Feb. 1 2004
It was his search for adventure which led the then 21-year old Alan Porter to move to Australia. Upon completion of his fitting and turning apprenticeship (similar to machinist) ...
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May 1 2004
Dubbed the “father of modern arboriculture,” Dr. Alex Shigo has spent most of his adult life studying, lecturing, dissecting and writing about trees. ...
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Jan. 15 2015
Aric Olson is a ‘turn around’ guy. As successful young man, he has helped turn around a number of companies that seemed to be spiraling downward. As the new president of the Irrigation Association ...
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Oct. 18 2010
B. George Beausoleil is a salesman, first and foremost, but the road to this success came more from his business acumen and his foresight ...
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Feb. 14 2014
When Barbara first met John Stropko, she said, "I was crazy about him." Almost 30 years later, they are still joined at the hip. In fact, I would say the Stropkos are living a life they love. They are ...
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Nov. 15 2013
When Ersek was 12 years old, he wanted a dirt bike motorcycle, but his dad wouldn’t buy it for him. “My dad told me I could have anything I wanted; I just had to work hard and save my money,” ...
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Nov. 30 1999
One thing about Bernardo Luciano -- when it comes to the irrigation business, he's been there . . . done that. It takes a special type of person to make things happen ...
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March 22 2011
UPON THE URGING OF HIS FATHER to have a job after school, Bill Hughes’ dad took his 13-year-old son by the hand and introduced him to the neighbors. Suddenly, young Bill was in the lawn mowing business, ...
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Dec. 1 2007
Known as the granddaddy of the landscape lighting market, Bill Locklin passed away yesterday (12-18-07). He was 86 years old. Locklin was the leading figure who created the low-voltage market single-handedly
Oct. 15 2016
But fate doesn’t always deal you the hand you want. By the time he graduated from high school and was ready to work on the farm, he had another obstacle to hurdle. Unfortunately, it was getting tougher ...
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Aug. 15 2016
New York, Wright gravitated to anything mechanical. He loved to tinker with cars. “I fixed everybody’s cars and lawn mowers; I just couldn’t get my hands away from tinkering with things,” ...
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July 1 2007
While still quite young, Blake Smith and his brother were instilled with a very strong work ethic by their father. That work ethic, combined with passion, has driven Smith to exceed the goals he set for ...
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April 21 2008
When you find yourself digging a hole, quit digging. Simple, yet sound advice from a man who has learned that balance is the key to success in both your business and personal life. ...
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March 14 2013
Bob Dobson was raised in Middletown, New Jersey, where his family has lived for the past 157 years. He went to high school there, and then to a local college on a math scholarship. “In those days, ...
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April 21 2008
Early in his manufacturing career, Bob Lisle aimed for two things: to listen to his customers, and to meet their needs with ingeniously-designed, well-crafted equipment ...
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Sept. 1 2006
Its almost impossible to map out someone?s career path at a very young age, because no matter how you map it, there are always detours. But this was not the case with Bob Lisle ...
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July 1 2006
Through the years, Ive been privileged to meet many individuals in our industry. From landscape contractors to dealers, distributors, and wholesale supply store owners, to presidents of manufacturing companies
Dec. 16 2013
Smith was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where his father worked for a local building contractor. When his dad was 28, with a wife and five children, he found out that he had a tumor on his ...
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April 1 2007
SOME PEOPLE CLIMB THE LADDER of success by moving from one firm to another, each move taking them a little higher up the corporate ladder. Others are one-company people, hitching their star to the success ...
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May 15 2013
When Texas-bred Brandon Stephens, 38, signed on with The Décor Group in 2003, little did he realize that he would one day end up as president of the company. Stephens is not one to dwell on accolades; ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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