In an unprecedented announcement, three of four companies to receive Better Business Bureau (BBB) International Torch Award for Ethics are from Arizona. Local Convertabath, Inc., Goodman’s Interior Structures, and Guido’s Auto Service Centers will be celebrated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) for their contributions to promoting marketplace trust during the inaugural BBB Self-Regulation Conference to take place at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. on June 24, 2014.
“This year’s winners have set an example for businesses of all sizes, and we applaud their unique contributions to upholding a fair and honest marketplace,” said Mary Power, President/CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus.
“We know Arizona has a lot to offer in terms of businesses making a positive impact in the marketplace, and we’re extremely proud to have three Arizona companies be recognized on an international level for their ethical behavior,” said Matthew Fehling, BBB President/CEO.
About the Local Winners:
CBBB will honor four companies with the inaugural 2014 BBB International Torch Award for Ethics presented to businesses in recognition of best practices in leadership, character, and organizational ethics. Candidates must be winners of their local BBB Business Ethics Award, a category currently offered by 14 BBB Centers for Character Ethics across North America. Below is information about the three Arizona companies being presented the 2014 BBB International Torch Award for Ethics.
Convertabath, Inc. - Chandler, AZ
2012 BBB Business Ethics Awards Winner
Convertabath, Inc. is a bathroom renovation company that prides itself on offering green options and accommodating the special needs of customers since 2005. After deciding that they could simply do better than what the industry offered, Rod and Jeannine Dinges established Convertabath, Inc. in 2005. Since then, the couple’s bathtub-to-shower conversion products have made a positive difference in the lives of their customers. Judges noted that the company’s ownership is committed to ethical practices and has strong human resource and performance management practices that are exemplary for small business. Judges noted the use of scenario training to align ownership and employees on ethical practices.
Goodman’s Interior Structures - Phoenix, AZ
2013 BBB Business Ethics Awards Winner
Goodman’s Interior Structures is an office furniture dealership dedicated to creating great lifetime furniture experiences for their healthcare, corporate, education and government clients. Who they are is reflected in their work, values, actions, community service, history, and the ethic of innovation and design that is at the heart of it all. For six decades, they have developed a reputation for being a family-owned business that specializes in customer-centered service, innovative office design and commitment to the community. The company’s overall organizational culture reflects a mission of serving customers with services and products that create a more productive, efficient, healthy and aesthetic environment. Judges noted the evident culture of ethical practices that the 60-year-old company has successfully developed over time.
Guido’s Auto Service Centers, Inc. - Phoenix, AZ
2013 BBB Business Ethics Awards Winner
Guido’s Auto Service Centers, comprised of two automotive repair facilities - Tony's Auto Service Center and 25th Street Automotive - is firmly founded on sound business practices and strong community principles. Judges noted the impressive “25 Year Plan” for employees, the tremendous engagement with the local community, and their commitment to making it a better place to live and work. The company provides automotive repair, consultation, and planning for customers, and is committed to developing strong, long-term relationships while using resources to benefit its community and its environment. The business structure empowers team members to use the best means necessary to ethically meet customer and community needs.