Today is a major step forward in the unfolding history of Leaf & Limb. We received official word that we are now TCIA Accredited! We are the first local company (i.e., not associated with a regional/national brand name), and one of a small handful of companies in all of NC, to achieve this lofty standard.
Four years ago we set out on a path to improve and grow Leaf & Limb. Although we did not know it then, TCIA Accreditation would be the fulfillment of that path, at least in terms of safety, training, regulatory compliance, etc.
Once we learned of this accreditation several years ago, we decided that it was a goal we would achieve. After years of work and preparation, we finally met the strict criterion and earned the official approval from TCIA. This is truly a momentous occasion and we are over the moon with excitement!
You may not be familiar with this process. TCIA Accreditation is a third-party verification system similar in structure to other industry credentialing processes such as the ISO 9000 series. It is currently the highest level of standards that a company is able to achieve within the tree care industry.
TCIA does not rely on companies to simply submit information and paperwork. Rather, it sends a third-party auditor on site to assess a company’s operations, facilities, and documentation in great detail. This review includes insurance compliance, safety, customer satisfaction, payroll, training, business structure, ethics, vehicle maintenance, and so much more. The on-site audit spans across many days. TCIA and the third-party auditor leave no stone unturned. Then the process continues beyond this audit. TCIA conducts monthly surveillance, requires annual renewal, and mandates re-accreditation every three years.
To learn more, please read our in-depth article entitled “TCIA Accreditation: Empowering You With Confidence”
We hope that you will savor this moment of joy with us. Years of hard work, preparation, improvement, and striving towards accomplishing a specific goal have finally been fulfilled.