GREENVILLE, SC – (November 12, 2013) The Better Business Bureau® of the Upstate, a private, non-profit serving the 10-county Upstate area, presented 15 area companies with the 2013 Business of Integrity Award during a ceremony Thursday, November 7th at the Hilton Greenville.
Sponsored by American Fabrication and Grier Roofing Company, the Business of Integrity Awards recognizes outstanding businesses for their commitment to exceptional marketplace standards that benefit their consumers, employees, suppliers, industry peers and the communities in which they do business.
Applications were accepted from Upstate businesses in the following categories: marketplace ethics, customer service and community service.
The winners of the 2013 Business of Integrity Awards include:
Bentley’s Heating & Air – Marketplace Ethics, 1-10 Employees Category
Tandem Innovative Payment Solutions – Marketplace Ethics Award, 1-10 Employees Category
Capehart Family & Cosmetic Dentistry – Community Service Award, 1-10 Employees Category
Dillard-Jones Builders – Community Service Award, 1-10 Employees Category
Premiere PC Technology Group – Customer Service Award, 1-10 Employees Category
Cottman Transmission - Community and Customer Service Award, 1-10 Employees of a Local Affiliate or Franchise of a Regional/National Company Category
Mr. Transmission – Marketplace Ethics Award, 1-10 Employees of a Local Affiliate or Franchise of a Regional/National Company Category
The Marchant Company – Marketplace Ethics Award, 11-49 Employees Category
Grier Roofing – Customer Service Award, 11-49 Employees Category
Joe Roberson and Son Roofing – Customer Service, 11-49 Employees Category
The Turner Agency, Inc. – Community Service Award, 11-49 Employees of a Local Affiliate or Franchise of a Regional/National Company Category
SC Telco Federal Credit Union – Community Service Award, 50-199 Employees Category
Dick Brooks Honda – Customer Service Award, 50-199 Employees Category
American Credit Acceptance – Marketplace Ethics Award, 200+ Employees Category
Toyota of Greenville – Customer Service Award, 200+ Employees of a Local Affiliate or Franchise of a Regional/National Company Category
“Integrity and ethics in business are more important than ever before,” said Vee Daniel, president/CEO, Better Business Bureau of the Upstate. “We received a number of applicants and the decision to narrow it down was a challenging one for our panel of judges. We believe the 15 companies selected this year epitomize BBB’s high standards for ethics in business. These trustworthy companies make the Upstate a better place to do business.”
In addition to recognizing area businesses, BBB awarded six Upstate high school students with a scholarship through BBB’s Education Outreach Program. SC Secretary of State Mark Hammond presented the scholarships during the event.
The 2013 Student of Integrity Awards Scholarship recipients include:
Mary Katherine Carter, Christ Church Episcopal School, sponsored by SANDLAPPER Securities
Reagan Heather Welch, Crescent High School, sponsored by Bonitz Flooring Group
Meghan Estes Gawlas, Daniel High School, sponsored by American Fab
Eric Stephen Moe, Jr., Dorman High School, sponsored by Elite Financial Services
Nikita Girish Deshpande, Mauldin High School, sponsored by GBS Building Supply "Ellis L. Darby Memorial Scholarship" and Greenville Health System
Joshua Shawn Wright, Westside High School, sponsored by Dillard-Jones Builders
“Each year, we recognized high school students in the Upstate who personify high character through leadership, community service, academic achievement and overall personal integrity,” said Daniel. “These students possess leadership skills and are some of the brightest young people in our area. Definitely names to watch as future leaders of our community.”