2014 BBB Business Ethics Awards Winners Revealed

May 08, 2014

After much anticipation, Better Business Bureau Serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona (BBB) revealed the 2014 BBB Business Ethics Awards winners during its 13th annual dinner sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank. The event featured keynote speaker Ann Rhoades, President of People Ink and best-selling author of Built on Values: Creating an Enviable Culture that Outperforms the Competition.

2014 BBB Business Ethics Awards winners:

Category 1 (1-10 Employees)
Dave’s Car Care, Inc., Glendale, AZ

Category 2 (11-20 Employees)
MTS Painting and Property Service, Inc., Mesa, AZ

Category 3 (21-50 Employees)
Mason Mechanical, Mesa, AZ

Category 4 (51-150 Employees)
California Pools & Landscape, Chandler, AZ

Category 5 (Over 150 Employees)
Parker & Sons, Phoenix, AZ

“The winners of the 2014 Business Ethics Awards have not only demonstrated an understanding of how ethical business practices impact profitability, they’ve also shown its positive effect on company culture and the community,” said Matthew Fehling, BBB President/CEO. “For this reason, we are proud to have them join over 50 local companies celebrated for their ethical business practices.”

The BBB Business Ethics Awards recognize firms whose business practices and related activities exemplify BBB’s mission and principles to ensure our marketplace remains fair and honorable. The awards consist of an annual program to gain public recognition for businesses that maintain a solid commitment to operating ethically. Companies are selected by an independent panel of volunteer community and business leaders based on criteria established by the Council of Better Business Bureaus’ International Torch Award.

The following companies were also honored as 2014 finalists for their dedication to ethical practices:

  • Arizona Trade Exchange (Mesa)
  • A Smooth Move (Glendale)
  • AiRite Heating and Cooling (Glendale)
  • Overson Roofing (Mesa)
  • Hobaica Services, Inc. (Phoenix)
  • Norris Air, Inc. (Mesa)
  • Del Sol Furniture (Phoenix)
  • Donley Service Center (Phoenix)
  • Empire Today, LLC (Phoenix)
  • Grand Canyon University (Phoenix)

“As the connection between company culture, employee satisfaction and ethical business practices becomes more evident, it is important for business owners to have access to industry experts such as Ann Rhoades,” added Fehling. “For this reason, we are grateful that Mrs. Rhoades shared her expertise with local companies at this year’s Business Ethics Awards.”

The program included a keynote address from People Ink’s Ann Rhoades, who shared the importance of creating an ethical and positive company culture, and its effects on business success. Television and radio personality Pat McMahon served as the master of ceremonies for the ninth year in a row, entertaining attendees with his famous wit and charm. Wells Fargo was the presenting sponsor for the 13th year in a row.

For more information on the winners and finalist of the 13th Annual BBB Business Ethics Awards, visit  www.facebook.com/AZBBBNews where you’ll find video clips, pictures and more. To nominate a company for a 2015 award, visit ethics.arizonabbb.org.

About BBB of Central Arizona Foundation
BBB Foundation is BBB’s local, 501(c)(3) affiliate incorporated in 1982 to support BBB’s mission of advancing marketplace trust. BBB Foundation provides education to consumers of all ages about wise spending and fraud prevention. Supported largely by donations from BBB Accredited Businesses and an annual golf tournament, BBB Foundation is provides objective information on topics affecting marketplace trust. For more information about BBB Foundation, visit foundation.arizonabbb.org.