Accreditation Spotlight

"Accreditation begins to validate that a company, not just an individual, has the capacity to perform arboriculture services as a whole, in a manner that follows all regulatory requirements across the board.”
Kevin Caldwell, Caldwell Tree Care (Accredited since 2007).

Accreditation Spotlight Articles from TCI Magazine:

This month's feature:

Sustainability in All Things at Mike's Tree Service (April 2017)

mikeMike Barger was almost sidelined early on in his career in tree care. After graduating from Michigan Tech with a degree in forestry, he went to work for a local tree care company, where he had an accident serious enough to make him leave the field for a time. But he returned to his forestry roots and, in 1984, he founded his own company, Mike’s Tree Surgeons, Inc. in Troy, Michigan.

“My wife, Denise, and I started out of our backyard,” Barger says. She handled the office details and his younger brother helped out.
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Safety and Accreditation are Parts of the Culture at Lake States Tree Service (March 2017)

In April 2016, Lake States Tree Service became the first right-of-way (ROW) vegetation management contractor in Minnesota to receive TCIA Utility Contractor Accreditation.
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Accreditation provides all-around safety for Harder Services, Inc. (Feb 2017)

Harder Services, Inc., a 55-year TCIA member company based in Hempstead, New York, is one of the very few tree service companies that has achieved duel TCIA Accreditation. In 2008, they earned their Residential/Commercial Accreditation. In 2014, they were re-accredited for Residential/Commercial and also re-ceived their Utility Contractor Accreditation.
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Professionalism, Accreditation Give Ping's an Edge on the Competition (Jan 2017)

In 1985, Phillip Ping incorporated Ping’s Tree Service in Indianapolis. Since then, Ping’s has become the largest locally owned tree service company in a widespread area of Central Indiana, including Marion, Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Morgan, Putnam and Shelby counties.
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Pree's Tree Specialists is Building a Legacy (Dec 2016)

Ben Hazel, the owner of Pree’s Tree Specialists in Greenback, Tennessee, had been working for Fred Pree as a climber and learning the customer relations and business aspects of tree work for a couple of years when, in 2005, Pree asked him if he’d like to buy the company.
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Emphasis on Talented Employees Lifts Cicoria Tree and Crane (Nov 2016)

As a teenager, Mark Cicoria used to help his older brother, Gerard, mow lawns in the summers. When a customer asked them to take down a tree one day, they did it.
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Starting Right Pays Off for Tree Climbers Tree Services (Oct 2016)

Jeremy Williams was working as a logger in the mid-2000s when he met James Earhart, who later won ISA’s 2015 Masters’ Challenge in its International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC). Earhart introduced him to the ITCC and its accompanying trade shows, and taught him some of the basics of climbing.
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Seamless Training and Technology Propel Lucas Tree Expert Company (Sept 2016)

John Lucas founded Lucas Tree Expert Co. in 1926 to help the power company complete the electrifi cation of rural Maine, says Gerry Breton, CTSP, the company’s safety director.
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Successful Strategies Increase Revenue for Colonial Tree (Aug 2016)

Since 2008, when Mike Burns bought Colonial Tree Service in Hillsburgh, Ontario, the company’s revenue has increased four-and-a-half times.
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Education and Training Pave the Way for Ahlum & Arbor (July 2016)

David Ahlum and his wife, Lana, founded Arbor Inc., now Ahlum & Arbor Tree Preservation, in Columbus, Ohio, in 1978 while he was studying for his degree in landscape horticulture at The Ohio State University. 
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Tree Health and Accreditation are Good For Business at M&M Tree Care (June 2016)

In 1968, Bob Miller Sr. left his work as a logger in northern Wisconsin and moved south to Milwaukee, where he founded M&M Tree Care as a tree removal business. The company grew through the years and now offers an extended range of services. Now, instead of taking trees down, the company focuses on keeping them alive and healthy. 
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Mix of Trees, Landscaping and Water Help Belknap Grow (May 2016)

In 1988, Hayden McLaughlin acquired Belknap Nursery and converted it to Belknap Landscape Company, a design/build company in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, the heart of the state. 
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Arborist Now Has a Vision for Trees (April 2016)

Jean-Claude Rochat became an arborist climber and a landscaper apprentice in his native country, Switzerland. He immigrated to the United States in 2006, and in 2007 founded Arborist Now in San Francisco, with one employee and one truck. 
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Arborist Enterprises Builds on Safety, Training and Quality Work (Feb 2016)

Twenty-five years ago, in 1991, Ben and Tina Tresselt established Arborist Enterprises, Inc., Manheim, Pennsylvania. 
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TCI Hoping Members will Benefit from Municipal Accreditation (Jan 2016)

When Daren Mindham joined the planning office for the City of Carmel, Indiana, 10 years ago, the population was booming.
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