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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

Michael Hoffman- Toro Company


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MANY BOOKS HAVE BEEN WRITTEN about the men who run companies, and when the latest book comes out, hopefully, they won’t leave out the chapter about Michael Hoffman.    More
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

MICKEY STRAUSS


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From the time he entered the business in 1963, Strauss learned and developed some expertise as he went through the learning curve. With each step he grew and learned more. Eventually, he developed the right formula and, along with a partner, they proceeded to build a landscape company boasting a volume of $60 million annually.   More
 
Thursday, February 18, 2010 ARON GREEN

Mickey Strauss & Gary Peterson - American Landscape Companies


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Making a partnership work is a daunting task, and finding an example of a successful one isn’t always easy. But within the landscape industry, one doesnt...    More
 
Tuesday, June 1, 2004 Phillip Meeks