About Fairbanks Stump Grinders Tree Service

Owner of Fairbanks Stump Grinders Tree Service

Jon Odsather

Jon Odsather owner of fairbanks stump grinders tree servicesMy name is Jon Odsather, owner of Fairbanks Stump Grinders. I am a life long Fairbanks Alaskan,  I have owned & operated money making businesses in one form or another since 1981, most of which has been centered around construction and the outdoors in the interior of Alaska.

Just a Little About Us

fairbanks stump grinder owner and son

In 2010 my son Mason became old enough to hold a shovel, so I made him my "right hand man" and #1 helper. As Fairbanks Stump Grinders grew as a business I began to further advertise to keep my son by my side and continue helping me.Fairbanks Stump Grinders has the 3 biggest-best machines in town yet still have the ability of entering a back yard through a 35" chain-link fence gate.
We mostly use JP Carlton Stump Grinders because of their reliability and general awesomeness. I have been running the Carlton chipper since 1997. We purchased a new stump grinder 2012 that is powered by a 60Hp Turbocharged engine. With the year before's demand for stump grinding as a comparison, Fairbanks Stump Grinders fully expect productivity to triple this year.

crew of the fairbanks stump grinders tree service

In addition, we also purchased a 12" Brush Bandit for chipping brush and trees up to 12" in Diameter. We price our jobs according to the job we don't have a minimum and make our living on the small jobs, those under $200. We have many days during the summer when we have 8 or 9 stops with 1 or 2 stumps per job.

We have really enjoyed seeing all of you and hope to see you again soon. As past customers if you would like to write a review of the work we have done please do so on our Facebook page.

We actively support charity and consider all offers in kind that will go to specifically help individuals or families.  We prefer to give back in this manner, over cash donations.

A Bit of History

I've always been someone who enjoys the independence that comes with being a business owner.

  • 1981 to 1990  I roto-tilled gardens all over the Fairbanks Northstar borough to help finance my Competitive soccer habit!
  • 1990-1997 Big Jons Landscaping installed lawns, Hydro-seeding, tree work!
  • 1998 to Present Started stump grinding on the side working mainly evenings and weekends.  For years I chose to not advertise to keep the business small.
  • 1998-2008 Operated J&M Leasing as a driver/broker/leasor of trucks and trailers all over the state.


Why I Do What I Do

I love the outdoors and especially enjoy the smell of cut trees. I mostly enjoy stump grinding & removal, however, when there is a shortage of stumps, I will be more than happy to cut, trim, chip, or haul trees away to create more stumps to keep a fresh supply of stumps to feed my stump grinding passion.



For Your Information

Fast Friendly and Experienced (907) 978-0292 FREE ESTIMATES 2 Big Carlton Diesel powered stump grinders and one small Rayco 1625 JR Big enough to get the job done yet small enough to fit through a 36" gate opening! Owner Operated! JON ODSATHER


We also have a 200+ Brush Bandit to eat the limbs and trees that we drop that are too small for Fire wood!
ALPINE MAGNUM For those steep hill sides that no one else can get to.

General Information

We are Full Service TREECYCLERS!

As long as the Midnight Sun shines ( and the neighbors don't complain) we will grind your stumps or chip your wood piles!