The awards were envisioned as a way to celebrate and recognize the successes of New England’s many family-owned businesses. From those just starting out to those who have farmed the same land for more than a hundred years, the awards recognize the grit and determination necessary to launch and build a business with family, and to keep that legacy going through subsequent generations.

The FBA Awards Gala had some truly amazing people, families and businesses

that we are proud to recognize.

These professionals know how to work together to grow, achieve their goals, and give back to their communities. The companies represent the backbone of our local economy and their ability to survive and thrive is a testament to their hard work and dedication. See for yourself (click the image) with some great interviews and videos from our finalists. The winners for each category are shown below.

Catania Oils


Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses

The Flying Locksmiths

C. Stumpo Development

Kaplan Construction

Burr Remodeling



Aliste Marketing

Cape Cod Shipbuilding

Rogers & Gray


Bristol Coach & Limousine

The first generation business of the year finalists are:

And the first generation business of the year winner is –

The small business of the year finalists are:

The small business of the year winner is –

The mid-sized business of the year finalists are:

And the mid-sized business of the year winner is –

The large business of the year

finalists are:

And the large business of the year winner is –

The Community Excellence Award goes to –

The Endurance award goes to –

The Edward D. Tarlow Marketing Excellence Award goes to –

The Family Business Association Hall of Fame Award goes to –

Special thanks to keynote speaker Bob Rosenfield

Robert J. Rosenfield is the Chief Executive Officer of TruRoad Holdings, Inc., as well as CEO of JN Phillips Auto Glass. Prior to forming TruRoad Holdings with his founding partners, Bob led the growth and development of JN Phillips Auto Glass from a small local auto glass business to the largest independent auto glass provider in the U.S. and formed the Bowrail Group to own and operate several businesses in the automotive service and claims technology sectors. Bob is a veteran thought leader and entrepreneur with a 30-year track record of building businesses and producing above-market returns by continuously improving the value proposition and customer satisfaction levels of the companies. He is a graduate of Trinity College and Harvard Business School. Directly, and through its JN Phillips Foundation, Bob supports many civic and social service initiatives that build stronger and more supportive communities.

Here are some of our past winners!

A.D. Makepeace Co. Consigli Construction Red Apple Farm
A.R. Sandri, Inc. & Affiliates Dependable Cleaners Robert B. Our Co.
A.W. Chesterton Company DirtyGirl Disposal, Inc. Sapers & Wallack
Advedis Zildjian Dover Rug & Home Snow’s Home & Garden
Agar Supply Ferns Country Store Sonesta International Hotels
Anton’s Cleaners George Washington Toma Appliances Stavis Seafoods
Barrett Distribution Centers Granite City Electric Tartt’s Day Care Centers
Battle Grounds Coffee Horseshoe Grille Thomson Safaris
B-C-D Metal Productions Hub Folding Box VERC Enterprises
Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture Humboldt Storage and Moving Volente Farms
Blount Fine Foods Johnny Cupcakes VPNE Parking Solutions
Camp Thoreau Lafrance Hospitality Company Williamson Corp.
Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine MacNeill Engineering Company Wineland-Thomson Adventures
Cape Medical Supply NES Group Winston Flowers
Catania-Spagna Corp. Next Generation Children’s Centers Woodmans of Essex
China Blossom Restaurant Q’s Nuts

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