck with a dump bed to start performing job site clean-up and hauling on the side. Odd jobs kept flowing in and it was the cemetery clearing work that gave him the idea to go into business performing tree work. The first yellow page ad was placed in 1982 making that year the official origination date of Steamboat Lightscapes. For the first seven years of operation, Paul worked performing pruning and simple removals.

In 1993, Paul’s nephew, David Deyarmond, accepted an offer to join the team. Paul and David worked side-by-side, maintaining a trusted, professional tree care company. As the business continued to grow, David took over all sales and managed multiple crews, Paul managed the office. The desire to offer the client additional service lines including Plant Health Care, provided an opportunity to bring Jason Jones on board in 2005.

Jason Jones was hired as a plant health consultant, which quickly turned into a full-time opportunity. He brought with him a wealth of knowledge after his years of experience in Colorado, and helped expand the company’s offerings to include plant health care and more.

After Paul’s unexpected passing in 2017, Jason and David purchased the company. Today, David and Jason both credit the strong foundation Paul established for the organic growth of the business and for their inclusive company culture.

They’ve attracted a team of skilled employees who love to work and play together. The team training event in September is an annual highlight, where all the employees come together to learn from each other, enjoy a meal, and spend time together in the beautiful Colorado outdoors.

Though the business requires a lot of time, David and Jason enjoy it all—and still find time to give back to the community. In addition to donating to local nonprofits and working with local outdoor film festivals, they’re proud to be a part of the Tour des Trees to benefit The TREE Fund (Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund). Jason and other employees have rode their bikes to raise $20,000 for this organization, which supports scientific research and the sharing of knowledge in arboriculture and urban forestry.


As our name implies, we're known for tree services, however, we offer a variety of other services where we apply the same expertise and attention to detail to every job we do:


Whether you contact us for a problem you are seeing with your current trees or you are looking for help selecting the right tree for your location, our International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborists guide you through each of our services equipped with knowledge and expertise and can address questions about land clearing, tree and stump removal, pruning, emergency tree services, fire mitigation, forest management, and more. As a TCIA Accredited company, we always put safety first. 



Regular inspection and maintenance of trees help preserve their vitality and ensure their sound structure and long life. Problems like insect infestation or disease are best treated when identified early. Our certified arborists will inspect your property, make suggestions to keep your trees in tip-top shape, and offer treatments and options to restore health to those that are struggling.



We take a complete service approach to outdoor holiday lighting for your home or business, so you can enjoy the festivity without any hassle. It all starts with a site visit and design plan; we hang the lights, set timers, and check on them and make adjustments throughout the season. We’re on call for repairs when necessary, and we take your lights down and store them at our facility at the end of the season.



Keep your lawn healthy and green with customized lawn treatments and weed control. Every yard is different, and we’ll work with you to determine the best approach for your property with organic or traditional treatment options that are tree-friendly and support a drought-tolerant landscape.



From HOA’s to retail centers, resorts, and municipalities, our dedicated team assists property managers and business owners maintain the value of their landscape assets through tree care, fertilization, tree pruning, planting, and more.



With advanced tree health assessments, tree risk assessments, and tree inventory services, we can identify issues with your tree health, preservation challenges and develop a management plan. If you need to remove a tree, we can help with the permit application process. 


Getting to Know Us Through Our Clients’ Experiences

After decades of experience in the area, we’ve developed long-lasting relationships with clients who depend upon us to keep their trees healthy and their properties safe and attractive. This is what they have to say about working with us:

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Your Holiday Lighting and Tree Service Contractors in Steamboat and Beyond

Steamboat Lightscapes has locations in Carbondale, Ridgway, and Steamboat Springs, and we serve the following communities:

  • Aspen
  • Carbondale
  • Glenwood Springs
  • Redstone
  • Basalt
  • Snowmass
  • Norwood
  • Ridgway
  • Montrose
  • Ouray
  • Telluride
  • Mountain Village
  • Steamboat
  • Oak Creek
  • Hayden
  • Craig


If you’re looking for a long-term career with opportunities for growth and advancement, we’d love to hear from you. We offer a supportive, transparent work environment, competitive pay, ongoing training, health insurance, paid holidays, and more. Visit our careers page to learn more about our available positions and apply today. 

Contact Your Local Tree Service Contractors Today

We’ve built a reputation by offering reliable tree services from highly-trained and certified tree service contractors, and today we’re known in Aspen and throughout the mountain communities around Carbondale, Ridgway, and Steamboat Springs for our exceptional work and kind, caring employees. In addition to tree planting and removal, pruning, stump clearing, and lawn care, we offer fire mitigation as well as holiday lighting design and installation.

Get to know us —we’re a fun crowd!—and we’ll look forward to meeting you. 

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