Business Awards and Hall of Fame honorees

1984

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Chuck McCoy, president, chairman and CEO, Louisiana National Bank

COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
Louisiana National Bank
Jay Crow & Associates
Shelia Jacobs Inc.

NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
MERIT Industrial Constructors

1985

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Lloyd Collette, founder and chairman, United Companies

COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
Exxon Co. USA
Lockworks
Sheets Construction Corp.

NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Catfish Town

1986

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Robert S. Greer Sr., president and CEO, Union National Life Insurance

COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
Fraenkel Wholesale Furniture
Eye Care & Surgery Center
Pitts Management Associates

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Ron Sanders, The Sanders Group

1987

EXECUTIVES OF THE YEAR
Hans and Josef Sternberg, Maison Blanche

COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
General Health Inc.
Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge
Buzzell and Associates
Casey Construction Management Corp.

YOUNG EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Peggy Scott, Deloitte, Haskens & Sells

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Kevin Couhig, Gulf South Research Institute and Oaktree Technology Corp.

1988

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Jensen Holliday, Franklin Press

COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
MMR Holding Corp.
Manda’s Fine Meats
Analytical Nursing Management

YOUNG EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Brian Kendrick, Maison Blanche/state commissioner of administration for?Gov. Buddy Roemer

ENTREPRENEURS OF THE YEAR
Ralph and Kacoo Olinde, Ralph & Kacoo’s restaurant

1989

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Eugene Owen, chairman and CEO of Owen and White and president of Utility Holdings

COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
Piccadilly Cafeterias
Melamine Chemicals
Southern Audio Services

YOUNG EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Doug Diez, Acadian Builders of Gonzales

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
E.J. Ourso, Security Industrial Insurance Co.

1990

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Kevin Reilly Sr., chairman, Lamar Corp.

COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
Fifth Generation Systems
The Newtron Group
Postlethwaite & Netterville
Modern Valve

YOUNG EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Michael Trufant, Cellular One

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
William Borne, Analytical Medical Enterprises

1991

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
C.C. “Chuck” Dabadie, president and CEO, Guaranty Bank and Trust

COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
Turner Industries
Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry
Video Park

YOUNG EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Stewart J. Juneau, The C.J. Brown Corp.

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
J. Peter Perez, Environmental Remediation

1992

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Gerry Lane, president, Gerry Lane Enterprises

COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
Premier Bancorp
G&E Engineering
Unique Cuisine

YOUNG EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Nanette Noland Kelley, Carlson Travel/Mundus Travel

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Bob LeBlanc, Bengal Chemical

1993

HALL OF FAME
Ira J. Woodfin
M.J. Rathbone

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Larry Adcock, retired from Dow USA, Louisiana Division

COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
EMCO
South Central Bell

1994

HALL OF FAME
Norman Saurage
Lea Sternberg
Erich Sternberg [posthumous]

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Thomas Sawyer, General Health System

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Christel Slaughter, SSA Consultants

COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
United Companies Financial Corp.
Foxy’s Health & Racquet Club

1995

HALL OF FAME
John W. Barton Sr.

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Charles Valluzzo, McDonald’s of Baton Rouge

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Leslie O. Herpin, Leslie Herpin Interior Design

COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
Associated Grocers
WAFB-TV

1996

HALL OF FAME
Douglas L. Manship
Charles P. Manship Sr. [posthumous]

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
G. Lee Griffin, Bank One Louisiana

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
James C. Flores, Flores & Rucks

COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
Albemarle Corp.
DSL/LA

1997

HALL OF FAME
Horatio Thompson

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Gary Mockler, Mockler Beverage Co.

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Annette Austin, Health Care Options

COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
All Star Dealerships
DeAngelo’s Pizzeria Co.

1998

HALL OF FAME
Charles W. “Chuck” McCoy
Lewis Gottlieb [posthumous]

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Kevin Reilly Jr., Lamar Corp.

