Past Award Winners - Conway Center for Family Business

Past Award Winners

2018

Family Business of the Year
Kimball Midwest

Lifetime Achievement
Dr. John Swartz, Lake Shore Cryotronics

Community Engagement Winner
Happy Chicken Farms

Special President’s Award for Community Engagement
Angela An

Re-Invention Winner
Anderson Aluminum

Succession Planning Winners

  • Skilken Gold Real Estate Development – Under 50 employees
  • Two Men and a Truck Columbus – Over 50 employees

Milestone Awards:

  • 95 years: Kimball Midwest
  • 65 years: Ricart Automotive
  • 65 years: Martin Painting & Coating
  • 60 years: Crestview Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing
  • 55 years: Donatos Pizza
  • 50 Years: Acloche
  • 50 Years: Insurance Agencies of Ohio
  • 50 Years: Lake Shore Cryotronics
  • 40 years: Miles-McClellan Construction Company
  • 40 Years in Central Ohio: Gordon Flesch
  • 35 Years: Ohio Power Tool
  • 30 Years: Shaffer Entertainment
  • 30 Years: Spartan Logistics
  • 25 Years: Integrated Building Systems
  • 25 Years: Two Men and a Truck Columbus
  • 25 Years in Central Ohio: Hylant
  • 15 Years: Environmental Pest Management
  • 1 millionth ticket – Easy IT

Rising Star/Next Gen

Thor Hess – Southeastern Equipment Company

Kimmi Wernli – Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter Company

Support of Family Business
Rick Miller Communications
Warman Productions

2017

Family Business of the Year
Ricart Automotive

Lifetime Achievement
F.W. “Bill” Englefield III, Englefield Oil & The Duchess Shoppes

Community Engagement Winner
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Re-Invention Winner
Alyfe Wellbeing Strategies

Succession Planning Winners

  • Lee Farms – Small Sized Company
  • Advance Sign Group – Medium Sized Company
  • Kimball Midwest – Large Sized Company

Milestone Awards:

  • 100 Years: George F. Neff & Company
  • 70 Years: Stanley Steemer
  • 65 Years: Anthony-Thomas Candy Co.
  • 60 Years: Southeastern Equipment Co., Inc.
  • 55 Years: 2-J HVAC Supply, Inc.
  • 50 Years: Artina Promotional Products
  • 50 Years: Jay-Car Construction Company, Inc.
  • 50 Years: Straub Dance Center
  • 45 Years: McGohan Brabender
  • 45 Years: TriAd Marketing and Media
  • 40 Years: Ahlum & Arbor Tree Preservation
  • 40 Years: Flyer’s Pizza
  • 40 Years: Heiberger Paving, Inc.
  • 40 Years: Jet Container
  • 30 Years: Burton Metal Finishing, Inc., & Powder Coating
  • 30 Years: Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
  • 30 Years: The Basement Doctor
  • 25 Years: Capital-Plus, Inc.
  • 25 Years: Kaiser Consulting
  • 25 Years: Safex
  • 20 Years: 5 Seasons Landscape Management
  • 20 Years: Easy IT
  • 20 Years: QuickStitch Plus
  • 20 Years: RobinTek
  • 15 Years: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
  • 15 Years: PMG Employment Consultants
  • 10 Years: A Player Advantage
  • 10 Years: Hina Environmental Solutions
  • 5 Years: CloudCover, LLC
  • 5 Years: Outreach Promotional Solutions

2016

Family Business of the Year
Highlights for Children

Lifetime Achievement
Chris Bouzounis, Founder, Artina Promotional Products

Community Engagement

  • Champion Real Estate Services
  • EasyIT – category winner
  • Outreach Promotional Solutions

