DAVE WESOLOWSKI


Close-Up Profiles
Dave Wesolowski grew up in Southern California, where his father was a landscape contractor; he installed irrigation systems and did tree work. "Before I started high school, I was cleaning trenches and setting heads. I was always mechanically inclined enough to figure out how to build irrigation systems. But it wasn't anything I wanted to do for for the rest of my life. I really didn't want to go into the family business."   More
 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Jason Gibby

Women in Landscaping

Ivy Munion


Women in Landscaping
Ivy Munion was an early trailblazer. Today, she is considered to be one of the top irrigation consultants/designers in the landscape business. How did she get this far in a male-dominated industry, you might ask? “I speak their language, rub elbows a little bit, and I always carry a pocket knife,” she quipped.   More
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Create Great Looks With Pavers


Landscape
Abraham Lincoln understood the importance of preparation. One of his more famous quotes says: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Paver installation is no different; you must have the knowledge and correct preparation for a successful, profitable outcome.   More
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July: Smart Irrigation Month


Irrigation
CHANCES ARE, AT SOME POINT you’ve had some exposure to the industry initiative of proclaiming July as Smart Irrigation Month. It is an industry campaign to increase public awareness about the value of water-use efficiency and grow demand for water-saving products, practices and services.   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wayne Miller

Century Rain Aid


Close-Up Profiles
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

Accurate Maintenance Estimates


Landscape Maintenance
If you've ever sat around on a Monday night to watch a football game, you're probably familiar with the term 'sports analyst.' Often a former player, now a sports analyst, gives his opinion on how well teams are playing, and makes predictions about which team has the best chance to win. Sometimes, he'll even estimate what the final score will be.    More
 
Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Benefits and Pitfalls of Groupon-Type Marketing


Business Articles
It’s hard to believe that the first Groupon deal-of-the-day offers arrived in your email inbox less than four years ago. although there were modestly successful predecessors, Groupon (and its competitive cousins Living social, dealster, BuyWithme), has become a consumer mainstay.   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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

Five to Help You Thrive


Business Articles
You’ve probably heard it said that entrepreneurs are “married to their work.” It’s true. Running a company requires amazing quantities of time, energy, and devotion. But there is one big difference: while matrimony is all about maintaining a healthy relationship with another person, being married to a business is all about maintaining healthy (and profitable!) relationships with several groups of people.    More
 
Monday, September 1, 2008 TY FREYVOGEL

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