Sioux Falls, South Dakota – November 16, 2021. Prairie Family Business Association, an outreach center of the Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota, presented the Boyd Hopkins Sr. Excellence in Family Business Award in Sioux Falls on Nov. 4 to the Pins Family of Creative Surfaces. This award has been presented for 18 years to a Sioux Falls area family business. The evening began with a family business legacy tour hosted by the first, second and third generations of the Jones Family of Maguire Iron.
Creative Surfaces was founded in 1988 by Ted and Bev Pins. Now in their third generation of family business, Creative Surfaces has grown from a small business of 2 employees creating custom countertops to serve the Sioux Falls area to a full-scale operation that employs over 135 people who create a variety of projects across the nation and globally. The family believes their employees are their most valuable asset and are heavily involved in the community through charitable donations and volunteer work.
The Boyd Hopkins Sr. Excellence in Family Business Award was established in 2003 to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of family-owned businesses to the economy and the region. This award recognizes multi-generational family businesses with practices and policies that positively impact local business, as well as the neighboring community. It has been named in honor of Boyd Hopkins Sr. since 2010.
“As we celebrate family business through the Boyd Hopkins Sr. Excellence in Family Business Award, three generations of two separate family businesses were present at the award event,” said Stephanie Larscheid, executive director of Prairie Family Business Association. “This exemplifies our mission as we help family businesses thrive through generations. We appreciate the Hopkins Family of CorTrust Bank and their desire to recognize and celebrate family businesses in the Sioux Falls community in honor of their founder, Boyd Hopkins Sr. Congratulations to all three generations of the Pins Family of Creative Surfaces.”