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

 
 

Barrett Ersek


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When Ersek was 12 years old, he wanted a dirt bike motorcycle, but his dad wouldn’t buy it for him. “My dad told me I could have anything I wanted; I just had to work hard and save my money,” he said. “I was really eager to get a job so I could buy my motorcycle."   More
 
Friday, November 15, 2013 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Women in Landscaping


Women in Landscaping
Not being “the type to focus on a four-year degree,” Benson attended King’s College in Charlotte, North Carolina, following high school graduation in 1979. It was a school that offered a fast-track certificate course in business. “I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur, but didn’t know in what area.   More
 
Monday, September 16, 2013 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO

David Katz


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Many young people graduating from high school don't have a clue as to what to be when they 'grow up'. David Katz, founder and president of Elite Landscaping in Poughkeepsie, New York, was not one of them. He knew from the get-go what he wanted to do with the rest of his life.   More
 
Monday, September 16, 2013 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Growing Your Business


Business Articles
Every business owner wants to grab more of his or her market share every year. In today’s slowly improving economy, people are shopping services and are more cautious in the way they spend their money. You have to be thankful that during slow economic times, people stay closer to home and are more aware of their homes and their landscapes. They will still spend money to keep up their number-one investment, their home.   More
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Computer Design Software


Landscape
There's nothing quite like a hand-drawn landscape design, slaved over for many hours, beautifully and meticulously drawn. You can put many hours into it, rendering every plant, every piece of stone, every water feature just right. When you get done, you've got a work of art, suitable for framing. But do you have a sales tool?Like it or not, landscape design has entered a whole new era.   More
 
Friday, February 15, 2013

Wayne Miller

Century Rain Aid


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In 1987, Wayne Miller, was heading up his own consulting firm when Century Rain Aid, with eight branches in four states, offered him a position. They were looking for someone who could develop and implement the business and computer systems that would enable the company to continue growing.   More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

George Kinkead

Turfco


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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

DICK & DOUG TEGTMEIER


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If you’re in the lawn mower business, you’ve probably heard of Tegtmeier, one of the most respected names in the business, and rightly so. Both Dick and his son Doug Tegtmeier learned the lawn mower manufacturing business from the ground up.    More
 
Thursday, October 18, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Roger & Gail Porter

E-Z Trench


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Perhaps the saying, "Out of chaos comes order," should be the credo for Roger and Gail Porter, though they prefer Winston Churchill's quote, "Never, never, never give up!" Maybe its a combination of the two.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

B. GEORGE & ROB BEAUSOLEIL


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B. George Beausoleil is a salesman, first and foremost, but the road to this success came more from his business acumen and his foresight.    More
 
Monday, October 18, 2010 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

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