Lemar Tree Spades has a rich history of over 30 years of manufacturing experience in the nursery and landscape industry. Our innovative team has engineered the most efficient, reliable products in today’s market. Listening to your needs has enabled us to produce high performing, quality tree spades, tree potters, tree handling equipment, tree wrappers, stabilizers and accessories! We constantly thrive to produce cutting edge products creating higher profitability for you! Offering exceptional service is part of the Lemar commitment to your business success!
Lemar Tree Spades is a family run company. Started in 1999, Lemar has an odd beginning. In 1996 the Poffenroth family moved from Blackfalds, Alberta to a little farm outside of Airdrie, Alberta. Cattle and a small welding shop were the sole economic drivers for the newly arrived family. Marilyn Poffenroth had a dream to build her own house from the ground up and positioned the new home with a western view of the great Rocky Mountains. Being as the new family farm was at the top of a hill the newcomers had a rather abrasive welcome from the four winds.
The Poffenroths began to create a shelter belt of trees to help shield the new homestead. Over 5000 trees and as many shrubs went into this massive bulwark. During one of the plantings one of the contractor’s tree spade went down. Les Poffenroth, not wanting to lose any time, brought the spade into the little welding shop and fixed the unit there. At the end of the day the contractor came to Les and commented on his skilled craftsmanship, and casually mentioned that his owner was looking to fabricate his equipment, which was predominantly tree spades. Later, Lemar bought out the company.
Les and Marilyn seeing this as an opportunity to give their 4 children a once in a lifetime chance at running a family business decided to jump into this world of fabrication. Almost 20 years later Lemar is a highly-respected industry name, known for their commitment to customer care, high standards of fabrication quality, and recognized as an industry leader in bringing tree handling equipment into the 21st century.
Lemar and its brand of products is more committed than ever to continue the Family values that have been pioneered by Les and Marilyn Poffenroth. We stand firm in our promise of “dedication to customer success”.
Our aim is to be the leading edge in problem solving through the creation of customized products and solutions.
Everyday we choose to show humility in our interactions and honour in our relationships with customers, suppliers, and team-mates. For us this means treating others as inherently valuable creations of God and in obedience show respect to our authorities as instituted by God. We do this by being quick to admit our errors and speaking to and about others with respect. We believe that if we do this we will have God’s blessing and create a culture that cultivates teamwork, respect, and discipline.
Everyday we choose responsibility as we manage the resources we have been entrusted with. For us this means understanding the charge that God has given us to be efficient with our resources so that we can take care of the world (our environment) and the people in it (our community). We do this by proactively working towards and managing our sustainability, financially, environmentally, and relationally. We believe that if we do this we will be able to provide for providers and will be used to extend God’s gifts to many future generations.
Everyday we choose integrity in our decision making in keeping with biblical principles for business. For us this means doing what’s right because it is right over anything else. We do this through our commitment to relationship with our stakeholders, quality in our workmanship, and honesty in our communication. We believe that if we do this we will have enduring reciprocal relationships with customers, suppliers, and employees with trust as the foundation.
Everyday we choose to be grateful to God for the opportunities, resources, and people that he has placed around us. For us this means seeing problems as opportunities, being disciplined people in our thoughts and actions, and living and working with an attitude of gratitude. We do this by embracing diversity in our thinking and unity in our values. We believe that if we do this we will, by God’s grace, create and maintain a culture of positivity that will allow us to be more and more creative and effective day by day.