Meet our family
Hank possesses a unique portfolio of past professions, starting as a paperboy and altar boy, moving into tree work, haying, and apple picking as a teenager and young man in college. A stint in the Merchant Marines was followed by three years on the Alaskan pipeline, where he amassed a fortune just large enough to purchase a dump truck and backhoe and move
More About Hank
His college degree was in turf, so as the Lakes Region of NH grew, it was a natural progression to move into the landscaping industry. The business thrived throughout the early 1980’s, as he met and married his wife, Heather and started his family. Soon after marrying, Hank and Heather purchased a 113 acre tract of land that held promises of fields hidden under pines, as well as a defunct sandpit.
The sandpit also became a source of income in that time period, as he went on to clear several acres, build a home, and continue his landscaping business. As the lakeside building boom dwindled to a trickle in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, a change was made and Hank and Heather moved their business to the Tamworth home, where it continued for a few short years before they decided to take down that shingle.
Hank always had an interest in farming and his drive and determination, along with that of his family, has created White Gates Farm, Our Town Biodiesel (shared with son, Forrest), and newly created Organic Matters, a certified composting facility. These fledgling businesses hold promise, and as Hank enters the years where most are considering retirement, he shows no signs of slowing down.