Oct. 16 2017
When I talk to people, especially successful people, I like to ask them how they got to where they are now. Many of them told me they learned and polished their skills by starting from the ground and working ...
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Jan. 16 2017
He then sold the supermarket and, in 1984, started WAC Lighting in Forest Hills, New York. In the beginning, he was importing lamps from Taiwan. Slowly but surely, they began to introduce track fixtures ...
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Oct. 15 2015
EDITOR’S NOTE: Although this study was conducted in 2004, more than 11 years ago, it is still relevant today. We recently spoke with John DeCell about this report, which compared prices for doing ...
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March 16 2015
Whether you blame politics, the population explosion, climate change, or thirsty aliens from outer space, the reasons don’t really matter. What does matter is that the need to conserve water isn’t ...
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Nov. 17 2014
With the current labor shortage in our industry, landscape contractors have had to be creative and find ways to do more with fewer people. For example, the crews responsible for mowing the grass at New ...
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Nov. 17 2014
Demi Fortuna's life was exciting even before landing in his current position as director of product information with Atlantic Water Gardens. Stony Brook, New York has always been home to Fortuna. That's ...
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Sept. 15 2014
Growing up in Elgin, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, little did Chris Vernon realize the path his life would take ...
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Sept. 19 2012
It’s hard to believe that the first Groupon deal-of-the-day offers arrived in your email inbox less than four years ago. although there were modestly successful predecessors, Groupon (and its competitive ...
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July 20 2011
I’ve learned by seeing, assessing and fixing thousands of ponds, done by do-it-yourselfers or “certified” high dollar so-called “professionals”. There’s always some ...
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Nov. 16 2011
Remember when you first started your business? Those early years were nervewracking, exciting and certainly challenging. Over the years, you built a solid business and raised a family. Being a small family ...
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April 19 2012
There's an old adage, “Keep your shoulder to the wheel and your nose to the grindstone,” and you’ll get someplace. That, in a nutshell, is Rick Olson. A tireless worker, he has developed ...
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April 19 2012
Today’s irrigation customer is more environmentally savvy than the customer of 20 or 30 years ago. The burgeoning emphasis in our industry on sustainability has stuffed a whole mess of new concerns ...
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Sept. 15 2011
However, it wasn’t too many years later before they realized that although the product was less expensive to manufacture, they gave up quality. Another manufacturer told me that when you figured ...
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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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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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