Past Award Recipients

In the 19 years of honoring companies for the highest levels of marketplace ethics, the Better Business Bureau has presented Torch Awards to businesses large and small. 

Here is a list of recipients. 



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2016
Dream Kitchens Inc.

New Age Transportation, Distribution & Warehousing Inc.
Rainbow International of South and West Suburbs
Perma-Seal Basement Systems
Plante Moran
Normandy Design-Build Remodeling

2015
Advantage Chevrolet of Bolingbrook
MM Financial Consulting, Inc.
West Suburban Bank- Downers Grove
WindowWorks
Empire Today, LLC
Sears Holdings Corporation

2014
Sliders
The Interior Design Group LTD
Tina’s Closet
Starship Travel
Aurico
Progressive Truck Driving School, Inc.
AAA Chicago
InnerWorkings
The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc.

2013
The Boeing Company
LTD Commodities
Imagetec L.P.
Access One
Andrea A. Raila & Associates
Scott Nelson Electric, Inc. 

2012
AT&T
Hyatt Regency Chicago
West Suburban Bank
Clune Construction
Vintage Tech Recyclers, Inc.
Luna Chicago, LLC
LaPelusa Home Improvement, Inc. 

2011
Sears Holdings Corporation
Wilton Brands Inc.
Itasca Bank & Trust Co.
Imagetec L.P.
Cray, Kaiser LTD
Music by Design, Ltd.
John Baethke & Son Plumbing, Inc 

2009
The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc.
Assurance Agency, Ltd.
Packer Engineering Inc.
Tasty Catering
Integrated Project Management

2008
IBM Corporation
Sears Holding Corporation
Empire Today, LLC
PromoWorks
Luna Carpet & Blinds, Inc.
Life Care Innovations, Inc.

2007
CarMax
Power Construction Company
Feldco
IHM Remodeling Repair Contractors 

2006
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
Empire Today
Leopardo Construction
U.S. Waterproofing 

2005
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Pepper Construction Company
Information Development Consultants, Inc.
Salon 475 of Ravinia, Inc. 

2004
Dade Behring Inc.
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Integrated Project Management Company, Inc.*****
Design Construction Concepts, Ltd. 

2003
Combined Insurance Company
George S. May International Company
DiamondCluster International
Perma-Seal Basement Systems, Inc.
LaPelusa Home Improvement Inc. 

2002
Abbott Laboratories
RR Donnelley & Sons Company
Tellabs
Edward Don & Company
Viking Ski Shop
Jam-N-Yams

2001
Kemper Insurance Companies****
Fleet Feet Sports Chicago, Inc.
The Gem Shop**** 

2000
DeVry, Inc.
The Apartment People
A.A. Rayner & Sons 

1999
DonTech Company
Educational Communications, Inc. 

1998
CDW Computer Centers***
The Pampered Chef
Dakota-K Auto Repair & Tire Centers***

1997
Jewel-Osco*
ABT Electronics and Appliance**
Illinois Service Federal Savings & Loan*


*Finalists (1998), International Torch Award

**Honorable Mention (1998), International Torch Award

***Finalists (1999) & Winners (2000), International Torch Award

****Finalists (2002) International Torch Award

*****Winner 2005 International Torch Award
 

†In 2010, the award changed to reflect the upcoming business year

For more information about the BBB Torch Awards, call
312-245-2643 or torchteam@chicago.bbb.org