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5 Star Forestry, LLC was started in 2005 by Michael Dominguez a service connected disabled veteran with 20+ years of federal employment. Mike has a wealth of knowledge and experience in forest practices and management. Mike has learned the best methods of his business from the planting of trees to fire protection. You can count on 5 Star Forestry to perform your forestry needs at a reasonable price.

5 Star Forestry, LLC currently employs 4 foremen and 45+ laborers, so no job is too big or too small. We have a large assortment of professional equipment.

Mike Dominguez (Owner) was raised in Asotin Washington, and currently resides with his wife and five children on the middle fork of the Clearwater River near Kooskia, Idaho. He is a volunteer EMT, firefighter and school board representative. He is also the president of the local youth activities organization and coaches several sports.

Isaac Santamaria (Manager) was born and raised in Panama. He came to the US in 1993 as a tree planter. Isaac has worked his way from tree planter to manager. Isaac brings over 20 years of forestry experience to 5 Star Forestry. Isaac currently resides in Kooskia, Idaho with his wife and four children.

Juan Diez Fuentes (Crew foreman) was born and raised in Mexico. Juan currently lives with his wife and children. His oldest son is currently serving in the US Army. Juan has worked for 5 Star Forestry since March of 2010. Juan has a work ethic like no other and strives to do the best at whatever he does.

Richie Ranson (crew foreman/ Licensed Chemical applicator) Richie Ranson started with 5 Star in 2010 as a laborer.

Mark Huffman (Crew Foreman) has lived in the Clearwater Valley most of his life. He resides in Kamiah with his wife. Mark has worked as a laborer with 5 Star since 2011. He was prompted to foreman in October 2013. Mark shows excellent leadership abilities and is very knowledgeable in his duties.

* 5 Star Forestry, LLC is a limited liability company licensed with the Washington State Department of Agriculture and has a Federal Contractors license with the US Department of Labor. 5 Star Forestry is currently participating in the 8(a) program with the Small Business Admin. 5 Star Forestry is insured and bonded by Beuke Insurance services of Lewiston, Idaho.