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Glenn Jacobsen

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When his school day was finished and on Saturdays, young Glenn Jacobsen would work with his father. Jacobsen senior worked at an electric company and in a tree care business on a part-time basis. “As a young lad, I grew up climbing trees and later cutting down trees,” said Jacobsen. “It’s a tough business, and I get my work ethic from my dad, who is a hard worker.” In addition to going to high school and helping his father, Jacobsen was mowing lawns in the neighborhood. He was 15 years old.   More
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 DENNE GOLDSTEIN


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When Ed Hunter started Hunter Industries, he could not have imagined the legacy he would leave for generations to come.   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Greg Whittstock- Aquascape Design

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If you happen to be in the Chicago area the week of July 9th, you could be attending a happening. It?s called Pondemonium. It begins with a two-day pond tour presented by the North American Water Society...    More
Saturday, May 21, 2005 DENNE GOLDSTEIN


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A couple of months ago I lost a soul brother, and the landscape industry lost a dedicated friend and fellow contractor. He passed away quietly. I wanted to say something at the time, but I was at a loss for words. Can you imagine me, at the loss for words? Now that I have gathered my thoughts, I can recall many fond memories.   More
Monday, June 15, 2009 DENNE GOLDSTEIN


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Brothers Don and Dave Hendrickson were exposed to the irrigation business at a very early age. Growing up in Corona, California, their means to extra income was tending to the orange groves owned by their father, Bill, and keeping those groves properly watered.   More
Saturday, July 18, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

Herb King

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Herb King knows all about dreams both having them, and chasing them. Though he is now owner and CEO of the company his father started back in the 1960s, he doesn't expect any of his own children to take the helm when he retires.    More
Thursday, June 1, 2006 REBECCA PETERSON

Jack McDonald

LASCO Fittings

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When I grow up, I want to be like Mr. Jack,? said Quentin Gallivan, vice president of sales and marketing for Lasco Fittings.    More
Monday, April 21, 2008

Janet Reilly

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When Janet Reilly was a very young girl, if you asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, her answer would probably have been either a doctor or a teacher. However, neither of those were the career path she would eventually take.   More
Thursday, September 15, 2011 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Jerry Pate - Jerry Pate Company

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You could say Jerry Pate has been in the green industry every since he was a teen-ager. As is so typical of many kids his age, when he was growing up, he took odd jobs to earn spending money while going to high school.    More
Saturday, October 1, 2005 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Jim Bisset

Bissett Nurseries

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Some people might say that Jim Bissett’s blood must run green. He got into horticulture as a youngster, while still in school.    More
Thursday, April 1, 2004