Frisella Nursery Honored with Top Family Business Award

(St. Louis, MO, June 19, 2019) – Frisella Nursery is proud to announce it has been honored as a “2019 Top Family Business” by Small Business Monthly magazine. Tony Frisella Sr. and Tony Frisella Jr. accepted the award at a breakfast ceremony held by the magazine and sponsored by Enterprise Bank and Trust. 

Frisella Nursery was founded by Frank Frisella in 1953 after he was forced to choose between his job at Southwestern Bell and his passion project of planting trees. 66 years later and now owned by Frank’s son, Tony Frisella, the company has grown from a humble tree farm to an award-winning, full-service landscape design and build firm and 30-acre destination garden center.

“Less than 30% of businesses last more than 10 years. That’s what makes the success of our Top Family Owned Businesses so phenomenal. They’ve not only passed the test of time, they have continued to thrive over the years, overcoming obstacles that would have destroyed most companies,” said SBM president Ron Ameln.


About Frisella Nursery

Frisella Nursery is a family-owned destination garden center offering the highest quality in plant selection as well as full-service landscape design, build, and maintenance services.

About Small Business Monthly

Founded in 1988, St. Louis Small Business Monthly is the source of strategy, management and innovation for St. Louis-area entrepreneurs and business owners. Each year SBM profiles the area’s top family-owned businesses. We bring these top family-owned firms together and honor them at a breakfast event.


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