It was 1983, and my brother, Pat, and I started a landscape business... just like that. Our work truck was an old Volkswagen, and with the windows down, we could just about fit all our tools and lawn mowers. I am sure it was quite a sight! We advertised by putting flyers in mail boxes, calling on neighbors, and telling our friends. We were now proud owners of a new business. That first year the business grossed $36,000, and we each made $7500... for the year! Both married and with baby boys at home, we raced the high school kids through neighborhoods after snow storms, shoveling driveways for milk and diaper money. The next year the business would nearly triple and we were off and running. From humble beginnings, this lawn cutting business soon evolved into a landscape design and construction company that would gross several million dollars a year.