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Recent Honors and Awards

The following honors and awards information is separated between our tree climbers and consulting arborists. 

Miguel Pastenes state champion tree climber

Texas Tree Climbing Competition (TTCC)

2018 TTCC Masters Challenge, Mr. Miguel Pastenes took first place and is the 2018 TTCC Masters Challenge Champion. Mr. Pastenas is currently a nine-time state champion, awarded more than any other tree climber in the history of the Texas Tree Climbing Competition. The Dallas Morning News wrote an article about Mr. Pastenas winning this same award in 2016.

United States President's Office

2018 United States, Presidents Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Mr. Steve Houser for 4,000 hours of volunteer service as a Certified Texas Master Gardener with the Dallas County Master Gardener Program working as an educator, teacher, and public speaker. "With grateful recognition the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Office of the President of the United States honors Steve Houser with the President's Lifetime Achievement Award for their lifelong commitment to building a stronger nation through volunteer service." The award was signed by President Donald Trump and a letter of appreciation was provided. He is the only volunteer in Texas to receive two awards from US Presidents.

International Society of Arboriculture - Texas Chapter

2016 Aborist of the Year, Mr. Kevin Bassett. The highest honor provided by ISAT for an arborist is to be named as the "Arborist of the Year" for many years of volunteer and financial support as well as dedication to our industry. This award is also provided by the Texas Forest Service and the Texas Urban Forestry Council. The ISA Newsletter featured Ms. Bassett in an article for this second time to be awarded this honor.

TTCC Outstanding Volunteer Medal

2013 Texas Tree Climbing Competition Outstanding Volunteer Medal was awarded to Ms. Kirbie Houser for the many hours she volunteered prior to, during and after the event. Ms. Houser has been a TTCC volunteer for several years and her talents and knowledge have contributed to the continued success of  the competition. The TTCC thanked her in an ISA Newsletter article

All Awards

United States President's Office

2018 United States, Presidents Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Mr. Steve Houser for 4,000 hours of volunteer service as a Certified Texas Master Gardener with the Dallas County Master Gardener Program working as an educator, teacher, and public speaker. "With grateful recognition the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Office of the President of the United States honors Steve Houser with the President's Lifetime Achievement Award for their lifelong commitment to building a stronger nation through volunteer service." The award was signed by President Donald Trump and a letter of appreciation was provided.

2008 United States, Presidents Call to Service Award presented to Mr. Steve Houser for 5,000 hours of volunteer service as a Certified Texas Master Naturalist with the North Texas Chapter working as an educator, teacher, and public speaker. The Presidents Call to Service Award was provided by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. "In recognition and appreciation of your commitment to strengthen our nation and for making a difference through volunteer service." The award was signed by President George Bush and a letter of appreciation was provided by him as well as a letter for the Corporation for National Community Service and USA Freedom Corps.

Comanche Nation

2018 Flag Presentation, Mr. Steve Houser. Over 70 Comanche Nation Eleders and officials gathered to formally recognize a Comanche Marker Tree near Holliday, Texas. A marker tree is one that was used or altered by the Comanche's over 148 years ago, a subject Mr. Houser researched for over 24 years and wrote a book about entitled, Comanche Marker Trees of Texas. Mr. Houser was deeply honored when the Comanche Nation officials presented him with a Comanche Nation flag.

International Society of Arboriculture

To be recognized by your peers within an industry is one of the greatest honors bestowed on an arborist or tree climber. The primary industry association for all arborist and tree climbers in the State of Texas is the International Society of Arboriculture's Texas Chapter (ISAT).

The highest honor provided by ISAT for an arborist is to be named as the "Arborist of the Year" for many years of volunteer and financial support as well as dedication to our industry. This award is also provided by the Texas Forest Service and the Texas Urban Forestry Council. Company arborists previously named as Arborist of the Year include: Mr. Russell Peters (2005), Mr. Steve Houser (2011), and Mr. Kevin Bassett, who won the award two different years (1994, 2016)!

