Less than 30% of businesses last more than 10 years. That’s what makes the success of our Top Family-Owned Businesses so phenomenal. Founded in 1971, Baxter Gardens has grown from a small retail garden center to become a cornerstone of the community. William Weishaar Sr., founder of the company, passed the business to his three sons: James Weishaar (left), Bill Weishaar Jr. (center) and Chris Weishaar (right). Together, they have continued to grow the company.