Great Falls, Mont.-based Central Plumbing & Heating recently received one of five Montana Family Business of the Year Awards. The annual awards program is sponsored by Montana State University-Bozeman College of Business and is intended to call attention to the positive contributions of family business to the Montana economy.

Awards are based on business development, family business linkage, contributions to the community and industry, innovative business strategies and practices, succession preparedness, multigeneration family business involvement, and longevity.