Awards provided by the ISAT to our arborists include:

  • 2016 Arborist of the Year, Mr. Kevin Bassett. The highest honor provided by ISAT for an arborist is to be named as the "Arborist of the Year" for many years of volunteer and financial support as well as dedication to our industry. This award is also provided by the Texas Forest Service and the Texas Urban Forestry Council.
  • 2011 Gold Leaf Landscape Beautification Award, Mr. Steve Houser and the City of Dallas. The award was in recognition of the Dallas Mavericks "Trees for Threes" tree planting efforts, which were developed by Mr. Houser and Mavs staff to plant larger trees in parks and schools. The trees are inspected, fertilized and insect/disease problems managed for three years as a pro bono way to support the future sustainability of the plantings.         
  • 2008 Texas Chapter Jamboree 25th Anniversary Tree Climbing Championship Award of Appreciation presented to Mr. Kevin Bassett in Fort Worth, Texas "In appreciation for many years of technical support and godfathering."
  • 2007 Gold Leaf Award of Excellence, Mr. Steve Houser and the City of Dallas. The award was for an Arbor Day celebration planned and executed by Mr. Houser and Urban Forester, Mr. Walter Passmore, which included planting over 100 trees along Katy Trail and 20 trees in Reverchon Park. The event featured Mayor Laura Millers "Tree Climbing Challenge," which included other mayors from around the area competing against each other in tree climbing, tree planting and breaking a tree shaped piñata. Media coverage was extensive and the event helped to educate the public about the many benefits of trees.        
  • 2006 Award of Appreciation, Mr. Steve Houser. The award was related to many years of volunteer expertise and training provided, as well as financial support for the Texas Tree Climbing Competition. "In appreciation for many years of technical support and godfathering."
  • 2005 Arborist of the Year, Mr. Russell Peters. The highest honor provided by ISAT for an arborist is to be named as the "Arborist of the Year" for many years of volunteer and financial support as well as dedication to our industry. This award is also provided by the Texas Forest Service and the Texas Urban Forestry Council.
  • 2001 Arborist of the Year, Mr. Steve Houser. The highest honor provided by ISAT for an arborist is to be named as the "Arborist of the Year" for many years of volunteer and financial support as well as dedication to our industry. This award is also provided by the Texas Forest Service and the Texas Urban Forestry Council.  
  • 2001 Steve Houser Award of Excellence (also known as the "Houser Cup") tradition was established. During the annual state forestry conference, Mr. Steve Houser was called to the stage to receive the Arborist of the Year award and an award of merit. As he was leaving the stage, he was called back and it was announced that from that point forward, the state champion tree climber for the year would receive the Steve Houser Award of Excellence in the form of the "Houser Cup". It was indeed a great honor that established a tradition which continues to this day. Tree climbers compete for the honor of being presented the cup and the opportunity to keep it for a year until the next competition.
  • 2001 Award of Merit, Mr. Steve Houser. "In appreciation for his continuing commitment and inestimable contribution to the ISA Texas Chapter Tree Climbing Championship".
  • 2000 Arboricultural Project of the Year, Mr. Kevin Bassett and Mr. Steve Houser.  The award was for their efforts to gather arborists and tree care companies from around the state to prune and fertilize the historic trees in Dealy Plaza (downtown Dallas). The effort was called a "treenewal" project because the historic trees deserved proper care from experts and the site is among the most visited destinations for tourists in the state.     
  • 1998 Tree Preservation Award, Mr. Steve Houser. The award was for efforts to preserve 80 large old trees scheduled for removal due to the expansion of a local hospital. Advocacy for the trees led to a battle and the formation of the Dallas Historic Tree Coalition, which is now the Texas Historic Tree Coalition.
  • 1997 Leadership Award, Mr. Kevin Bassett. The award was provided for serving as the ISAT President from 1996-1997. "In recognition for his excellent leadership and service to the professional arborists of Texas".
  • 1995 Leadership Award, Mr. Russell Peters. The award was provided for serving as the ISAT President from 1994-1995. "In recognition for his excellent leadership and service to the professional arborists of Texas".
  • 1994 Arborist of the Year, Mr. Kevin Bassett. The highest honor provided by ISAT for an arborist is to be named as the "Arborist of the Year" for many years of volunteer and financial support as well as dedication to our industry. This award is also provided by the Texas Forest Service and the Texas Urban Forestry Council.
Texas AgriLife Extension Service

2014 Horticulture Award, Mr. Steve Houser. "In appreciation of support to horticulture programs, Collin County Extension Service recognizes Steve Houser, Arborilogical Services". The award was for many years of training and education for the Collin County Master Gardener program, as well as the Blackland Prairie Master Naturalist program.

