Since 1990, the Golden Oak Family of Companies has dedicated itself to helping the Green Industry grow and prosper, by playing a substantial role in supporting and giving back to the industry and its members.
When it comes to insurance, our affiliate company, Landscape Contractors Insurance Services, Inc., (LCIS) helps its customers by offering premium financing through Birch Financial, Inc. However, many LCIS customers don’t know that Birch Financial Equipment Finance, a division of Birch Financial, can finance their equipment needs as well. In fact, since 2000, Birch Equipment has made over $5 million in loans for new and used landscape equipment.
Birch is a member of the Golden Oak Family of Companies.
Golden Oak and its Family of Companies has dedicated itself to helping the Green Industry grow and prosper, by playing a substantial role in supporting and giving back to the industry and its members. In fact, since our inception in 1989, we have distributed over $488,000 in equity shares to retired industry members.
Founded in 1989 by landscapers to provide insurance services to other landscapers, today, Landscape Contractors Insurances Services (LCIS) is licensed in twenty-two states with plans to expand nationwide. In fact, LCIS is the largest independent broker writing landscapers, tree trimmers and nurseries in the Western United States.
Oak Creek offers personal insurance to commercial customers of LCIS and others, including auto, home, group health and life benefits available from leading, nationwide carriers rated ‘A’ by AM Best.
Members of the Birch Financial, Inc. Board:
- Pete Dufau, Chairman of the Board/CEO
- Mickey Strauss, Secretary/Treasurer
- Kim Ayala, COO
- Ken Chase
- Barry Cohen
- Sarah Corbin
- Ron Dietz
- Pete Dufau
- Tom Ellington
- Rene Emeterio
- Lebo Newman
- Tim Nord
- Mickey Strauss