Family Businesses in West Michigan

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  A.D. Bos Vending Services
Founder: Alvin D. Bos
Chairman: Thomas G. Bos- son of founder
President: Thomas J. Bos- grandson of founder
Year Founded: 1940
Generation Number: 3 
308 Garden Ave.
Holland, Michigan, 49424
USA

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  Agritek Industries, Inc.
Founder: Larry Kooiker
Year Founded: 1987
Generation Number: 1 
4211 Hallacy Drive
Holland, Michigan, 49424
USA


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  Aladdin Welding Products, Inc.
Founder: Roland H. Ogden
Year Founded: 1929
Generation Number: 4 
1300 Burton St. SE
P.O. Box 49510-7188
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49507
USA


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  Allied Photographic & Imaging Lab
Founder: Ken Toren and Dale Oltman
Year Founded: 1945
Generation Number: 3 
517 32nd St. SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49548
USA


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Alticor Inc.
Founder: Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel
Year Founded: 1949
Generation Number: 2 
7575 E Fulton St.
Ada, Michigan, 49355
USA


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   Automatic Spring Products Corp.
Founder: Foster Poe
Year Founded: 1950
Generation Number: 3 
803 Taylor Ave.
Grand Haven, Michigan, 49417
USA


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   Bazzani Associates
Founder: Guy Bazzani
Year Founded: 1983
Generation Number: 1 
959 Wealthy St. SE 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49506
USA


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  B.J.W. Berghorst & Sons
Founder: B.J.W. Berghorst
Year Founded: 1900
Generation Number: 4 
11430 James St. 
Holland, Michigan, 49424
USA


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Behler-Young Co.
Founder: John Behler & Wayne Young
Year Founded: 1926
Generation Number: 3 
4900 Clyde Park Ave, SW 
Wyoming, MI 49509
USA


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BISSELL Inc.
Founder: Melville R. Bissell
Year Founded: 1876
Generation Number: 4
2345 Walker Street NW 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49544
USA


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Brann's Steakhouse & Grille
Founder: John Brann
Year Founded: 1958
Generation Number: 2
4945 S. Division 
Wyoming, Michigan, 49548
USA


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  Braun Machinery Co., Inc.
Founder: Fred G. Braun
Year Founded: 1946
Generation Number: 3
4130 44th St. SE 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49512
USA


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  C.F. Woodbury Co., Inc.
Founder: Chuck Woodbury
Year Founded: 1954
Generation Number: 1
7980 Childsdale Ave. NE
Rockford, Michigan, 49341
USA


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  CPR "Service First"
Founder: Jerry Engle
Year Founded: 1982
Generation Number: 2
1595 Galbraith Ave. SE 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49546
USA


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Canteen Services Inc
Founder: Fred L. Tiggleman
Year Founded: 1951
Generation Number: 3
5695 West River Dr 
Belmont, Michigan, 49306
USA


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Carter Products 
Founder: Andy Carter
Year Founded: 1929
Generation Number: 3
2871 Northridge Dr. NW 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49544
USA


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Cascade Engineering
Founder: Fred P. Keller
Year Founded: 1973
Generation Number: 1
4855 Thirty-Seventh Street SE 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49512
USA


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  Clock Funeral Home
Founder: Tiede Clock
Year Founded: 1897
Generation Number: 4

1469 Peck St. 
Muskegon, MI 49443
USA


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  Cole's Quality Foods, Inc.
Founder: L. Carroll Cole
Year Founded: 1943
Generation Number: 2

5043 Cascade Rd SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
USA


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  Columbian Logistics Network
Founder: Evart J. Zevalkink
Year Founded: Late 1880's
Generation Number: 4

900 Hall Street 
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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D&W Food Centers
Founder: Roy Woodrick
Year Founded: 1943
Generation Number: 3
3001 Orchard Vista Dr 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49546
USA


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D.C. Martin & Son Scales
Founder: David C. Martin
Year Founded: 1955
Generation Number: 3
370 36th St. 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49548
USA


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  DVK Construction
Founder: Owen VanKalker, Harvey & Marvin Donker, Warren Kuiper
Year Founded: 1966
Generation Number: 2
5031 68th St. SE 
Caledonia, Michigan, 49316
USA


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  Daniel Lynch Sales Company
Founder: Joseph P. Lynch
Year Founded: 1914
Generation Number: 3
161 Ottawa NW, Suite 300-F
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
USA


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Dan Vos Construction
Founder: Daniel R. Vos
Year Founded: 1951
Generation Number: 3
6160 E. Fulton
PO Box 189
Ada, Michigan, 49301
USA


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  Delta Properties, Inc.
Founder: Bruce Langlois
Year Founded: 1979
Generation Number: 2
1610 Clyde Park Ave. SW 
Wyoming, Michigan, 49509
USA


