WANTED: Sustainable Landscape Services for Savvy Consumers


For decades, Billy Goodnick has been showing people how to create sustainable landscapes – and how to ditch their lawns. But don't think of me as a "bad guy," he says.... more

 
 

What Sort of Executive Are You?


Business Articles
You may know your business or your industry well. But do you know anything about yourself? Forward-thinking executives and business leaders evaluate their employees and clients to help better understand work styles and personality types. Understanding the types of people one works with is important, especially for executives.   More
 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Tron Jordheim

Judy Altmaier


Close-Up Profiles
Talk about a woman in a man’s world, Judy Altmaier is the epitome of that. It’s one thing for women to hold executive positions, and more are reaching the top rung, but you won’t find too many who head up a division that specializes in manufacturing machinery.   More
 
Monday, October 14, 2013 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Michael Byrne

ALCA


Close-Up Profiles
One year out of high school, Michael Byrne made the decision to get into the landscaping business. He held a summer job at that time, repairing lawn care equipment at a mower repair shop.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Jack McDonald

LASCO Fittings


Close-Up Profiles
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

Swimming Ponds

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Waterscapes
You're taking potential customers to one of your client's homes to show them an example of the type of work you do. You've made arrangements with your client and received their permission to show off your skills. As you're walking through the backyard gate, your potential customers suddenly stop and look around with an expression you're now familiar with, and you smile to yourself. You've been there before. Your potential customers are frozen in their tracks; there's a look of awe and amazement like they've been magically whisked to another part of the planet.   More
 
Saturday, September 1, 2007

Herb King


Close-Up Profiles
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

STEVE CHRISTIE


Close-Up Profiles
If ever there was an individual who, not knowing where his career path would end up, prepared himself along the way, it would have to be Steve Christie. I’m sure it wasn’t planned that way, but Christie gained a vast knowledge of the irrigation industry and a world of experience that eventually led him to where he is now, the owner of a five-store chain of irrigation supply stores in Indiana called Automatic Irrigation. It might have been luck, or perhaps Providence that laid out the path for Christie to follow.    More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

RAMI MOLCHO


Close-Up Profiles
How does a young man go from being a potato farmer on a kibbutz in Israel to the head of one of the largest water filtration companies in the world?    More
 
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

More Grind, More Growth


Landscape Maintenance
Talk about a wrench in the works. Or, in this case, a tree stump. After completing a renovation for a client, the backyard turned out beautifully. All that was left was the ugly remnant of a once-healthy tree. For years, when you came across a stump that needed to be removed, you subcontracted it out. But times are different now, and there’s not as much work around as there once was. So perhaps we need to rethink and review additional revenue streams. Maybe grinding stumps could be one of these streams.   More
 
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Turning Okay Years Into Good Years!


Business Articles
Let’s face it, all good companies that have been in business for any length of time are pretty well booked from April through July, sometimes even into August. Why? Customers are motivated to buy because they have a sense of urgency.   More
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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