Better Business Bureau of the Upstate Names 2017 Business of Integrity Award Winners

November 10, 2017

Better Business Bureau® of the Upstate (BBB) selected eleven Upstate companies as the winners of its Business of Integrity Award on November 9, 2017 at the Hilton Greenville.

“It is a privilege to be able to celebrate ethics in the Upstate marketplace through our Business of Integrity Awards. Recognizing those businesses in our community who lead the charge by consistently exemplifying the BBB mission of ethics, integrity and marketplace trust is an immense honor,” said Vee Daniel, President and CEO of Better Business Bureau of the Upstate.

Nominations are submitted by customers or the companies themselves, but this award differs from many others in the Upstate. Rather than being decided by popularity, nominees are put through a rigorous application process evaluating the company's demonstrated commitment to business practices that build trust with employees, customers and vendors in the marketplace.

The Business of Integrity Award is given to businesses who demonstrate a sustained commitment to ethics and community leadership. The winners were selected in three categories based on the number of employees.

Congratulations to the 2017 Business of Integrity Awardees:

Customer Service 
DFS Creative Concepts — 1-10 Employees 
Merus Refreshment Services, Inc.— 11-49 Employees 
Southern Traditions Window Fashions — 11-49 Employees 
Guy Roofing, Inc. — 50-199 Employees

Marketplace Ethics 
HIBR– 1-10 Employees
Gabriel Builders Inc. — 11-49 Employees 
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home — 50-199 Employees

Community Service 
Flourish — 1-10 Employees 
ProGrin Dental — 11-49 Employees 
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home — 50-199 Employees
ScanSource -- 200+ employees
Keller Williams Greenville Upstate – Local Affiliate Franchise Category

A special thanks to all our sponsors, who made this event possible. 

VIP Sponsors
Toyota of Greer
Kia of Greer
Hyundai of Greer
Moore & Balliew Oil Company, Inc.
Rustic Escentuals

Silver Sponsors

Godshall Professional Recruiting & Staffing
Keller Williams Greenville Upstate
Piedmont Natural Gas
Sandlapper Securities, LLC
Jordan Construction Company
Bank of Travelers Rest
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home
Vista Capital Management Group
Johnstone Supply
Bradshaw, Gordon & Clinkscales, LLC
Martin Printing Company, Inc.
Attorney Offices of Thomas Gagne PA

Friends of the BBB 
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices/C. Dan Joyner REALTORS
Bonitz Flooring Group, Inc.
Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union
DFS Creative Concepts
GBS Building Supply
Guy Roofing, Inc
Smith Dray Line & Storage Company Inc
Southern Traditions Window Fashions
TD Bank 



About the Better Business Bureau®:

For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2016, people turned to BBB more than 167 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at  BBB Serving Upstate, South Carolina was founded in 1983 and serves 10 counties,  including Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, and Union.  Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization's high standards of ethical business behavior. BBB is the preeminent resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses and charities. For more information, call (864) 242-5052 or visit