Business name: Integrity Tree Care Inc.
Owners: John and Kim Eisenhower.
Address: 13023 N.E. Highway 99, Suite 7.
What the business does: Integrity Tree Care Inc., is a full-service residential and commercial tree care company operated by International Society of Arboriculture certified arborists, specializing in the preservation of old growth trees as well as low-impact removal of large trees in confined spaces.
Steps to build the business: The Eisenhowers have expanded their services to include landscape consultation and design. They also have established a forum on their website to encourage their customers to be active participants in the care and maintenance of their trees and landscapes.
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Greatest challenge: Educating the public about proper pruning techniques is a challenge; more is not necessarily better, John Eisenhower reminds everyone. He and other arborists co-founded the Southwest Washington Arborist Association to meet the challenge of educating others about the importance of restoring and maintaining Clark County's urban canopy.
What's ahead: John and Kim Eisenhower are continuing to expand their company, especially during their busy season, by hiring multiple certified arborists.
Owners' business history: John Eisenhower is a second-generation arborist, following his father into the business. John founded Integrity Tree Care in 2005. He cautions property owners when hiring any tree care company to make sure to use a certified arborist. Kim Eisenhower has been with the company since its inception.
Year established in Clark County: 2005.
Telephone: 360-885-2467, 503-750-4992.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; weekends by appointment; 24-hour emergency service.