• Creating a Better World One Lawn at a Time

    Thomas Edison once observed, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Perhaps a modern-day Edison himself, it is only fitting that founder of Pearl’s Premium, Inc., Jackson Madnick, had Mr. Edison in mind throughout the long, often defeating path to his eventual invention of a revolutionary grass seed mixture.   read more...

  • No Job Too Big

    Business partners Jon Scroggs, an engineer, and Josh Kusnitz, a former banker, have created one of the most prominent erosion control companies in Georgia, and, after years of steady growth, are looking to expand BC Landscaping Inc.’s business throughout the southeastern United States.   read more...

  • An Immigrant Song:

    I was very jet lagged when I spoke to Rick and Rod Eustaquio, the co-owners of Iris Environmental Laboratories, a full-service environmental laboratory testing and consulting agency based in Union, New Jersey. I had just flown back from the East Coast, and the searing California sun had turned my office into a broiler. I was afraid that without a strong cup of coffee, and an A/C unit, I wouldn’t be able to pay attention to the phone interview.   read more...

  • Revolutionary, Economical & Versatile

    Ed Amos, President and CEO of REV Drill Sales & Rentals, Inc. (REV Drill), says he got the door slammed in his face about a thousand times before a company finally took a chance on his custom drilling equipment. That first job was a sound wall north of Baltimore. “Then it kind of took off from there,” he says.   read more...

  • Anything You Walk On

    If you should happen to be interested in some type of flooring that Billy Saul doesn’t offer, this flooring veteran undoubtedly will find a way to take care of it; he may even start a whole new division in his diversified flooring company. The President of Advantage Flooring Inc. in Hanover, Maryland, proudly says, “We do anything you walk on.”   read more...

  • Partners. Friends. Family.

    For brothers-in-law Arlindo Augusto and Ray Boa, life is all about opportunity. Both are immigrants who journeyed to America where they hoped their learned skills and subsequent achievements, both personal and professional, would lead to a better life for them and their families.   read more...

  • A History of Quality

    In the early 1930s, a sculptor named Bruno Mariani immigrated to the United States from Italy. An accomplished model maker and craftsman, he found work at Cecil B. DeMille Studio, creating masks and plaster castings for films that shaped the Hollywood landscape. Drawn to the epic sensibility, large-scale production and collaborative spirit of Tinseltown, Bruno brought old-world techniques and a refined aesthetic to a studio devoted to filmmaking legend and academy award-winning director DeMille. Those years were formative and foundational for the young immigrant, who was able to sharpen his skills while advancing complex projects with a lot of moving parts.   read more...

  • Forty Years and Still Growing

    For 40 years, A.W. McCay Contracting, Inc. has been providing quality commercial construction services, including build-to-suit and renovations, to the greater Pittsburgh region and Ohio.   read more...

  • Alternative Solutions, Healthier Lives

    Life has a way of coaxing many of us along a path different from what we had originally planned. Such was the case for Sue Fries. Prior to her marriage, she utilized her energy volunteering in her church’s ministry and worked as an outside sales rep for Foster Grant Sunglasses and Max Factor. Sue’s father-in-law owned a pest control franchise business, and her husband asked her if she would like to go into business with his father. She agreed and became an office assistant. Over the course of 20 years (part of that time serving as Operations Manager for the firm), she learned a great deal about the pest management industry. Then, she decided to become an entrepreneur.   read more...

  • Finding Meaning through Mops

    Out of the Florida sun, inside of Pine Castle, Inc. in Jacksonville, white lengths of cotton are placed onto mop heads and passed down the line to adults who are finding purpose through work.   read more...

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