Why Any Service Business That You Hire Should Be Bonded As Well As Insured

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Why You Should Hire Bonded as Well as Insured Service Companies

Insurance will pay for accidents where customer’s property gets damaged. A bond is for dishonesty for not only the company owners, but also for the employees of the company. A surety bond as it is legally named, will pay the customer where there are actual criminal charges filed against the business owner or their employees for theft. Whether it be from the owner of the company or one of the employees. A bonded company is just a better company to do business with. This shows that not only the business owners are honest but also insures that their employees do the same.

Myth #1 – Most Services are Bonded and Insured

A lot of service businesses are not bonded.  Average customers think the company must be bonded if the company is reputable.

One couple in Washington recently learned that you should always check a company’s bond. Ask for proof of the Bond and the insurance.

A couple in Washington State recently hired a tree service while they were on vacation. Agreeing to the bid for $8000. The couple decided to let them do the job. Knowing that they were dealing with a reputable company. They decided to get the job done while the family was on vacation to Disney.

Their job was done. However, after they finished the job one of the employees stayed behind as everyone else left the job site. He then burglarized the people’s house that he had just worked at. When the people came home the next day, they found two laptops missing as well as a lot of personal paperwork. You can read more about this incident here.

Myth #2 A Bonded Company Will Charge Me a Lot More Than My Normal Service

I have been in the tree service industry for over 10 years.  Insured for as long as we’ve been in business. However, last year, I checked into getting a surety bond as well. Imagine my surprise when I found out that my bond was only going to cost me $116 a year.  I pay about $165 a month for my million dollar insurance policy.

Was I worried about theft? No, not at all. However, so that my customers didn’t have to worry about it either, I was willing to pay the $116 per year for a $10,000 surety bond.

Any reputable company is going to charge more than one that is not reputable. However, they are not in competition with the guys that have no insurance and no bonds. The guys that are only weekend warriors or just trying to make a little money and have not put in the time and service to actually build any kind of good reputation.

Last Year I Lost A Job and Gained a Customer Over a $100 Price Difference

We were doing some routine tree pruning last year. One of my customers asked me how much it would be to remove a tree that was between a flower bed and a fence.  The neighbors driveway was on the other side of the fence. I gave her a bid and she told me she would call me when she was ready to do the job.

A few months later my customer called me back to get me to remove another tree slightly smaller than the one that I bid before. When I asked what happened to the tree that I bid earlier, she explained. She was at work when her neighbor called. Someone had stopped by looking for tree work. The bid was $100 cheaper and since they were splitting the cost of the tree, he wanted to use that tree service. She agreed to let her neighbor hire the tree service that had stopped by.

When she returned home that day she found that the tree was still 8 feet tall. Her retaining wall for her flower bed was broken. And her neighbor had already paid the tree service.

Later when she got bids to rebuild the retaining wall for the flower beds, she found that it would cost her $1200 to replace the wall. She decided that she would never use anyone else again to do her tree service again.

When You Find A Bonded and Insured Company That You Are Happy With Stay With Them

Once I have worked at someone’s property at least twice I count them as my loyal customer. Therefore I will do my best to try to give them the best deals. We usually try to charge them slightly less than a new customer that may be less loyal. I will also usually throw in little tasks extra for a loyal customer where I would charge anyone else.

Why Do Loyal Customers Get a Better Deal?

I do these things to show my appreciation for the customer loyalty. However, when one of my customers call me back or I check with them as I am in the area. And they have been having my competitors doing work for them, I take it personal. I will usually ask them if I have done something to cause them to hire someone else. I always get the same kind of answers to these questions. They stopped by. Or another company was working for a neighbor and I just thought I would use them to do it that time.

Talking to other service company owners, I have found that I am not the only one that feels this betrayal by a customer that hires someone else.  We do this for a living. Think of it this way. What if you went into work Monday and you know that you are going the extra mile on a daily basis to make yourself indispensable to the company that you work for. But when you show up to work, you not only got passed over for the promotion, you got laid off because someone else was there over the weekend and they were given your job out of convenience. How would you feel?

A bonded and Insured, Reputable Company can be an Asset to Your Life. Companies that are both Bonded tend to be more responsible. You will never have to worry about accidents or theft from that company.


