Northeast Horticultural Services earns prestigious TCIA Accreditation

Article originally from TOTALlandscapecare by Jill Odom | March 8, 2017

Stacey Marcell (center) and her crew pose in front of her iconic pink wood chipper. Photo: Northeast Horticultural Services

Northeast Horticultural Services, based in Stratford, Connecticut, recently earned the Tree Care Industry Association 3-year Residential/Commercial Accreditation, making it one of the 10 companies in the state to do so.

“The TCIA Accreditation validates everything that our company stands for when it comes to offering the best tree care practices to our community,” said Stacey Marcell, owner of Northeast Horticultural Services. “I am so proud of our team and that this accreditation recognizes everyone’s hard work and commitment to excellence.”

The TCIA Accreditation took a year to complete and was extremely comprehensive with an auditor examining every part of the business.

“They make sure you are doing the best business practices,” Marcell said. “You have to create a business plan, have a consumer relationship policy, make sure your insurance is set, all personal safety policies are formal, have a drug-free workplace, maintain performance evaluations, have standard operating procedures, training records, files on trucks and maintenance records.

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