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We Did It Ourselves… By Steve Hoogenakker Bear with me, this will all tie out in the end. Scene 1: It was November 4th 2011. My daughter was getting married the next day. In preparation for the father of the bride toast, I spent hours searching for the profound piece of advice I could give [...]

“OLD AGE AND TREACHERY WILL OVERCOME YOUTH AND SKILL!”, REALLY? By Steve Hoogenakker Steve@Landscape.pro It was a Friday afternoon in this past November. We were sitting down having pizza in the company “War Room”. A young man came in, a new employee on the rise. One of the managers introduced us. He introduced me as [...]

She’s Going Home! God called, they have a lot to do and they want Teri to help. If you have prayers, there’s no better time to ask, because Teri is on the job, she loves you and she likes to stay busy. She passed away in the loving arms of an incredible extended family that [...]

I am standing on the sea shore Teri is sleeping comfortably at the hospice house. It is beautiful, just like her, it’s where she belongs. I am standing on the sea shore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object [...]

Babbitt Knights? The sign at the end of highway 21 up in Babbitt said “1976 Minnesota State Baseball Champions”. The last time I saw the sign, it was so faded that if you didn’t know what it said, you couldn’t read it. The sign was faded but the spirit that the town created isn’t faded [...]

You can listen to Reba and watch her video here. It’s one of those things that can only be created in a very few occasions of a long life, moments when we think of others and we are not thinking of ourselves. Enjoy the video by clicking here If I Had Only Known (Mark)Now if [...]

Have you ever been impressed by a property manager who was thrust into a difficult situation or conversation and been amazed by how well they handled it? This article aims to teach you some of the skills of a “conversation master”.

There are four critical steps to consider before you request bids from vendors.

1. Set your Internal Goals
2. Decide on “Best of Breed” vendors versus a generic vendor
3. Review Proposals and Contracts
4. Work with your vendor