May 9, 2013 - 12:52
Pleasant View Gardens, Loudon, N.H.
Established the company's Pick-Up Yard in 2009 — a wholesale nursery where customers pick up trees, shrubs, annuals, hanging baskets and perennials when they need them; Also operates as an independent grower who sells his products to parent company.
In his spare time, Ben likes to build furniture for family and friends. Other hobbies: Boating and barbecuing in the summer and snowboarding and snowmobiling in the winter.
You meet the darnedest people: Before his grandfather founded Pleasant View Gardens, he owned a family produce stand in Connecticut that included Paul Newman and Martha Stewart as customers.