About Us

Pole Saw Direct is located in Lenexa, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, and was incorporated in 1997. The company's founder, Monte Mitchell, started the business while caring for his two-year-old son as a stay-at-home dad and doing home improvement projects for his wife. 

During one of the "honey-do" jobs, he got frustrated with the inaccuracy of taking "inside" measurements with a tape measure. His solution to the problem was to invent a new measuring device that simply telescoped between two points for quick and easy-to-read measurements. With his wife's help, a prototype was made of cardboard and then of plastic. 

Monte contacted the tool buyer at Wal-Mart who offered to take a look at his new invention. The Mitchells made the trip to Bentonville, Arkansas, where he met the buyer. Well, as they say, the rest is history! The buyer liked the "Measuring Stick" and agreed on the spot to stock the product in 1,900 Wal-Marts. The Measuring Stick, and the company name, Accu-Measure Inc., were born. 

Monte then turned his attention to a long-reach pole saw. While watching a tree trimming crew work in his neighbor's yard, he noticed them climbing up into the trees to cut the branches. He recognized that his neighbor could have saved a LOT of money if they had their own long, lightweight pole saw that could cut the same branches while standing safely on the ground. 

After extensive research, Monte found the right components to assemble a 20-foot, lightweight, quality pole saw. He test marketed the pole saw by personally traveling to hundreds of golf courses in Florida and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This was an overwhelming success! 

In April of 2013, Accu-Measure Inc. changed its name to Pole Saw Direct Inc. to better reflect the main focus of our business. Pole Saw Direct now sells directly to the consumer via the Internet. Doing so reduces our costs – cost savings that we pass on to you. 

 Our pole saws are in demand because of the great price, the long length (our most popular model reaches 26 feet), how lightweight they are, and their versatility. No other manufacturer lets you trim trees, paint your house, wash windows, change light bulbs and more, ALL with the same pole. The Pole Saw Direct pole saw is a truly unique product. 

Pole Saw Direct has shipped thousands of long-reach pole saws and accessories to all 50 states and many foreign countries. Our goal is to continue to provide the consumer, here and abroad, a practical, safe, and inexpensive way to help with their tree trimming and other household and business needs. 

Our company proudly delivers products and customer service that are "A Cut Above The Rest."