Close-Up Profile: Brian, Jane & Justin Smith


Close-Up Profiles
It's all about family. To most of us, it has always been about family. Many of us were fortunate to be born into families that gave us unconditional love, which we later passed along to our own families. Brian Smith was one of those lucky guys. Born into a blue-collar family, his father worked as a mechanic on a road crew, building roads in South Africa, so the family moved quite often.   More
 
Friday, August 15, 2014 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Bob Dobson


Close-Up Profiles
Bob Dobson was raised in Middletown, New Jersey, where his family has lived for the past 157 years. He went to high school there, and then to a local college on a math scholarship. “In those days, I thought I wanted to be a high school math teacher,” said Dobson.   More
 
Thursday, March 14, 2013 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Ken Mills

Rain Bird


Close-Up Profiles
A no-nonsense person with a passion for the irrigation business, Ken Mills has essentially spent his entire professional career with one company.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

George Kinkead

Turfco


Close-Up Profiles
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

LARRY SARVER


Close-Up Profiles
LARRY SARVER ALWAYS ENVISIONED himself as a businessman. Even as a young boy growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, when he was selling Christmas cards door to door, or flowers from a rock garden, or when he was mowing customers' lawns, in his mind he was a businessman.    More
 
Saturday, December 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Jon Carlson

Jacobsen


Close-Up Profiles
If Jon Carlson wasn't the president of Jacobsen, a Textron Company, he could be a professional motivational speaker. His personal philosophy and outlook on life is brimming with a certain vim and vigor that is contagious and inspiring.   More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008 Patricia Fletcher

Backyard Putting Greens


Landscape
As golf’s popularity explodes, thanks in no small part to “superstar” players like Tiger Woods, more and more golfers are realizing that they’d love the convenience and luxury of practicing at their own home.    More
 
Thursday, June 1, 2006 REBECCA PETERSON

Do We Need a Water Manager?

the increasing cost of water


Miscellaneous
Business seek the services of money managers, experts whose job it is to save companies and individuals money.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

The Beauty of Central Control


Controllers
Imagine that you’re going to visit an aging relative who lives in a lushly landscaped retirement community. But wouldn’t you know it, you’ve managed to hit the day of the big lawn bowling tournament. You watch Aunt Emmie step up with her ball, get ready to make the winning throw, and then—the sprinklers come on.   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 REBECCA PETERSON

The History of The Toro Company


Miscellaneous
WHEN A TRACTOR PUSHING FIVE LAWNMOWERS first rolled down the fairways of the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1921, it must have turned some heads. Little did onlookers realize that the small company responsible for creating this innovative machine would one day become a household name.    More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 ELIZABETH LEXAU

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