VERC Enterprises, a car wash, convenience store, and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire has been named to Boston Business Journal’s Book of Lists as one of the region’s largest family owned businesses.

Published in a recent edition of the Boston Business Journal, the lists provide a unique source to track the progress of local sectors and the key companies within them.

VERC Enterprises, ranked 16th on the lists, had its beginnings over 40 years ago with a single car wash in Marshfield. Today, its employees number more than 350. The company is widely recognized for being a leader in hiring individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“Our fine team is the key to our many years of success,” said Jim Fitzgerald, the company’s president. “To be named in the Boston Business Journal’s prestigious Book of Lists is a credit to our entire staff.”