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Patricia Ramsey - United Pipe & Supply

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How do you transition from being an educator to the majority owner of a $115 million a year company? It?s not easy, especially under very trying circumstances. There is a saying: The fighter who is still standing is the winner.    More
Monday, August 1, 2005 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Patrick Roach - Borderline Stamp, Inc.

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Passion runs deep in Patrick Roach — it doesn’t take very long to learn how deeply Roach feels when it comes to his family and his business partnership.    More
Sunday, December 21, 2003 BERT GREENE

Peter Lord

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For Peter Lord, and his software company Drafix, in Kansas City, Missouri, that “one thing” is the integrated CAD design/ photo-imaging/proposal software program “PRO Landscape.”
“We do one thing, we just do one thing, and we only want to do one thing,” says Lord. “We don’t want to be a company that does eight different things and ends up giving all of them short shrift.”   More
Friday, August 17, 2012

Phil Burkart - The Toro Company

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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.    More
Saturday, October 21, 2006 DENNE GOLDSTEIN


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How does a young man go from being a potato farmer on a kibbutz in Israel to the head of one of the largest water filtration companies in the world?    More
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Rex Dixon

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Imagine being in Lake Tahoe for a distributor meeting, hoping the usual boring meetings will be cut short so you can take your wife sightseeing. Suddenly the room darkens, a video appears depicting your managers and Rex Dixon, riding into town on horseback, looking like the opening scene of "Bonanza." Your eyes widen as the scene becomes live -- Dixon, riding his horse, is galloping on stage to open the meeting.   More
Monday, April 21, 2008


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RICHARD ANGELO was the oldest of nine children. As was customary, the kids did chores around the house. When Angelo reached the age of 12, his chore was to mow the lawn, trim the shrubs and keep the landscaping neat at the family’s home in Los Angeles, California.    More
Saturday, December 18, 2010 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Richard Doesburg


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My goal is to stay out of the way, says Richard Rick Doesburg, CCLP, the incoming 2002 president of the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA).    More
Monday, April 21, 2008

Rick & Randy Girard - Girard Environmental Services

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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.   More
Sunday, January 1, 2006 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Rick Henninger

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Rick Henninger is a turnaround specialist. A business veteran at 63, he loves to find companies that are on the decline but still full of potential. He’s worked his magic with companies in the arenas of telecommunications, defense support, and hazardous waste disposal.   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012