Milestone Achievements

  • 5 years: geoAmps
  • 5 years: Overmyer Hall Associates
  • 10 years: Dupler Office
  • 15 years: MDSolutions, Inc.
  • 15 years: Proforma Graphic Impressions 2
  • 15 years: Skyline Exhibits of Central Ohio
  • 25 years: 5-Star Staffing
  • 25 years: Regal Beverage Concepts, Inc.
  • 35 years: UNIGLOBE Travel Designers
  • 40 years: Capital Resin Corporation
  • 45 years: Lincoln Construction
  • 45 years: VARGO Companies
  • 50 years: Buckeye Boxes, Inc.
  • 50 years: Robin Enterprises Co.
  • 60 years: Thomas & Marker Construction
  • 70 years: Highlights for Children, Inc.
  • 70 years: Luebbe Hearing Services
  • 70 years: Mid-State Bolt & Nut Co., Inc.
  • 80 years: Modlich Monument Company. Inc.
  • 90 years: Casto Management Services, Inc.
  • 95 years: White Castle System, Inc.
  • 105 years: Columbus Sign Company
  • 105 years:Heartland Bank
  • 130 years: Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus

Re-Invention

  • Accel Inc. – category winner
  • Alyfe Wellbeing Strategies
  • geoAmps

Succession Planning & Implementation

  • Grossman Law Office
  • Heiberger Paving – category winner
  • Jendco Safety Supply

Support of Family Business

  • Adept Marketing
  • Holbrook & Manter, CPAs
  • Scott Rider, Rider + Reinke Financial Group – category winner

2015

Family Business of the Year
Donatos Pizza

Lifetime Achievement

Lewis R. Smoot, Sr., The Smoot Corporation.

Communication
CASTO Management Services, Inc.

EclipseCorp
Kimball Midwest

Community Engagement
Champion Real Estate Services
Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
White Castle System, Inc.

Legacy
Hina Environmental Solutions, LLC

Milestone Achievements
Named to Pizza Today Top 10: Flyers Pizza & Subs
Select Registry Stafford Smith Award: Ellen Grinsfelder, Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
5 years: Champion Real Estate Services
10 years: CMax Advisors
20 years: PRISM Marketing, Royal Document Destruction, and Sequent
25 years: RICOP Construction Co.
30 years: Capitol Citicom, Inc. and Grove City Tree Service, LLC
35 years: Mid Ohio Strategic Technologies
50 years: Anomatic Corporation, G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc., and Krieger Ford
65 years: The Strait & Lamp Group
70 years: Florentine Restaurant, Inc
75 years: Oakland Nurseries, Inc.
80 years: Spirit Services Company
100 years: Reitter Stucco and Supply Co., Inc.
110 years: Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Service
125 years: Sutphen
160 years: Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service

Re-Invention
Burton Metal Finishing, Inc. & Powder Coating
Spirit Services Company
UNIGLOBE Travel Designers

Succession Planning/Implementation
Dublin Cleaners & New Albany Cleaners
Ohio Power Tool

2014

Family Business of the Year
Velvet Ice Cream

Lifetime Achievement
Farah Majidzadeh, Resource International, Inc.

Communication
Champion Real Estate Services
Integrated Leadership Systems, LLC*

Community Engagement
ms consultants, inc.*
Luebbe Hearing Services
Safex, Inc.*
Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties

Milestone Achievements
timeless skin solutions, 10 year anniversary
Advance Sign Group, 15 year anniversary
EclipseCorp, 20 year anniversary
Jendco Safety Supply, Inc., 25 year anniversary
IGS Energy, 25 year anniversary
Air Force One, 30 year anniversary
Katzinger’s Delicatessen, 30 year anniversary
Cashmans Horse Equipment, 35 year anniversary
Rotolo’s Pizza, 40 year anniversary
DaNite Sign Co., 40 year anniversary
Kirk Williams Company, 65 year anniversary
Dublin Cleaners and New Albany Cleaners, 80 year anniversary

Re-Invention
ABC Home Services*
CASTO Management Services
Rinkov Eyecare Centers

Succession Planning/Implementation
Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Service, Inc.
Miles-McClellan Construction Co., Inc.*
Sound Communications, Inc.

