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Oldest Family-Owned Businesses
In the Central San Joaquin Valley - ranked by number of years company has been owned and operated by the same family
2019
2018
Name of company
Address
Phone
Fax
Year founded:byGeneration-# family members employed
Employees
full/part-time
Accomplishments/
Awards
Type of business
Original location;
# of facilities and/or acres
Top non-family exec(s)
Years with company
Top family exec(s)
Years with company
1
(1)
Betts Company
2843 S. Maple Ave.
Fresno, CA 93725
498-3304
445-9129
1868
William Michael Betts
Sixth
WND
250
WND
WND
Spring manufacturing, spray suppression manufacturing, truck parts distribution and service
San Francisco
11
WND
Mike Betts, CEO, Bill Betts, president
2
(2)
Shepard, Shepard & Janian
1814 E. Front St.
Selma, CA 93662
896-2111
896-0317
1883
Elmer E. Shepard
Fourth
WND
1
WND
2004 named historical landmark, 2006 Family Business Award, featured in the Sesquicentennial parade
Law firm
Selma
1
Paulette Janian, retired
Jeff S. Shepard, partner
3
(3)
J.D. Heiskell & Company
1939 Hillman St.
Tulare, CA 93274
685-6100
688-3547
1886
Jefferson Davis Heiskell
Fourth
WND
191
WND
126th on Forbes 2016 list of top 250 privately held businesses in USA. 2012 IFB "Business of the Year"
Feed manufacturing, commodity trading, transportation
Tulare
3
Ryan G. Pellett, CEO
Scot Tyler Hillman, chairman
3
(3)
Pacific Publishing Group Inc.
1315 Van Ness, Ste. 200
Fresno, CA 93721
490-3400
490-3526
1886
M.S. Webster
Fifth
2
17
WND
2020 Gruner Award, Public Service Journalism; 2019 California News Publishers Association, First Place, Second Place, Agricultural Reporting
Publishing (The Business Journal)
Fresno
1
Gabriel Dillard, managing Editor, 13, Kaysi Curtin, director of sales & marketing, 9, Abner Garcia, marketing manager
Gordon M. Webster Jr., Publisher, Ashley Webster, Associate Publisher , 11
3
(3)
Schultz Ranch, Inc.
15727 S. Jameson Ave.
Riverdale, CA 93656
866-5319
866-5323
1886
William Henry Schultz
Fourth
6
5
1
First farm to be listed in the Fresno County Centennial Farm list, inducted into the 100 Year Club for the State
Farming
Burrel
1500 acres
WND
Richard David Schultz, president

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