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DeWitt Barrels
Founder: Peter DeWitt
Year Founded: 1893
Generation Number: 5
1125 Comstock St 
Marne, Michigan, 49435
USA


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  Don's Flowers & Gifts
Founder: Don Vos
Year Founded: 1950
Generation Number: 2
217 E. Main Ave. 
Zeeland, Michigan, 49464
USA

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  Eastern Floral & Gift Shop
Founder: Frank DeVos 
Year Founded: 1950
Generation Number: 1
2836 Broadmoor Ave SE 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49512
USA


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  Ellis Parking Co.
Founder: Kenneth Ellis 
Year Founded: 1951
Generation Number: 2
40 Pearl St. NW, Suite 824 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
USA


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Erhardt Construction
Founder: Larry Erhardt Sr. 
Year Founded: 1962
Generation Number: 2
142 Monroe Center 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49504
USA


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  FlexFab, LLC
Founder: Douglas DeCamp, Bill Pierce
Year Founded: 1961
Generation Number: 2
1699 W. M-43 Hwy. 
Hastings, Michigan, 49058 
USA


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Formax Manufacturing Corporation
Founder: Howard McAleer
Year Founded: 1938
Generation Number: 2
168 Wealthy St 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503 
USA


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    Fortino's
Founder: Louis Fortino
Year Founded: 1907
Generation Number: 3
114 Washington St. 
Grand Haven, Michigan, 49417
USA

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Frames Unlimited
Founder: Dorothy Zimdar, William Lee
Year Founded: 1971
Generation Number: 2
1 Ionia Ave. SW 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
USA


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  G&R Felpausch Co.
Founder: Roman Felpausch
Year Founded: 1933
Generation Number: 3
127 S. Michigan Ave.
Hastings, Michigan, 49058
USA


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  G&T Industries
Founder: Robert S. Greiner, K. Kenneth Tarbell
Year Founded: 1958
Generation Number: 
3413 Eastern Ave SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49508
USA


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G.B. Russo & Son
Founder: Giovanni Battista Russo
Year Founded: 1905
Generation Number: 5
2770 29th St SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49512
USA


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  GR Spring and Stamp
Founder: Ed Mancewicz
Year Founded: 1960
Generation Number: 
706 Bond Ave
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
USA


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  General Formulations, Inc.
Founder: James Black
Year Founded: 1953
Generation Number: 1
320 S. Union
Sparta, Michigan, 49345
USA


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  Gilson Graphics, Inc.
Founder: Lars Gilson
Year Founded: 1948
Generation Number: 2
455 Grand Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
USA


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Gordon Food Service
Founder: Isaac Van Westenbrugge
Year Founded: 1897
Generation Number: 4
333-50th Street SW
PO Box 1787
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49501
USA


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Groskopf's Luggage & Gifts
Founder: William Groskopf
Year Founded: 1881
Generation Number: 4
112 Monroe Center NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
USA


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  Gymco Sports
Founder: Mark & Doreen Bolhuis
Year Founded: 1980
Generation Number: 1
2306 Camelot Ridge Ct. SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49546
USA


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Hansen-Balk Steel Treating Company
Founder: Jens Hansen
Year Founded: 1953
Generation Number: 2
1230 Monroe NW 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49505
USA


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  Harding's Friendly Market
Founder: Melvin R. Harding
Year Founded: 1944
Generation Number: 3
211 East Bannister St. 
Plainwell, Michigan, 49080
USA


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  Harold Zeigler Auto Group
Founder: Harold Zeigler
Year Founded: 1975
Generation Number: 1
11979 E. Fulton 
Lowell, Michigan, 49331
USA


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Harvest Health Foods
Founder: Henry Diedering
Year Founded: 1952
Generation Number: 2
1944 Eastern Ave. SE 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49507
USA


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Haworth
Founder: G.W. Haworth
Year Founded: 1948
Generation Number: 2
One Haworth Ctr. 
Holland, Michigan, 49423
USA

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Hidalgo & DeVries
Founder: Carlos Hidalgo
Year Founded: 1989
Generation Number: 2
560 5th St. Suite 401 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49504
USA


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Howard Miller
Founder: Howard Miller
Year Founded: 1926
Generation Number: 3
860 E Main Ave. 
Zeeland, Michigan, 49464
USA


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  Humphrey Products Co.
Founder: Alfred Humphrey
Year Founded: 1901
Generation Number: 4
P.O. Box 2008 
Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49003
USA


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   Interphase Inc. 
Founder: Jack Buist
Year Founded: 1981
Generation Number: 1
3036 Eastern Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49508
USA


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Irwin Seating Company
Founder: Five Investors
Year Founded: 1907
Generation Number: 3
3251 Fruit Ridge Ave. NW 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49501
USA


