History of the Prairie Family Business of the Year Award

2014 Prairie Family Business Award Winners:
1st place: Lloyd Family, Sioux Falls, SD – Lloyd Companies
Runner Up: Cronin Family, Gettysburg, SD, C & B Operations
Heritage Award: McCormick Family, Fargo, ND – Northern Improvement Company

2013 Prairie Family Business Award Winners:
1st place: Cole/Perkins Family, Fargo, ND – Cole Papers, Inc.
Runner Up: Scott Family, Mitchell, SD – Scott Supply Company
Heritage Award: Everist Family, Sioux Falls, SD – L.G. Everist

2012 Prairie Family Business Award Winners:
1st place: Larson Family, Bismarck, ND – Starion Financial
Runner Up: Shafer Family, Mitchell, SD – Shafer Memorial
Heritage Award: Gonzenbach Family,Milbank, SD – Valley Queen Cheese Factory

2011 Prairie Family Business Award Winners:
1st place: Duemeland Family, Bismarck, ND – Duemelands Commercial LLLP
Runner Up: Sweetman Family, Sioux Falls, SD – Sweetman’s Construction.
Heritage Award: Lien Family, Aberdeen, SD – Lien Transportation

2010 Prairie Family Business Award Winners:
1st place: Egger Family, Sioux Falls, SD – Egger Steel Company
Runner Up: Korkow Family Pierre, SD – Korkow Rodeo.
Heritage Award: Lien Family, Aberdeen, SD – Lien Transportation

2009 Prairie Family Business Award Winners:
1st place: Brockelsby Family Rapid City, SD – Reptile Gardens
Runner Up: Murtha Family Parkston, SD – Murtha Repair, Inc.
Heritage Award: Baker/Kuehn Families, Sioux Falls, SD – The First National Bank in Sioux Falls

2008 Prairie Family Business Award Winners:
1st place: Mills Family Brookings, SD – Mills Property Management
Runner Up: Summer Family Mitchell, SD – Mitchell Iron and Supply
Heritage Award: Roberts Family, Pierre, SD – State Publishing Company

2007 Prairie Family Business Award Winners:
1st place: Baker & Kuehn Families, Sioux Falls, SD – The First National Bank in Sioux Falls
Runner Up: Burke Family, Pierre, SD – BankWest
Heritage Award: Carlson Family, Sioux Falls, SD – Henry Carlson Company

2006 Prairie Family Business Award Winners:
1st place: Roberts Family, Pierre, SD – State Publishing
Runner Up: Knight Family, Webster, SD – Foothills Construction
Heritage Award: Mueller Family, Oacoma, SD -  Al’s Oasis

2005 Prairie Family Business Award Winners:
1st place: Casey Family, Chamberlain, SD – Casey Drug and Jewelry
Runner Up: Rypkema Family, Rapid City, SD – Dodgetown
Heritage: Wegner Family, Pierre, SD  Wegner Auto

2004 Prairie Family Business Award Winners:
1st Place: Messinger Family, Rapid City, SD, Coca Cola High Country
Runner Up: Carr Family, Huron and Miller, SD, Carr Chiropractic Clinics
Heritage: Rude Family, Brookings, SD, Rudes Home Furnishings

2003 Prairie Family Business Award Winners:
Small Business Category: Ortman Family, Canistota, SD, Ortman Clinics
Medium Business Category: Fishbach Family, Brookings, SD, First National Bank
Large Business Category: Shorma Family, Yankton, SD, ShurCo
Heritage Award: Bones Family, Parker, SD, Bones Hereford Ranch

2002 Prairie Family Business Award Winners:
Small Business Category: Divine Family, Bonesteel, SD, Divine Concrete
Medium Business Category: Gonzenbach and Nef families, Milbank, SD, Valley Queen Cheese
Large Business Category: No Award
Heritage Award: No Award

2001 Prairie Family Business Award Winners:
Small Business Category: Droogsma Family, Appleton, MN, Del Dee Foods
Medium Business Category: Hogg Family, Aberdeen, SD, HRS Foodservice
Larger Business Category: Bender Family, Brookings, SD, Falcon Plastics
Heritage Award: No Award

2000 Prairie Family Business Award:
Small Business Category: Ziolkowski Family, Crazy Horse, SD, Korczak’s Heritage
Medium Business Category: Hegg Family, Sioux Falls, SD, Hegg Companies
Large Business Category: Riddle Family, Rapid City, SD, Riddles Jewelry
Heritage Award: Hasslen Family, Ortonville, MN, Hasslen Construction