TCIA Accreditation

The mark of high quality tree care companies

Blue Ox Tree Service has been accredited under a new Tree Care Company Accreditation program administered by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) which has a membership of over 2,000 tree care companies and built on the threefold foundation of ethics, quality, and consumer confidence.

The new program represents the only business practices and compliance audit process in the tree care industry. Under the process, businesses undergo extensive review of professional practices aimed at safeguarding consumers. The review includes:

  • best business practices
  • ethical business conduct
  • formal training and certification of employees
  • compliance with industry standards
  • consumer satisfaction
  • adherence to safety standards
  • insurance coverage

TCIA Accreditation means Blue Ox Tree Service adheres to all the accreditation standards and has undergone a rigorous application process. TCIA verified this by conducting an on-site audit of  Blue Ox Tree Service facilities and work sites.

TCIA Accreditation for Blue Ox Tree Service is in effect for a period of three years, with renewal check-ups required every year. The annual renewal ensures that the company continues to employ trained professionals, is still properly insured and has a good safety and consumer satisfaction rating. The company is re-accredited every three years.

According to TCIA president Cynthia Mills, “TCIA Accreditation provides consumers a way to find tree care companies that are trustworthy in their business and tree care practices. Our TCIA Accreditation program is the only one of its kind in America and will give consumers peace of mind.”

TCIA Accreditation Information for Consumers

TCIA-accredited companies are inspected and qualified for:

  • Adherence to the TCIA Code of Ethics and best business practices
  • Employing formally trained, skilled personnel
  • Meeting industry standards for quality performance and safety
  • Providing industry-standard written estimates
  • Customer satisfaction, including
  • following a dispute resolution process
  • Carrying sufficient insurance coverage
  • Employing certified arborists

The TCIA Accreditation “seal of approval” helps consumers find tree care companies that have been inspected and accredited based on:

  • Adherence to industry standards for quality and safety
  • Maintenance of trained, professional staff
  • Dedication to ethics and quality in business practices