The Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics is a prestigious award that is tough to get, as their are six specific criteria that companies must meet to get it. The Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics was started in 1996 to honor companies that demonstrate leadership, social responsibility, following of best practices, and hold extremely high standards when it comes to the their organizational ethics.
In 2017, a panel of 15 judges, representing the BBB that served Chicago and the Northern Illinois region, awarded this prestigious Torch Award to Aloha Construction because of the company’s decade-long history of quality and ethical work within the region and their focus on both their employees and the community that they work within. This award topped off an already impressive year for the company, as 2017 also had them pass an important milestone as they completed their 200,000th roofing job that year as well.
The award was well deserved, as Aloha Construction has a reputation of being a forward-thinking, ethical company. Internally, the company ensures that their employees are treated well. With competitive pay and benefits, they make sure their employees stay, offering them stability, and also, every year, Aloha Construction rewards their highest-performing employees with an all-expenses paid trip to Maui, Hawaii. Externally, the company not only makes sure that they treat their customers well, but also that they treat their community well.
On top of a 10-year Craftsmanship warranty for all their customers, that ensures that any damages will be paid for free of charge during that time, Aloha Construction also offers an annual free roof inspection that ensures that their customers know of any possible damages and that they’ll be able to get that damage repaired before the warranty runs out.
Beyond just supporting their customers, the company also supports the community by sponsoring multiple sports teams, have hosted a local Boys and Girl Club for their Youth of the Month event, and have done events such as a toy shopping spree for a family and a Chicago Bulls VIP ticket giveaway that resulted in a local child with a congenital heart disease, and his friends, being given a great opportunity to see the Bulls play.
Aloha Construction believes in not only being honest with both their employees and their customers, but also believes in helping the community. This led them to winning this prestigious award at the end of last year, and will most likely lead them to more accolades in the future.