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Arborists and Tree Services

TAGA has competitive markets to round out all needed insurance coverages for Arborists and Tree Services for Texas and many other states. Our friendly underwriters are ready to put our top rated markets to work for you and your insureds.

Coverages Offered

  • General Liability
  • Property
  • Product Liability
  • Inland Marine
  • Workers Compensation
  • Business Interruption
  • Commercial Auto
  • Professional Liability
  • Nonsubscription

SIC and NAIC Codes

078301 Tree Service
078302 Landscape Nurserymen
078303 Tropical Foliage Service
078304 Arborists
078305 Tree Planting
078398 Ornamental Shrub & Tree Services

 

Classes of Business

Tree Trimmers

Tree Removal

Markets

Company
Rating
Size
Coverage Available
States Available
Acceptance Insurance Co.Property, GLTX
Accident FundA-XWCTX
ACE USAA+
Admiral Insurance Co.A+XV
AIGAXV
AllianzA+XV
American Empire Surplus LinesA+VIII
AmerisafeAIX
AmTrustAX
Argo Pro (Colony)AXII
BraishfieldA-XII
Business Risk Services
CatlinAXV
Catlin Ins.AXV
Catlin SpecialtyAXV
CenturyA-uIX
Chubb Group of Insurance CompaniesA++
Colony Insurance Co.AXII
Commercial Alliance Insurance CoA-VI
Companion Property & CasualtyAXV
Crum & ForesterAXII
EmployersA-IX
Essex Insurance CoAXIV
Euclid ManagersA+
Evanston Insurance CoAXIV
First MercuryAXII
FirstCompAXIV
FirstComp Ins Co (Markel)AXIV
Great AmericanA+XV
Great AmericanAXIII
HallmarkA-VIII
Hallmark SpecialtyA-VIII
HanoverAXIV
HIIG Specialty
Hiscox, Inc.AXI
IAT SpecialtyA-XI
ICWGroup InsuranceA-X
Insight
Insurors IndemnityA-V
IronshoreA-XIII
KinsaleA-VIII
Liberty SurplusAXV
Lloyd's of LondonA
MarkelAXIV
NAS Insurance Services, Inc.A+XV
One BeaconA uXI
PA Lumbermens MutualA-VIII
PCM GroupA++XV
Philadelphia Insurance CompanyA++
PrimeA-V
Professional Indemnity AgencyA
RA&MCO Insurance ServicesA+XV
Redpoint (formerly American Hallmark)A
RLIA+XI
ScottsdaleA+XV
Scottsdale Ins.A+XV
SenecaAVIII
Seneca InsuranceAXII
Service Lloyds InsuranceA-VIII
St. Paul/TravelersA+XV
Stateside Underwriting AgencyA+XV
The Distinguished Programs GroupA
TravelersA+XV
TudorA+IX
U.S. SpecialtyA+XV
United NationalAXI
United SpecialtyAVIII
United States Liability Ins.A++IX
US FireAXII
USLIA++IX
VerusA+XV
Verus Underwriting ManagersA+
ZurichA+XV

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Department Staff

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    Charity Dickehut

    Transportation / Workers Compensation Underwriter

    Charity began her career in the insurance industry in 1996 as a Policy Technician. She joined the TAGA team in 2000 as a Transportation Underwriter Assistant and now works as a Transportation and Garage Underwriter quoting new and renewal business. She feels that responding quickly and professionally to a customer’s requests and understanding their needs

    Phone: 866-214-4160 x 218

    Charity began her career in the insurance industry in 1996 as a Policy Technician. She joined the TAGA team in 2000 as a Transportation Underwriter Assistant and now works as a Transportation and Garage Underwriter quoting new and renewal business. She feels that responding quickly and professionally to a customer’s requests and understanding their needs is very important.

    Charity graduated from Leander High School and attended Austin Community College. She is married with two children. She loves animals and has lots of pets; two Chihuahuas, two cats, a cockatiel, a turtle and a bearded dragon. She enjoys spending time with the family and playing catch in the backyard

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    Debbie Stacks / CISR

    Professional Liability Underwriter

    Debbie started with TAGA in 1999 and has over 14 years of experience in a variety of positions from certificates issuance to underwriting. At TAGA, she has been an Underwriter Assistant for General Liability and Property and an Underwriter for Farm and Ranch. She is currently an Underwriter for Professional Lines and Pollution. She makes

    Phone: 866-214-4333 x 215

    Debbie started with TAGA in 1999 and has over 14 years of experience in a variety of positions from certificates issuance to underwriting. At TAGA, she has been an Underwriter Assistant for General Liability and Property and an Underwriter for Farm and Ranch. She is currently an Underwriter for Professional Lines and Pollution. She makes communication a foundation of her customer service strategy. She knows the importance of talking with her customers to make sure all of their needs are met.

    Debbie is very active with the Austin Association of Insurance Professionals. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities like gardening, as well as cooking. She also enjoys playing Texas Hold Em’ with friends. Debbie’s husband is a retired police officer, and she has one son and a grandson she adores. She loves people, so she loves what she does for a living. In keeping with that, she feels that if everyone can make a difference if they try, sometimes it requires a little work, but it’s always worth it in the end.

