Peter Lord


Close-Up Profiles
For Peter Lord, and his software company Drafix, in Kansas City, Missouri, that “one thing” is the integrated CAD design/ photo-imaging/proposal software program “PRO Landscape.” “We do one thing, we just do one thing, and we only want to do one thing,” says Lord. “We don’t want to be a company that does eight different things and ends up giving all of them short shrift.”   More
 
Friday, August 17, 2012

Eric Bescoby


Close-Up Profiles
"I sometimes think I’ve accomplished as much as I can because I’m a mechanical engineer who can talk,” jokes Eric Bescoby, 57, CEO of IPS Corporation in Gardena, California. His unusual path to the leadership of IPS wound through the cheese, irrigation, lighting, and grocery businesses   More
 
Friday, June 15, 2012

Improving on $uccess


Business Articles
There is much to consider for a landscape contractor who realizes the dream of starting his or her own company. Among other attributes, it takes foresight and determination to find a formula for success, both initially and in the long run. Sometimes, it also takes a little outside help to truly optimize that success.   More
 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Controllers Past... Present... Future


Controllers
There was a time—and it’s actually not that long ago—when irrigation systems were turned on and off by hand. For those who have come into the business since then, it might be as difficult to imagine as silent movies, telegrams and computers the size of a gymnasium. But in the age of smart phones, 3-D movies, and tablet computers millions of times more powerful than those gym-sized monsters, irrigation controllers have made similar leaps.   More
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Jim Shilander

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