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   Stump Removal Specialists

   Established 1961 — Fully Insured


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Established 1961

Fully Insured

CA License No.  837840

Click below to verify license information: Contractors State License Board


Areas Served

SANTA CLARA COUNTY - Local Phone Numbers: 408-296-4476, 408-842-9600, 650-967-4476
Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and Unincorporated Areas.

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY - Local Phone Numbers: 831-469-4476, 831-336-2118
Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Watsonville and Unincorporated Areas.

SAN MATEO COUNTY - Local Phone Numbers: 650-967-4476
Town of Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Township of Broadmoor, Burlingame, Town of Colma, Daly City, Town of Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Pacifica, Town of Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Town of Woodside and Unincorporated Areas.

ALAMEDA COUNTY - Use our Toll Free Number: 800-958-0233
Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, Union City and Unincorporated Areas.

CONTRA COSTA - Use our Toll Free Number: 800-958-0233
Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Oakley, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, and Unincorporated Areas.

SAN FRANCISCO - Use our Toll Free Number: 800-958-0233
San Francisco


Kyle and Wald Stump King has been in business since 1961, when it was established by Walden Parker.  Wald (as he is known by clients, friends, and family) left his professional career as a "court reporter" to try something new where he could enjoy the outdoors. He searched for different business opportunities, and decided to create his own specialty — which was grinding and removing stumps. 39 years later, Wald retired — after grinding and removing over 1 million stumps, according to his estimates.

In June 2000, Kyle Knight, purchased the business from Wald — Kyle like Wald had also been searching for a business opportunity where he could also enjoy working outdoors.  After numerous years working as a Senior Financial Analyst for a government defense company, Kyle was ready for the change.

Kyle had prior experience working in the tree landscaping business — so, making the transition was smooth, especially with Wald’s mentoring during the process.  Kyle really enjoys working throughout the bay area — discovering new neighborhoods, meeting new customers every day, and is thankful for this wonderful opportunity to be able to provide his customers with the "best service."

Kyle brings to his business his great analytical and engineering skills — thus, living up to his reputation that "no stump is too difficult for Kyle to reach and remove."

Kyle and Wald developed a good friendship and still communicate often — they especially enjoy sharing stump removal stories.


Stump King specializes in the removal of tree stumps, small trees, bushes, and hedges.


Stump King exists for the purpose of providing stump removal services for residential, commercial, industrial, and farming customers.  We stand behind our service and commit to the following:

§        Customer Satisfaction

§        Professional & Friendly Service, and

§        Reasonable and Competitive Rates


We are fully insured for Liability and Worker’s Compensation.   


Stump King’s License No: 837840

Kyle Knight - Owner