BUCHEK FAMILY


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John Buchek’s grandfather was also named John. He grew up, married, and was raising a family in Moulton, a small Texas town somewhere between San Antonio and Houston. But when their son, Harvey, was seven years old, the doctor suggested that they move the family out of the area because he had bad allergies. So, at the age of 42, John Senior, a banker in Moulton, moved his family to San Antonio, a city which history made famous because of the Alamo. Needing to change careers, he began selling farm machinery. He eventually opened his own store and called it Alamo Farm Machinery Company. The year was 1924.   More
 
Friday, May 16, 2014 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

When Your Family's the Boss


Business Articles
Unfortunately, the majority of family-owned businesses don't survive past the second generation. While succeeding generations have every intention of keeping the business going, factors ranging from a lack of estate planning to dissension among family members cause the business to close its doors.    More
 
Sunday, April 1, 2007

The New Generation of Landscape Lighting


Landscape Lighting
That depends on whether you've given them one of the most important elements in landscaping today outdoor lighting. If you have, your clients are undoubtedly enjoying their nighttime landscapes as much as they do during the day.    More
 
Sunday, July 1, 2007

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

DAVID SNODGRASS


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DAVID SNODGRASS WAS HARDLY old enough to stay up late by the time he earned his first paycheck. As a third-generation employee in the family’s landscape business...    More
 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 EMILY KAPLAN

Passing the Baton


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In the landscape business, as in life, nothing is as simple as it seems. You work your tail off getting your business started in the hopes that it will earn you a comfortable living. Yet you find that with growth comes more staff, more equipment, and more headaches. You hope that your headaches will be offset by greater profitability. Then, as you settle in for the long haul, it’s still a constant challenge to run your business efficiently.   More
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Michael Stone

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