DURHAM — Plumbing and heating company the Granite Group, the former leader of Weeks Dairy and the co-founder of Stoneface Brewing will be honored when the Center for Family Enterprise holds its Annual Family Business Recognition Dinner on May 21 at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford.
The center, part of the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, is inviting past, present and future members to join as it recognizes family businesses for their values and long-term stability, contributions to the economy and commitment to local communities.
The 2019 Family Business of the Year will be awarded to the Granite Group, a third-generation family owned and operated business based in Concord. The plumbing, heating and wholesale distributor of pipe, valves and fittings can trace its roots to Central Supply Co., which originated in 1901. Now located in all six New England States, The Granite Group is a 40-location, 500-plus employee operation with more than $245 million in annual sales. In addition to its wholesale locations, The Granite Group features 16 retail showrooms and a 210,000-square-foot central distribution center in Londonderry.
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Jack Weeks, the Weeks family patriarch and former leader of Weeks Dairy and Weeks Family Restaurants, both iconic New Hampshire businesses. Weeks took over the company in 1969 when he was 37; his father started the business in 1930 delivering milk door-to-door using a Model A Ford.
The Award for Innovation goes to Peter Beauregard, UNH ’00, co-founder and head brewer of Stoneface Brewing Co. Beauregard will share his story about the launch of the Newington-based brewery.