serving the california north coast

Fast & Efficient

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We Take The Mystery Out Of Stump Removal

If you’re looking for high quality and personal service, you’ve come to the right place. At Custom Stump Grinders,  our focus is on prompt attention and personal service that customers expect and deserve. We pay attention to detail and offer high quality workmanship. Custom Stump Grinders has been serving Humboldt, Del Norte & Trinity Counties since 1995. Fast & efficient, "We take the mystery out of stump removal."

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Estimates are free and flexible according to your scheduling needs.

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Grinding stumps at a 24/7 business is a challenge. Custom Stump Grinders removed stumps throughout our property with very little disruption. They returned calls, showed up as promised and did a great job. We love the improvements and appreciate their hard work.
— Blue Lake Casino and Hotels
If you think you can tackle that big ole stump in your can’t. I laughed watching all that mulch fly off the redwood stump. I’d thought I might try to do it myself. It would have taken so much money to rent a machine and try and hump that stump myself. It would’ve taken me weeks. It took Russell under an hour and it was fun to watch too! He and his wife are the best. Best money I’ve spent in a while. That redwood stump was nothing, and a pleasure meeting such nice people.
— Jackson, Eureka, CA
Custom Stump Grinders personifies quality and hard work to a job well done. We had over 200 tree stumps that needed to be removed so we could create, what are now, our beautiful meadows. We have 8 acres completely surrounded with trees for privacy and 3 gorgeous meadows thanks to the hard work of Russell & Michelle. Russell & Michelle are complete professionals with attention to detail. No job too big or too small.
— Denise C., Fortuna, CA
We would refer Custom Stump Grinders to anyone who is interested in a hardworking, honest couple who has great communication skills and just a pleasure to work with. We have had the opportunity to hire Russell and Michelle many times over the last 2 years and they have ground out many stumps on our property that has helped us along the way to complete our projects and accomplish our vision for our home. Not only do we appreciate our professional relationship, but our friendship that we have made as well. We have no doubt that we will have another project in the future and Custom Stump Grinders is who we will call. Thank you Russell and Michelle for all of your hard work, we so appreciate it!!!!
— Paul and Angel Amato
Russell is courteous, professional and takes the time to do a job well done. I would recommend Custom Stump Grinders to anyone. Pleasure to have on my property.
— Ian Mason
Best Customer service experiance I’ve received all year long (it’s September). Extremely professional, honest and accurate. This business is A+ all the way.
— Stephany, Eureka, CA
Very easy to work with! Russell did the job quickly (it was a huge stump!) and efficiently. I would recommend them to anyone who needed a job done! Reasonable rates, too!
— P. Sheppard, Fieldbrook, CA
Fantastic Service! Thank you for doing such a good job on our big stump.
— Joan, McKinleyville, CA







My Promise

Custom Stump Grinders will never compromise quality for time. I give my clients realistic schedules and do my best to accommodate their lives. I strive for honest customer service and I guarantee my work.



About Me


Born and raised in Humboldt County, I have been providing custom stump grinding services for over 20 years. My knowledge and attention to detail offers our customers the peace of mind in knowing that a professional is handling their needs in a fast and efficient manner for any work project.  I am fully licensed and provide high quality workmanship for all of our customers.

Russell Aiton