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What did it take for Ryan's company to break the $1 million dollar mark? Up to 140 employees! Yikes that is a lot of employees for a million dollar company.

What do you thnk of this?

The grass is greener - Ryan started his business in 1989, when he was still in high school.

“It was just me and a couple of buddies,” he said.

While studying accounting in college, Ryan kept the enterprise going. A scholarship to Mexico gave him a chance to learn Spanish.

Still, when he graduated, he abandoned plans for a desk job.

“I enjoy this work. I get a lot of satisfaction helping customers,” he said.

But it was tough going in the beginning.

“The money was pretty pathetic,” he admits.

This year the company expects to gross about $1 million, which covers a payroll of 140 employees, some of whom are seasonal workers. Full-time staff includes four professional designers.

“Half of the revenues will come from our landscaping business, the other from commercial maintenance,” Ryan said.

In 1998, he brought in a partner, Pat McDonough, to handle work for commercial clients, seeking maintenance service. Many include homeowner associations, management firms and apartment complexes.


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