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Customer Protection
 
There's no shortage of tree care providers in the Northern California area - just open up the yellow pages. But it takes more than a chainsaw to do the job right. Choosing the wrong company can put your trees and yard, your pocketbook, your home and your family at risk. Here are a couple questions to ask when selecting a tree care professional:

  • Do they have proof of insurance?
     You may not realize it, but if a company you hire doesn't have workers' compensation insurance, you're responsible for any injuries that happen on your property. Your homeowner's insurance won't cover injuries to hired help. But still an alarming number of so called “Professional” tree care providers operate day-to-day without the proper coverage.

  • Richard’s Tree Service carries both worker's compensation insurance and general liability insurance for your peace of mind. While our crew is the safest team of tree care pros in the area, we understand that accidents can happen and we don't expect our customers to be liable for them.

    • What are their qualifications?
    • Over the years, you've probably grown attached to your surroundings. There's something comfortable and familiar in the outdoor environment of your home. So when you decide to have work done, it's important to know that you're working with a qualified tree care provider that is committed to the industry and the task at hand.

      Richard’s Tree Service takes employee training and safety seriously. We employ Certified Arborists and Certified Tree Workers that have earned certification from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). These certifications must be maintained thru the ISA via continuing education units every three years.

      • Are they a licensed contractor with the State of California? 
        Before you decide to have work done, it's important to know that if you will be working with a valid, licensed contractor.  Richard’s Tree Service holds license #608859 which is a specialty contractor license under the classification of D-49 Tree Service with the Contractors State License Board.
        California State Law requires anyone who contracts to do construction work to be licensed by the
        Contractors State License Board in the license category in which the contractor is going to be working--If the total price of the job is $500 or more (including labor and materials). Licensed contractors are regulated by laws designed to protect the public. If you contract with someone who does not have a license, the Contractors State License Board may be unable to assist you with your complaint. Your only remedy against an unlicensed contractor may be in civil court, and you may be liable for damages arising out of any injuries to the unlicensed contractor or his or her employees.
        There really is a difference in tree care providers. Not everyone who owns a hammer can build a house. The same goes for chainsaws and tree care. Your yard and trees are an important part of your home. Make sure they're well taken care of with the tree care pros at Richard’s Tree Service.  

        Richard’s Tree Service is committed to providing you with the absolute best, most honest and environmental friendly service available anywhere. Contact us today to set up an appointment and see how Richard’s Tree Service can help you!


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