Townsend Tree Service is the first company in the United States to be accredited under a new Utility Contractor – Tree Service Company Accreditation program administered by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). Achieving accreditation means that the company adheres to industry standards for safety and best business practices, maintains a trained, professional staff and is dedicated to the provision of top quality services.
Townsend Tree Service Company, LLC is headquartered in Parker City, Indiana. The company provides line clearance tree trimming and vegetation management services to utilities, governmental and other contracting agencies throughout the United States.
As the only business practice and compliance audit process in the tree care industry, businesses undergo extensive review of professional practices, all aimed at safeguarding clients. The review verifies the following items that utility and other ROW purchasing agents routinely require in contracts, such as:
Industry standards for performance and safety;
Internal human resource policies and procedures;
Internal safety training and qualification program;
ISA Certified Arborist – Utility Specialist and TCIA Certified Treecare Safety Professionals on staff; and,
Internal Injury and Illness Prevention Program (safety program).
TCIA confirms these qualities by conducting an on-site audit of facilities and work sites to verify that the company meets the Utility Contractor Accreditation Standard. This process of becoming accredited is no easy task. According to Mark Kimbrough, Director of Safety and Training of Townsend Tree Service, “The Accreditation process is incredibly thorough, TCIA left no stone unturned. We are pleased to be recognized as one of the best tree service companies around.”
TCIA Accreditation for Townsend 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 adhere to the accreditation standard.
TCIA president Mark Garvin said “TCIA Accreditation provides clients and contracting agencies with an easy way to find tree services that adhere to the principle of excellence and safety in their business and tree care practices. Townsend Tree Service has made a commitment to excellence in all facets of its business. I applaud their efforts.”
Clients can have greater peace of mind with the knowledge that hiring a TCIA Accredited Utility Contractor for their tree and vegetation management services helps to ensure safe and professional work on their properties and rights-of-way.