July 15 2017
Years ago, when installing irrigation for landscapes was still in its infancy, and landscape lighting was just a pipe dream, digging a trench was a major chore. “Back in the old days, we did everything ...
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Feb. 16 2016
I first met Steven Kinzler at a chapter meeting of the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA).That was about 14 years ago. He was a newly-licensed landscape contractor at that time and very ...
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July 15 2014
Dave Wesolowski grew up in Southern California, where his father was a landscape contractor; he installed irrigation systems and did tree work. "Before I started high school, I was cleaning trenches ...
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Jan. 15 2014
The terms “craftsmanship” and “landscape maintenance” aren’t often heard together. After all, “craftsmanship” should be reserved to describe something like an ...
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Nov. 15 2013
Beaulieu has built more than 1,300 water features around the world, including every major city in Canada, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and South America. These include every type and permutation of water ...
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July 16 2013
Stan Hoglund knew he was never going to be a scholar. “My first day of school was my last,” he said, at least in terms of his interest. He remembers the teacher dragging him by the ear across ...
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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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July 1 2007
his summer, I've been engaged by Savio Engineering to crisscross the country teaching groups of contractors in hands-on clinics about the fundamentals of water feature construction -- that is, ...
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Oct. 18 2007
If you’re in the lawn mower business, you’ve probably heard of Tegtmeier, one of the most respected names in the business, and rightly so. Both Dick and his son Doug Tegtmeier learned the lawn ...
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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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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 17 2009
Being in the construction industry since the early ’90s, I have learned that equipment and “stuff” doesn’t necessarily work the way it’s supposed to. Being in the water garden ...
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June 15 2009
IF YOU PUT ALL OF YOUR CONSTRUCTION FOREMEN AND laborers together in one room and asked them to describe how they would build a paver walkway or patio, how many different answers would you get? ...
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Aug. 14 2009
You may be questioning whether the American Dream, and the infinite promise it holds, is still a reality. In today’s day and age, with the economic crisis looming, doubts like this are not uncommon. ...
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Jan. 18 2010
Few green industry providers have been untouched by today’s recession, and landscape construction companies are among the hardest hit.With fewer building projects in sight, companies are responding ...
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June 15 2012
They Wanted the Greenest Property in America. When management consultant Linda Yates and her Silicon Valley venture capitalist husband Paul Holland decided to build a new home on the same Portola valley, ...
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