Multanen named Idaho Small Business Person of the Year

Gary Multanen

The Multanen family, owners of Caldwell, Idaho-based Best Bath Systems, have taken home the award for 2014 Idaho Small Business Person of the Year.

"We're honored to have been named Idaho's Small Business Person of the Year, and we're proud that it reflects how Best Bath's innovations are making a difference in the lives of our customers, our employees and our community," said CEO Gary Multanen.

Best Bath Systems has been around since 1971, manufacturing accessible showers and bathtubs for seniors and disabled homeowners since its shift in 1995. Since then, it has grown to a pace of $20 million in sales with 490 dealers in North America.

The award is granted by the U.S. Small Business Administration as part of National Small Business Week, which recognizes business owners across the country in industries far and wide.

The Multanens were initially nominated by Larry Ilk, VP and commercial relationship manager of Zions Bank in Boise, Idaho.

"Since I started working with Best Bath Systems, they have impressed me with their business acumen, their dedication to innovation and quality, and their commitment to the community," said Ilk. "I'm pleased they have been recognized with this honor, and Zions Bank is proud to help support their continued growth."

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