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At the tender age of 14, Gary Morgan entered the business world when he started a lawn mowing service. Ironically, today he is back in the “mowing” business as president of Dixie Chopper. Along the way, he accumulated a wealth of experience in wholesale and retail business.   More
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Gary Thornton - Slice Technologies

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You might say that the green industry has been a part of Gary Thornton for most of his life, so changing professions midstream was not exactly what Thornton thought hed be doing.    More
Tuesday, March 1, 2005 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

George Burtch

Irrigation Station

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In 1957, a young man left Toronto, Canada, to find his way in the world. His desire to study civil engineering was thwarted by a lack of funds, so he headed for Los Angeles.   More
Monday, April 21, 2008

George Kinkead


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The defining moment that would set the stage for the Kinkead family legacy came in the European countryside during World War I, when Robert Kinkead took note of the sickle mowers being used to manage tall grass.   More
Monday, April 21, 2008

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


Close-Up Profiles
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