Freeman Decorating Co., Dallas Why:
Freeman Decorating, a provider of integrated services for trade shows, is a family affair. Donald S. Freeman Jr. is chairman of the company that his father, D.S. “Buck” Freeman, founded in 1927. Freeman Jr.’s son-in-law Joe Polopo is CEO. The company recently sold Fern Exposition & Event Services to Fern COO Aaron Bludworth and an investment group.