State of Texas, House of Representatives

2008 The State of Texas House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing Mr. Steve Houser for volunteer efforts as an advisor for Vision North Texas (planning our future regional growth), founding member of the Dallas Historic Tree Coalition and the Texas Tree Trails, Chair for the City of Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee, Certified Texas Master Gardener, and as a Certified Master Naturalist. The resolution was signed by the Honorable Allen Vaught, State Representative, District 107.

Forestry Awards from Texas Forest Service, Texas Urban Forestry Council, International Society of Arboriculture, Texas Chapter

2005 Texas Community Forestry Award, Arboricultural Project, Mr. Kevin Bassett. Fort Davis is a historic location in west Texas that contained a number of very large and very old Cottonwood trees which were in disrepair and in need of a good consulting arborist. As a result, Kevin Bassett along with an Austin arborist Patrick Wentworth, provided a management plant to help restore their health and reduce the potential hazard some of them posed to the public.

2000 Texas Community Forestry Award, Arboricultural Project, Mr. Kevin Bassett. Dealy Plaza, in downtown Dallas, contains some of the most historic trees in our area due to the past history on the site. However, the trees were in disrepair due to a shortage of funds in the park department. As a result, Mr. Bassett and other company arborists planned a work day to clean up the trees and solicited the help of local tree care companies and several other tree companies from Austin and San Antonio to provide the needed care.

Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council

2002 Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council Award Plaque presented to Mr. Russell Peters for your service as President of the Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council 2002. 

2001 Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council Certificate of Appreciation presented to Mr. Russell Peters on December 14, 2001 for your service in urban forestry as Vice President of the Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council 2001.

2000 Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council Certificate of Appreciation presented to Mr. Russell Peters on December 14, 2000 for your service in urban forestry as the Director of the Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council 2000.

1998 Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council Certificate of Appreciation presented to Mr. Russell Peters on March 11, 1998 for your service in urban forestry as Board Member of the Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council.

Dallas Morning News

2002 Dallas Morning News awarded Mr. Bill Seaman the Golden Pen Award for August for a letter he wrote. It was chosen for its clarity and writing style.

American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA)

1999 ASCA Certificate of Appreciation presented to Mr. Russell Peters on October 1, 1999 for serving on the ASCA Document Review Committee.

National Arbor Day Foundation

1996 National Arbor Day Foundation, Arbor Day Award, Mr. Steve Houser and the Dallas Historic Tree Coalition. To the best of our knowledge, it is the only National Arbor Day Award provided for a tree preservation project. Efforts to preserve trees scheduled for removal by a local hospital created the first of its kind battle over trees in the region. Most all of the trees were saved due to the public outcry and the formation of the Dallas Historic Tree Coalition, which is now the Texas Historic Tree Coalition.

Our tree climbers are among the most knowledgeable and experienced in the state. They have won the annual Texas Tree Climbing Competition an unprecedented twenty-five different years with eight different climbers being past state champions. We represent the State of Texas in the North American and International competitions all around the world. One of our top crew foreman, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, won the North American Tree Climbing Competition in 2015 making him the best tree climber on the continent for the year. He is currently a nine-time state champion. Our Production Manager, Mr. Nicholas Martinez, is a four-time state champion.

The first tree climbing competitions in the nation were called "jamborees" and they started in the late 1970`s. The first jamborees in Texas were held in the early 1980`s but were not held for a number of years in the mid to late 1980`s due to a lack of insurance for the event. Now they are called tree climbing competitions and there is a annual state competition.  If a climber wins the state champion title, they are invited to the annual North American and international competitions.The International Tree Climbing Competition is akin the Olympics for tree climbers and our climbers often place in the top ten rankings. Mr. Pastenes has also been a previous international champion in the speed climb events.    

The first of the two day competition involves five preliminary events:

  • Two of these events are timed speed climbs and involve climbing a rope to ring a bell at 50 feet high, as fast as possible. The quickest time earns the most points.
  • The throw line event involves the installation of a throwline and climbing line in a chosen and marked fork of a tree. The higher the fork, the greater the points but there is a time limit.
  • The aerial rescue tests the tree climbers ability to safely rescue another injured climber (actually a dummy) that is suspended in a tree. The climber must safely bring the injured climber to the ground in a set amount of time and are judged by their knowledge of CPR, skill, balance and experience.
  • The work climb event starts when a climber in the top of a tree honks a horn and they must work their way to a number of work stations throughout the tree in a set amount of time. Points are earned for properly completing various stations and extra points can be earned for smooth movement through a tree, reduced time to completion or unique style or climber trick that can be used.                      

