2012 BBB Business Ethics Awards Winners Announced
(Phoenix, AZ - May 17, 2012) Better Business Bureau Serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona (BBB) celebrated its 11th annual Business Ethics Awards last night by announcing its 2012 winners during a dinner ceremony featuring Fiesta Bowl Executive Director Robert Shelton as keynote speaker.
"Each year, we look forward to announcing the five winners of this prestigious award because they embody what BBB Foundation and BBB promote on a daily basis," said Matthew Fehling, BBB President/CEO. "The companies selected not only practice ethical behavior within their organization, they also serve as advocates in the community helping BBB achieve its vision of building a marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other."
The 2012 Business Ethics Awards Winners
Category II (11 - 20 employees)
Integrity Tree Service, Inc. (Scottsdale)
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Integrity Tree Service has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Angie's List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all the businesses rated on the nation's leading provider of consumer reviews on local service and health providers. Read more....
HMI adds three tree service providers to Authorized Member Network
Ickes Tree Service, Enviro Tree Service and Integrity Tree Service join HMI's AM Network.
HMI announced that three tree service providers have joined its Authorized Member (AM) Network. The companies are Ickes Tree Service, Enviro Tree Service, and Integrity Tree Service.
"Integrity Tree Service is an important new partner for HMI," said [Doug Malawsky, executive vice president and COO of HMI]. "Phoenix and Scottsdale are rapidly growing markets for our insurance clients. As Arizona's first TCIA accredited tree care company, Integrity will allow us to meet our clients' needs with the highest level of professionalism. Integrity has built a great reputation in the 20+ years that it has been operating and is a valuable addition to our national network."
Planting Deciduous Trees Gives Autumn Its Snap of Orange, Red and Gold
by Diana Balazs - Nov. 5, 2010 12:57 PM The Arizona Republic
Every fall I ask my sister Tatiana who lives in Oregon to send me freshly fallen leaves to decorate my house for Thanksgiving. I use the red maple and other species she collects in my dining-room table centerpiece. I fill baskets with them or scatter the leaves on the fireplace mantel and curio shelves. There's just something about harvesting fall colors read more....
A Landscaper Who FAVORS Employer Sanctions
by E. J. Montini, Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 04:06 PM, Arizona Republic
John Eisenhower, the owner of Integrity Tree Service Inc. of Scottsdale, sent me a thank-you note for writing a column earlier this month about a landscaper who has illegal immigrants on his payroll and who complained about the difficulties his business will face if Arizona's employer sanctions law goes into effect. Read more....
Gardener, Hold the Shears
Give frost-damaged plants a chance to spring back to life before pruning
by Diana Balazs, Mar. 13, 2007, The Arizona Republic
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Easy Does It When Pruning
by Sadie Jo Smokey, Mar. 10, 2007, The Arizona Republic
As plants slowly bud with new growth, heartsick owners are euthanizing others. Arborists and master gardeners warn to prune carefully to minimize weird shapes and further damage. Before removing dead or damaged limbs on large trees, consider hiring an arborist. Review references, certifications, insurance, education, experience and prior work. Read more....
Make Each Cut Count; Don't Run Afoul of Pruning Police
Apr. 23, 2005, The Arizona Republic
If there were such a thing as a "pruning police," they'd be busy right now, driving through neighborhoods and handing out tickets right and left. The real crime here is that that most of us would get cited for violations that we either don't know about, or committed due to misinformation. Read more....