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Chris Ferrara, Ferrara Fire Apparatus

COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
Performance Contractors
Capital City Glass

1999

HALL OF FAME
Ben Kleinpeter
Frank Kean [posthumous]

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
P.J. Mills, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Cliff Neese Jr., Neese Industries

COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
Hibernia National Bank
Cajun Injector

2000

HALL OF FAME
Milton J. Womack

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Robert C. Davidge, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Fred Dent III, Dent Asset Management

COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
The Shaw Group
Xenetech USA

2001

HALL OF FAME
Bert S. Turner
T.H. “Tandy” Hamilton [posthumous]

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Milford “Mike” Wampold III

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Michael Anthony Paul Polito, MAPP Construction

COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
EATEL
LUBA Workers’ Compensation Fund

2002

HALL OF FAME
Andrew & Fred Bahlinger
Huey J. Wilson

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Raymond G. “Skipper” Post Jr., Post Architects

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Todd Graves, Raising Cane’s

COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
LCR-M Corp
Saurage Company Realtors

2003

HALL OF FAME
Claude “Doc” Pennington
Kevin Reilly Sr.

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Jacqui Vines, Cox Communications

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Todd Stevens, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
Tony’s Seafood
BRPT-Lake Rehabilitation Centers

2004

HALL OF FAME
Albert Fraenkel

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Madhu Beriwal

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Tim Barfield

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Georgia-Pacific [100 or more employees]

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
George Jenne Contractors [Fewer than 100 employees]

2005

HALL OF FAME
Price LeBlanc

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Lee Michael Berg

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Charlie Ton

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Amedisys [100 or more employees]

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Trahan Architects [fewer than 100 employees]

2006

HALL OF FAME
Jensen Holliday [posthumous]
Gary Sligar

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Charles Landry

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Pete Stewart

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
EMCO Technologies 100 or more employees]

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Starmount Life Insurance Co. [fewer than 100 employees]

2007

HALL OF FAME
Roland Toups

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Benny Alford

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Joe Agresti

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Dow Louisiana Operations [100 or more employees]

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
SJB Group [fewer than 100 employees]

2008

HALL OF FAME
Charles Valluzzo

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Lee Domingue

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Louis DeAngelo Jr.

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
LWCC [100 or more employees]

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Window World [fewer than 100 employees]

2009

HALL OF FAME
A. Hays Town [posthumous]
Hillar Moore Jr.

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Bobby Yarborough

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Darian Chustz

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Kleinpeter Farms Dairy [100 or more employees]

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
D. Honoré Construction [fewer than 100 employees]

2010

HALL OF FAME 
Gary Mockler

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Matt McKay

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Mohit “Mo” Vij

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Woman’s Hospital [100 or more employees]

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Business First Bank [fewer than 100 employees]

2011

HALL OF FAME LAUREATE
Hans J. Sternberg

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Bill Holman

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Mark Ashworth

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Cajun Industries [100 or more employees]

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Orion Instruments [fewer than 100 employees]

2012

HALL OF FAME 
Richard Lipsey
Brace Godfrey [posthumous]

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Art Favre

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Stafford Wood

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
The Newtron Group [100 or more employees]

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
ShoppersChoice.com [fewer than 100 employees]

2013

HALL OF FAME 
James “Jim” Bernhard Jr.

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Teri Fontenot, Woman’s Hospital

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSONS OF THE YEAR
Jack Warner
Brandon Landry

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Sparkhound [100 or more employees]

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
GoTech [fewer than 100 employees]

2014

HALL OF FAME
John Noland
Grace “Mama” Marino

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Bill Balhoff

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Todd Waguespack

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
GMFS [100 or more employees]

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
PACTEC [fewer than 100 employees]

2015

HALL OF FAME
Lane Grigsby
Harvey Honoré [posthumous]

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
John Valluzzo

YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
John Jackson

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
CSRS [100 or more employees]

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
InfiniEDGE [fewer than 100 employees]

2016

HALL OF FAME 
William “Billy” Heroman Sr.
Janice Pellar

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Ed Rispone

YOUNG  BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Bin Yu

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Raising Cane’s [100 or more employees]

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Marucci Sports [fewer than 100 employees]

2017

HALL OF FAME 
J.B. Olinde [posthumous]
Bobby Yarborough

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
David Roberts

YOUNG  BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
William McGehee

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Capitol City Produce [100 or more employees]

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Emergent Method [fewer than 100 employees]

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