Concord, NH (June 9, 2016) – The Bedford Village Inn was buzzing with business leaders celebrating marketplace excellence at the Better Business Bureau’s 16th Annual Torch Awards Ceremony on June 8. The event recognized the Student Ethics Scholarship recipients and three New Hampshire businesses as Torch Award Winners. One winner from three size categories (small, medium and large) was presented a crystal Torch Award for their commitment to ethics and trust.
KT Blue Board Plastering in Nashua took home the small size category award. Their core values center around ambition, focus, execution, inspiration, and a customer-first approach. KT Blue Board Plastering was voted the Best Plastering Company in the Nashua Region in both 2014 and 2015 through GKM National Independent Survey Co. In addition to their commitment to the industry, KT Blue Board gives back to their community through their support of the Nashua Police Patrolman’s Association, the Nashua Fire Fighter’s Association I.A.F.F. Local 789, and the Hudson NH Police Relief Association.
The medium size category award went to Epping Well and Pump from Epping, NH. This company began operating in 1986 with just two employees. Today, they have two locations, 30 employees, and receive 90% of their business from personal referrals. Epping Well and Pump’s nationally accredited water testing laboratory is one of the few water quality laboratories in the country devoted solely to drinking water. They have given back locally and to those in need by donating materials and installing irrigation systems in Epping, Hampton Falls and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa. Epping Well and Pump also supports athletic associations, Brownies, Boy Scouts of America, NH State Troopers Association, D.A.R.E. and much more.
Littleton Coin Company received the large category Torch Award. Founded by Maynard Sundman in 1945, Littleton Coin believes the crux of their business is treating the customer fairly and with honesty. Trust and honesty played a prominent role in current president, David Sundman’s most recent accolades as the American Numismatic Association’s Dealer of the Year and the 2015 Raymond S. Burton Business Leader of the Year. LCC is active supporter of their local Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Boys and Girls Club, Littleton River District Revitalization Project, Professional Numismatic Guild and donates thousands of dollars to coin clubs, Boy Scout Troops and schools across the nation.
Alongside the Torch Award Winners, BBB presented $2,000 scholarships to five New Hampshire students furthering their education.
BBB congratulates all recipients and thanks everyone who attended!
Photos Left to Right:
1. Kenneth Taylor from KT Blue Board Plastering accepting his small business category Torch Award with Robert Shomphe, BBB CEO and Howard Brodsky, Chairman of BBB's Board of Directors.
2. Kathy Kelley and Henry De Boer from Epping Well and Pump accepting their medium business category Torch Award.
3. Jill Kimball accepting Littleton Coin Company's large business category Torch Award.