Baylor to Honor Texas Family Businesses for Dedication to Community, Commitment to Employees

The Institute for Family Business at Baylor University will honor the 2017 Texas Family Business of the Year Award winners on Nov. 3.
Oct. 11, 2017

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2017) – The Institute for Family Business at Baylor University will honor the 2017 Texas Family Business of the Year Award winners with a banquet on Nov. 3 at Baylor University’s Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.

The awards program – now in its 28th year – recognizes outstanding firms who demonstrate a commitment to business continuity while serving their employees, community and industry.

“The Institute for Family Business is excited about the 2017 cohort of award winners,” said Director William J. Worthington. “The Institute celebrates its 28th year of honoring family businesses in Texas. These firms demonstrate the commitment to family and firm that we admire.”

2017 winners are:

• Small Family Business of the Year – National Write Your Congressman of Richardson

• Medium Family Business of the Year – Shearer Supply of Carrollton

• Large Family Business of the Year – Lowe’s market of Littlefield

• Community Commitment Award – The Nitsche Group of Giddings

• Family Values Award – GANDY Ink of San Angelo

• Fastest Growing Award – Sport Clips Haircuts of Georgetown

• Well-Managed Award – ARC Abatement Holding, Inc. of Waco

• Founders Award – DFW Movers & Erectors, Inc. of Fort Worth

• Heritage Award – Wilbanks and Associates of Houston

• Stewardship Award – Stanton Studios of Waco

• Finalist - Green Imaging of Houston

• Finalist - K2Controls of Houston

• Finalist - Tomes Auto Group of McKinney

Through the Texas Family Business of the Year program and other activities, the Institute for Family Business at Baylor University promotes the tenets of Firm-Family-Faith on a global scale through scholarly research, student learning and engaged fellowship between family owned businesses and Baylor University.

Visit the Texas Family Business website to learn more about the awards and to RSVP for the banquet. For more information, call Linda Ramirez, program coordinator for the Institute for Family Business, at (254) 710-4157. Follow on Twitter @BaylorFamBiz. To join the mailing list to learn about new developments and opportunities, text ‘BaylorIFB’ to 22828.


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.


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