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JP's Coffee & Espresso Bar
Founder: Jack Groot
Year Founded: 1993
Generation Number: 1
57 East 8th Street 
Holland, Michigan, 49432
USA

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  JSJ Corporation
Founders: Alvin E. Jacobson, Sr. & Paul A. Johnson, Sr.
Year Founded: 1919
Generation Number: 3
700 Robbins Rd.
Grand Haven, Michigan, 49417
USA

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   Karona 
Founder: Ron Sisson
Year Founded: 1980
Generation Number: 2

4100 Karona Ct.

Caledonia, MI 49316

USA

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  Kent Companies, Inc.
Founder: John Vander Laan
Year Founded: 1957
Generation Number: 2
130 60th St. SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49548
USA

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  Kindel Furniture Co.
Founder: Charles J. Kindel
Year Founded: 1901
Generation Number: 2
100 Garden St. SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49501
USA

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  Lacks Enterprises
Founder: Richard J. Lacks
Year Founded: 1992
Generation Number: 
5460 Cascade Road SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49546
USA


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Laser's Resource
Founder: Tom Senecal
Year Founded: 1991
Generation Number: 1
4770 50th St. SE 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49512
USA


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  Loeks Theaters, Inc.
Founder: Jack Loeks (1919-2002)
Owner, President & CEO: John D. Loeks
COO: J.D. Loeks
Director of Education & Community Partnerships: Emily Loeks
Year Founded: 1944
Generation Number: 3
2121 Celebration Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49525
USA
616-447-4200

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Lorin Industries
Founder: Herb Kersman
Year Founded: 1943
Generation Number: 3
1960 Robert St. 
Muskegon, Michigan, 49442
USA

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Louis Padnos Iron and Metal Company
Founder: Louis Padnos
Year Founded: 1905
Generation Number: 3
P.O. Box 1979 
Holland, Michigan, 49422
USA

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Lowell Granite Company
Founder: The Wilterink Family
Year Founded: 1950
Generation Number: 3
306 East Main Street 
Lowell, Michigan, 49331
USA


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  Marlink Builders, Inc.
Founder: Wayne Marlink
Year Founded: 1959
Generation Number: 2
2418 Chicago Dr.
P.O. Box 56 
Hudsonville, Michigan, 49426
USA


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Meijer Inc.
Founder: Hendrik Meijer
Year Founded: 1934
Generation Number: 3
2929 Walker Ave. NW 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49544
USA


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  Mieras Family Shoes
Founder: John Mieras
Year Founded: 1922
Generation Number: 3
841 Leonard NW 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49504
USA


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Model Coverall Services, Inc.
Founder: Max Subar
Year Founded: 1923
Generation Number: 3
100 28th St. SE 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49548
USA


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Molesta Floral
Founder: Frank and Jake Molesta
Year Founded: 1905
Generation Number: 5
2960 Madison Ave SE 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49507
USA


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Monarch Hydraulics Inc.
Founder: Joseph Jackoboice
Year Founded: 1856
Generation Number: 5
PO Box 1764 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49501
USA


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  NETech Corporation
Founder: James Engen
Year Founded: 1996
Generation Number: 2
4595 Broadmoor SE, Ste 190 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49512
USA


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Nugent Builders, Inc.

Founder: Rick & Carol Nugent
Year Founded: 1978
Generation Number: 1
11625 Northland Dr. NE
Rockford, Michigan, 49341
USA

 

 


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  Paragon Die & Engineering Co.
Founder: Fred M. Keller
Year Founded: 1962
Generation Number: 3
15225 33rd St. SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49509
USA

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  Pinnacle Construction Group
Founder: Michael Garrett
Year Founded: 1996
Generation Number: 1

1000 Front Street NW 
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
USA


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  Pioneer Construction, Inc.
Founder: Earl Beckering, Sr.
Year Founded: 1933
Generation Number: 4

550 Kirkland St. SW 
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
USA


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  Polar Seal Window Corporation
Founder: Maurice Blyveis
Year Founded: 1950
Generation Number: 3

625 Century Ave. SW 
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
USA


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   Powell Relocation Group
Founder: William Powell
Year Founded: 1962
Generation Number: 2
4937 Starr St. SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
USA


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  Prudential Clyde Hendrick, REALTORS®
Founder: Clyde Hendrick
Year Founded: 1920
Generation Number: 3

415 S. Beacon Blvd. 
Grand Haven, MI 49417
USA


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  Quality Tool and Stamping Co., Inc.
Founder: Frank Kuznar
Year Founded: 1957
Generation Number: 3

2642 McIlwraith St. 
Muskegon Heights, MI 49444
USA


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Request Foods
Founder: Jack DeWitt
Year Founded: 1926
Generation Number: 2
PO Box 2577 
Holland, Michigan, 49422
USA

