Business (Accreditation) Profiles

A Passion for Tropical Arboriculture Leads to True Tree’s Accreditation

Hearing him speak, no one would doubt Drake Kurlander’s passion for the environment of South Florida and its tropical flora. The co-owner of True Tree Service, LLC, a five-year TCIA member company based in Miami, says he grew up in the area climbing its trees and studying the local ecology, and has seen many changes […]

Utility Contractor Accreditation Validates the Mission of Minority-Owned ClearWay Industries

For first-generation Cuban-American Percy Caraballo, building his small landscaping business into a nationwide right-of-way (ROW) management company has been a decades-long mission. The owner of ClearWay Industries, LLC – a six-year TCIA member company that recently earned its Utility Contractor Accreditation – also has made it his life’s work to further the careers of minority […]

Hamm’s ArborCare Achieves Accreditation, Redux

What might have been a disaster – both personally and professionally – turned out to be a valuable lesson in perseverance, vision and financial responsibility, according to Kevin Hamm, CTSP, BCMA and owner of Hamm’s ArborCare, Inc., a 22-year TCIA member company based in Pardeeville, Wisconsin. When asked about recently becoming accredited, Hamm explains that […]

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. […]

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,” […]

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