BBB Serving North Central Texas Congratulates 6 BBB Ethics Award Winners

September 12, 2017

Better Business Bureau Serving North Central Texas expresses its sincere congratulations to all of the finalists and winners of its inaugural Torch Award for Ethics event, hosted on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dallas, Texas.     

Winners and Finalists of the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics in Dallas 

BBB|NCTX partnered with Dallas Business Journal to bring the prestigious event to Dallas in 2017. “We enjoyed working with DBJ on the project,” said Phylissia Clark, VP of Public Relations and Communications for BBB|NCTX. “We appreciate DBJ’s focus on current trends in our market. The ceremony was a great success. And, we are proud that so many North Texas businesses continue to demonstrate a commitment to ethics.” The finalists and winners are featured in Dallas Business Journal publications in print and online.


The award was created by the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust, the educational foundation of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, in 1996. For over 20 years, the Torch Award has recognized and celebrated businesses that demonstrate a commitment to ethical practices and social responsibility in corporate leadership, communications, and management. The award is offered locally throughout North America, by individual BBB offices. Local winners who operate for-profit businesses go on to compete for the International Torch Award, presented by the Council of Better Business Bureaus.  


After rigorous review of numerous entries, eighteen finalists and one non-profit winner, from a diverse array of industries, were selected for recognition. Five of these finalists, and one non-profit business, received the BBB Torch Award for Ethics during an awards luncheon.


“We sought to honor businesses in our service area that deeply care about honesty and transparency and strive to exemplify a higher standard,” said Jay Newman, President and C.E.O of BBB|NCTX. “We sincerely congratulate all of the winners and finalists.”


The finalists and 2017 award winners are as follows:


Extra-Small Category Finalists:

Outback Roofing

The Pillow Bar

U Gau Grrl

Extra-Small Category Winner: Key Residential



Small Category Finalists:

Clarity Windows

Phillips Home Improvement

Texas Counter Fitters

Small Category Winner: Chemical Information Services

 Chemical Information Services


Medium Category Finalists:


KWA Construction

Medium Category Winner: Advent Air Conditioning

Advent Air Conditioning  


Large Category Finalists:


Money Matters with Ken Moraif

Nature Nate’s Honey Co.

Large Category Winner: Halff Associates

Halff Associate 


Extra-Large Category Finalists:

At Home

Legacy Texas

Extra-Large Category Winner: TDIndustries

TD Industries 


Non-Profit Category Winner: Southwest Transplant Alliance

Southwest Transplant Alliance

See more pictures of the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics Awards Ceremony.


ABOUT BBB: For nearly 97 years, Better Business Bureau Serving North Central Texas has been helping people throughout the Dallas and Wichita Falls areas find businesses and brands they can trust. Our two offices serve around 7,000 accredited businesses in 29 counties. In 2016, people turned to BBB | NCTX nearly 10 million times for BBB Business Profiles on North Central Texas businesses, information about advertising and trade practice investigations, to request a quote for service, dispute resolution services and more. For more information visit