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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

STEVE CHRISTIE


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If ever there was an individual who, not knowing where his career path would end up, prepared himself along the way, it would have to be Steve Christie. I’m sure it wasn’t planned that way, but Christie gained a vast knowledge of the irrigation industry and a world of experience that eventually led him to where he is now, the owner of a five-store chain of irrigation supply stores in Indiana called Automatic Irrigation. It might have been luck, or perhaps Providence that laid out the path for Christie to follow.    More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Steve Gold


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You can blame it on a windy, frigid day in southern New England...
Steve Gold, 55, along with his son Bryan, co-owners of landscape lighting firm Brilliance LED, based in Carefree, Arizona, wasn't always in the outdoor business. And he certainly wasn't always a resident of sunny Arizona.   More
 
Friday, March 16, 2012

Steve Sandalis - Mystic Water Gardens


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From model and actor to successful businessman, Steve Sandalis is living his dream. Born in Queens, New York, the Sandalis family moved to Long Island when Steve was just a boy. Sandalis remembers vividly the stream running through the property his parents bought in Commack   More
 
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

STEVEN JOMIDES

Being creative and thinking outside the box can be a road map to success


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Some people are so anxious to get their career started, they feel that until they do, time’s a-wasting. However, sooner or later you begin to realize that there are no shortcuts. Learning a business is going to a different kind of school -- the School of Hard Knocks.   More
 
Monday, April 19, 2010 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

STUART J. SPERBER


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When Stuart Sperber was about ten years old, his father and brother started a company called Valley Crest Landscape Nurseries in North Hollywood, California. While growing up, as you can guess, the talk around the dinner table was always about trees and landscaping. Sperber was immersed in it.    More
 
Saturday, August 18, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Susan Thayer - Maxijet


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What makes Susan Thayer unique is that she is a free spirit and an independent thinker. She has a knack for reading people, and has a gut feeling for business.   More
 
Tuesday, November 1, 2005 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

The Barebo Family

Otterbine


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In 1979, when Chuck and Terry Barebo purchased Otterbine Aerators in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, the company was losing money. However, they had a goal in mind. They wanted to create a company that might one day become a family business.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

THE BOUSQUETS


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During the hot summer afternoons when the rest of his peers were lazing in swimming pools and catching campy action flicks at the local movie theatre, Bryce Bousquet spent his teenage years stocking shelves at his dad’s company warehouse.    More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 DANNY FASOLD

The Christy Family


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If you`re in the military, one of the physical exercises you're trained to do is climb a thick rope with knots about every foot.    More
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 DENNE GOLDSTEIN