For the consumer, choosing a landscape or snow removal contractor has always been an uncertain and difficult decision. Beyond the basic guideline questions to make sure the company is fully insured, being referred by someone you know and perhaps checking with a Better Business Bureau, there has not been any other consistent information by which one company could be measured against another.
Currently the landscape and snow removal industries are providing a national certification process which will provide cutting edge companies, owners and managers with criteria to establish themselves (and their companies) as leaders in the industry. Troy Clogg Landscape Associates, LLC, believes in these programs as a way to provide our clients with the best possible service. Our clients can have the confidence that our work will be completed with the highest industry standards and specifications by skilled professionals.
CSP – Certified Snow Professional
An (6) hour written exam covering the mechanics and technical aspects of snow and ice management, business, accounting, sales, marketing, risk, health safety and human resources.
ASCA- Accredited Snow Contractor Association
The Accredited Snow Contractors Association is a trade association founded by GIE Media, Inc., owners of Snow Magazine. ASCA members are snow and ice management businesses, suppliers of snow and ice equipment, subcontractors performing snow and ice services, and other allied to the field.
ASCA was formed with purpose of advancing the professional snow and ice management industry and promote its role in performing high-risk services for society.
LIC- Landscape Industry Certified
This exam is designed for lawn care professionals focusing on cool-season lawns. A Two-part exam must be passed to earn this designation. The first exam focuses on Plant identification; watering plants; top-watering and sub-irrigation systems; pruning and grooming; tropical plants and plant diseases. The second, Pesticide labels and MSDS; pesticide safety; pesticide alternatives and beneficial; pesticide federal laws; pesticide application; equipment, insects; fertilizers; nutrient problems and misc. plant problems and customer relations.
Our employees in turn are given a sense of pride. When an employee completes a certification he/she has documented their knowledge, their commitment to continuing education and achievement of career goals with personal growth. TCLA provides both time and money for the development of its employees.
- Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)
- Building Owners & Managers Association of Metropolitan Detroit (BOMA)
- Michigan Green Industry Association (MGIA)
- Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA)
- Accredited Snow Contractors Association (ASCA)
- Brighton Chamber of Commerce
- SiteStuff – national online procurement/bidding database for commercial owners and property managers
- Business Safety Associations of America – (BSAoA)
- National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)