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Landon Reeve IV - Chapel Valley


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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 wholesale nursery.    More
 
Wednesday, March 1, 2006 JAMES HAMES

Larry DeWitt - The DeWitt Company


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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 for more than 20 years, and I can tell you it wasnt luck; it was his passion.   More
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2006 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

LARRY SARVER


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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 when he was mowing customers' lawns, in his mind he was a businessman.    More
 
Saturday, December 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Linda Haslage

Cascade Lighting


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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.   More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008 Bob Sweet

MANUEL PEREZ de la MESA


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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.    More
 
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Mark Borst


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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 Borst, who founded and owns Borst Landscaping and Design in Allendale, New Jersey.   More
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

MARK STINSON


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When you meet Mark Stinson, the president of Exmark, you’ve got to take an immediate liking to him. Quiet and unassuming, this tall shy guy with a great smile will put you at ease. Not the flamboyant type, Stinson is exactly the kind of person you want to do business with. Nebraska-born and bred, he epitomizes all of the Midwest values.    More
 
Saturday, May 17, 2008 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

MEREDITH DeWITT


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PRIMED AND READY TO ONE DAY assume her father’s business, Meredith DeWitt faces not only the pressures of maintaining a $30-million a year corporation, but the pitfalls of being a young woman in a predominately male industry.   More
 
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Michael Byrne

ALCA


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One year out of high school, Michael Byrne made the decision to get into the landscaping business. He held a summer job at that time, repairing lawn care equipment at a mower repair shop.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Michael DiMino - Hydro Environmental


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After graduating from high school, DiMino thought it was time to see what other parts of the country looked like, and how people in those places lived. Such an opportunity presented itself when he applied for and was accepted at Marquette University in Wisconsin.   More
 
Monday, November 1, 2004 DENNE GOLDSTEIN