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Matt Meador, Division Vice President

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Operating Principle: Improvement-minded

August 20, 2018

“The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will.’ Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities. A very little key will open a very heavy door.”  -Charles Dickens

Individuals and organizations with proven track records of success have one commonly exhibited behavior: they are never...

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TCIA Safety Award for Hurricane Harvey and Irma Storm Response Efforts

February 23, 2018


The TCIA "Good Samaritan" awards keep coming! During the Tree Care Industry Association 2018 Winter Management Conference, Joel Perdomo, Crew Member, and Juan Fuentes, General Foreman, were recognized for their extraordinary storm response efforts as they left their flooded family homes from Hurricane Harvey to serve others. 

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TCIA Safety Award for Cuba Storm Restoration

February 16, 2018

We are extremely proud that Jorge A. Reyes Navarrete, General Foreman, was recently recognized by the Tree Care Industry Association at its Winter Management Conference with a TCIA Safety “Good Samaritan” certificate for his extraordinary vegetation management efforts during hurricane response.  And by extraordinary efforts we mean that he ...

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Throwing Pennies in the Dark

December 11, 2017

As you know, we’ve all been tasked with achieving a goal of zero lost-time incidents. I believe that how we communicate can take us to zero. Right now, say you are in a meeting in Dallas. At this very moment, what are you doing to keep your vegetation management crews safe? Nothing. That’s why we need to continue to push the message down. And...

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What's Your Bigger Picture?

December 07, 2017

During the Lewis two-day, leadership team meeting in Rochester last October, we had an impactful speaker, Dale Lesinski, share a message about “Safety 4 the Right Reasons.” He asked us to close our eyes and think about the four people who we love the most in this world and to whom we never want anything bad to happen. Visualize those friends...

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