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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


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It was quite a journey, and James Cornelius never imagined that one day he would be the proud owner of a company. The 46-year-old Illinois native is the president and owner of U.S. Praxis, but after graduating high school, owning a manufacturing company was the last thing on his mind.   More
Monday, January 18, 2010 ARON GREEN


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When growing up, some people just know what they want to do with their lives. Many don’t really know, but find “it” later in their careers. Still others never seem to find their place in the sun.   More
Monday, January 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Jim Sieminski - Rain Master Irrigation

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Remember the guy from your high school days- the guy who was always savvy with technology and equipped with a passion for computers, even at the time when computers...   More
Sunday, August 1, 2004 KEITH ROBERTS