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    Lisa Reyes / CISR

    Professional & Non-Subscription Underwriter

    Lisa started with TAGA in 2005. Since that time, she’s gained a great deal of experience in a variety of positions and departments. She’s worked extensively in the Workers Compensation and Property and Casualty departments as a Policy Tech and Underwriting Assistant, and is now an Associate Underwriter for the Preferred Market Department. She knows

    Phone: 877-224-3459 x 248

    Lisa started with TAGA in 2005. Since that time, she’s gained a great deal of experience in a variety of positions and departments. She’s worked extensively in the Workers Compensation and Property and Casualty departments as a Policy Tech and Underwriting Assistant, and is now an Associate Underwriter for the Preferred Market Department. She knows that having a positive attitude is key to providing good customer service.

    Lisa received her Bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Austin in Economics, with a minor in Business Administration. She is currently pursuing her CIC designation. Outside of work, she spends time with her family, her husband, her son and daughter. She’s a big Longhorn fan and looks forward to football season every year. “Hook em’ Horns!!”

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    Lisa Reynolds / CISR, CIC

    Commercial Lines / Brokerage Underwriter

    Lisa has been with TAGA since its founding in 1997. She began her insurance career on the retail side, then moved over to MGAs before coming to TAGA. At TAGA, she has been an Underwriter for Auto, as well as Property & Casualty, and is now the Brokerage Underwriter. She feels that communication is the

    Phone: 877-224-3465 x 212

    Lisa has been with TAGA since its founding in 1997. She began her insurance career on the retail side, then moved over to MGAs before coming to TAGA. At TAGA, she has been an Underwriter for Auto, as well as Property & Casualty, and is now the Brokerage Underwriter. She feels that communication is the most important aspect of good customer service.

    She graduated from Minden High School in Minden, Nebraska and received her degree from a nearby business college. Her hobbies are camping, boating and reading books.

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    Michelle Vajello

    Commercial Lines Underwriter

    Michelle came to TAGA in 2008 as an Underwriter with 22 years experience in the insurance industry. She feels that a key component of excellent customer is to always work to strengthen relationships. She graduated from Bastrop High School and she spends her spare time with her family and children, a 17 year old daughter

    Phone: 888-565-2984 x 221

    Michelle came to TAGA in 2008 as an Underwriter with 22 years experience in the insurance industry. She feels that a key component of excellent customer is to always work to strengthen relationships.

    She graduated from Bastrop High School and she spends her spare time with her family and children, a 17 year old daughter and 12 year old son. They also have a dog, a Great Pyrenees, in their family

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    Phyllis Mitchell

    Commercial Lines Underwriter

    Phylllis came to TAGA in 2008 as a Commercial Lines Underwriter. Prior to that, she has spent several years in the insurance industry. She works hard to respond to her customers’ inquiries quickly. She attended W. T. White High School and Richland Junior College. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

    Phone: 888-565-2987 x 219

    Phylllis came to TAGA in 2008 as a Commercial Lines Underwriter. Prior to that, she has spent several years in the insurance industry. She works hard to respond to her customers’ inquiries quickly.

    She attended W. T. White High School and Richland Junior College. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

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    Susan Fortner / CISR, CIC

    Commercial Lines Underwriter

    Susan had 25 years experience in Commercial Customer Service prior to coming to TAGA in 2008 as a Commercial Lines Underwriter. In addition, she has many years of experience in other financial services industries, particularly banking and loan processing. She is a member of Insurance Professionals. She ensures her customers are happy by providing quick

    Phone: 866-214-6376 x 233

    Susan had 25 years experience in Commercial Customer Service prior to coming to TAGA in 2008 as a Commercial Lines Underwriter. In addition, she has many years of experience in other financial services industries, particularly banking and loan processing. She is a member of Insurance Professionals. She ensures her customers are happy by providing quick turnaround on quotes and returning phone calls and emails in a timely manner.

    In her spare time she enjoys camping, sewing and playing with her grandchildren. She has two grown sons and two dogs, a golden retriever and a lab mix. She belongs to Singing Women of Texas, a group of about 50 members who sing each month at a different church in Central Texas. There are a total of seven different groups of Singing Women through out Texas who get together once a year for a joint concert with a total of about 300 women singing together. In 2010, they are planning a trip to Russia to have a couple of concerts there and also work in one of the orphanages.

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    Vivian Escalante

    Transportation / Workers Compensation / Preferred Underwriter

    Vivian has been in the insurance industry for over 13 years. She’s been an Underwriter with TAGA since 2001. She knows that being a nice, friendly person that has knowledge of their job is essential to good customer service. One of her favorite hobbies is cake decorating. She has four children, ages six, four, three,

    Phone: 877-224-3463 x 230

    Vivian has been in the insurance industry for over 13 years. She’s been an Underwriter with TAGA since 2001. She knows that being a nice, friendly person that has knowledge of their job is essential to good customer service.

    One of her favorite hobbies is cake decorating. She has four children, ages six, four, three, twelve-months and one cat in the family. She is also active with the Girl Scouts.