HMI was founded in 2003 to provide the insurance industry with standardized replacement cost values and objective pre-loss risk inspections on trees and shrubs. Through the years, we have created a national network of professional tree care companies, ISA certified arborists and other subject matter experts to support our growing list of services. Today, we offer emergency tree removals and a wide range of consulting services to property owners and insurance adjusters, who are dealing with damage to trees, turf, landscaping, as well as unique golf course features such as bunkers, greens, fairways, and tee boxes. Emergency tree removals are available in over 40 states and HMI’s consulting services are available throughout North America and the Caribbean.
After processing over 25,000 emergency tree removal claims and 2,000 large loss claims assignments, HMI has gained the experience and expertise to exceed the expectations of property owners and insurance adjusters. Our National Network of credentialed tree care professionals offer a comprehensive suite of products and services to property owners and insurance adjusters, who are dealing with damage to trees, turf, landscaping, as well as unique golf course features such as bunkers, greens, fairways, and tee boxes. Emergency tree removals are available in over 40 states and consulting is available throughout North America and the Caribbean.
Our Dedication to Preservation
When HMI was formed in 2003, the Founders had a vision of creating a database of replacement costs for woody trees and shrubs that would enable the insurance industry to develop policies providing property owners with coverage to actually replace damaged trees and shrubs. HMI’s replacement cost data base would, in effect, create new “wealth” for property owners by valuing their green assets. In this way, we hoped to increase awareness about the intrinsic value of trees and shrubs and, in turn, efforts to acquire and preserve them. Our mission is to plant one tree for each one removed by our Network in support of HMI’s emergency tree removal service. The trees will be planted in both local communities and forests impacted by recent storms and wildfires. In addition to this initiative, HMI works closely with Dr. Michael Dirr to host his findings online, and to support his research and preservation of green assets.
Providing insurance adjusters and property owners with professionals to assist with emergency tree removals and consultative services to support subrogation analysis, liability claims, and large commercial losses involving plant material through a national network of credentialed tree care companies, ISA certified arborists, and other subject matter experts.
“I needed to have an arborist inspect a large number of damaged trees, to determine if the damage was related to a particular event, and if the trees would recover. HMI provided me with a report that was very thorough and informative, and included all of the information I needed to resolve the claim. Claims involving plant material can be very complicated to resolve, HMI makes it easy.“
Valued Insurance Carrier Adjuster
“I’ve dealt with numerous people from HMI during this storm and all have been very professional. The HMI team has outstanding communication skills.”
Impressed Authorized Member
“I was able to close this claim in an hour after being open for months thanks to the HMI team.”
Appreciative Independent Adjuster
“In October 2016 Hurricane Matthew hit our club hard causing disruption and interference to membership play. Having a HMI professional, with experience in the Golf industry, on Site to view the damage gave us direction and expedited the process. The members as well as myself were thrilled with the process and the recovery work plans.”