Ahwatukee Christmas LLC: Tree Removal

Professional. Experienced. Accountable.

What began as a small service of picking up old Christmas trees from our friend's homes quickly grew into a community-centric business. Now in our third year of business, we are looking forward to serving Ahwatukee again this holiday season. We offer a variety of services to take the hassle out of disposing of your Christmas Tree including curbside and in-home tree pick-ups. New to 2019, we now offer live decorated Christmas tree donations to members of our community in an effort to spread joy in this season of giving. Navigate to the "Christmas Tree Donation" tab to learn more. 

Our Team

here to take the hassle out of your holiday

Connor Hogan

Owner

After Connor graduated from Desert Vista High School in 2016, he began studying Finance and Business Data Analytics at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. Founding his first small business at age 14, Connor began leveraging his entrepreneurial vision earlier than most. Today, he is the co-owner of Ahwatukee Christmas, which he founded in 2017 and has grown to be one of the biggest companies in the Christmas tree disposal sector. He is a polymath who blends deep interests in strategic theory, new market demand creation, data analytics, and finance into a creative, ever-evolving approach to the business and its respective strategy. Additionally, Connor enables Ahwatukee Christmas's philanthropic initiatives. 

Dillon Newgaard

Owner

After Dillon graduated from Desert Vista High School in 2016, he began studying Engineering Management at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. As a driving force in the business, Dillon is currently responsible for enabling services to reach our customers in a timely manner. In his free time, Dillon enjoys playing basketball, cooking, and taking care of his exotic fish collection. 

Morgan Taylor

Consultant, Business Strategy

After Morgan graduated from Desert Vista High School in 2016, he began studying Accounting and Finance at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Responsible for the operation and accountancy strategy of our business, Morgan is something of a numbers savant (although he’s probably too modest to say so), overseeing everything from forecasting business constraints to the structure to our companies’ efficiency governance.

While numerical metrics are critical for charting Ahwatukee Christmas's rapid growth, Morgan emphasizes that it’s the customers that drive the business. He applies this to his business approach, carefully considering the value in customer relationships to ensure a profound service. In his free time, Morgan enjoys managing his fantasy football league with professionalism, skiing/snowboarding, and spending time with his friends. 

Cole Newgaard

Service Specialist

After Cole graduated from Desert Vista High School in 2017, he began studying at Scottsdale Community College. After suffering a torn UCL in his throwing arm, requiring season-ending Tommy John surgery, Cole has worked hard to return to dominant form. In his free time, Cole enjoys the outdoors, volunteering, and spending time with his friends. He defines accountability for the business and brings a tenacious work ethic to the table in every day of operation. 

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