With one semester left to earn a civil engineering degree, Scott Lander received a phone call that redirected his future. Lander was a senior at Brigham Young University in Utah back in 1976 when his father, Dale Lander, called to inform him Young’s Garden & Pets was going up for sale. Dale Lander did the books for the store and knew it was successful. He asked his son if he was interested in purchasing the Roseburg business, adding that he needed to decide in two or three days, because there were already a couple of potential buyers. Scott Lander’s wife, …
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