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Backstory: Louis Lynn

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Louis Lynn

Louis_lynn

Chairman
Enviro AgScience
Columbia, S.C.

Education

Spaulding High School
Lamar, S.C.
Class of 1967

“My dad was a vegetable farmer. As a teenager, to make money, he’d let me take a truck on Saturdays. I’d park on a street corner and sell watermelons, cantaloupes and cucumbers.”

Clemson University
Bachelor’s of Science, Horticulture
Class of 1970

“I’d won a 4-H award and Clemson was the ag school, so I got a scholarship there. I was in the second class to integrate Clemson.”

Clemson University
Master’s of Science, Horticulture
Class of 1973

University of Maryland College Park
Ph.D., Horticulture
Class of 1975

Did you know?

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Lynn, seated with his wife Audrey, has three children who are in the business. His daughter Krystal Conner, a pharmacist with an MBA, is CEO (top right); daughter Adrienne Sienkowski, an engineer, is COO (top left); and son Bryan Lynn (top center) is a facilities manager with an associate degree in landscape and grounds maintenance.

Enviro AgScience’s roots are in commercial landscaping. Today, landscaping makes up about 10 percent of the business. The rest is construction.

Words of Wisdom

“Say what you are going to do; then do what you said you were going to do.”

“To employees: ‘If I do good, then you do good.’”

“Never ask employees to do anything illegal or immoral.”

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Marisa Palmieri

Marisa Palmieri

Marisa Palmieri is an experienced Green Industry editor who's won numerous awards for her coverage of the landscape and golf course markets from the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA), the Press Club of Cleveland and the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In 2007, ASBPE named her a Young Leader. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, cum laude, from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism.

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