Family Owned Business Award Honoree

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE (April 11, 2019) Keen Compressed Gas Co. has been named an honoree in the extra-large category of the Family Owned Business Awards, which will be presented by the Delaware Business Times (DBT) at an awards ceremony on May 21, 2019 at the DuPont Country Club.

  “According to figures provided by the Conway Center for Family Business, family businesses account for 64 percent of U.S. gross domestic product, generate 62 percent of the country’s employment, and account for 78 percent of all new job creation”, says DBT Publisher Rob Martinelli.  “We are proud to recognize the finalist family businesses for their impact on the Delaware economy and their continued dedication to helping it grow and prosper.”

Keen Compressed Gas Company is third generation, 100 year – old locally owned and operated company.  Keen is the Mid-Atlantic area’s leading supplier of welding equipment, welding supplies, and industrial, medical, specialty and cryogenic gases. We offer knowledgeable and customer focused employees.  We represent a network of quality conscious vendors, backed up by extensive store inventories and a delivery fleet capable of providing next day service throughout our operating area.

“We are very proud of what we have accomplished over the past 100 years.  It has not always been easy but we have worked hard and adapted as the times have changed.  We have been fortunate to have a great family of employees who have shared our vision and work ethic over the years.  There is no greater satisfaction than running your own business and we plan to keep it going into our second millennium,” says Bryan Keen, President.

More than 200 local business executives and guests are expected to attend this year’s Family Owned Business Awards ceremony at the DuPont Country Club to celebrate the honorees and their achievements. Ben DuPont, managing partner of Chartline Capital Partners LLC, will be the keynote speaker.  The event will kick off with a cocktail reception and networking, followed by a video-packed awards ceremony.

2019 Delaware Business Times Family Owned Business Awards Honorees


Buckley’s Auto Care (Wilmington)

Half Baked Patisserie (Middletown)

Mobile Cloud Video Game Party, LLC (Dover)

Stuart Kingston Jewelers (Greenville)

R.S.Widdoes & Son, Inc (Wilmington)

Vanderwende Farm Creamery (Greenwood)



Budget Rooter Plumbing & Drain Cleaning (New Castle)

Evans Farms (Bridgeville)

Fred Drake Automotive (Townsend)

Giorgi Kitchens & Design (Wilmington)

Nason Construction, Inc (Wilmington)

Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory (New Castle)



Breslin Contracting, Inc (New Castle)

Hilyard’s Business Solutions (Wilmington)

Kent Construction Company (Smyrna)

Nicola Pizza (Rehoboth Beach)

O.A. Newton (Bridgeville)

Schlosser & Associates, Mechanical Contractors Inc. (Newark)


Extra Large

Ashby Hospitality Group (Newark)

Concord Pet Foods & Supply (Wilmington)

Hertrich Family Automobile Dealerships (Milford)

Hy-Point Dairy (Wilmington)

Keen Compressed Gas Co. (Wilmington)


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