PRIMED AND READY TO ONE DAY assume her father’s business, Meredith DeWitt faces not only the pressures of maintaining a $30-million a year corporation, but the
pitfalls of being a young woman in a predominately male industry.
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.
There's an old adage, “Keep your shoulder to the wheel and your nose to
the grindstone,” and you’ll get someplace. That, in a nutshell, is Rick
Olson. A tireless worker, he has developed some core values that won’t
Horton grew up in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles, California, where he attended Cal State University, Northridge. His major was accounting. Once in school, he realized that he needed to get a job to help pay for his tuition, and he found one with a landscape contractor.