TREES BY JAKE, LLC EARNS TCIA ACCREDITATION
TREES BY JAKE, LLC, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has earned Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) Accreditation! We are extremely proud to be part of such an elite group. We are 1 of only 3 tree services in the entire state of Oklahoma to have earned this accreditation. What exactly does this mean?
TCIA is an organization that develops safety and tree care practice and management standards for the tree care industry. They help educate consumers, advance professionalism in the industry, improve business practices, help develop training programs for employees, and educate both the public and regulatory agencies. TCIA is the only accreditation program in the country for the tree care industry.
TCIA reviewed our entire operation from the top down, including our business plan, financial management, tax reporting (including proper classification of employees), ethical standards, consumer policies and client relations management, insurance policies, all aspects of HR (development, maintenance, and compliance), safety policies, proposal formation to ensure compliance with ANSI A300 pruning standards, training programs, credentials (1 ISA Certified Arborist and 2 TCIA Certified Treecare Safety Professionals on staff), legal compliance, equipment maintenance and repair logs, work standards, and overall professionalism. Once all of these things were thoroughly reviewed and approved, an auditor then came to observe our crews at work.
While it was quite the undertaking, TBJ decided to undergo the accreditation for several reasons. We strive to not only provide the highest quality of tree care around, but we wanted to provide a better place for our employees to work. The accreditation process has helped us develop and institute formal safety policies and training programs which provide a safe and structured environment as well as contribute to increasing employee performance. We want to provide more than a job for our crew members – we want to provide a future.
With this accreditation, consumers know that TBJ has been certified in the best business practices, ethical business conduct, has engaged in formal training and certification of employees, and complies with all industry standards (TCIA, ISA, OSHA, and ANSI). TBJ is one of the few companies in the state that operate at the highest standards when it comes to safety, legal compliance, ethics, quality, and consumer satisfaction within our industry and we are thrilled to say we earned it!