Professional Tree Service Tyler, Texas


Professional Tree Service is our specialty here at Professional 4 Life Tree Service.

Professional tree service every time is what you can expect from Professional 4 Life Company.  Fast, Efficient and we’re also one of the very few tree services that are both Bonded and Insured.  Having an A+ rating and accreditation from the BBB,  we’ll always go back, even though we get paid and the job is done to take care of any of our customers concerns.  We are experts in the arborist field. After all, we are Professional 4 Life.  That’s why we are the best choice tree service for East Texas. However, if you want to know the truth about the best part of Professional 4 Life, it’s not our work, our good attitude or our honesty.  It’s our customers.  We have some of the most loyal customers that we could ever possibly ask for.

What Do you Do if You Need Professional Tree Service?

Call us today for any and all of your tree service needs.  Tree Removals, Tree pruning, or diagnosis and treatment.  You can’t find a better professional tree service in or around Tyler, Texas.  Even after you pay for the job and we leave, we’ll still come back if you have concerns.  We have someone that goes back to take care of filling in holes as well as checking to make sure that the ground crew has got all of the debris and was courteous.  Therefore, let us know if there is anything that we can do to make our customers have a better experience with our service.

For our pruning and maintenance customers, be sure to ask the consultant that comes out to tell you about Professional 4 Life’s Annual Tree Maintenance Program.  Finally, no one goes further than Professional 4 Life at taking care of our customers, so give us a call!

Professional Tree Service

Professional 4 Life Company

(903) 508-4555

1216 Parkview Drive

Tyler, Texas 75703

Affordable Tree Service Professionals In Tyler TX


Professional 4 Life is the most affordable Tree Service Professionals In the Tyler Texas area.

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Professional Affordable Tree Service owner, Shane Cox, stands tall at the top of an Oak Tree that is being removed.

We have been doing affordable tree service in the Tyler Texas area for over 10 years now and we still have

Professional 4 Life Tree Service
Most Affordable Tree Service in Texas

an A Rating on The Better Business Bureau and an A rating on Angies List.  We look forward to serving our customers for many years to come.

My name is Shane Cox, owner of Professional 4 Life Tree Service and it has been my goal to build a Affordable Tree Service in East Texas that operates through Honesty and Integrity.  Still, after 10 years none of that has changed!  We still stand for Honesty and Integrity and Professionalism at it’s best.  After being raised around the Tree service industry and seeing the good that we do, they are starting to follow in my footsteps and take care of my customers too.  We firmly believe that you should get what you pay for. Therefore, go the extra mile to try and make all of our customers a Satisfied Customer!

If you need tree work done of any kind, we look forward to hearing from you, as always we give free estimates.  Again, we are Insured and Bonded for your protection.  You won’t find a more Affordable Tree Service or one that cares about their customers than we do!  Call us today and let one of our consultants give you a free estimate on any of your tree service needs.

Call our Affordable Tree Service Now and we’ll give you an additional 10% off on all of your Tree Removals

We can’t get busy enough this year. Therefore, we are giving an additional 10% off on all full tree removals this year.  We strive to be the best in the business and to be perfectly honest. When you are as professional as we are, you work yourself out of a job fast.  We need your business. We will reward you with a 10% discount on your tree removals for just calling on us.  Go ahead call us now and let us show you why we are the fastest growing tree service in Texas!

Professional Tree Removal 2016

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When I hear the words professional tree removal, I think about doctors and lawyers etc:  but what is Professionalism?

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Professional 4 Life definition of Professional tree removal

According to the google definition I wasn’t far off.

Professional is defined as “white collar.”  I consider myself a Professional but my job is anything but white collar.  Does this mean that I am any less professional?

I don’t think so.  The definition is just used more for white collar workers.  We fall into the Second adjective definition. A person engaged in a specific activity as one’s main occupation rather than as a pastime.