Support of Family Businesses
GREENCREST*
Johnson Investment Counsel

Director’s Award
Darci Congrove, GBQ Partners

*Denotes category winner

2013

Family Business of the Year
White Castle System, Inc.
Lifetime Achievement
Joseph C. Dager, Velvet Ice Cream, Inc.

Communication
White Castle System, Inc.*
Highlights for Children
Laser Reproductions

Community Engagement
IGS Energy*
Accel, inc.
Atlas Butler Heating & Cooling
Rumpke Waste & Recycling

Milestone Achievements
The Columbus Coal and Lime Co.- 125 year anniversary
Kimball Midwest – 80 year anniversary
Gummer Wholesale – 60 year anniversary
Happy Chicken Farms – 60 year anniversary
Donatos Pizza – 50 year anniversary
Mid-Ohio Development Corporation – 50 year anniversary
ms consultants, inc. – 50 year anniversary
Ohio Power Tool – 30 year anniversary
Integrated Building Systems – 20 year anniversary
Two Men and a Truck – 20 year anniversary

Re-Invention
Fortner Upholstering, Inc.*
EclipseCorp
Miles-McClellan Construction

Succession Planning/Implementation
Golf Car Company LLC*
Highlights for Children*
Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service*

Outstanding Support of Family Businesses and the Conway Center:
James R. Conway and Family
Karen Hockstad, Dinsmore & Shohl
Lynda Huey, Ohio Dominican University
Thaddeus O’Brien, O’Brien & Associates
Scott Rider, Rider + Reinke Financial Group
Geraldine Dixon Speer, Corporate Interior Concepts

Support of Family Businesses
Accelerated Benefits
Everhart Advisors

*Denotes category winner

2012

Communication
Ahlum & Arbor Tree Preservation

Community Engagement
Brexton
Team Buckeye: Nissan-Honda-Toyota
Donatos Pizza
White Castle System, Inc.

Milestone Achievements
A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson – 100 year anniversary
Anthony-Thomas Candy Company – 60 year anniversary
TriAd Marketing & Media – 40 year anniversary
Gioffre Companies, Inc. – 35 year anniversary

Re-Invention
Dublin Cleaners
Three-C Body Shops, Inc.

Succession Planning
Dublin Building Systems
Katzinger’s Delicatessen LLC
Lincoln Construction
Ricart Automotive, Inc.

Support
Mary Lynn Foster – Charles Penzone Salons
The Joseph Group

2011

Communication:
Highlights for Children, Inc.

Community Engagement:
EclipseCorp
Ohio Support Services
The Charles Penzone Salons

Re-Invention:
Donatos Pizza
Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc.

Succession Planning:
Martin Carpet Cleaning Company
Rhoads Farm Market and Garden Center
Stanley Steemer International, Inc.

Outstanding Support of the Conway Center for Family Business:
Becky Blatt
Ohio Dominican University

Milestone Achievements:
Lindey’s Restaurant – 30 year anniversary
Uniglobe Travel Designers, Inc. – 30 year anniversary
Courtesy Ambulance Inc. – 40 year anniversary
Lincoln Construction – 40 year anniversary
The Ohio Exterminating Company – 75 year anniversary
Atlas Butler Heating & Cooling – 90 year anniversary
White Castle System, Inc. – 90 year anniversary
Columbus Sign Company – 100 year anniversary
George J. Igel & Co., Inc. – 100 year anniversary
The Wilson Bohanan Lock Company – 150 year anniversary
Charles Penzone, The Charles Penzone Salons – Lifetime Achievement Award

2010

Communication:
Artina Promotional Products
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Ohio Power Tool
Rent-A-John Portable Sanitation

Community Engagement:
The Charles Penzone Salons
Donatos Pizza
Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service
White Castle System, Inc.

Re-Invention:
Eclipse Corporation
Gummer Wholesale
Robin Technologies
Sanese Services

Succession Planning:
Converse Electric
Edwards Steel
Spartan Logistics
Velvet Ice Cream

Outstanding Support of the Conway Center for Family Business:
James R. Conway and Family

Outstanding Service to the Conway Center for Family Business:
Norman Jones Enlow & Co.

