Dec. 16 2008
“My father emigrated from Mexico seven years before I was born,” he said. Gamez was one of five children in a struggling working-class family, growing up “on what you could say was in ...
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Aug. 1 2006
Every once in a while you run across someone who has a talent that seems so natural, it’s as if they were put on this earth just for that purpose . . . meet Judy Guido ...
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July 15 2016
When it wasn’t cool to be a woman in a man’s world, Judy Guido was there. To say she was the right person at the right time would be an understatement. Many of the female gender who came after ...
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Oct. 14 2013
Talk about a woman in a man’s world, Judy Altmaier is the epitome of that. It’s one thing for women to hold executive positions, and more are reaching the top rung, but you won’t find ...
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Jan. 15 2016
Vacations can do wonders for individuals and, on occasion, be the catalyst for new business ideas. This rings true in the case of Jukka Lyly-Yrjänäinen, president of Avant Tecno USA, now one ...
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Sept. 15 2017
But first, let’s set the stage. In the early ’60s, James Mauget worked for a chemical supplier, and Dale Dodds was a chemical engineer. In 1964, Mauget started the Mauget Micro-Injection Company, ...
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May 15 2009
IT ISN’T TOO OFTEN THAT WE COME across an individual like Ken Hutcheson. On the outside he is warm, engaging and charming. However, under his skin lies a savvy, dedicated businessperson ...
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Oct. 15 2015
Hutcheson does not have an easy job, but then again, ‘easy’ is not in his vocabulary. Hutcheson is the president of U.S. Lawns; he’s held that position for the past 14 years. Trying to ...
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April 21 2008
In the winter of 1979/80, mild weather and lack of snow caused the Toro Company warehouses to pile up with snow blowers ...
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April 21 2008
A no-nonsense person with a passion for the irrigation business, Ken Mills has essentially spent his entire professional career with one company ...
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March 15 2017
Kelly Rozansky, 49, and Ken Shadek, 48, first met on a camping trip about 30 years ago, and they’ve been friends ever since. Little did they realize back then that they would later become business ...
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March 1 2004
Kurt Kluznik grew up in a mom and pop nursery business in Cleveland, Ohio. He worked in the nursery and when he was old enough, he started his own landscape business ...
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March 1 2006
Landon Reeve loves plants. Always has. That?s a continual thread that runs through his life, despite the challenges he has undertaken. While in high school, he had a part-time summer job working in a perennial ...
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Feb. 1 2006
Larry DeWitt built a $30 million a year landscape fabric manufacturing company from the ground up. One could say he was lucky, or perhaps he was in the right place at the right time, but Ive known him ...
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Dec. 1 2007
LARRY SARVER ALWAYS ENVISIONED himself as a businessman. Even as a young boy growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, when he was selling Christmas cards door to door, or flowers from a rock garden, or ...
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April 21 2008
Long before she started Cascade Lighting, a business that sells and distributes landscape lighting, Linda Haslage worked at balancing a career with the needs of her family and community ...
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Oct. 15 2014
When Lowell Kaufhold started his first year of college, he got a job installing sprinklers so that he could support himself. Though he could not have imagined it then, this was where he would spend his ...
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Sept. 16 2015
Who is Malcolm Morris how does he impact our industry? To answer those questions, I spent a fair amount of time on the telephone with him. To begin with, Malcolm Morris is chairman of the board of directors ...
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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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May 15 2012
Frankie Valli, Bruce Springsteen, Derek Jeter, and kids’ writer Judy Blume are all people born in New Jersey who’ve made it big. Those in the landscape business know to add to that list Mark ...
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