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2012 Texas Family Business of the Year Announces Award Winners and Finalists

Aug. 3, 2012

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.

"Considering all the recent pressures which have fallen upon business owners - economic downturn, the new healthcare expense issues and enormous regulatory restraints, it is really difficult to operate profitable businesses these days," said J. David Allen, director of the Institute for Family Business and John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. "When family issues are added to the mix, great skill and judgment are required to remain successful. We really value, respect and honor family businesses that can balance all the issues - business and family - and continue to operate successful businesses. They are truly remarkable."

Nineteen Texas family businesses will be honored at this year's 23rd annual awards banquet to be held November 8 at the Bill Daniel Student Center on Baylor's campus.

The 2012 Texas Family Business of the Year award winners are:

Small Family Business of the Year: All-Star Martial Arts and Fitness, Inc.- Cypress

Medium Family Business of the Year: Claffey Pools, Inc. - Southlake

Large Family Business of the Year: Johnson Roofing, Inc. - Waco

Community Commitment Award: The Dwyer Group - Waco

Family Values Award: Sabine Pipe, Inc. - Kilgore

Fastest Growing Award: Image Hospitality - Frisco

Well-Managed Award: DW Distribution, Inc. - DeSoto

Founders Award: O'Day Drilling Company, Inc. - Rosharon

Heritage Award: Pendery's Taste Merchants - Dallas/Fort Worth

Finalists are: Advanced Chemical Logistics, Ltd., Richland Hills; Alloy Metals and Tubes International, Inc., Houston; Auto Exam, Inc., Houston; Billy's Automotive, Fort Worth; Brasher Motor Company of Weimar, Inc., Weimar; Broome Welding Company, Inc., Galveston; Hakim Sons Films, Inc., Dallas; Modern Method Gunite, Inc., Houston; Texas Disposal Systems, Austin; White and Associates Real Estate Services, Grand Prairie.

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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