BBB Serving Greater Maryland Announces 2013 Torch Awards for Marketplace Excellence

  
     
September 13, 2013

Baltimore, Md., September 12, 2013 - Better Business Bureau Serving Greater Maryland presented two local businesses with the Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence at the Pillars of Trust Leadership Conference luncheon on September 10, 2013 at the Grand Historic Venue. The two winners, Nu Look Home Design, Inc. and Roland Slate Service Company, Inc., as well as two finalists, Russel Toyota and Fick Bros. Roofing & Exterior Remodeling Company, were recognized for their long-term dedication and commitment to BBB's Standards for Trust in all aspects of their business.

These awards of high achievement pay tribute to businesses that demonstrate high standards of honesty and integrity toward customers, employees, shareholders and their communities. A panel of independent judges, including previous winners, evaluated nominees on common criteria: companies were judged on criteria that included an ability to identify high ethical standards; long-standing reputation; truthfulness and accuracy in sales, promotional materials and advertisements; as well as effective management practices and policies that promoted an ethical workplace.

About the winners and finalists:

Nu Look Home Design, Inc., Winner, BBB Greater MD, 2013 Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence

As stated by the owner of Nu Look Home Design, Patrick Fingles, "When something is built with a strong foundation it will stand the test of time." Started in 1999, Nu Look continues to meet its benchmark of delivering high quality products and service. It is a company built with ethics in mind, and continues to be an exceptional example in the fields of roofing and quality home improvement. Nu Look fosters strong business and personal relationships, provides boundless attention to detail, and via research is always looking for ways to improve customer satisfaction.

Nu Look Home Design
Thomas Bury and Patrick Fingles, partners, Nu Look Home Design, accept BBB Serving Greater Maryland's 2013 Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence from BBB Educational Foundation chair, Ellie Meyd, VP, Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union (left) and Angie Barnett, BBB President/CEO

Roland Slate Service Company, Inc., Winner, BBB Greater MD, 2013 Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence

In 1989 Wayne Roland began Roland Slate Service Company with a strong desire and determination to establish a reputable business and provide for his family. Back then Wayne would go door to door in Baltimore's neighborhoods asking for work. Because of honest estimates, great customer service, attention to detail with each project, and appreciation for customers, Roland Slate continues to be a local resource for their loyal customers' roofing needs including slate and historical work.

Ellie Meyd (left), BBB Educational Foundation chair and VP, Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union, and Angie Barnett, BBB President/CEO, along with Paul Frey, BBB Chair, present Wayne Roland, owner, Roland Slate Service Company with the organization's 2013 Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence at the Grand Historic Venue on Tuesday
Russel Toyota, Finalist, BBB Greater MD, 2013 Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence

Since 1970, Russel Toyota has operated a first-class organization that seeks to employ talented and trusted men and women from the automotive industry. At Russel Toyota customer service is the number one priority. They aim to deliver an exciting ownership experience, while providing excellent service. Employees are considered Russel's most important asset, which it why it strives to attract, develop, excite and retain an exceptional staff.

Russel Toyota
Susie Nearhoof, Marketing Assistant and Lori Connolly, Marketing Director, both with Russel Toyota, accept their Finalist award for BBB Serving Greater Maryland's 2013 Torch Awards for Marketplace Excellence.


Fick Bros. Roofing & Exterior Remodeling Company
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Finalist, BBB Greater MD, 2013 Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence

Fick Bros. Roofing & Exterior Remodeling Company has 98 years and four generations of experience, knowledge, and professionalism under its belt. A 2006 Torch Award Winner, they continue striving for nothing less than 100% customer satisfaction. At Fick Bros., they know that clear concise communication with the property owner is fundamental to a successful project and a happy customer. The Fick family has been in the roofing business since 1915.

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