David has been in and around the landscape services industry for over 40 years. He has founded and sold two landscape maintenance companies. His first, Minor’s Landscape Services, was an INC 500 award-winning firm. He sold that in 1998 as part of a large industry consolidation that he helped lead. His second company, The Landscape Partners, was sold in 2016 to what is now known as Aspen Grove. He is a consultant, speaker and investor in the landscape industry. David is a past president of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), was named America’s Landscape Professional of the Year and has been honored with the prestigious Lifetime Service Award from NALP. In 2000, David became the Founding Director of the nationally recognized Neeley Entrepreneurship Center at his alma mater TCU where he led that program for 11 years. In his last year at TCU the entrepreneurship program was named the model undergraduate program in the country. He was awarded the title Founder Emeritus when he retired in 2011. David has received a number of other business honors over the years both for his work as an entrepreneur and on behalf of entrepreneurs including being inducted in to the Fort Worth Entrepreneur Hall of Fame and being recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a National Top Ten Entrepreneurship Center Director.
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