The top four competitors in the preliminary events compete in the masters challenge on the second day and it is typically in the largest tree available. Climbers start from the ground and must move through various work stations in less than 25 minutes. Points are determined in a similar fashion as the work climb with the winner being declared the Texas champion and is presented with the Houser Cup.   

The following is a list of our many tree climbers awards going back to 1983.   

International Tree Climbing Competition (ITCC) Awards

2018 ITCC, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, participant.

2017 ITCC, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, participant.

2016 ITCC, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, 2nd place Footlock, 7th place Overall.

2015 ITCC, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, participant.

2014 ITCC, Mr. Vicente Pena-Molina and Mr. Miguel Pastenes, Masters Invitational, participants.

2013 ITCC, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, participant.

2012 ITCC (Portland), Mr. Miguel Pastenes, 2nd place Belayed Speed Climb.

2009 ITCC (Providence), Mr. Miguel Pastenes, Champion Secured Footlock, 2nd place Belayed Speed Climb.

2008 ITCC (St. Louis), Mr. Miguel Pastenes, 2nd place Secured Footlock, 3rd place Belayed Speed Climb.

2007 ITCC, Mr. Vicente Navarro, participant.

2006 ITCC (Minneapolis), Mr. Miguel Pastenes, Champion Belayed Speed Climb.

2005 ITCC, Mr. Nicolas Martinez, participant.

2004 ITCC, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, participant.

2003 ITCC, Mr. Nicolas Martinez, participant.

2002 ITCC, Mr. Leoncio Carlos, participant.

2001 ITCC, Mr. Francisco Carlos, participant.

2000 ITCC, Mr. Nicolas Martinez, participant.

1998 ITCC, Mr. Rosalinda Ruiz Carlos, 15th place overall, and his 5th time to represent Texas Chapter.

1997 ITCC, Mr. Rosalinda Ruiz Carlos, participant.

1996 ITCC, (Cleveland) Mr. Nicolas Martinez, participant, 3rd place Work Climb, 3rd place Throwline.

1995 ITCC, Mr. Rosalinda Ruiz Carlos, participant.

1994 ITCC (Halifax), Mr. Rosalinda Ruiz Carlos, participant, 3rd place Work Climb, 3rd place Throwline.

1993 ITCC, Mr. Dennis Garner, participant.

1990 ITCC, Mr. Rosalinda Ruiz Carlos, participant.

1983 ITCC (or the "Tree Climbers Jamboree" at the time), Mr. Kevin Bassett, participant.

North American Tree Climbing Competition (NATCC) Awards

The NATCC was first established in 2014 to be in association with the International competition.

2017 NATCC, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, participant.

2016 NATCC, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, participant.

2015 NATCC, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, North American CHAMPION!!!

2014 NATCC, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, participant.

Texas Tree Climbing Competition (TTCC) Awards

2018 TTCC Masters Challenge, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, Champion- 1st place Masters Challenge.

2018 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. Miguel Pastenes for 1st place Belayed Speed, 2nd Aerial Rescue, 2nd Ascent Event; and for Mr. Norberto Mendez-Olmedo for 4th place Belayed Speed.

2017 TTCC Masters Challenge. Mr. Vicente Pena-Molina for 2nd place; Mr. Miguel Pastenas for 3rd place; and Mr. Vicenta Navarro for 4th place.

2017 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. Miguel Pastenes for 1st place ALL EVENTS; Mr. Vicente Pena-Molina for 2nd place Footlock, 2nd place Throwline; and Mr. Nicanor Buitron for 3rd place Throwline.

2016 TTCC Masters Challenge, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, Champion- 1st place Masters Challenge.

2016 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. Miguel Pastenes for 1st place Belayed Speed, 1st place Footlock, 2nd place Work Climb, 2nd place Aerial Rescue.

2015 TTCC Masters Challenge, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, Champion- 1st place Masters Challenge; and Mr. Vicente Pena-Molina for 2nd place Masters Challenge.

2015 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. Miguel Pastenes for 1st in all events, except 2nd place Aerial Rescue; and Mr. Vicente Pena-Molina for 2nd place Work Climb, 2nd place Throwline. 

