15 Aug 2019

Craned up and trained up

Cranes make the tree work go 'round. More and more of our crews are boosting into the ridiculousness of crane work! This month, from our Sacramento tree service division, Hugo, Matt, and Kevin (who is being trained up by Devin) had some major takedowns with cranes. Sure, we have our superstar crane riggers like Rob, Danny, and Chad. Who we throw at the most technical and hazardous jobs, but more of our crews, in more of our areas, are getting craned up and gaining valuable experience in the art of crane removals. From a climber's point of view, there are 3 things that are critical to flawless execution: The ability...

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06 Aug 2019

Tid Bits from our Chaplain

We'd like to take our headline feature to highlight a very special person at A Plus. If you haven't met Paul Tibbets, I'm sure you've heard about him. He's the father of our late founder, Jeremy. And really, the father of A Plus. He's certified in just about everything, fixes chippers, trucks, chainsaws (and pretty much whatever the Vallejo crews break), rescues buckets in the middle of nowhere, and will take time out of any busy day to make sure someone feels loved and genuinely cared for. Paul also compiles the weekly safety session emails and throws in beautiful tidbits on wisdom and leadership. (It’s inside the safety...

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06 Aug 2019

Nick & Crew Dominates the Pike Project

Removed 130 Trees, 150+ ft tall, in 6 weeks. Last month Crew Leader Nick and his team -- Cody, Juan, James, Arturo, with help from Raymond & David -- successfully completed the LARGEST tree removal job we've ever done in the forest land. Completed the 6 DONE way, without injury or incident. Pike City is 2 hours North-east of Sacramento, and deep into the Tahoe National Forest in California. Nick's skills fit the bill for this large scale project. Extremely proficient in tree felling, equipment operations and job planning, his supervisor Mazzera, considers him a "strong leader and great teacher". And in Nicks words, "They were really large trees and we had...

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