Doug Malawsky, executive vice president and COO of Horticultural Asset Management (HMI), announced that HMI's network of professional tree care companies and certified arborists has grown to include over 2,000 fully equipped tree crews and approximately 1,200 certified arborists.
"We are privileged to be working with the leading tree care professionals in the industry," said Malawsky. "Our ability to provide emergency response to almost anywhere in the U.S. while standardizing service levels and ensuring quality control and fair pricing practices is changing the face of the tree care industry."
HMI has extensive experience working through its network of tree care experts to provide its insurance clients with the highest level of support for a wide range of tree-related claim services. HMI's centralized administration capabilities, proprietary data base of plant replacement costs and extensive experience working with the insurance industry, allows it to offer a valuable service that has benefited over 30 major insurers and their clientele.
HMI provides adjusters, insurers, property owners and others with emergency tree work, inspections, cause of loss opinions, replacement cost calculations and a full suite of claims support services for tree damage and landscape loss. HMI is operational in the 48 lower states, and each of its network members are experienced tree experts, fully licensed and insured as well as professionally trained in safety, tree risk management and heavy equipment operation.