2014 TTCC Masters Challenge, Mr. Vicente Pena-Molina, Champion- 1st place Masters Challenge; Mr. Miguel Pastenes for 2nd place Masters Challenge; and Mr. David Ruiz for 3rd place Masters Challenge.

2014 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. David Ruiz for 1st place Throwline, 1st place Aerial Rescue, 3rd place Footlock; Mr. Miguel Pastenes for 1st place Footlock, 2nd place Belayed Speed, 2nd place Work Climb; and Mr. Vicente Pena-Molina for 1st place Work Climb, 2nd place Throwline, 2nd place Footlock.

2014 TTCC Masters Invitational, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, Champion- 1st place Masters Invitational.

2013 TTCC Masters Challenge, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, Champion- 1st place Masters Challenge; and Mr. Vicente Pena-Molina for placement Masters Challenge.

2013 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. Vicente Pena-Molina for 2nd place Belayed Speed, 2nd place Work Climb, 2nd place Throwline, 3rd place Footlock; Mr. Miguel Pastenes for 1st place Belayed Speed, 1st place Work Climb, 1st place Footlock, 2nd place Aerial Rescue; Mr. David Ruiz for 1st place Stock Saw Speed Cutting, 4th place Work Climb; Mr. Balvino Carlos for 4th place Throwline; and Mr. Vicente Navarro for 3rd place Throwline.

2012 TTCC Masters Challenge, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, Champion- 1st place Masters Challenge.

2012 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. Migeul Pastenes for 1st place Belayed Speed, 1st place Footlock, 1st place Work Climb; Mr. Gustavo Salmeron for 2nd place Throwline; and Mr. Vicente Pena-Molina for 2nd place Work Climb, 3rd place Footlock.

2011 TTCC Masters Challenge. Mr. Miguel Pastenes for placement Masters Challenge.

2011 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. Migeul Pastenes for 1st place Footlock, 3rd place Work Climb, 2nd place Aerial Rescue; Mr. David Ruiz for 1st place Throwline; and Mr. Vicente Pena-Molina for 4th place Work Climb.

2010 TTCC Masters Challenge. Mr. Miguel Pastenes for 2nd place Masters Challenge.

2010 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. Migeul Pastenes for 1st place Work Climb, 2nd place Footlock, 2nd place Throwline, 1st place Belayed Speed; Mr. David Ruiz for 3rd place Work Climb, 4th place Footlock, 4the place Throwline; and Mr. Vicente Navarro for 4th place Work Climb.

2009 TTCC Masters Challenge, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, Champion- 1st place Masters Challenge; and Mr. David Ruiz for 3rd place Masters Challenge.

2009 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. Miguel Pastenes for 1st place Footlock, 2nd place Belayed Speed, 4th place Aerial Rescue, 1st place Work Climb; Mr. David Ruiz for 3rd place Throwline, 1st place Aerial Rescue, 2nd place Work Climb; Mr. Nicolas Martinez for 1st place Throwline; and Mr. Leoncio Ruiz Carlos for 2nd place Throwline.

2008 TTCC Masters Challenge, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, Champion- 1st place Masters Challenge; and Mr. Vicente Navarro for 2nd place Masters Challenge.

2008 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. Miguel Pastenes for 1st place Throwline, 1st place Footlock, 1st place Speed Climb, 3rd place Aerial Rescue, 1st place Work Climb; and Mr. Vicente Navarro for 3rd place Throwline.

2007 TTCC Masters Challenge, Mr. Vicente Navarro, Champion- 1st place Masters Challenge; and Mr. Miguel Pastenes for 2nd place Masters Challenge.

2007 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. Miguel Pastenes for 1st place Footlock, 2nd place Aerial Rescue, 3rd place Work Climb; Mr. Bonifacio Carlos for 2nd place Throwline; Mr. Vicente Navarro for 2nd place Work Climb; and Mr. Francisco Carlos for 3rd place Work Climb.

2006 TTCC Masters Challenge, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, Champion- 1st place Masters Challenge.

2006 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. Miguel Pastenes for 1st place Throwline, 1st place Footlock, 1st place Work Climb, 1st place Belayed Speed Climb, 2nd place Aerial Rescue; Mr. Nicolas Martinez for 2nd place Throwline; Mr. Leoncio Ruiz Carlos for 3rd place Footlock; and Mr. David Ruiz for 3rd place Work Climb.

