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2011 Texas Family Business of the Year Announces Award Winners and Finalists

Aug. 2, 2011

Baylor University's Institute for Family Business, through its annual Texas Family Business of the Year awards program, recognizes outstanding firms whose families demonstrate a deep commitment to each other and to business continuity, and who are exceptionally responsive to the needs of their employees, communities and industries.

"Starting, owning and operating a family business is the foundation of the American Dream," stresses J. David Allen, director of the Institute for Family Business and John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. "It is our privilege to honor the dedicated, hard-working risk-takers in the state of Texas who contribute so much to our economic and social well-being."

Nineteen Texas family businesses will be honored at this year's 22nd annual awards banquet to be held November 9 at the Bill Daniel Student Center on Baylor's campus.

The 2011 Texas Family Business of the Year award winners are:

  • Small Family Business of the Year:
    Jacoby and Jacoby, Inc. - Melvin
  • Medium Family Business of the Year:
    Professional Flooring Supply - Haltom City
  • Large Family Business of the Year:
    Bruner Automotive Family - Stephenville
  • Family Values Award:
    R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home, Inc. - Wolfe City
  • Well-Managed Award:
    Freeman - Dallas
  • Community Commitment Award:
    Cooper Aerobics Center - Dallas
  • Fastest Growing Award:
    Dikita Enterprises, Inc. - Dallas
  • Founders Award:
    Renfro Foods, Inc. - Fort Worth
  • Heritage Award:
    Bird-Kultgen, Inc. - Waco
  • Finalists are:
    Aderhold Funeral Home, Inc., West; All-Star Martial Arts, Cypress; Gold Metal Recyclers, Ltd., Dallas; Insurance Network of Texas, Giddings; Leigh Oliver's, Tyler; Mazanec Construction Co., Inc., Waco; Ranch at The Rim, San Antonio; Riverside Tire Center, Sealy; Snyder's Recycled Auto and Truck Parts, Holland; and Twin City Driver Education School, Richmond.
  • Congratulations to all the award winners and finalists.

    For more information about the Texas Family Business of the Year awards program and the Institute for Family Business, see the Texas Family Business of the Year website.

    Email questions to Dawn Maitz, associate director of the Institute for Family Business and John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship.

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