TCIA Accreditations

Cortese Tree Specialists Gains Tree Care Industry Accreditation

Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) Accreditation program helps consumers find high-quality tree care companies. Cortese Tree Specialists, Inc., a commercial and residential tree care company located in Knoxville, Tennessee has been accredited under a new Tree Care Company Accreditation program administered by TCIA which has a membership of more than 2,000 tree care companies and is 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 Cortese Tree Specialists, Inc. adheres to all the accreditation standards and has undergone a rigorous application process. TCIA verified this by conducting an on-site audit of Cortese Tree Specialists, Inc. facilities and work sites.

TCIA Accreditation for Cortese Tree Specialists, Inc. 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. 

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.”

The process of becoming accredited is no easy task. According to Jim Cortese, president of Cortese Tree Specialists, Inc., “The process is incredibly thorough. They left no stone unturned. We are pleased to be recognized as one of the best tree care companies around.” Mills echoes that sentiment. “Cortese Tree Specialists, Inc. has made a commitment to excellence in all facets of its business. I applaud their efforts.”

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