State:New York
Year Started:1922
Number of Employees:5

My grandfather was the first landscaper to incorporate in this area back in 1922. Everytime he made money, he bought property. His two sons and two son-in-laws came into the business, only to fight and destroy it after he passed. With no money in my pocket, and my wife giving birth to our first child a week later, I went off and tried to rebuild what was lost. It has been a difficult struggle. After 9/11 our insurance company doubled our rates, saying they needed the extra money to cover the losses at the world trade center. Every year taxes, insurance, fuel costs, labor costs, equipment costs go up, but the customers do not want to pay more money. That means every year I personally make less money to support my family. I'm on my own, and the government has done nothing to make it easier...