Business (Accreditation) Profiles

Bay Area Arborist Cooperative Shares Strengths in Its Accreditation

It’s been said there’s strength in numbers, and that certainly is true in the case of the Bay Area Arborist Cooperative (BAAC). Based in San Francisco, California, BAAC is a 22-year TCIA member that has just recently been re-accredited – and it definitely was a cooperative effort that got them there successfully during a pandemic […]

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. […]

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