Backstory: Glenn Bonick

July 11, 2017 -  By

Glenn Bonick
President

Bonick Landscaping
Irving, Texas

Education

W.T. White High School
Dallas, Texas
Class of 1981

Work Experience

1978-1981
Self-employed
Painting/landscape maintenance

“I was very much of the school of hard knocks. Everything I learned was on my own dime.”

1982-Present
Bonick Landscaping
President
Irving, Texas

1999-2004
Texas Association of
Landscape Contractors (now part of Texas Nursery & Landscape Association)
Certification Committee
(committee chairman in 2003)

“The local industry professionals were amazing at helping me understand how to price, how to bid the jobs and my customers taught me what looked good and what didn’t look good.”

2017
National Association of Landscape Professionals
Trailblazer

“Any time you get involved with an industry and collaborate with like-minded people, you’re going to come away learning great things.”

Did you know?

Outside the office, Bonick spends time snow skiing with his wife, Mimi, and his sons Travis, 27, and Ian, 21. He and Ian are also trekking the Appalachian Trail. The pair hiked 50 miles through Georgia last year, and this year, they’ll pick up where they left off and cross into Tennessee. “We’ll do another 50-75 miles this fall,” he says. “Only 2,090 miles to go.”

“My favorite part of my job is collaborating. You have to be vulnerable and encourage everybody else to be open and vulnerable.” Here, the company is celebrating its hard work at an annual tour of local microbreweries.

Words of wisdom

“I’m a big believer in being passionate about what you do. Your passion will show through. If you love the people you work with and you love what you do, people will see your passion and your passion will make you great.”

“Finding good people is the biggest challenge we face, but when you do find good people who are passionate about service and doing a quality job, it can be the greatest joy about what we do.”

Photos: Glenn Bonick

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Dillon Stewart

About the Author:

Dillon Stewart graduated from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, earning a Bachelor of Science in Online Journalism with specializations in business and political science. Stewart is a former associate editor of LM.

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