Building a Business with TCIA

Building my tree care business with the assistance of the Tree Care Industry Association has been the secret to my success. TCIA provided me with resources, training and support. Here are some steps you can take to build your tree business with TCIA. After 38 years of being in business, I have found that building […]

Anatomy of a TCIA-Inspired Sales Summit

While in Kauai, Hawaii, last February enjoying TCIA’s Winter Management Conference (WMC) 2022, I had the privilege of spending a great deal of time with Mike Earl. Mike, a CTSP and Certified Arborist, is owner of Old Growth Tree Service, LLC, an accredited, seven-year TCIA member company based in Eagle, Colorado, near Vail. Mike and […]

The Real Value of TCIA

Alex Llamas and I met at Winter Management Conference (WMC) 2022 in Hawaii. His company, Ceibas Enterprises, Inc., dba, a nine-year TCIA member, is about 40 miles from me, and we’ve been able to support each other through thoughtful and productive conversations. Alex and his office manager recently came to tour our facility. Little […]

Business During Crisis Lessons Learned

Usually I’m asked to speak or write about business efficiency in operations. This time we’re going to talk about my personal experiences in business during 2020, a year like no other. I’ve been in business for 33 years, and at the outset of 2020 I was in kind of a comfort zone. I had good […]

Cabling and Bracing More Than Just Trees Through Turbulent Times

After 33 years in the tree care industry, I am still astounded by what incredible organisms trees are. I live in a land of giant redwoods and monstrous eucalyptus trees. There is not a day goes by that I don’t stop and reflect on these organic, living superstructures and how I found myself caring for […]

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