Begun in 1976, Clawes Carpets is a 3rd generation family business serving Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC. The children of the founder -- Teresa, Bobby, Jessica and Roy -- grew up in the store, and they're still working in the family business with their own children chipping in.
Foods Galore claims to be the largest family-owned broad-line indy food distributor in the Mid-Atlantic region. The children of three of the founding partners all work in the company.
The largest distributor of produce in Idaho, Grasmick Produce was founded in 1955 when Dutch Grasmick pioneered an Idaho Falls potato washing and distribution business. After getting them covered in dirt from the fields, he washed the potatoes in a local bar. Today, operations are overseen by Dutch and his son, Mike. Dutch's other son, Mark, and his daughter, Victoria, are also part of the management team. And Dutch's grandson Kevin is now also involved.
3 generations and 59 years!