Paula D. Gross was born on September 19, 1948, in Dallas, Texas and, through her family, has been involved in the agricultural business since birth. Her family comes from a long line of individuals involved in vegetation management, cotton farming, ginning, ranching, horse training. Growing up in this earth bound culture and industry learned the value of integrity and building a good reputation early from the GROUND UP.
In October of 1979, she convinced her then husband to start their own business spraying weeds, using his license, education and experience. Paula borrowed $6,000 from her grandmother to get the necessary equipment to start this business. In 1986 Paula repaid the loan from her grandmother in full and basically took over the business of Evergreen Spray Service, Inc..
In May of 1986, Paula, now a single mother of 3, obtained her first pesticide license from the State of Arizona and continued pursuing and obtaining licenses and certifications in other states. Her minority certification has survived as being the longest active DBE.
As a woman owned business in this industry, it has been an uphill climb all the way. Paula is very driven, aggressive and compassionate about her business. Paula's clients, from 1979 to present, have been of utmost importance to her. In the past 33 years, and many licenses later, Paula has grown her business to over $1,000,000 in average annual income in some years, and with her new SBA 8(a) certification under her belt, she is ready to take it to a much higher level, especially given her long list of qualified contacts earned over the many years she has been in the Dust and Vegetation Management business.
Paula looks forward to helping and working with anyone planning, designing or contracting jobs that can benefit from her 33 years of experience in the business of Weed and Dust Management and Soil Stabilization
Michael Josh Gross was born on November 5, 1971 in Blythe,California. He has been working in the business with his Mother, Paula Gross since he was 15 years old. He got his weed control license as early as 1988 to help Paula, his mother, with the business. He went to college and earned his Business/Agricultural degree in 1998 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Il.
Josh is a licensed General Contractor for Commercial and Residential projects since 1999. He also obtained a real estate license as well as a Soil Stabilization license in 2003, and then a Landscape license in 2007. Josh is very versatile, as you can see, and is a great asset to the Evergreen Spray Service, Inc. family business.