Backstory: Daniel Plawski

February 11, 2016 -  By

Daniel Plawski

LM0216_PlawskisquareheadshotRFounder/CEO
Peninsula Landscaping
Hampton, Va.

Education

Tabb High School
Yorktown, Va.
Class of 2010

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Va.
Studied business administration
2010-2011

“Everybody was following that path because it was supposedly the key to a good job, but I realized I didn’t need a degree to make a good living.”

Did you know?

iS18075074habitat-for-humanityHabitat for Humanity, contributing contractor, “We always look for ways to give back. We’ve done food drives before. But this was great because we were able to use our skill, people and materials to help.”

Plawski, who immigrated to the U.S. when he was ten, says life in Poland shaped his work ethic.
“I think it came from being from a country where, simply, there is no work. You come here, and you can essentially work as much as you want.”

Words of Wisdom

“I have a network of people who have businesses. They say you’ll be like one of the five people you spend the most time with. So I choose very carefully.”

“The green industry needs to not be afraid of asking for the full price. If you can’t, then you shouldn’t be in business because you’re not a businessperson, you’re just a lawn mower.”

“There is a big difference between having a business and having a job, and I think there are a lot of businesses that aren’t really businesses. They’re just people who are self employed.”

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About the Author:

Dillon Stewart graduated from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, earning a Bachelor of Science in Online Journalism with specializations in business and political science. Stewart is a former associate editor of LM.

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