MADISON — Family-owned
businesses from around the state are competing for recognition and
The Family Business of the Year Award program, now in its 16th year,
attracted 19 family businesses from throughout the state.
“We are thrilled to continue this wonderful award program and tell
the stories of these resilient families,” said Julie Bogle, partner
with BDO USA, LLP.
BDO is the primary sponsor of the program, along with co-sponsors
First Business Bank and the Boardman-Clark law firm.
Nominees this year are: Anderson Shapiro, Madison; Badger Basement
Systems, Fort Atkinson; Bassett Mechanical, Kaukauna; Breaman Merril
Ford, Merrill; Build a Bow, Racine; Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin
Dells; Cousins Subs, Menomonee Falls; Gustave A. Larson, Pewaukee;
Hastreiter Industries, Marshfield; Hunzinger Construction Company,
Brookfield; J& D Tube Benders, Schofield; Kobussen Buses, Kaukauna;
Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats, Wittenberg; Premier Rug Washing,
Madison; Shorewest Realtors, Brookfield; Spectrum Investment
Advisors, Mequon; Trans International, Menomonee Falls; Wallendal
Farms, Grand Marsh; and Zilli Hospitality, Waukesha.
An independent panel of judges drawn from the business community
will choose grand award winners in the small, medium and large
company categories. They will also choose companies for several
Winners will be announced at a May 9 banquet at the Monona Terrace
Community and Convention Center. Information about the award is at