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Ten Ways to Achieve Zero Lost-time Incidents

February 13, 2018

As all of you know, I ask repeatedly, "What will you do today to achieve zero lost-time incidents?" This question isn't just for our vegetation management operations leadership and safety specialists, it's for the entire organization. We want you to be posing this to all of your team members and listening to their answers. We have an...

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Always Be Uplifting

January 23, 2018

The other day, I stopped by to visit an irate property owner who was belittling our vegetation management crews and claiming they arrived late, slept through lunch and left early.  Before arriving, I looked at their GPS records and noted that they were on-time. When I arrived at the house, I noticed that her yard was a mess, her porch was...

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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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A Fresh Start

October 30, 2017

Today is the first day of the new fiscal year for members of the Lewis family tree: Lewis Tree Service, Carolina Tree Service and, of course, my team, Wilderness Environmental ServicesThat gives us a unique opportunity to start fresh. We do that financially. We can also do that from a safety perspective. We can take the opportunity to do a...

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