Terrill R. Collier, president of Collier Arbor Care in Clackamas, Oregon, was recently installed as a chair of the board of directors of the Tree Care Industry Association at the association’s Winter Management Conference in The Bahamas.
Collier has been the owner, operator and president of Collier Arbor Care since 1980. The company, founded by his father, Ray, in 1937, was still a small family business when he joined. In 1982, the company had two employees and gross sales of about $150,000.
“We’ve increased sales about tenfold since. We’ve grown to become a medium-sized business with 25 employees. I still think of myself as a small business person with the perspective of a small business.”
Collier credits TCIA as one of the factors in the company’s success, which is one reason he stood for election to the TCIA Board of Directors. Collier’s many affiliations have given him deep and wide experience serving on boards. “I know how to work with different people with different styles to have effective outcomes and guide organizations,” he says.
Collier is a 1981 graduate of Oregon State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree of Entomology. A Lifetime Member of ISA, he is also a founding member and past president of Pacific Northwest Chapter-ISA, and a member of American Society of Consulting Arborists, Oregon Association of Nurseries, and Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). He is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, Oregon Certified Nursery Professional, Oregon licensed Landscape Contractor, and Certified Tree Risk Assessor.
Collier Arbor Care was the first company on the West Coast to be accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association – a “seal of approval” that 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; and dedication to ethics and quality in business practices.
“TCIA is very fortunate to have a gifted, enthusiastic, and committed leader like Terrill Collier agree to share his talent on our Board of Directors for six years,” shared Cynthia Mills, president and CEO of TCIA. “We anticipate a great year with him at the helm of our Board’s strategic thinking.”