Family Owned Businesses 2019

Associated Benefits

In 1998, Bill Heine at 60, instead of retiring from group insurance sales, started his own business. Associated Benefits Consulting, with a main office in New Orleans, has been in the business of connecting partners and clients for 21 years,…

Corrugated Industries

Seven decades is the better part of a century—and it’s also how long Corrugated Industries has been the leading provider of premier, innovative metal building supplies for the New Orleans area. They have also been a family-owned business for those…

Crescent City Steaks

For the Vojkovich family, the restaurant business is in their blood. For the last 85 years, the family has been behind one of the most famous steakhouses in the city: Crescent City Steaks, founded in 1934 by John Vojkovich, an…

Helm Paint & Decorating

Helm Paint is a household name for New Orleanians—and as they approach their fiftieth year of business in 2020, it’s no wonder. Founded by Ronald “Bunky” Helm in 1970, the store started out on Earhart with only two parking spaces.…

Plush Appeal, LLC

If you’ve been to a parade in New Orleans, you probably know Plush Appeal’s merchandise, even if you don’t know their story. Plush Appeal—The Mardi Gras Spot—began in New Orleans in 1989, when Daryl Fletchinger set out in the amusement…

Rooter Man

When your drain isn’t working, one of the most welcome sights in the city is the familiar red Rooter Man van. A staple in the area since 1974, Rooter Man is a full-service plumbing effort. Rooter Man’s Founder Guy Lavenia,…

RYCARS Construction

Since 2002, RYCARS Construction has grown from a small, grassroots company into a regional powerhouse that has successfully completed over $150 million in commercial roofing projects. The Burks family grew their company from a single room in their Destrehan home…