HMI announced that Ickes Tree Service has joined its Authorized Member (AM) Network to support HMI’s programs in the Southern Alabama market. HMI provides property owners, insurers and others with inspections, replacement costs and a full suite of claims support services for trees and shrubs. HMI has established a national network of arborists and professional tree care companies to support these products and services.
“Ickes Tree Service is an important addition to HMI’s network,” said Doug Malawsky, executive vice president and COO of HMI. “Having a top tier company in an area exposed to tropical storms and hurricanes is very valuable to our insurance clients. Ickes Tree Service has been providing professional work for over 30 years and represents the quality of service that we are promoting to insurance companies and property owners alike. Recruiting highly credentialed companies in our network like Ickes Tree, allows us to create tree service programs for large insurers that are designed to stream work to our network members.”
“HMI is doing a lot to support quality tree care companies,” said Gary Ickes the owner of Ickes Tree Service. “During storm season our area is inundated with unprofessional companies. As a result, HMI is investing a tremendous amount of time and effort to educate the insurance industry on the importance of choosing the right tree company. We are excited to be a part of HMI’s network and taking advantage of the many benefits we receive from participating in the insurance programs HMI has established in the Gulf States.”
Members of HMI’s AM Network provide property owners with risk mitigation services, tree repair and replacement services and all other services related to tree claims and tree damage recovery. Other services include tree and debris removal, reports to support subrogation actions, and replacement costs for lost trees and shrubs. AM Network members receive work referrals and discounted pricing on HMI’s treeFacts® Reports, including customized Report covers. In addition, HMI’s treeFacts® Inventory Software is made available exclusively to HMI’s AM Network.