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Member Spotlight: Greg Cole, Cole Landscaping, Inc.

Greg Cole, president of Cole Landscaping, Inc., based in Ipswich, Massachusetts, originally started out framing homes but when his boss went bankrupt, he ended up starting a landscaping job. Within a year he was running two crews and when he asked for a raise and only received a 50-cent increase, he struck out on his […]

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Member Spotlight: Wade Nomura, Nomura/Yamasaki Landscapes, Inc.

Wade Nomura is the president of Nomura/Yamasaki Landscapes, Inc., based in Goleta, California. Nomura’s father and grandfather were both gardeners and their influence along with his uncle, who was a Master Gardener of Japanese landscapes, gave him a desire to follow this calling. Nomura grew up working for his father’s landscape business in Santa Barbara. […]

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Member Spotlight: Heather Menjivar, Hidden Lane Residential Landscapes

Heather Menjivar is the president of Hidden Lane Residential Landscapes based in Oak Hill, Virginia. She grew up on a dairy farm in upstate New York and started mowing her family’s yard at nine years old.“As a teenager, after my barn chores were done, I’d spend summer days creating landscaped beds in the hard-to-mow sections […]

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Member Spotlight: Lucas Melograno, Mariani Landscape

Lucas Melograno is a production coordinator for Mariani Landscape based in Lake Bluff, Illinois. Since he was young, he knew he wanted to be outside, with an early love for construction, machines and being outdoors. “While I was in high school my boss at the time had a part-time lawn mowing service and would ask […]

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