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A Family Business, Inside and Out

IMGP0860 Green Arrow-Dentists            White Dental is known around the city for its friendly service in helping people maintain those pearly whites. But those with green thumbs have probably noticed their inviting yard filled with a variety of flowers, luscious green grass and beautiful trees.

Russell White, along with his wife, GayLyn, and five children, have taken pride in maintaining this property for over 20 years. That’s why they have been recognized as this year’s Green Arrow business recipient.

The White Dental office was built 22 years ago on a one-acre lot—a big step up from their previous office, which only had 12 square feet of grass. During this time, the office was truly one of a kind. Today’s homes, school and surrounding businesses were not there yet.

Surrounded by farmland using pesticides, making it difficult to keep their trees alive, the Whites and Dr. Tebbs, who owned the other half of the building at the time, took on the challenge of transforming the plot of land into an appealing and thriving business.

Bill Varga, a horticulturist at Utah State University and one of Russell’s good friends, was instrumental in the design of the yard. Maintaining that work of art was made easier as his five children entered the picture, learning how to mow, trim, edge, weed and prune. “They all had their turns in being gardeners at the dental office,” Russell said.

There is more to this Green Arrow story.  It’s in this week’s Leader.


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