2005 TTCC Champion, Mr. Nicolas Martinez, Champion- 1st place.

2004 TTCC Champion, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, Champion- 1st place.

2003 TTCC Masters Challenge, Mr. Nicolas Martinez, Champion- 1st place Masters Challenge; Mr. Francisco Carlos for 2nd place Masters Challenge; and Mr. Leoncio Ruiz Carlos for 3rd place Masters Challenge.

2003 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. Nicolas Martinez for 1st place Aerial Rescue, 3rd place Footlock; Mr. Francisco Carlos for 2nd place Work Climb, Mr. Leoncio Ruiz Carlos for 3rd place Work Climb, 3rd place Throwline, 2nd place Belayed Speed Climb; and Mr. Willy Carlos for 1st place Throwline.

2002 TTCC Masters Challenge, Mr. Leoncio Ruiz Carlos, Champion- 1st place Masters Challenge; and Mr. Francisco Carlos for 3rd place Masters Challenge.

2002 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. Javier Aviles for 2nd place Throwline (5-way tie); Mr. Francisco Carlos 2nd place Throwline (5-way tie), 3rd place Aerial Rescue; Mr. Leoncio Ruiz Carlos for 2nd place Throwline (5-way tie), 2nd place Belayed Speed Climb, 1st place Work Climb, 3rd place Footlock; Mr. Willy Carlos for 2nd place Throwline (5-way tie); Mr. Jose Navarro for 2nd place Throwline (5-way tie); Mr. Nicolas Martinez for 1st place Aerial Rescue, 2nd place Footlock; Mr. Balvino Carlos for 2nd place Aerial Rescue; and Mr. Martin Ruiz Carlos for 2nd place Work Climb.

2001 TTCC Champion, Mr. Francisco Carlos, Champion- 1st place.

2000 TTCC Champion, Mr. Nicolas Martinez, Champion- 1st place.

1998 TTCC Masters Challenge, Mr. Rosalindo Ruiz Carlos, Champion- 1st place Masters Challenge; and Mr. Nicolas Martinez for 3rd place Masters Challenge.

1998 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. Russell Peters for 2nd place Speed Cut.

1997 TTCC Champion, Mr. Rosalindo Ruiz Carlos, Champion- 1st place.

1996 TTCC Masters Challenge, Mr. Nicolas Martinez, Champion- 1st place Masters Challenge.

1996 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. Nicolas Martinez for 1st place Footlock, 2nd place Speed Climb, 1st place Throwline, 1st place Work Climb, 1st place Body Thrust; Mr. Martin Ruiz Carlos for 2nd place Throwline, 2nd place Speed Cut, 2nd place Body Thrust, 3rd place Speed Cut; and Mr. Rosalindo Ruiz Carlos for 1st place Speed Cut.

1995 TTCC Champion, Mr. Rosalinda Ruiz Carlos, Champion- 1st place Overall; and Mr. Nicolas Martinez for 2nd place Overall.

1995 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. Rosalindo Ruiz Carlos for 1st place Aerial Rescue, 2nd place Throwline, 2nd place Speed Climb, 2nd place Work Climb, 2st place Speed Cut; Mr. Onecimo Carlos for 3rd place Throwline; and Mr. Nicolas Martinez for 1st place Work Climb, 1st place Body Thrust, 1st place Speed Climb, 2nd place Speed Cut.

1994 TTCC Champion, Mr. Rosalinda Ruiz Carlos, Champion- 1st place Overall; Mr. Nicolas Martinez for 2nd place Overall; and Mr. Onecimo Carlos for 3rd place Overall.

1994 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. Nicolas Martinez for 1st place Footlock, 1st place Body Thrust, 1st place Speed Climb, 2nd place Work Climb, 2nd place Speed Cut; Mr. Rosalinda Ruiz Carlos for 1st place Work Climb, 2nd place Speed Climb, 2nd place Footlock, 2nd place Body Thrust, 3rd place Throwline; and Mr. Onecimo Carlos for 1st place Throwline, 3rd place Work Climb.

1993 TTCC Champion, Mr. Dennis Garner, Champion- 1st place Overall; and Mr. Rosalinda Ruiz Carlos for 2nd place Overall.

1993 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. Rosalinda Ruiz Carlos for 1st place Work Climb; and Mr. Kevin Bassett for 1st place Speed Cut.

