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Faces of Family Business: A&B Concrete Coring

HISTORY Richard Jones Sr. started the business in 1969 in a Volkswagen beetle, selling concrete cutting equipment. As the years went by, a growing number...

Faces of Family Business: Glenn Baker’s Heating & Air Conditioning

HISTORY Glenn Baker’s was founded in 1954 by Glenn H. Baker and Al Ross. In the spring of 1971, they hired a young Istrouma High...

Faces of Family Business: Johnson Drywall Solutions, Inc.

HISTORY Derek Johnson worked as a project manager and estimator in the commercial drywall field for many years until his company downsized and pulled out...

Faces of Family Business: Daigle Industries, LLC

HISTORY The story begins with the establishment of R.J. Daigle & Sons Contractors, Inc. in 1977 by RJ Daigle and his sons Vance and Ronnie....

Faces of Family Business: Horizon Financial Group

HISTORY After several years as a financial advisor, Pete Bush and two others formed Horizon Financial Group in 1999. His brother Andy Bush joined the...

Faces of Family Business: Cypress Roofing

HISTORY Cypress Roofing was founded in July 2019 by Caprice Cline and her children, Joshua, Samantha and Alexandra. Josh has since found love and moved...

Faces of Family Business: Lyons Specialty Company

HISTORY In 1945, LSU auditor William E. Davis, Sr. began selling 10-cent pecan rolls to local stores from the storage room behind his garage. He...

Faces of Family Business: Red Stick Visual Solutions

Because both sets of their parents own businesses and work closely together, Michael and Erin Franco always joked that it was inevitable they would...

Faces of Family Business: Pointe Coupee Pecan

Donald Lee Bergeron began testing recipes in his kitchen at home and came up with our original pecan candy.

Faces of Family Business: Valluzzo Companies

In 1958, Doc Valluzzo met Ray Kroc and began the family’s first partnership with McDonald’s in Alabama. Along with his son Charlie, Doc moved to Baton Rouge in 1964 and opened the first McDonald’s in south Louisiana. 

Faces of Family Business: The Paretti Family of Dealerships

The Paretti family began its automotive business in 1936 as a service station. Over the years the business has sold and serviced numerous brands, including...

Faces of Family Business: Advanced Office Systems Inc.

After working in the business technology industry for six years in Orlando, Florida, Paul Pokorney established Advanced Office Systems in 1981 when an opportunity...

Meet Genesis 360 Maintenance & Construction

Genesis 360 started out as a parking lot striping company, then evolved into a full-service maintenance and construction company. After getting his construction license, owner Craig Stevens positioned the company as a one-stop shop for services related to building maintenance, grounds maintenance, and construction. Genesis 360 now does work across the country for commercial business owners, shopping centers, and the federal government.

Faces of Family Business: General Paper Company

General Paper Company was founded in 1946 as a paper and cleaning supplies distributor.

Faces of Family Business: GEO Heat Exchangers

GEO Heat Exchangers was established to fill the need for high-quality, fastturnaround heat exchanger repair and fabrication.

Faces of Family Business: Louis Mechanical Contractors

In 1960, Louis “Scobie” DeJohn and his wife Katherine “Nu” DeJohn founded Louis Mechanical Contractors with four employees.