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June 1 2007
When Roy Mullet moved his family to Hesston, Kansas, in 1958, his thought was to live in an area with warmer winters than the cold climate of Montana. In order to support his family, he took a job with ...
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May 1 2007
Back in 1925, E.J. Smith founded one of the country's first golf course distributorships representing The Toro Company. He knew that if he followed four basic principles, he would be successful in 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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March 1 2007
Chic Kelty will be the first to admit that if he had the chance to do it over again, he would do some things differently. On the other hand, maybe it was because of these life experiences that Kelty is ...
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Feb. 1 2007
As with many corporate executives, Roger Mongeon, a chemical engineer who worked for Union Carbide, found himself being transferred around the provinces of Canada. His children were growing up, and moving ...
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Jan. 1 2007
When growing up, some people just know what they want to do with their lives. Many don’t really know, but find “it” later in their careers. Still others never seem to find their place ...
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Nov. 21 2006
From model and actor to successful businessman, Steve Sandalis is living his dream. Born in Queens, New York, the Sandalis family moved to Long Island when Steve was just a boy. Sandalis remembers vividly ...
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Oct. 21 2006
What separates some people and makes them stand out from the crowd? In a business environment, if you're in a highly technical field, it can help to have a PhD in an area of specialization ...
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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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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 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
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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May 1 2006
My favorite moment in my interview with John Crowson was when I asked him what he thought made him a good leader ...
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April 1 2006
John Gibson couldnt have imagined, when he graduated from high school, that he would have a career in the green industry. It was beyond my wildest imagination, he said ...
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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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Jan. 1 2006
One of the fastest growing privately held companies in the landscape industry, Girard Environmental Services in Orlando, Florida, generates more than eighteen million dollars in annual revenue ...
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Dec. 1 2005
Ever since he could remember, Willis Dane has been a tinkerer. Born and raised in North Central Illinois, Dane can remember when,as a young boy of 11 or 12, he built a little scow, dragged it down to the ...
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Nov. 1 2005
What makes Susan Thayer unique is that she is a free spirit and an independent thinker. She has a knack for reading people, and has a gut feeling for business ...
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Oct. 1 2005
You could say Jerry Pate has been in the green industry every since he was a teen-ager. As is so typical of many kids his age, when he was growing up, he took odd jobs to earn spending money while going ...
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