Celebrating 60 Years: Family Business


Thursday Mar 5th, 2015

Family business is an interesting venture. I grew up in the family business. My uncles, cousins and friends have worked here. As our business grew I asked my wife, Kathy, to come and help me in the business. There was some trepidation. Her mom told her never to get involved in your husband's business. (Traditional thinking) My dad told me to ‘never let the wives stick their nose into your business’ (More traditional thinking). But I sensed otherwise. Kathy set aside her dietetic private practice to work in the business and start LEAF, the Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier. The success was better than anticipated. From 1998-2008 our business doubled in sales. LEAF grew into a regional asset. We got to spend a lot more time together.

Once again, follow your heart…

and, Kathleen, thank you for 32 wonderful years of Marriage today. Happy Anniversary.

dan kathy


Just a quick note to let you know how pleased we were with the job that both Tony & Gene did on our landscaping at our house. They were always there when we needed a question answered or a problem solved. We appreciated their attitude and would highly recommend your organization to anyone.

Thank You
The Kleins - Pat & Rick

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