Tuesday, December 9, 2014

November 2014 TCI Expo

Loring King (Program Manager), Dean Rabish (Underwriter), and Brian Tunge (VP-Marketing) proudly represented ArborMAX at the 2014 TCI Expo held in Hartford, CT.

We want to thank all the Tree Care Professionals for visiting our booth.
We hope to talk to you soon!

Pictured above (left to right): Loring King and Dean Rabish
Not pictured: Brian Tunge

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

TCIA Winter Management Conference

Sharing knowledge with your industry peers, finding solutions for your business in today's complicated world, all while celebrating successes and milestones with other industry colleagues. The only thing that makes all of this better is the location!

Luxuriate in breathtaking views, unparalleled networking, and inspiring education at TCIA’s Winter Management Conference 2015, which is heading to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico February 8-12, 2015.
Why WMC?
TCIA's premier business conference is designed to seamlessly blend innovative education sessions, high-powered business roundtables, and non-stop networking - all in a tropical setting. With over 15 hours of education, led by both professionals and industry experts, WMC is the only conference where you can earn 16.5 ISA BCMA CEUs and 3 CTSP CEUs beachside while networking with industry leaders and TCIA staff.

Want to learn more about WMC? Click here

Members of the ArborMAX Team will be there!
See you then!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Upcoming Arborist Industry Events that ArborMAX will be attending!

October 1-3 – Waco, Texas
4  Brian Tunge with ArborMAX will be Exhibiting

October 21-22 – Tinley Park, Illinois
4  Brian Tunge with ArborMAX will be Exhibiting

November 12-15 – Hartford, Connecticut
4  Brian Tunge, Loring King, and Dean Rabish with ArborMAX will be Exhibiting

See you there!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Program

Upcoming TRAQ Trainings
The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.
The course includes Tree Biology and Mechanics, Tree Inspection and Assessment, Data Analysis and Risk Categorization and Risk Reporting. The Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Course prepares the participant to take the TRAQ assessment to become ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified.
The qualification consists of a 2-day educational course followed by a ½ day assessment that includes both a written and field component. It is required that you attend the course and successfully complete the assessment in order to receive this qualification.
For more information and a list of prerequisites to take this course view the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Handbook.

Upcoming TRAQ Courses:

Hosting Chapter
Class Date
Registration Deadline
October 14-16
Anchorage, AK
September 18
October 15-17
Reynoldsburg, OH
September 15
October 20-22
Spokane, WA
September 29
October 27-29
Redmond, WA
September 29
October 28-30
Indianapolis, IN
September 30
October 28-30
Salt Lake City, UT
September 30
November 3-5
Surrey, BC
October 6

...and more dates coming soon! For more information or to register for a TRAQ course, please visit ISA's TRAQ Website

Friday, April 25, 2014

Arbor Day

Happy National Arbor Day!

There are many ways to celebrate today, but we would most like to celebrate you!

Thank you to our dedicated Insurance Agents that represent the ArborMAX Insurance Program and all the Tree Care Companies that we insure. 

Have a safe and wonderful day!

Friday, April 11, 2014

HUB International representing ArborMAX @ 2014 WCISA Show

Our directly-appointed California agents, Armando Ramirez (pictured left) and Mark Shipp (pictured right) of HUB International (along with Brian Tunge, ArborMAX VP-Marketing, not pictured), representing ArborMAX at our booth at the 2014 Western Chapter ISA Conference and Trade Show held in Pasadena, California, this past week.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

ASCA Consulting Academy

February 25-28, 2014
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
Newport Beach, CA

Take Your Career to the Next Level

To view the brochure and registration form click here.
Since its inception in 1995, more than 800 aspiring consultants and Consulting Arborists have attended ASCA’s Consulting Academy to learn and further hone the skills they need to develop and maintain thriving consulting practices.
As the most comprehensive training experience for arborists who consult, the Consulting Academy includes interactive sessions and lectures on all aspects of consulting arboriculture.
Three Big Reasons to Attend
  • You’ll be one step closer to becoming a Registered Consulting Arborist® (RCA)--the industry’s most prestigious professional designation.
  • You’ll develop the skills and gain the knowledge you need to stand apart from your competition--writing reports, understanding the role consultants play in contentious situations, performing forensic investigations, following guidelines for a professional consulting practice, and more.
  • You’ll learn what’s important in transitioning to a consulting career.
Who Should Attend
  • Arborists who consult
  • Arborists who are ready to transition from a tree care business to consulting
  • Arborists who want to begin a consulting division within their tree care business
  • Other green industry professionals who are interested in consulting
Graduation Requirements
You must pass:
  • An open-book written exam given on the last day of the Academy
  • A post-Academy take home report
Continuing Education
Your attendance at the Academy is worth 30 CEUs toward ASCA’S Continuing Education requirement for the 2014-2015 reporting period. ISA has approved the Academy for CEUs for Board Certified Master Arborists, Certified Arborist Municipal Specialists, and Certified Arborists.
Pre-Academy Work
Prior to the Academy, you will be sent a pre-Academy scenario. You must submit a written report based on that scenario before attending the Academy. You will not be graded on the report; however, it will be used to help inform your coach on your current report writing skills. You are also expected to bring a printed copy with you to the Academy to use during the report writing session.
Your registration fee covers three webinars on practice management topics that are important to consultants, including:
  • Consulting Arborist Insurance Needs
  • Understanding Professional Service Contracts: Protecting Yourself and Your Clients
  • Calculating Your Expenses to Manage Budgets and Determine Customer Fee Structures