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Family businesses are personally invested in their local community, their identity as a family, and their company’s success. Uniquely connected to the past and the future, they are driven by a desire to create a strong legacy for future generations. This special advertising section highlights some of the local families whose businesses contribute to Baton Rouge’s character and economic growth.

Faces of Family Business: General Paper Company

General Paper Company was founded in 1946 as a paper and cleaning supplies distributor.

Faces of Family Business: GEO Heat Exchangers

GEO Heat Exchangers was established to fill the need for high-quality, fastturnaround heat exchanger repair and fabrication.

Faces of Family Business: Louis Mechanical Contractors

In 1960, Louis “Scobie” DeJohn and his wife Katherine “Nu” DeJohn founded Louis Mechanical Contractors with four employees.