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  Robinette's Apple Haus & Gift Barn
Founder: Barzilla A. Robinette
Year Founded: 1911
Generation Number: 4
3142 Four Mile NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49525
USA


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Rockford Construction
Founder: John Wheeler, Mike VanGessel
Year Founded: 1987
Generation Number: 1
8165 Graphic Drive 
Belmont, Michigan, 49306
USA


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Rogers Department Store
Founder: Hy and Greta Berkowitz
Year Founded: 1955
Generation Number: 2
1001 28th St. SW 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49509
USA


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RoMan Manufacturing Company
Founder: Dietrich Roth, Bob Hofman
Year Founded: 1980
Generation Number: 2
861 47th St. SW 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49509
USA


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Ronda Tire & Automotive Services
Founder: Arthur Ronda Sr.
Year Founded: 1918
Generation Number: 4
130 Market Ave. SW 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49504
USA


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  S2 Yachts, Inc.
Founder: Leon Slikkers
Year Founded: 1974
Generation Number: 2
725 E. 40th St. 
Holland, Michigan, 49423
USA


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  SJ Wisinski & Company
Founder: Stanly J. Wisinski, III
Year Founded: 1986
Generation Number: 1
2618 East Paris Ave. SE 
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
USA


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Schuler Books & Music
Founder: Bill, Cecile Fehsenfeld
Year Founded: 1982
Generation Number: 1
2660 28th St SE 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49512
USA


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  The Shade Shop
Founder: Arnold McKey
Year Founded: 1935
Generation Number: 3

422 Leonard St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
USA


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  Shape Corp.
Founder: Gary & Midge Verplank
Year Founded: 1974
Generation Number: 1

1900 Hayes St.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
USA


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  Siegel Jewelers
Founder: Joseph Siegel
Year Founded: 1889
Generation Number: 4

P.O. Box 1801 
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
USA


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  Sligh Furniture Co.
Founder: Charles R. Sligh
Year Founded: 1880
Generation Number: 4
217 East 24th St., Loft 102 
Holland, Michigan, 49423
USA


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   Standale Lumber Co.
Founder: Ken Holtvluwer & John Koppenol
Year Founded: 1952
Generation Number: 2
4046 Lake Michigan Dr. NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49534
USA


   Star Truck Rentals Inc. 
Founder: Mr. Star
Year Founded: 1860
Generation Number: 4
3940 Eastern Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49508
USA


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Steelcase Inc.
Founder: Peter M. Wege, Walter Idema, David D. Hunting
Year Founded: 1912
Generation Number: 4
901 44th St. 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49501
USA


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  Swift Printing, Inc.
Founder: Walter Gutowski
Year Founded: 1955
Generation Number: 3
404 Bridge St. NW 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49504
USA


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  Terryberry
Founder: H.R. Terryberry
Year Founded: 1918
Generation Number: 4
2033 Oak Industrial Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49505
USA


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  The Holland Group, Inc.
Founder: Gerrit Den Besten, Albert Hulsebos & Henry Ketel
Year Founded: 1910
Generation Number: 3
467 Ottawa Ave.
P.O.Box 2099
Holland, Michigan, 49422
USA


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  The W.S. Reed Company
Founder: William S. Reed
Year Founded: 1957
Generation Number: 2
2859 Walkent Dr. NW 
P.O.Box 140587
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49514
USA


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Triangle Associates, Inc.
Founder: George Datema
Year Founded: 1918
Generation Number: 4
1560 Taylor Ave., N.E. 
P.O.Box 1905
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49501
USA


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Twin Lake Nursery
Founder: Peter M. Versluis
Year Founded: 1938
Generation Number: 3
3680 Michigan Rd. NE 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49546
USA


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  VanZantwick-Bartels-Kammeraad Funeral Home 
Founder: Govert VanZantwick
Year Founded: 1926
Generation Number: 3
620 Washington Ave. 
Grand Haven, Michigan, 49417
USA


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  Viking Group, Inc. 
Founder: Emil Tyden
Year Founded: 1897
Generation Number: 4
161 Ottawa Ave. NW 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
USA


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Welch Tile & Marble
Founder: Richard Welch
Year Founded: 1987
Generation Number: 2
13864 Eagle Ridge Drive 
Kent City, Michigan, 49330
USA


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  Westview Farms Perennials & Herbs
Founders: Lee & Kay Ver Schure
Year Founded: 1983
Generation Number: 1
4051 60th Street
Holland, Michigan, 49423
USA


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Williamson Employment Services
Founder: Margaret Williamson
Year Founded: 1992
Generation Number: 2
2930 Shaffer St 
Kentwood, Michigan, 49512
USA


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Wolverine Coil Spring
Founder: Ray Carlberg
Year Founded: 1946
Generation Number: 3
818 Front NW 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49504
USA


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