Business (Accreditation) Profiles

Accreditation: The Obvious “Next Step” to Success for ArborTech

Courtney and Audra Kelly were born and raised in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. This also is where they put down roots, started a family and decided to establish a tree-service business. At Audra’s urging to “take a chance,” the couple began their company, ArborTech, in October 2008 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. “My earliest […]

Being Woman Owned Benefits Kappen Tree Service

Crystal Kappen and her husband, Warren, each were running separate businesses before they started their tree care company, Kappen Tree Service LLC, based in Cass City, Michigan. “I had a cloth-diaper business, and Warren was operating an egg business,” she says. At the same time, she notes, Warren and his brother Jason, who was in […]

Employee Loyalty Helps Build Hughes Tree Service

In an industry marked by labor shortages and hiring challenges, Stacy Hughes, president of Hughes Tree Service – a 30-year TCIA member company based in Omaha, Nebraska – credits his company’s high employee-retention rate to treating his people well. Hughes’ father, Terry, founded Terry Hughes Tree Service more than 60 years ago (he passed away […]

Quality Is the Hallmark of Growing Earth Tree Care

When speaking with Paul Martin, co-owner of Growing Earth Tree Care – a TCIA member company since 1995 and accredited since 2008 – the word “quality” comes up frequently in the conversation. The fact that doing quality work is foremost on his mind, along with that of his brother and co-owner, Jim, has shaped the […]

TCIA Recognizes Top-20 Accredited Tree Care Companies of 2022

This 2022 list of top performers, featuring companies of varied backgrounds, exemplifies how the Accreditation program is designed to both recognize companies that are performing at the highest level and help new and small companies improve their operations

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