Hybrid 17 Contacting Ltd. has been in operation for the last 21 seasons. The company was purchased by owners Lasse Lutick and Sarah Winsor from Toni Lutick, Lasse's mom, in 1999. Toni planted under the name Forestcraft prior to 1999, and Lasse and Sarah were active in supervising the contract for quite a few years before forming Hybrid 17. The last 25 seasons of Hybrid 17/Forestcraft planting have been mainly preferred bid contracts for West Fraser in the Houston BC area. Lasse started planting when he was 12, has been a foreman for 11 seasons, a co-owner of Hybrid 17 with Sarah for 19 years, and a supervisor starting in 2004. Sarah planted for 5 seasons and was a supervisor for 9 seasons.