Not mentioned in the above definition, people should also, when they are professional tree removal services:

  • dealing with problems when they come up, without losing your temper or making decisions based on emotions.  Stop and think before reacting!
  • Making sure you take care of your customers such as filling in holes in the yard or cut another limb. It makes a huge difference.
  • Use skilled labor.  Too often I see businesses especially in the tree service industry where owners are using unskilled labor. I believe this is a HUGE mistake.  Not only are these guys very dangerous for the customers property and their own safety. They will not be very skilled in this trade. Without proper training, no one will be able to be Great at tree removal or tree pruning.
  • Be on time.  When you are bidding jobs. Be on time if you tell someone that you will be there at a specific time.
  • Finally, be organized.  This saves you time and money as well as making you look good to your customers.  This is something that you usually have to constantly work at.

Using tools like calendars and reminders on phones will help a lot with staying organized.

As always, I want to thank you guys for reading and please give me feedback anytime you have a chance.  Thanks guys.

Need A Tree Removal done in Tyler, Texas or Jacksonville, Texas or any other city in East Texas, call us or visit our professional tree removal page at http://www.tylertreeservice.net/tree-services/tree-removal/

You can also follow us on Facebook at Http://www.facebook.com/Professional4life any time you need tree removal or pruning.  We have been here for 9 years and we will be here when you need us.  Every time you need us.

Jacksonville Tree Removal

Professional 4 Life has been doing work in and around Jacksonville, Texas for over 10 years.  Our customers keep getting us to come back year after year.  When you are doing Jacksonville Tree

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Removal you have to know what you are doing.

Home of the Tomato Bowl, Jacksonville Texas.  Is a really nice place to work.  Very friendly down home country folks.

Professional for life probably does about 20% of all of our Tree Work in Jacksonville.  Call Before December 20 and Save 20%

We did a Jacksonville Tree Removal on December 7, 2015 on lake Jacksonville.  We removed two trees and on the 8th we are scheduled to go back and prune a few trees, although that was not part of the agreement.  The customer, after seeing us work has decided to use us for more of his tree projects.

If you are in Jacksonville, Texas and you are in need of Tree Removal or Tree Pruning, please don’t hesitate, call us today at (903) 571-9855

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Emergency Tree Removal Services by Professional 4 Life Enterprises
Nature can be unpredictable, and you can’t plan ahead for when it catches you off guard –especially in Texas. Winter storms can break branches or topple trees with the weight of snow and ice. Wind can tear branches or uproot an entire tree. That’s why Professional 4 Life Tree Service offers 24-hour emergency tree removal services. If a tree falls on your property, you can’t always wait for days to get it removed, especially if it has damaged your home or power lines. We are available at any time in the case of an emergency – in the middle of a storm, at two o’clock in the morning, or on a Sunday afternoon…we will be there when you need us.


Why should I remove a tree?


Unfortunately, sometimes it’s necessary to remove a tree from your property. The tree may be dead or dying, or in the case of an emergency, it may have suffered a serious wound that it cannot recover from. You should have a professional arborist assess the tree to determine whether it can survive the damage that has been done to it.


Why do I need an arborist to do emergency tree removal?


If a storm has damaged your tree, but it’s still standing you need to get an arborist to look at it right away if you hope to save it. Losing a branch exposes a tree to infection and parasites that can further damage or even kill it. It is important for an arborist to assess and treat the tree if you want to save it, and arborists have the equipment and expertise to safely remove the tree if it cannot be saved.

Difficult Tree Removal in Tyler Texas


Professional 4 Life Commercial on Storm Damage and Difficult Tree Removal.  Call 903-571-9855


This video is just me and my kids goofing off.  Never realized everything that goes into making videos.

If you need work done, or regular maintenance on your trees Call us.  “For all your trees, dead or alive- Call 571-9855.”  The kids and I was playing around when we made this commercial, however storm damage is not child’s play.  Don’t take chances with your life.  Trees can be very dangerous, especially when there is pressure on limbs already.   Call a professional if you have any storm damage.  Professional 4 Life is available day or night for storm damage situations where people or property could get more damaged if left until a later time.

For Emergency Tree Removal There Is No One Better

We Specialize in difficult tree removal, and in an emergency situation, we are the guys you want.  When you call us, we will come out and assess the situation, if needed we will secure or cut the tree or trees to make sure that when we leave, you won’t get more damage.  Difficult tree removal consists of trees hung up in other trees (especially when a house or other structure is under the tree that can not be moved.)  Don’t leave your property or loved ones lives in the hands of an amateur.  Call the pros today at Professional 4 Life.  Difficult Tree Removal removal also consist of a tree or part of one on a house or car or leaning toward a structure where the roots are already lifting up.  Difficult removal also consists of bringing large trees down in small areas.  We do this almost daily at Professional 4 Life.  Call us and let us show you why we are the fastest growing tree service in the East Texas area.

