How to Improve the Contracting Industry

In the contracting world, all too often we see companies that, when bidding a job, simply check the boxes on safety, quality and paperwork in general. We often see these same contractors underbid jobs and then fail to execute the project safely or with quality as the main focus. It’s aggravating to see these contractors […]

RTEC Treecare’s Six Core Values Form the Basis for Accreditation

A long history with the Tree Care Industry Association has shaped the values and successes of RTEC Treecare, according to company president Andy Ross, a CTSP and Certified Arborist who started RTEC as Ross Tree Expert Company in 1996. The tree care company, located in Falls Church, Virginia, has been a TCIA member since 1998. […]

EOS: System of Simple Steps Creating a Contagion for Tree-Industry Leadership

EOS is infectious, in a good way. And it’s spreading throughout the tree care industry. Alan Jones, former TCIA Board chair, caught the bug when the Association began its foray into the Entrepreneurial Operating System with training three years ago. He brought it from TCIA headquarters in New Hampshire to Virginia and surrounding states. Jones […]

Reilly Tree & Landscape Leverages Accreditation into Proven Success

When Neal Reilly discovered the joys of tree climbing and working outdoors while in high school, little did he realize this would become his life’s career path and that someday he would own a successful tree care and landscape company. “A friend of mine introduced me to tree climbing while I was in high school,” […]

Bridging The Great Divide: Men and Women Helping Each Other in Tree Care

Let’s face it – when it comes to tree care, men still dominate the industry, both in company ownership and employee numbers. The general consensus among those interviewed for this article is that women who are trying to break into arboriculture often find themselves ignored, underestimated or even outright intimidated. But, thankfully – although slowly […]

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