1991 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. Rick Smith for 2nd place Aerial Rescue; and Mr. Rosalinda Ruiz Carlos for 1st place Aerial Rescue, 2nd place Throwline, 2nd place Work Climb, 3rd place Speed Climb.

1990 TTCC Champion, Mr. Rosalinda Ruiz Carlos, Champion- 1st place Overall.

1983 TTCC Champion, Mr. Kevin Bassett, 3rd place Overall.

1983 TTCC Preliminary Challenge awards for Mr. Kevin Bassett for 5th place Work Climb, 3rd place Speed Climb.

 

Company Awards and Honors to Employees

Barbara Houser Award of Excellence

The Barbara Houser Award of Excellence is named after our owners mother, Mrs. Barbara Houser, our first full-time staff member. It is the highest honor we can provide to our staff and it is only awarded to a very select few that have a very long company service record. Mrs. Houser established many of the standards and policies that we still follow today. She was a real trooper with a positive attitude and a personality that our clients truly enjoyed. 

After she retired, it was fitting to name an award after her to recognize those with outstanding service.  The award was previously presented to Mr. Kevin Bassett, Mr. Onecimo Carlos, and Mr. Salvadore Martinez. The inscription on the award reads: "To recognize years of steadfast devotion, absolute loyalty, and unquestionable commitment to the success of Arborilogical Services®."  

Years of Service

The years of service awards are provided in 5 year increments and we are very fortunate to have many long-term staff who are always committed to our clients, their trees, and our company.

  • Over 35 years of outstanding service: Mr. Kevin Bassett, Mr. Onecimo Carlos, Mr. Salvadore Martinez, and Mr. Steve Houser
  • Over 25 years of outstanding service: Mr. Nicolas Martinez
  • Over 20 years of service: Mr. Russell Peters, Mr. Martin Carlos, Mr. Jose Navarro, and Mr. Gustavo Salmeron
  • Over 15 years of outstanding service: Mr. William (Bill) Seaman, Mrs. Sarah Sours, Mr. Damond Compton, Mr. Javier Aviles, Mr. Balvino Carlos, Mr. Maximiliano Carlos, Mr. Ulises Hernandez, Mr. David Ruiz, Mr. Miguel Pastenes, Mr. Nicanor Buitron, Mr. Keith Moody
  • Over 10 years of outstanding service: Ms. Lisa Pennington, Mr. Chris Brewer, Mr. Ben Thomas, Mr. Jose Luis Palacios, Mr. Vicente Molina, Mr. Vicente Navarro, Mr. Leobardo Blancas
  • Over 5 years of outstanding service: Mr. Creed Houser, Ms. Kirbie Houser, Ms. Christie Yarbrough, Mr. Carlos Hernandez, Ms. RuthAnn Jackson, Mr. Arturo Ibarra

Awards and Honors to Employees from Other Entities

2013 Texas Tree Climbing Competition Outstanding Volunteer Medal awarded to Ms. Kirbie Houser for her time and talents volunteering prior to, during, and after the event to ensure it's success.

Awards and Honors to the Company

Collin County Agrilife Extension Service - Collin County Master Gardeners

The Collin County AgriLife Extension Service in conjunction with the Collin County Master Gardener Program, presented the 2014 Horticulture Award to our owner and our company.  The award was "in appreciation of support to horticulture programs."  Our owner served on the Collin County Horticultural Committee for almost 10 years at the time and works to educate Master Gardeners around the region.      

North Texas Corporate Recycling Association and the City of Dallas

In 2008, our company won a prestigious award from the City of Dallas and the North Texas Corporate Recycling Association.  The award relates to commitment to recycling for as long as we have been in business.  All of our wood byproducts as well as office and shop related materials are recycled.  The award category was for corporations under 100 employees and the award was for our "Comprehensive Recycling Program."

Best Pick Reports

Our company received the prestigious Dallas 2011 "Best Pick" award from the Best Pick Reports organization. We were honored to receive the award because it is based on their research and input from over 100 clients.  

Angie's List - Super Service Award

We were honored to receive the "Super Service" award from Angie`s List in 2007 and 2008 for "achieving and maintaining a superior service rating."     

City of Royce City

GreenWorks! Certificate of Appreciation presented to Arborilogical Services® on September 5, 1996 in recognition of their outstanding performance on behalf of GreenWorks!, the environmental education and community action program of The United States Junior Chamber of Commerce and Project Learning Tree.

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