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Feb. 15 2012
Rick Henninger is a turnaround specialist. A business veteran at 63, he loves to find companies that are on the decline but still full of potential. He’s worked his magic with companies in the arenas of telecommunications, defense support, and hazardous
Jan. 16 2012
Noecker grew up in the Northeast. Born in New York City, she was a year old when her family moved to Weston, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. After completing high school ...
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Dec. 9 2011
When he was just eight years old, Don Caroleo would go to his father’s wholesale nursery every day after school, and on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s hard to believe that the now 27-year-old has been in the wholesale landscape and nursery business ...
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Nov. 16 2011
Burton S. Sperber learned the landscape business at an early age, working at a nursery in North Hollywood, California, after school. When the owner of the nursery passed away, Burt and his father bought the business for $700, and called it Valley- Crest ...
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Oct. 17 2011
Horton grew up in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles, California, where he attended Cal State University, Northridge. His major was accounting. Once in school, he realized that he needed to get a job to help pay for his tuition, and he found
Sept. 15 2011
When Janet Reilly was a very young girl, if you asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, her answer would probably have been either a doctor or a teacher. However, neither of those were the career path she would eventually take ...
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Aug. 18 2011
ROBERT VON BERNUTH IS no stranger to the Irrigation Association (IA) or the irrigation industry; he’s been around the industry in some way or another for many years ...
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July 20 2011
At the age of 51 Jody Shilan feels like he’s been in the landscape business all his life, certainly for the majority of it: 38 years. “I had a paper route up to the age of 13,” Shilan recalls, “and one of my friends was making ...
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June 16 2011
In this business, certain words come together that `sing so well`, you wonder who first thought of them. Take, for instance: Landscape Management ...
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May 18 2011
If you`re in the military, one of the physical exercises you're trained to do is climb a thick rope with knots about every foot ...
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April 14 2011
TOM SUPER IS HIS NAME AND HE has made a super start in becoming a successful entrepreneur in the landscape business ...
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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, an area in which he would spend his entire ...
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Feb. 17 2011
Pond products and fish farming? Dave Ouwinga would be the first to admit that while he was growing up in the small town of Grant, Michigan ...
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Jan. 19 2011
When Ed Hunter started Hunter Industries, he could not have imagined the legacy he would leave for generations to come ...
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Dec. 18 2010
RICHARD ANGELO was the oldest of nine children. As was customary, the kids did chores around the house. When Angelo reached the age of 12, his chore was to mow the lawn, trim the shrubs and keep the landscaping neat at the family’s home in Los Angeles, ...
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Nov. 23 2010
What makes Manny run? Is it a need to succeed or is it in his DNA? Or just maybe he is one of those people who loves what he's doing and doesn't consider it work ...
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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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Sept. 23 2010
Born into a family of farm equipment people, it seemed inevitable that John Bentley would follow in their footsteps. However, I don’t think he realized that one day he would be the owner of a manufacturing company as well as a company ...
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Aug. 19 2010
"I just watched what he did," said Mike Greene, 53, of his early experiences learning the ropes of farming from his father. His early experiences with his father shaped his desire to make a difference in the agricultural engineering field ...
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July 13 2010
DAVID SNODGRASS WAS HARDLY old enough to stay up late by the time he earned his first paycheck. As a third-generation employee in the family’s landscape business ...
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