Past Torch Awards Recipients

2000 – 2017

2017 Torch Awards for Ethics Recipients

The 2017 Torch Awards was held on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Enter
and plan to attend the 2018 Torch Awards which will be February 2018 at the Amarillo Civic Center.

The 2017 recipients were:

Small Business

WINNER: Gary's Heating and Air Conditioning Inc.

Finalist: The Jim Hutson Agency, LLC.

Finalist: Plains Plumbing Company, LLC

Large Business

WINNER: Phillips 99 Pipeline, LLC


WINNER: United Way of Amarillo & Canyon

Finalist: CareNet Pregnancy Centers of Amarillo & Canyon

Excellence in Community Service Recipient:

WINNER: Jimmy Lackey, Kids Incorporated


Small Business

WINNER: Cross Pointe Auto

Finalist: The Jim Hutson Agency, LLC.

Medium Business

WINNER: Custom Gardens

Finalist: A & R Plumbing Heating & Air

Excellence in Community Service Recipient:
WINNER: Eveline Rivers, Eveline Rivers Christmas Project  &  Eveline’s Sunshine Cottage. 

BBB Amarillo celebrated the 75th Anniversary of serving the Texas panhandle in lieu of an awards ceremony.

Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics® Recipients:
Affiliated Foods, Inc.
Austin Distributing
Barnes Jewelry, Inc.
Gower & Company Insurance
Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors
Martin-Tipton Pharmacy LLC
McCormick Company

Excellence in Community Service Award
The Excellence in Community Service Award is given to an individual who has shown unfailing dedication to serving the community and brings the core values set forth by the BBB to their everyday practices. The BBB Standards set forth valued qualities of doing the right thing, making tough decisions that may not be popular with some but that serve the good of the community at large; values such as Trust and Integrity.

Excellence in Community Service Recipient:
Cpl. Jerry Neufeld, Amarillo Police Department

Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics® Recipients:
Allison Welding, Jim Allen, President
Attebury Grain, Inc., Suzanne Boyce, President
Hills Sport Shop, Kirk Hill, President
Hoarel Sign Company, Gary Cox, Owner
Mayfield Roofing, Inc. Ronnie Mayfield, Owner
Ray Electric Company, Jerry Ray, Manager

Excellence in Community Service Recipient:
Dusty McGuire, Keep Amarillo Beautiful


Small Business Category 
Winner:Dale Buckner, Inc

Finalist: Collier Property Management

Finalist: Goodcare Services

Medium Business Category
Winner: Wayne's Quality Auto Glass

Finalist: Gary's Heating & Air

Finalist: A-1 Floor Covering

Finalist: Auto Sales & Finance

Finalist: EnergyNet

Large Business Category
Winner: Education Credit Union

Finalist: Allstate Security Industries

President’s Award
Winner: A to Z Tire & Battery, Inc.

Winner:Williams-Boyce Agency

Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics
Excellence in Community Service Recipient:
Mayor Debra McCartt, City of Amarillo


Small business category     
Winner: Catmandu Inc.

Finalist: Scotties Transmission, Inc. and

Finalist: Shreiner Plumbing, Inc.

Medium business category
Winner: Elliott Russell Office Supplies and Furniture

Finalist: Broome Optical and

Finalist: Education Credit Union

Large business category

Winner: Talon/LPE

Finalist: First United Bank and

Finalist: Golden Plains Community Hospital


Small business category
Winner: Zips Express Car Wash

Finalist: Gonzales Moving & Storage

Finalist: Shelton’s Flowers

Finalist: Taxequences

Medium business category  
Winner: Prudential Ada Realtors

Finalist: Catmandu

Finalist: People’s Federal Credit Union

Finalist: Talon, LLP

Large business category 
Winner: La Fiesta Grande Restaurants

Finalist: First United Bank

Finalist: Scottco Service Company

Finalist: United Supermarkets

Nonprofit category
Winner: Consumer Credit Counseling Services

Finalist: RSVP


Small business category
Winner: Goodcare Health Services

Finalist: Diamond Business Services

Finalist: Zips Car Wash

Medium business category
Winner: White Face Ford – Hereford

Finalist: Amarillo Pediatric Dentistry

Finalist: Rabern Rentals

Large business category
Winner: Bruckner’s Truck Sales

Finalist: Amarillo Diagnostic Clinic

Finalist: Elliott Russell Office Supply

Nonprofit category 
Winner: Goodwill Industries of Amarillo

Finalist: Consumer Credit Counseling Service

Finalist: Samaritan Pastoral Counseling Center


Small business category
Winner: Marcella Furs & Leather Inc.