Milestone Achievements:
Earman and Wood CPAs – 10 year anniversary
RICOP Construction – 20 year anniversary
Americheer – 25 year anniversary
Ohio Custodial Management Corp. – 30 year anniversary
Carmen’s Distribution Systems – 40 year anniversary
Dublin Building Systems – 40 year anniversary
Capitol Tunneling – 50 year anniversary
Converse Electric – 50 year anniversary
Mid-City Electric – 50 year anniversary
Sutphen Corporation – 120 year anniversary

2009

Communication:
Service Pro.net

Community Engagement:
A.D. Farrow Co. Harley Davidson
The Charles Penzone Salons
R.W. Setterlin Building Company

Re-Invention:
EHC Incorporated
Golf Car Company
Sanese Services

Succession Planning:
Columbus Sign
McKee Door Sales
Weisheimer’s Sales and Service

Support of Family Business:
James R. Conway and Family
Dublin Cleaners
Optimum Print Solutions

Milestone Achievements:
Corporate Interior Concepts – 10 year anniversary
Mid-Ohio Strategic Technologies – 30 year anniversary
The Charles Penzone Salons- 40 year anniversary
Fortner Upholstering, Inc. – 80 year anniversary

2008

Ohio Power Tool
Gummer Wholesale
George J. Igel & Co., Inc.
Leo Alfred Jewelers
Demary Truck
Ricart Automotive
Americheer
Capitol Tunneling
W.W.Williams

2007

Mid Ohio Business Machines
Inn at Cedar Falls
Hill Distributing
McKee Door Sales
Ohio Exterminating
Baesman Printing
David Stanley & Associates
Buckeye Printing & Mailing
he Wallick Companies
The Robert Weiler Company

2006

Twin Horizons Travel
Laser Reproductions
Columbus Showcase
More Time For You
Archer Meek Weiler
Donatos Pizza
Blue Chip Manufacturing and Sales
Courtesy Ambulance
Sanese Services
Converse Electric
Vargo Material Handling

2005

Rent-A-John Portable Sanitation
Jet Container Company
White Castle
Charles Penzone
Harrs Auto Glass
Edwards Steel
The Robert Weiler Company
Laser Reproductions
Sanese Services
Kimball Midwest

2004

Street Fighter Marketing
The Basement Guys
R.W. Setterlin Building Company
Earman and Wood Associates
Bob Webb
Anthony Thomas Cany Company
RTZ Manuafacturing
Dublin Building Systems
Atlas Butler
Resource International

2003

 EPS
Artina Promotional Products
Miles McClellan Construction Co.
Heitmeyer Homes
Huffman’s Tremont Market
Kimball Midwest
Lee’s Catering and Vending
Jet Container Agency
Commodity Logistics
Roth Produce Company

2002

Val-Pak of Central Ohio
Happy Chicken Farm
Velvet Ice Cream Company
Arena One, Inc.
Apex/M & P Construction
Parman Group
Corporate Interior Concepts
Archer Meek Weiler Insurance
Wallick Companies
WD Partners

2001

Focus Logistic Solutions
Pro-Terra Environmental Contracting
Fishel Company
Reputation Management Associates
Apex/M & P Construction
Ricart Automotive
Luebbe Hearing Services, Inc.
Lorenz Equipment
Hopkins Printing
The Murphy Company

2000

Executive Office Place
Buck and Sons Landscape Service
Highlights for Children
Stark and Associates
EVO Industries
Sanese Services
Marble Cliff Oil
Rent-A-John
Olsten Central Ohio
Focus Logistic Solutions
Apex Construction

1999

Columbus Paper & Copy Supply Co.
Roger C. Perry and Company
Schoedinger Funeral Service
Gourmet Antiques, Inc
Tidd Funeral Home
Tri’Advertising
American Church Builders Inc.
Dublin Building Systems Co.
Precision Printing of Columbus
Accel Inc.
Longaberger Company
Three C Body Shops Inc.

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