Ben is an internet entrepreneur and the founder of GoTreeQuotes and GoSolarQuotes.
Ben is an arborist by trade with almost 10 years industry experience running a successful tree service in Sydney. Over the last 6 years has turned his attention to sharing his knowledge of the tree industry with customers and helping homeowners get the best deal on tree trimming and removal.
MY WORK STORY
My work story begins with a lawn care and garden maintenance business in Sydney’s southwest. While working I studied Arboriculture to work exclusively with trees.
- Busy Bee Mowing
- The Tree Man Arborist Services
- Studies Currency Trading on the Foreign Exchange
- Moved to Spain
- Founded GoTreeQuotes.com.au
- Took it internationally with gotreequotes.com
- Founded GoSolarQuotes.com.au
Growing up close to my grandfather John who was a horticulturist and spent his retirement propagating plants to sell and raise money for cancer research, I had a green thumb at an early age.
I started my first business Busy Bee Mowing and Gardens at 21 until I found my calling in Arboriculture. After becoming qualified it was a natural progression to sell my mowing run and start Tree Tree Man Arborist Services.
Climbing trees for a living is pretty hard work and after 7 years in the game, I wanted something different.
I began studying forex trading and traveled often to Europe where I met my now wife Ana on a chance encounter in front of a hostel in Piccadilly Circus, London. Eventually, I moved to Spain and began teaching English (and studying Spanish).
Not long after I founded my first internet business GoTreeQuotes. I had a lot of knowledge to share on trees and I noticed a lof the topic was not covered well or accurately. Plus I was able to help readers make better decisions when hiring tree surgeons.
After the success of GoTreeQuotes in Australia, I decided it was time to take my knowledge to a bigger audience in the USA.
MY PERSONAL STORY
When I am not running my online businesses, I normally spend time doing outdoor activities with my awesome wife Ana. Being married to a PE teacher means we are always doing physical activities like Mountain Biking, Playing Padel, Skateboarding, Snowboarding, and anything else to get the blood pumping.
Traveling is another big passion of mine. When I was 23 I decided to travel to California and teach skateboarding at a summer camp for the summer. It was an amazing experience and I got more out of it than I thought possible. Ever since then, I have had the travel bug in me and my next big trip came a few years later when I saved up enough money for a 2 month trip to Europe. From the first stop in London, I traveled to France, Germany, Czech Republic, Egypt, Spain, and Japan. I then traveled back to Europe 5 more times in the next 3 years before moving to Spain to live with my now wife Ana.
We travel at least 3 times a year around Spain and Europe, while also spend time each year in Australia visiting family.
Some other items on my bucket list are traveling to space (when space tourism becomes a thing in the near future), Skiing Aspen, and driving the cannonball run from New York to Los Angeles, but not as a race…