10 Great Examples Of Successful Family Owned And Operated Small Businesses

Mom and Pop – and the Kids Too! Because I was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and grew up there, I knew of several famous family members that resided in and around the certain area who added to Pittsburgh’s growth. There were the Carnegies, the Mellons, Westinghouse, and the Heinz family-who don’t love Heinz ketchup right? Zambelli Fireworks provides pyrotechnic displays for more events than some other company in America and the average year for them includes over 2, of July 000 displays-most on the 4th.

Back in 1893, Antonio Zambelli arrived to America from Italy and began the business which still keeps its hq in New Castle, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Pittsburgh). For generations, the business has remained in the family and is now overseen by George Zambelli, JR., M.D., who’s the Chairman of the business.

Because George Jr. is a physician, the Zambellis have hired on George Taylor to perform the show until the young Zambellis can take over operations. That is no small company. Who knew Antonio’s fantasy would take the corporation so far in the world of fireworks and spread the world with oohs and ahs from their innovative and exciting displays? In ’09 2009, Sports Illustrated positioned the Rooney Family as the first category of professional sports activities and for good reasons.

250,000 winnings in professional football. Under Rooney’s command, the Pittsburgh Steelers earned four Super Bowl game titles. In the mid-1960s, he passed on management to his kid Dan Rooney, who in 2009 2009 was named Ambassador to Ireland by President Obama. Dan Rooney remains active as the Ambassador to Ireland and his son Art Rooney II handles the team nowadays with Dan’s helpful understanding.

Today’s Omaha Steaks isn’t just about steaks anymore-they sell lobster and even complete foods. J.J. Simon left Riga Latvia in 1898 with his child B.A. Ellis Island, they took a train until they found land that reminded them of the farmlands of Riga. That, my friends, was Omaha, Nebraska. It had been a meager beginning when the business was only available in 1917, but the Simons were already known for the most tender and flavorful meat.

In 1929, B.A.’s child Lester joined the business and in the 1940s, with the Union Pacific Railroad looking for top quality food to serve on its trains, it became their largest customer. It was in the mid-1950s when Lester decided Omaha Steaks is actually a mail-order company providing their frozen cuts from Omaha to homes all across America.

By 1963, still working under the initial name of the business, the Table Supply Meat Company, catalogs were delivered to customers offering meat, poultry, fish and a variety of sumptuous food, now vacuum packed for freshness. The Simons became quite successful sending cuts of meat to the White House and to international clients. By 1987, the Simon family got a complete call center with a toll-free number for instant purchasing. Today, the business has over 1.5 million customers.

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Not only do their products exceed the Department of Agriculture criteria, the Simons are running the show still! As their motto says, “Give, Savor, Celebrate,” today’s Omaha Steak customers range between corporations using present cards and present baskets as incentives and gifts to individuals sending tasty and delicious offerings to friends and families everywhere.

When Christian Frederick (C.F.) Martin Jr., who was created in 1825 in Germany, began making guitars at age 15 (under his father’s guidance). C.F. wasn’t fond of the restraints placed on his guitar-making in Germany, so in 1833 he relocated to New York City and opened a store on Hudson Street (Lower West Side). Today CEO of Martin Guitars. It took 171 years because of this 175-year old company to produce its 1,000,000th guitar-but the standards for workmanship and quality remain the same.