Holiday Lighting...The Gift That Keeps on Giving


Landscape Lighting
In the holiday classic, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” Chevy Chase nearly pulls his hair out trying to get his Christmas lights to work. He grows so desperate for a solution that he winds up checking each individual bulb, one by one, for a short circuit. In the end, the entire fiasco comes down to a single indoor light switch. And when he flips that switch, the light display is so fantastic that it shuts down half the city’s power grid.   More
 
Monday, September 15, 2014

Chris Elmore


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His father had a heating and air conditioning company, so Elmore was no stranger to the business. “When I was out of school on holiday breaks or during the summer, I would go to the office with my father,” he said. “He’d give me chores, telling me to go with this guy and help him install an A/C system, or ride with that guy on a service call.   More
 
Friday, March 14, 2014 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Brandon Stephens


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When Texas-bred Brandon Stephens, 38, signed on with The Décor Group in 2003, little did he realize that he would one day end up as president of the company. Stephens is not one to dwell on accolades; he likes to move quickly and time’s a wastin’   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

JOSHUA S.GAMEZ


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“My father emigrated from Mexico seven years before I was born,” he said. Gamez was one of five children in a struggling working-class family, growing up “on what you could say was in the lower income bracket, where the possibility of receiving a good education was shaky.”   More
 
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Burton Sperber


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As a young man, Burt Sperber knew what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. In his wildest imagination, he never dreamed that the company he founded would achieve such heights.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Leasing vs. Purchasing

By Shane Smith


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If you've ever had to decide whether to purchase or lease vehicles or landscaping equipment, then you've probably come face to face with the complexities of making the right decision.    More
 
Saturday, May 1, 1999

CHRIS & JENNIFER LEMCKE AND ROGER MONGEON


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As with many corporate executives, Roger Mongeon, a chemical engineer who worked for Union Carbide, found himself being transferred around the provinces of Canada. His children were growing up, and moving from city to city, changing schools frequently, was getting a bit trying.    More
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Is Franchising Right for You?


Business Articles
In 1940, two siblings opened a restaurant in San Bernardino, California. It was based on two factors: good food and speedy service. The people liked it and the trend caught on.    More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Maintaining Your Mower Equipment: It Adds Dollars and Makes Sens


Landscape Maintenance
As a landscape maintenance contractor, you will spend thousands of dollars on these machines over the course of your business. For much of the year, your lawn mowers will be operated on a daily basis. Yet unlike cars, trucks or other pieces of equipment, the contractor often does a minimum amount of maintenance on their mowers, running them into the ground. There’s got to be a better way and there is.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008 RICHARD LENTI

Dreaming of a Bright Holiday Season


Landscape Lighting
It’s a time of year when people see smiles everywhere they go, when everyone makes an effort to be friendlier. The holiday spirit gives us warm, fuzzy feelings inside, like a hug from grandma, or receiving a child’s handmade gift.    More
 
Friday, September 1, 2006 REBECCA PETERSON

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