July 15 2008
AS A TEENAGER, DOUG BENNETT recalls, “I was very good at finding ways to get by doing as little as I could.” So how does a guy like this end up being a recognized leader, gaining national attention ...
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April 21 2008
If you've attended industry conventions, chances are you've met Dr. John Thomson. You likely saw him faithfully manning his booth, always available to discuss his favorite subjects: plant health, vitamins ...
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Nov. 18 2007
Dr. Roger Webb weaves a fascinating tale of how he went from university professor to businessman. Growing up, he touched a lot of bases along the way to arrive at his chosen career ...
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Dec. 13 2012
As a young kid, Drew Thomas followed his father around the northeast region of Indiana. His father was playing industrial baseball and Drew was the bat boy. Thomas’ father had played professional ...
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April 21 2008
For almost half a century Ed Hunter had a major impact on the irrigation industry. He passed on in January of this year and we miss him. His contributions will stand as a monument to his ingenuity ...
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June 15 2012
"I sometimes think I’ve accomplished as much as I can because I’m a mechanical engineer who can talk,” jokes Eric Bescoby, 57, CEO of IPS Corporation in Gardena, California. His unusual ...
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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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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 ...
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June 17 2016
Gary Mallory grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While in high school, he didn’t give much thought to where his career path would take him. He never imagined that he would be in the landscape business, ...
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Oct. 20 2009
At the tender age of 14, Gary Morgan entered the business world when he started a lawn mowing service. Ironically, today he is back in the “mowing” business as president of Dixie Chopper. Along ...
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March 1 2005
You might say that the green industry has been a part of Gary Thornton for most of his life, so changing professions midstream was not exactly what Thornton thought hed be doing ...
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April 21 2008
In 1957, a young man left Toronto, Canada, to find his way in the world. His desire to study civil engineering was thwarted by a lack of funds, so he headed for Los Angeles ...
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April 21 2008
The defining moment that would set the stage for the Kinkead family legacy came in the European countryside during World War I, when Robert Kinkead took note of the sickle mowers being used to manage tall ...
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April 16 2013
When his school day was finished and on Saturdays, young Glenn Jacobsen would work with his father. Jacobsen senior worked at an electric company and in a tree care business on a part-time basis. “As ...
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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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May 21 2005
If you happen to be in the Chicago area the week of July 9th, you could be attending a happening. It?s called Pondemonium. It begins with a two-day pond tour presented by the North American Water Society
June 15 2009
A couple of months ago I lost a soul brother, and the landscape industry lost a dedicated friend and fellow contractor. He passed away quietly. I wanted to say something at the time, but I was at a loss ...
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July 18 2009
Brothers Don and Dave Hendrickson were exposed to the irrigation business at a very early age. Growing up in Corona, California, their means to extra income was tending to the orange groves owned by their ...
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June 1 2006
Herb King knows all about dreams both having them, and chasing them. Though he is now owner and CEO of the company his father started back in the 1960s, he doesn't expect any of his own children to take ...
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April 21 2008
When I grow up, I want to be like Mr. Jack,? said Quentin Gallivan, vice president of sales and marketing for Lasco Fittings ...
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