In 1972, Hiram DuRousseau Sr. decided he wanted more out of life. He bought a tractor, bush hog and box blade. “You can’t go wrong cutting grass,” says the family patriarch.
Both Hiram Sr. and his wife, Jeanette, already had jobs. He was a plant shift worker, she worked at AT&T. But both used their off hours to get their business going. The kids helped out, too, after school, cleaning up the trash behind the bush hog and doing other chores.