Design-build businesses thrive on providing quality, hassle-free services for their clients. However, what happens when you come across a project that involves trees? You need to ensure that the trees on the property are healthy and safe and complement the overall design of the landscape. This is where a reputable tree care company comes in. Certified Arborists can offer valuable arboricultural expertise and services that can elevate your design-build business. This article will explore the benefits of partnering with a tree care company and how it can help you provide your clients with a more comprehensive and polished service.
Why Would a Design-Build Firm Need a Tree Care Company?
Trees play a significant role in any landscape’s overall look and feel. It’s no secret that healthy trees add significant property value. They require careful attention during the design-build process to incorporate them correctly. A tree care company can offer insights into tree selection and placement, ensuring trees thrive and remain healthy in a new landscape. They can also help spot any potential hazards posed by trees, such as root damage or branches that may fall. By partnering with a tree care company, you can ensure that your projects achieve a level of safety, beauty, and longevity that is second to none.
Why Choose a Partnership vs Sub-Contracting?
Partnering with a reputable tree care company offers several advantages over sub-contracting. In a partnership, both parties share an equal status and sense of ownership in the project. This means the tree care company invests in the project’s success and acts accordingly. As a design-build firm, you can also offer a more comprehensive service to your clients by referring them to a trusted partner who can take care of any tree-related needs. The partnership enhances communication, which allows both parties to collaborate effectively and deliver results that exceed expectations.
How RTEC Approaches Partnerships
At RTEC, we approach design-build partnerships with a focus on communication, collaboration, and growth. We pride ourselves on building enduring relationships with our partners, resulting in a symbiotic approach to our work. We have been named Fairfax County Green Business Leaders, so we always bring our sustainability and innovation to the table. Our focus on long-term results means that we take the time to understand our partner’s needs and find ways to enhance their service offerings through intelligent tree management.
There are two ways of getting involved in our partnership program:
1) You join our network of high-quality home service providers and we provide mutual referrals to one another.
2) We provide services that complement yours on a mutual client’s property.
What Does a Tree Care Expert Contribute to a Successful design-build project?
Tree care experts, such as our Certified Arborists, can contribute significantly to a successful design-build project. They can offer advice and guidance on tree selection, placement, and health maintenance. Certified arborists can help identify ways to incorporate trees into the design, enabling them to thrive and complement the overall landscape. They can also identify potential safety risks associated with trees, such as weak branches or roots that may cause damage. By partnering with a tree care expert, design-build firms can have peace of mind, knowing their projects are in safe and competent care.
RTEC’s design-build Capabilities
At RTEC, we understand that every client is unique, and we tailor our services to align with your design-build approach. Our focus on safety, quality, and sustainability means that we always deliver results that exceed expectations.
- Tree Preservation & Construction Damage Prevention – Tree protection during construction is vital. If there are valuable mature trees that your firm, your client, or the county want to protect, it is essential to have expert help from conceptualization to the execution of the plans. Some municipalities require this, so having a reliable partner lined up is good rather than scrambling to find one when working on a tight timeline.
- Proper Root Pruning – This allows for the seamless placement of underground utilities without damaging existing trees. Leaving this for untrained construction contractors can cause future complications for your client.
- Consultation on Tree Selection – Proper tree selection is paramount to ensuring that the future owners of the building do not have to deal with avoidable problems with their trees. We know what species not to plant near a building to avoid future hazards, which species should be planted together to save costs on water, which trees should be avoided if a low-maintenance landscape is desired, etc.
- Consulting Services – Often the municipality requires a Certified Arborist to sign off on certain parts of project plans. When you’re on a deadline, it is best to have someone reliable on the line, rather than trying desperately to find that everyone is booked. If you’re our partner, we’ll prioritize your projects every time.
- Competitive Advantage – Our services will help you stand out to your clients as the elite choice above your competitors.
Join RTEC Treecare as We Lead the Way in Green Business!
Partnering with a reputable tree care company is an excellent way to elevate your design-build business and gain a competitive edge. By working together, you can offer your clients comprehensive and quality service that delivers results that exceed expectations. When choosing a tree care company to partner with, focus on communication, collaboration, and equal business stature, and make sure they share your focus on safety, quality, and sustainability. At RTEC, we offer these attributes and more, meaning we can upgrade your design-build business to the next level. Contact us today to learn more about our partnership approach and how we can help you exceed your client’s expectations.
If you’re interested in learning more about partnering, or you’d like to add our expertise to your next design-build project, please reach out to us here or give us a call at 703-573-3029.