TAG: 1-Minute Mentor

1-Minute Mentor: Zachary Johnson

September 4, 2014By

Associate professor (in landscape business and landscape design & contracting) at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo. Who’s your mentor? His name was Todd Williams, president of Terracare Associates. We lost him too soon. He was a great guy. We were both on the board of directors of the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado. Also, we created a professional practices class together... read more

1-Minute Mentor: Bruce Allentuck

August 4, 2014By

President of Allentuck Landscaping Co., Clarksburg, Md. Who’s your mentor? I’d have to say my dad. I’m always better off when I listen to him compared to when I don’t. How did you get your start? I’ve always liked working outside. I did this work in high school, like most people in the industry. I started with a couple friends... read more

1-Minute Mentor: John Kavanaugh

July 2, 2014By

Owner of Kavanaugh Landscaping & Irrigation, Ruston, La. Who’s your mentor? The gentleman I first went to work for, Fred Hoogland is my mentor. He’s elderly now. He’s not working, but I’ve always maintained a relationship with him. I did a student internship for him (at Hoogland’s Landscape) when I was at Louisiana Tech University, and I worked there for... read more

1-Minute Mentor: Chuck Carr

June 6, 2014By

Business development manager, commercial maintenance Pierre Landscape, Simi Valley, Calif. Who’s your mentor? The first guy I worked for in the landscape industry, Mark Jordan. That was 21 years ago when I started with Jordan Landscape in North Hills, Calif. From him I learned basically everything about the business. I went in doing sales and marketing, but I learned the ins... read more

1-Minute Mentor: Tom Canete

May 5, 2014By

CEO of Canete Snow Management, Wayne, N.J. Who’s your mentor? I’ve learned a lot through consultants. I’m currently working with Bill Pate. He owns Integrity Management. He really got us on track and doing things a little different. Another consultant I used mainly for snow is John Allin. He snow plowed the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002.  How... read more

April 2014 Web Extra: Goldenberg on big companies, industry challenges

April 8, 2014By

Norman Goldenberg, retired senior vice president of government affairs and industry relations for TruGreen, is featured in the April 2014 “1-Minute Mentor.” Here are two additional questions from our interview that didn’t make it into print. Big companies in the Green Industry sometimes get a bad rap. As someone who worked for one for many years, what’s your response to... read more