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2015 Family Business First Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2015 award recipients – Our 2015 Family Business First Awards event was held on April 27, 2015. Presentation of the awards was held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Family Business Forum 19th Annual Celebration at the Bridgewood Hotel & Resort in Neenah. Keynote speakers Bill and Kim Bassett of Bassett Mechanical kicked off the event with a presentation on Transitioning Leadership in a Family Owned Business.

We would like to congratulate the 2015 winners of the Family Business First Awards:

Buechel Stone Corporation

Buechel Stone Corporation
In 1964 Francis and Alyce Buechel founded Buechel Stone Corporation by taking their 125-acre farm in the Chilton, Wisconsin area and converting it into a working quarry. Their quarries now span more than 700 acres of land in east central Wisconsin and produce over 100 types of natural stone.

Perfect Patterns

Perfect Patterns
Perfect Patterns has been a leader in precision tooling in the Waupaca and Fox Valley area for over 60 years. Under the leadership of founder, Scott Gauerke, Perfect Patterns operates in four locations with over 160,000 square feet of modern manufacturing space and over 50 state-of-the art CNC machining center.

Faulks Brothers Construction

Faulks Brothers Construction
Faulks Brothers Construction has been shaping central Wisconsin since 1946. Starting as a two-man undertaking by co-founders Syd and Oliver Faulks, the Faulks brothers began what is now one of Waupaca’s largest employers.



Northeast Family Businesses Deserve our support

Family businesses are the backbone of Northeast Wisconsin. Many of these businesses have a proven track record of success in terms of sales, innovation, economic impact, profits, and employment. And due to the nature of being a family business, many believe strongly in giving back to the communities in which they live. Family Business First Awards have been designed to give proper recognition to these important businesses.

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