Finalist: Shelton's Flowers & Gifts

Finalist: Wayne's Quality Auto Glass, Inc.

Medium business category
Winner: Custom Gardens

Finalist: Clifton Gunderson LLP

Finalist: Saturn of Amarillo

Large business category
Winner: Happy State Bank

Finalist: Donut Stop, Inc.

Finalist: Panhandle Plains Student Loan Center

Nonprofit category
Winner: Care Net Crisis Pregnancy Centers of Amarillo

Winner: Coffee Memorial Blood Center


Small business category:
Winner: Royal Limousine

Finalists: Catmandu, CCI Check Recovery

Medium business category:
Winner: Stevens 5 Star Car & Truck Center

Finalists: Belmar Bakery, Custom Gardens

Large business category:
Winner:United Supermarkets

Finalists: BWXT Pantex, Panhandle Plains Student Loan Center

Nonprofit business category:
Winner: Park Central Retirement Community

Finalists: Baptist St Anthony’s Health System, Kids, Inc.


Very small business category
WINNER: Royal Architectural Products, Ltd.

Finalists: Royal Limousine, Wayne's Quality Auto Glass, Inc.

Small business category
WINNER: Krause Landscape Contractors, Inc.

Finalists:Hoarel Sign Company, Mayfield Roofing, Inc.

Medium business category
WINNER: Scottco Service Company

Finalists:Bruckner's Truck Sales, Inc., Elliott Russell Office Supply & Furniture

Large business category
WINNER: Ambassador Hotel

Finalist:Amarillo Globe News


Small business category

Finalists: Allied Machine & Welding, Pratt Plumbing, Heating & A/C

Medium business category
WINNER: Duncan & Boyd Jewelers

Finalists: Karr & Hardee Dentistry Partnership, Palo Duro Retirement Village, Hoarel Sign Company

Med/Lg business category  
WINNER: Miller Paper Company

Finalists: Actuaries & Associates, Krause Landscape Contractors

Large business category
WINNER: Amarillo Diagnostic Clinic, PA


Small business category
Winner: Vitalert/Lifeline

Finalists: Health South, Money Method$

Medium business category
Winner: Moore’s Pharmacy - Borger

Finalists: Chick-fil-A, MVC, Inc.

Large business category
Winner: Atmos Energy


Small business category 
Winner: Flexo Graphics

Finalists: Camper Roundup, Inc., Collier Property Management – Canyon

Medium business category 
Winner: Hertner’s Camera, Video & 1 Hour Photo

Finalists: Miller Paper Company, Price Overhead Door Company, Inc.

Large business category 
Winner: Amarillo National Bank

Finalists: Ameripride Linen & Apparel Company


Small business category
Winner:George M. Bonin Insurance Agency

Finalists: Camper Roundup, Inc., Precision Lube, Inc.

Medium business category
Winner: Stevens 5 Star Car & Truck Center in Hereford

Finalists: Corporate Technology Group, Hertner’s Camera & Imaging Center

Large business category
Winner: United Supermarkets

Finalist: Affiliated Foods, Inc.


Small business category
Winner: Critter Camp

Finalists: Corporate Technology Group, Dumas Nursing Center

Large business category
Winner: Affiliated Foods, Inc.

Finalists: Amarillo National Bank, NTS Communications

International Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics

Winner: United Supermarkets

Finalist: Miller Paper Company

Finalist:Amarillo National Bank (Top 5)

Finalist:Critter Camp (Top 10)