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TAG: employee-owner

That’s ‘associate’ to you

July 26, 2017By
Photo: Garden Design

Be careful, landscape business owners. Garden Design’s story shows how a disrespected employee may end up as a successful crosstown rival.  Andrew Haynes’ business card reads associate, not owner, CEO or founder of Garden Design in Farmers Branch, Texas, though at one point in time he’s been all those things. And don’t let him hear you calling his coworkers his... read more

April 2014 Web Extra: A take on ESOP education

April 7, 2014By

David DuBois, president of Mission Landscape, says the most difficult part of maintaining an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is “educating the (employee) ownership.” Which is why the company created an ESOP newsletter to overcome that hurdle. DuBois, who was featured in this month’s cover story, “Ownership pride,” provided a couple of copies of the newsletters, which include (all PDFs):... read more