In 1984, at the end of a painful recession, a Florida newspaper profiled 10 young entrepreneurs poised to do great things. Twenty-five years and three recessions later, the paper revisits six of their picks to see how they're doing. For most, it has been a story of constant reinvention and dogged determination. "Even in lean times, we've made sure we had a quality product and good value," says John Looney, who saw TarHeel Roofing grow from a $35 startup to a $20 million corporation.

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