Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics. BBB Torch Awards were created to showcase ethical companies and charities in Eastern North Carolina that build trust, advertise honestly, tell the truth, remain transparent, and honor their promises. Spotlighting these companies and charities fits the BBB mission to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust.
BBB Torch Award entries were evaluated by an independent panel of judges comprised of volunteer business and community leaders in eastern North Carolina. The awards were presented at the BBB Torch Awards Luncheon held on Wednesday, May 18 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary.
BBB congratulates the following businesses who were selected as winners of the 2017 Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics:
Small Business Category
Scro’s Roofing Scro's Roofing Company, a local family owned and operated company, has served the Triangle since 1995. "Working with integrity, reliability, and respect to provide quality residential roofing services for the glory of Jesus Christ," is the mission of Scro’s Roofing, and it is their company goal every day to provide 100% customer satisfaction and to provide the best possible experience for their customers. The company strives to respond to all customer correspondence within the same day. Scro’s Roofing also gives back to the community by donating a free roof replacement to a family in need once a year; providing a military discount; and matching customer donations up to $100 toward certain organizations, including St. Jude’s, Samaritan’s Purse, and Hope Reins of Raleigh.
Mid-Size Business Category
Anderson Painting and Power Washing Anderson Painting & Power Washing was founded in 2006, by husband and wife duo, Megan and Nate Anderson. That same year they began sponsoring a local refugee family through Lutheran Family Services, Refugee Resettlement Program. The members of this family arrived in Raleigh completely bewildered, as they did not speak any English and possessed a limited set of prior work experiences. Megan and Nate quickly realized that, in addition to time and support, they could also offer their new friends something that was vital to their long-term success and independence: a job! Anderson Painting provides in-house skills training, safety training, and crew leader/leadership training to ensure that employees will continue to adhere to their mission statement. The company gives back to the community by sponsoring various local road races, as well as a golf tournament.
Large Business Category
Matthew’s Motors Founded in 1994, Matthews Motors began in a mobile home on a dirt lot near Clayton High School. Their inventory consisted of three cars and a boat, which the owner, Steve Matthews, purchased on his credit card. Over the years, Matthews Motors has added on to its Clayton flagship by opening a lot in Goldsboro and is set to open a lot in Wilmington. Matthews built his business on the principle of treating others the way he would want to be treated, and has always strived to help customers by making a commitment to selling vehicles that come with an unlimited mileage and lifetime powertrain warranty. Matthews Motors also works hard to make a difference in the community, as well. They developed a program where they help clients, who are currently in bankruptcy, purchase a car that is less than 5 years old and has less than 60,000 miles, allowing the client to rebuild their credit score.
For more information on the BBB Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics, please visit: bbbtorchaward.org.