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Backgrounder > Work History > The L.F. Garlinghouse Company

The L.F. Garlinghouse Company is the oldest home plan publishing company in the nation. For nearly 8 years, I had the priviledge to work directly for Whitney Garlinghouse; second generation owner of the company. At Garlinghouse, I worked my way up the ladder; from production manager to creative director, to general manager and then CEO of a division that offered custom publishing and marketing services. During these years I worked with companies such as: Better Homes & Garden, Creative Home Owner Press, Home Depot, 84 Lumber, Menards Lumber and more. I developed planograms and programs designed to sell home plans, deck plans and garage plans while managing the creative of 24+ magazines and 10+ trade books per year. From design to print and distribution to sell-throughs -- these years provided me with valuable experience in production, creative direction, business management, vendor negotiations, account management as well as product development and distribution. [Next >>>]