In the 28th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape talk with James Warner, co-owner of Odd Job Larry.
Warner was born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and developed an interest in small business in high school, which lead to a major in entrepreneurship and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. Throughout college, he worked for Best Buy, starting as a greeter, and eventually working his way up the ladder to leadership.
After 7 years, while taking some non-traditional steps, he connected with his current mentor and jumped into an industry he knew nothing about. Over time, they’ve grown the team, developed processes, and built the business. Along with his business partner, James started purchasing stock in the business in 2018 and they continue to grow.
In this podcast, topics discussed include the value of consistent training and professional development, the process of ownership transition within a business, and the key to developing strong and healthy relationships within an organization.
Listen to the full podcast below.