New Castle Relocation Firm Named Delaware 2013 SBA Family-Owned Business of the Year

Advisory Date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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WILMINGTON, DEL.—The Small Business Administration’s Delaware District Office announces fourth-generation family-owned Hopkins & Sons, Inc. as the winner of the 2013 “Delaware Family-Owned Business of the Year.”  Acting SBA Delaware District Director John Fleming will offer official congratulations to the firm and tour its headquarters facility on May 13, 2013 at 10 a.m. This event is open to the media.



WHO:        John Fleming, Acting District Director U.S. SBA, Delaware District Office



WHAT:      Event introducing Hopkins & Sons, Inc. as SBA’s 2013 “Delaware Family-

                 Owned Business of the Year,” followed Hopkins & Sons’ headquarters tour



WHEN:      May 13, 2013                   10:00 a.m.



WHERE:    Hopkins & Sons, Inc., 1 Bellecor Drive, New Castle, DE 19720



Hopkins & Sons is a full-service relocation company, providing moving, packing, crating and storage services for residential and commercial customers moving locally, across-country, or internationally. Hopkins & Sons, Inc., has served customers in Delaware and beyond since 1946 when the company started in Elsmere, Delaware with a single truck. Hopkins & Sons has since then grown into a multi-million dollar business with employees and equipment all across the country.



The SBA’s Delaware Family-Owned Business of the Year award winner is selected annually as part of the SBA’s National Small Business Week awards competition.  Hopkins & Sons, Inc. was by Mark A. Pitrizzi, Vice President, Hopkins & Sons, Inc.


Hopkins & Sons, Inc. will be honored along with other Delaware District Small Business Week winners at a local awards event on May 21 leading up to the National celebration week to be observed June 17-21.  National Small Business Week recognizes the small business community’s contribution to the economy culminating with the announcement of the National Small Business Person of the Year.  



To request an interview or photographs, please contact Jennifer Pilcher, the SBA’s Public Information Officer in the Delaware District Office, at 302-573-6294, ext. 222 or


This media alert does not constitute or imply an endorsement by SBA of any opinions, products or services of any private individual or entity.


The SBA is an independent federal agency, created in 1953, to assist small businesses to start, grow, and prosper. The SBA provides financial assistance by: (1) making loans to help families and businesses recover from national disasters and (2) providing loan guarantees to commercial financial institutions for working capital (7(a) loans), buildings/land/equipment (504 loans through the Certified Development Corporations), and for exports. Through our resource partners, the SBA also offers a variety of business development programs and services such as training, government contracting and export assistance. SBA resource partners include Small Businesses Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Businesses). For information on all of SBA’s programs and services, visit the Delaware District web site at or call (302)573-6294.