Business (Accreditation) Profiles

Utility Contractor Accreditation Gives Boost to Barnes Tree Service

Carrying on the family tree care business takes on new significance when that traditionally male-dominated business is taken over by two sisters. Such was the case when Kim Fleurent and her sister, Brenda Sylvia, CTSP, came into ownership of their father’s long-time tree care company, Barnes Tree Service, Inc., a 26-year TCIA member company based […]

Dual Accreditation Sets YTS Apart from Other Tree Services

Hard work and attention to detail are what Keith Yetzer says helped his business – YTS Companies, LLC, a seven-year TCIA member based in Maple Grove, Minnesota – earn its original Residential/Commercial Accreditation back in March 2016. Then, when it was time to go through their first Accreditation renewal this past spring, Yetzer says they […]

Storm Work and Serving the Community Are Two-Pronged Focus of K&J Tree Service

When a sudden, destructive storm hits the metropolitan areas of Hamden and New Haven, Connecticut, chances are you’ll see the distinctive orange and black logo of K&J Tree Service as one of the first responders on the scene. As founder and CEO Kyle DeLucia explains, K&J Tree Service – a six-year TCIA member company based […]

Family Effort Equals Accreditation Success

A passion for tree care is what motivated Mike DuPont, president of Capital Arborists, Inc. – a 10-year TCIA member company operating in the greater Sacramento, California, area – to be part owner of two different tree services over the past couple of decades. “Originally, I ran a tree-service company with a friend of mine,” […]

Accreditation Boosts Credibility at Metropolitan Forestry Services

For Meggan Hargrave, acquiring her father’s tree care company – Metropolitan Forestry Services, Inc., a 33-year TCIA member company based in Ballwin, Missouri – meant the opportunity to bring some improvements to the business that her father, Dan Christie, founded in 1976. She and her husband, Matthew Hargrave, bought the business from Christie, a former […]

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