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

 
 

LARRY SARVER


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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

Dan Cunado


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Entrepreneurs come in many shapes and forms, but they all have at least one trait in common -- a driving passion to make a success of their business. Dan Cunado, is a prime example of a person that was driven to succeed.    More
 
Saturday, May 1, 2004 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

John Crowson


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My favorite moment in my interview with John Crowson was when I asked him what he thought made him a good leader.    More
 
Monday, May 1, 2006 REBECCA PETERSON

Growing Your Business with Maintenance


Landscape Maintenance
Homestead Landscaping, Bondeville, Vermont, found this out first-hand in the late 1980s when a construction boom exploded in the area. The company had a perfect plan to grow its business.    More
 
Monday, January 1, 2007

CHIC KELTY


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Chic Kelty will be the first to admit that if he had the chance to do it over again, he would do some things differently. On the other hand, maybe it was because of these life experiences that Kelty is where he is today.    More
 
Thursday, March 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

MARK STINSON


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When you meet Mark Stinson, the president of Exmark, you’ve got to take an immediate liking to him. Quiet and unassuming, this tall shy guy with a great smile will put you at ease. Not the flamboyant type, Stinson is exactly the kind of person you want to do business with. Nebraska-born and bred, he epitomizes all of the Midwest values.    More
 
Saturday, May 17, 2008 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Gas for Grass: Does There Have to be a Tradeoff?


Landscape Maintenance
You`re cruising down the highway, and you notice that the needle on your fuel gauge leans toward the empty mark. You pull into the nearest gas station and hop out of your truck. Shielding your eyes from the sun, you scan the large sign that broadcasts the prices for regular, plus, premium and diesel.    More
 
Friday, June 13, 2008 AMANDA RICHTER

SHELLY & TRAVIS KOMARA


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Some people are born into the irrigation industry. For others, the industry finds them. In the case of Travis and Shelly Komara, it all started - strangely enough—with a ’50s themed Internet cafe.   More
 
Friday, August 14, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

Keeping Your Head Above Water


Waterscapes
Pond installers prove that a positive attitude and a willingness to change can be your most valuable resources in battling the recession.   More
 
Monday, November 16, 2009 JENNIFER YURI

Maintenance: A Growing Business in a Shrinking Market


Landscape Maintenance
Few green industry providers have been untouched by today’s recession, and landscape construction companies are among the hardest hit.With fewer building projects in sight, companies are responding in different ways. Some are streamlining operations and putting their efforts into more creative advertising and marketing. Others are significantly changing their business plan. Moving into the maintenance sector is one option. It isn’t easy—and it definitely isn’t for everyone—but for companies that have the personnel and personality to take on this challenging field, it can make all the difference.   More
 
Monday, January 18, 2010 ELIZABETH LEXAU

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