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Backstory: Justin Gamester

May 30, 2017 -  By

Justin Gamester

Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service
Eliot, Maine


Portsmouth High School
Portsmouth, N.H.
Class of 1999

University of New Hampshire
Bachelor’s Degree
Business administration, focus in entrepreneurship, minor in political science
Class of 2003

Work Experience

Clean Cut Lawn Care
Portsmouth, N.H.

Starting in junior high, Gamester ran his own landscape company, where he maintained lawns, performed small projects and managed one employee. “I always knew I wanted to be entrepreneurial.”

North Hampton Auto Wholesale
North Hampton, N.H.

Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service
Eliot, Maine

“For (employees) to know that I’ve been in the trenches, and I’m not afraid to go back in, reminds them that I understand it.”

Business development/sales

“I was working here as a summer gig. Little did I know (the owner) was laying the groundwork for me to work here when I graduated.”

Vice President


“Our business is dependent on the weather and living things, so there’s a lot of variety. I’m never bored.”

Did you know?

When he’s not in the office or on the golf course, Gamester spends time at home and by the pool with his wife, Rebecca, and their sons Griffin, 5, and Gavin, 2. “Both my kids love baseball,” he says. “I’m really excited that we’re finally able to get the tee-ball set out.”

“There aren’t many jobs where if you need to go ease some stress you can hop in a loader or a backhoe and go destroy a dirt pile across the street.”

“It’s one thing to be a member, but when you’re involved, that’s where you reap your benefits. If you go to the events and don’t participate, you miss the opportunity to get what you really need.”

Chairman of the Board
Snow & Ice Management Association

Words of wisdom

“Build a good team.”

“Stay focused. It’s very easy to get off track as an executive or someone running a company. It’s easy to slip into day-to-day minutia and not look ahead.”

“There are always two sides of the story. Get all your facts together before you react.”

“Don’t be afraid to invest in the future of the company—whether it be in equipment or people.”

Photo: Justin Gamester

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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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