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Rick Olson


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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 some core values that won’t be compromised.    More
 
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Robert Drucker

GPM Lawn Sprinkler and Lighting Supplies


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Robert Drucker started at 16 installing sprinkler systems out of his truck. Now age 48, Drucker owns three irrigation supply stores, an irrigation company...    More
 
Thursday, January 1, 2004 BERT GREENE

Robert von Bernuth


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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.   More
 
Thursday, August 18, 2011 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Roger & Gail Porter

E-Z Trench


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Perhaps the saying, "Out of chaos comes order," should be the credo for Roger and Gail Porter, though they prefer Winston Churchill's quote, "Never, never, never give up!" Maybe its a combination of the two.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Roger Braswell - LandCare USA


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If you have the opportunity to meet Roger Braswell, you will immediately feel a certain charm and warmth. You’re made to feel comfortable right from the very begin...    More
 
Thursday, July 1, 2004 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

ROY BAILEY


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ROY BAILEY AND HIS FRIEND, RUSS Dresen, were hanging around one summer night having a few beers. They were, in many ways, no different than most other 20-somethings on a summer evening, knocking back drinks and talking about their plans for the future.   More
 
Friday, October 17, 2008 DANNY FASOLD

SHELLY & TRAVIS KOMARA


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Some people are born into the irrigation industry. For others, the industry finds them. In the case of Travis and Shelly Komara, it all started - strangely enough—with a ’50s themed Internet cafe.   More
 
Friday, August 14, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

SMITH FAMILY


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Back in 1925, E.J. Smith founded one of the country's first golf course distributorships representing The Toro Company. He knew that if he followed four basic principles, he would be successful in his new business.    More
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Stan Hoglund


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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 the playground for going down a slide backwards. She sat him down on a rug for a ‘time out’ facing the corner.   More
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

STEPHEN SMITH


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As Stephen Smith assumes the presidency of the Irrigation Association, he realizes the challenges the irrigation industry currently faces. Pressure to reduce water consumption is building and landscape sustainability is the new buzzword. But Smith assumes this position with a background of invaluable experience and a wealth of knowledge of the irrigation industry.   More
 
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 DENNE GOLDSTEIN