Boston – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm, was named a finalist at the Family Business Association’s Annual Awards. The winners were revealed at the dinner and celebration on May 16th at the Needham Sheraton.
The Family Business Awards program was created as a way to celebrate and recognize the successes of New England’s many family-owned businesses.
“My parents founded Kaplan Construction in 1976 – just a few years before I was born – and I spent a good deal of my childhood immersed in the family business. It is a true honor to be recognized by the Family Business Awards program,” said Jane Kaplan Peck, chief operating officer of Kaplan Construction.
“We wouldn’t be where we are today,” she said, “without our incredible staff. In fact, half of our employees have been with the company for multiple decades and we have several who followed in a parent’s footsteps to join Kaplan.”
The companies selected represent the backbone of the local economy and their ability to survive and thrive through multiple generations is a testament to their hard work and dedication. The finalists represent business large and small, from first generation with under $1 million in sales to those with a national presence and $300 million in revenue.