We would like to give a big congratulations to Refugio M. Vera for becoming AME’s first ever Certified Tree Care Safety Professional! Refugio was one of the first 5 employees over 15 years ago! The entire AME team is appreciative of Refugio’s years of hard work and dedication to safety. Our fast-paced industry is always changing, and we are grateful to be able to support our employees’ growth and expansion of knowledge in this same manner! Refugio’s behaviors and achievements, exemplify 2 of AME’s 30 Fundamentals:

Fundamental #1
THINK SAFE. WORK SAFE. Know and practice the safety procedures for your job. Watch out for the safety of your teammates as well, for we’re all part of the Ashton Manor family. Help others learn by reviewing all near misses during weekly safety meetings.

Fundamental #26
BE RELENTLESS ABOUT IMPROVEMENT. Regularly reevaluate every aspect of your job to find ways to improve. Don’t be satisfied with the status quo. “Because we’ve always done it that way” is not a reason. Find ways to get things done better, faster, and more efficiently – without sacrificing quality.

Congratulations on your certification, Refugio!