Family Business Awards Semifinalists Revenue Up To $10 Million

The semifinalists with revenue up to $10 million.

After 30 years in Red Bank, A.H. Fisher Diamonds has earned respect as a trustworthy mom-and-pop serving generations of families. Owner Alan Fisher, who grew up in town, runs the business with his wife, Karen, son Matthew and daughter Lauren. The Fisher family also operates Claimlink National Jewelry Replacement, which provides insurance companies with price quotes and other reports.


Corbo Jewelers opened its first store in 1946, but its roots go back to 1898, when Alphonso Corbo, the great-grandfather of the current owners, began selling and repairing fine jewelry in Italy. A fourth-generation member of the business, Stephen Corbo, now heads the Rutherford-based company. At Corbo locations across the state, the most important aspect of the business is making sure each client finds the perfect piece.


Husband and wife Irwin and Nancy Gerechoff established G & G in 1967. After several relocations, they settled in Oakhurst, building a strong reputation. Many of their clients are referrals. In 1978, the couple was joined in the business by their daughter and son-in-law, Abby and Steven Scheer, and more recently by their granddaughter, Samantha Scheer.


Minalex in Whitehouse Station is a leading supplier of aluminum parts to the aerospace, medical and electronics industries. Founded in 1965 by James Casey with his wife, two other employees and a single metal press, the company had its big break when it became the pioneer manufacturer of aluminum tennis-racquet frames. Currently run by Casey’s son, Christopher, Minalex has continued to create quality products on a quick turn-around.


Al Singer started selling insurance door-to-door as a summer job in 1958. He built that business for 27 years before he sold it and started a new venture: Teaneck-based Singer Insurance Group, with his son, David. The companies later merged. Some 26 years later, Singer Nelson Charlmers is 40 employees strong. Al’s younger son, Jon, joined the business in 1991 and was followed by his sister, Sharon, in 1993.

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