2017 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics Finalists Announced

February 27, 2017

TAE LogoBetter Business Bureau serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona (BBB) announces the 15 Arizona companies selected as finalists for the 2017 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics, sponsored by Desert Schools Federal Credit Union. Five of the 15 companies will be named winners in their category during the awards dinner and ceremony Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the Arizona Biltmore.

“Known for upholding high ethical standards, this year’s finalists join over 200 local businesses part of BBB’s community of trustworthy businesses,”said Dory Gosar, BBB Foundation Director. “Doing the right thing is not always easy and these companies have demonstrated a commitment to ethical practices even in the most difficult times.” 

The 2017 Torch Awards for Ethics finalists are: 

Category I (1 – 10 employees)

  • Larson Air Conditioning (Scottsdale)
  • Loud Rumor (Scottsdale)
  • Southwest Svs Company (Phoenix)


Category II (11 – 20 employees)

  • Benefit Logic, Inc. (Flagstaff)
  • Champs Family Automotive (Goodyear)
  • Spa Lamar (Scottsdale)


Category III (21-50 employees)

  • Arizona Foundation Solutions, LLC (Phoenix)
  • Lucid Agency, LLC (Tempe)
  • Two Men And A Truck (Scottsdale)


Category IV (51-150 employees)

  • Arrowhead Honda (Peoria)
  • Dircks Moving & Logistics (Phoenix)
  • Howard Air (Phoenix)


Category V (151 + employees)

  • American Vision Windows (Mesa)
  • George Brazil Air Conditioning & Heating (Phoenix)
  • WebPT (Phoenix)

Anthony Robles, 2011 NCAA Champion and author of Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became a Champion, will deliver the keynote address and share his incredible story as a one-legged wrestler with more than 400 business and community leaders during the April 12 awards dinner. Television and radio personality Pat McMahon, along with media personality Catherine Anaya, will serve as masters of ceremonies.

“Perseverance, determination, and hard work are key qualities in athletics, but also play a vital role in business,” said Matthew Fehling, BBB President/CEO. “Roble’s story of courage and tenacity will resonate with many, but particularly with recipients of BBB’s Ethical Athlete Scholarship, who will also be recognized for their ethics along with the 15 finalists.”

Visit torchawards.arizonabbb.org to learn more about the April 12 event. Secure a table sponsorship by Thursday, March 23 or purchase tickets by April 7. For additional information, contact BBB Foundation at 602-264-2864 or bbbfoundation@arizonabbb.org.


About BBB Foundation

BBB Foundation is BBB’s local, 501(c)(3) affiliate incorporated in 1982 to support BBB’s mission of advancing marketplace trust. BBB Foundation provides education to consumers of all ages about wise spending and fraud prevention. Supported largely by donations from BBB Accredited Businesses and an annual golf tournament, BBB Foundation provides objective information on topics affecting marketplace trust. For more information, visit foundation.arizonabbb.org.


About Better Business Bureau Serving Central, Northern & Western Arizona

For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau (BBB) has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2015, people turned to BBB more than 172 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 5.3 million businesses and 11,000 charities, all available free at bbb.org.  Incorporated locally in 1938, BBB serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona serves 10 counties through its campuses in Phoenix, Lake Havasu City, Prescott and Yuma, supported by over 11,500 BBB Accredited Businesses. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to high standards of ethical business practices. BBB provides objective advice, free business and charity profiles, and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust.