Choosing a Tree Service: Insurance is a Must!

Story by Rawson Services Editor / October 22, 2018

Rawson Services, Charleston’s premier tree service provider, encourages potential customers to do their homework, including a sharp focus on insurance coverage. This includes liability coverage against damage to your property and Workers’ Compensation for tree service employees. Why should you insist on these? Let’s discuss…

Rawson Services wants potential clients to shop around, talk to other tree service providers, and ask good questions. First, an informed consumer makes better choices. Second, this is your home, family, or business and the stakes are high. And third, we know that whomever you talk to in the Charleston SC market, Rawson’s reputation can’t be beat.

Insurance Coverage is Vital

On our Why Choose Rawson? page, you will find several sound reasons why Rawson should be YOUR tree service provider. The issue of insurance is only one reason, but it’s an important one. We say:

  • You should only use a tree company with current, valid general liability and workers’ compensation coverage.
  • Proof of coverage should come directly from the insurance companies themselves, not from the tree company. Why? An official notice directly from the insurance carrier to you is the BEST way to know that it’s valid and current.
  • Lack of coverage can result in claims against your homeowners’ policy for damage to your home, persons, and property and even from tree company employees whose employer does not carry workers compensation insurance.
  • A company that cuts corners on insurance may also cut corners in other areas such as safety, training, and equipment. Hardhats, goggles, ear protection – you can’t miss our guys all decked out in their PPE (personal protective equipment)!
  • When you choose a tree company, please make your decision an informed decision.

Rawson Services Appreciates an Informed Customer!

There it is again: Informed Decisions. They’re the best kind! And we know that when they take the time to get informed, smart property owners in Charleston SC choose Rawson Services. Contact us today for a free consultation!

Another pro tip: You can verify if the tree service provider carries Workers’ Comp insurance through the State of South Carolina. Here is the link: SC Workers’ Comp Commission.


We had Rawson Services remove several trees around our yard. Mr. Rawson help us understand the best way to deal with a couple of difficult ones and his team removed them like surgeons, taking them down piece by piece in a highly organized operation. I have learned that is worth going with highly experience people for this kind of work.

— Jenny Connor

I had a variety of tree pruning that needed to be done surrounding my home and next to my driveway. Randy and his crew were prompt, courteous and performed expert work around the property. They cleaned up nicely and the entire service was A+. Serious pros.

— James E.

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