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Cheap Tree Removal – How much should I pay – Who should I use?


When It Comes to Tree Removal do you want cheap tree removal?

We are professionals.  Highly skilled at this trade.  although we are usually about 10 to 15% less expensive than most of our competitors, we are not cheap, and you probably do not want a cheap tree service.  We are insured and bonded.  We remove trees with the highest level of efficiency and we will not ever leave a job undone.  We never get money before we start a job and we will always be courteous and professional.  Cheap tree removal usually will cost the customer far more than a professional tree service.  I talked to a lady recently that used a cheap tree service… She told me that the guys had came to take a tree down. She told me that the tree was a medium sized tree showing me another tree in the yard. Then she told me that the cheap tree service took the tree down and it cost her about $3000.  I told her that I would have charged $700.  She proceeded to tell me that she did not pay the guys that did the work anything. The guys put a cable on the tree to pull it over.  When the tree fell, it fell on top of her guest house… The guys left their tools and ran to their truck and left.  She said it cost $3000 to repair the damages.

Another lady wrote a review for me on Google.  She was one of my previous customers and I had already given her a bid on the tree work.  A Cheap Tree Service company came buy and talked to her neighbor, telling him that he would remove the tree for $200 less than what I was going to charge.  My customer let her neighbor hire the Cheap Tree Service to take her tree down… They dropped most of the tree on her side of the fence and busted a lot of concrete doing over a thousand dollars in damages.  She called me to remove a tree beside it later and told me what had happened.  She promised to call me every time she needs tree work done from now on.

Again, Cheap Tree Removal is not usually a good idea, but if you still insist on cheap tree removal services, at least follow these guidelines. 🙂

Cheap Tree Removal is okay if…

  • Cheap tree removal is okay if you are getting a tree down that is not over a house or power lines.
  • Cheap tree removal is okay if the people are insured and you can verify their insurance. Always verify the insurance is active.
  • Cheap tree removal is okay if you have verified that the tree service company has good reviews online.  Look at how many reviews the company has and look at how many problem reviews they have.  Chances are, if they have been in business for a while, they will have at least one or two bad reviews.  Check to make sure that whatever the problem was, the tree service company solved the problem.  Also check to see if the problem even has merit.  A lot of the bad reviews online are from people that didn’t even get work done from the company.  They called and didn’t get an answer right a way, so they try to taint the companies image.


Cheap Tree Removal could result in this

Cheap Tree Removal is not always the answer!

You should not hire a cheap tree service if you have a large tree.  Chances are, if your normal lawn maintenance man can’t or won’t do the job, you may need a professional tree service. Skilled labor is not cheap labor.  If you have any doubts about taking the tree down at all, a cheap tree removal service would not be the answer.  If you call a professional, chances are, they could save the tree.

Professional 4 Life Tree Service in Bullard, TX is one of the fastest growing tree services in the East Texas area. Professional 4 Life Enterprises, Tree Service, Bullard, TX With nine years of A+ reputation doing business in the

  • Wood County, TX
  • Henderson County, TX
  • Smith County, TX
  • Van Zandt County, TX

areas.  We have a combined total of about 43 years of experience in this industry and we are always taking our customers concerns into consideration first.  I, Shane Cox, owner of Professional 4 Life Enterprises will be posting about those concerns frequently.  I will also address as many concerns as I can about the Tree service industry to help some of my piers with their businesses as much as I can.  I will be addressing issues such as clean up services, Tree pruning, removal of stumps, advertising for tree services, When a Tree service should bend a little and when you should just take a loss and “fire a customer.” As well as other topics dealing with commercial and residential tree services.

Be sure and check back here often or email me at shane.cox@tylertreeservice.net if you have a particular problem or topic that you would like to discuss.  I would love to hear from my readers on any particular problem that you may come up with.  Also, if you have a specific tree problem, you may be able to find your answer at http://www.treehelp.com when I come up against something new that I have never seen before I usually refer to them.