BBB Announces 2014 Torch Awards Winners

May 02, 2014

Better Business Bureau Serving Southern Arizona recognized nine local companies at the 2014 Torch Awards Luncheon Thursday at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tucson.

The event featured Master of Ceremonies Tom McNamara of KVOA Channel 4, and keynote speaker Gary Dixon, President of Foundation for A Better Life.

Winners were honored in three categories: the Ethics Award, the Good Neighbor Award, and the Customer Excellence Award: 

The Ethics Award: Honors a business for its trustworthy and honorable business practices in four primary categories.

  • Winner: Oschmann Employee Screening Service   
  • Finalist: Tucson College  
  • Finalist: Native Tele-Data Solutions      

The Good Neighbor Award: Recognizes a company that has shown a commitment to making southern Arizona a better place through community service.

  • Winner: NOVA Home Loans
  • Finalist: Decorating Den Interiors  
  • Finalist: Salon Nouveau

The Customer Excellence Award: Recognizes businesses that have an outstanding customer service program and a history of exceeding customers’ expectations.

  • Winner: Commercial Cleaning & Restoration   
  • Finalist: Essential Pest Management    
  • Finalist: BRAKEmax Car Care Centers    

More than 70 Southern Arizona businesses were nominated for the program, which was sponsored by  title sponsor, Capital Connect, as well as Desert Sports & Fitness, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Snap Fitness, Philip P. Pappas II, Ph.d. of Ameriprise Financial, Inglis Florists, Allegra of Tucson, Smart Motors, Nova Home Loans, Inside Tucson Business, Alliance Bank of Arizona, Snell & Wilmer, Homewatch Caregivers of Arizona, Larry H. Miller Tucson Dodge Ram, The Law Offices of J. Marc Montijo, BeachFleischman, and Valley Oasis Pools & Spas Construction