Majority of the business across the globe have failed to engage in ethical and professional behaviors in the course of conducting day to day activities. Across the different sectors, clients are at a receiving end since businesses have become profit oriented. For instance, increased competition has not only led to poor quality of goods and services delivery but also to the lack of customer satisfaction. Therefore, to cultivate sanity and encourage business ethics in the market, various stakeholders have come together to recognize the organizations that engage in business professionalism. One such type of the award is Better Business Bureau, which is given to businesses conducting their business ethically. The awarding of the BBB award is after considering numerous factors that do involve not only business perspective but also the contributions towards the society. As a result, the proud recipient of the 2017 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics is Aloha Construction. The panel of judges declared Aloha Construction as the winner due to several reasons and the main one being the regular contributions it has done to the local community.
Torch Award was incepted in 1996 with the aim of honoring organizations that demonstrate social responsibility, leadership, high standards in ethics for the benefit of the consumers, best practices among other traits that aim to benefit the customer and the whole society. Aloha Construction was nominated and eventually won the BBB award due to the corporate social responsibilities it has towards the community. To demonstrate one of the many ways through which Aloha Construction engage in giving back to the society is partnering with Learning Express to facility a toy shopping spree event for all the needy families within the community. Through the charitable branch, David Farbaky Foundation the Aloha Construction has become a helping hand to the needy. Besides, the company is involved in many philanthropic activities such as the sponsoring Roselle Medinah baseball and donating money to help children with cancer. For a company to receive the BBB award the six criteria that must be meet are as follows: Leaders commit to ethical behavior, communication of ethical practice, leadership that ensures unity in the organization, organization commit to ethical employees management practices and organization commitment towards the community.
Aloha Construction has offices in Lake Zurich. It is a family-owned business that offers construction services to the state of Illinois and South Wisconsin. Since its inception in 2008, it has expanded in the last decade to complete over 7000 local projects, gaining a reputation for safety, excellence, and integrity. The company manufactures roofing products and materials using steel and asphalt and deals in kitchen design, bathroom repairs among other services. It has continually dedicated itself to offer outstanding services to employees and services, a culture that has enabled it to win numerous awards including the prestigious Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Award in 2017.
Aloha Construction received the Torch Award in recognition of its exceptional ethical practices and for embracing the qualities that the Award upholds. After rigorous screening, the group of 15 judges selected Aloha Construction as one of 2017’s recipients as a result of their numerous charitable acts in Northern Illinois and Chicago. The CEO of the company, Dave Farbaky, exerts a lot of effort to ensure that his customers, employees, and community are always put first. Some of their charitable deeds include partnering with Omni Youth Services to offer disadvantaged children an all-expense-paid shopping spree for Christmas.
Aloha Construction appreciates its customers and the owners express their appreciation annually through free roof inspections. The company also offers excellent customer service in various ways including a ten-year craftsmanship warranty to let their customers have peace of mind. They provide 100% quality guarantee, and whenever they install a roof, they do repairs completely free of charge for the next ten years. In 2017, the business realised their goal of offering 20,000 roofing jobs in Illinois.
Aloha Construction also puts its community first by consistently giving back to the society. It supports the dreams of athletes by sponsoring their sporting activities. In 2017, Aloha sponsored the Lake Zurich high school football team, Illinois State University Athletics among others. Dave Farbaky joined the ISU athletes to give $5 per each assist scored in the season’s basketball games, to Camp One Step which gives summer experiences to children living with cancer.
Every year the Better Business Bureau (BBB) selects one business to receive the Torch Award, an award that honors ethical business practices throughout the year. The nominated companies go through intensive screening and are chosen by an independent panel of judges. The most recent Torch Award has been given to Aloha Construction of Lake Zurich, Illinois. Aloha Construction was originally nominated because of their immense contributions to the local community.
Aloha Construction takes part in many various community projects, the main being Learning Express. Through this program a big shopping spree is funded for a local family in need. This past year Aloha partnered with a local youth service to find a single mother with four daughters to receive the shopping spree. The four girls were given 60 seconds to grab as many toys as they could, and ended up going home with over $7000 of products. They have also funded tickets to Chicago Bulls game vs. the Houston Rockets for a boy who has had to have multiple surgeries due to a serious heart defect. In addition to these specific acts of kindness, Aloha construction has held fundraisers through various sports games and the Boys and Girls Club.
Not only does the company care for its community, it cares vastly for its customers and employees. Employees are ensured to receive the absolute best training possible and to then provide quality service to their clients before, during, and after a job is done. President and CEO of Aloha Construction David Farbaky. is quoted saying, “Our desire is to stay focused on what we do best; provide outstanding products and unsurpassed customer service.
Aloha construction is a family owned company that has been providing general contractor services including roofing, siding replacement, and gutters for a decade now. It is all of these pieces put together that won them the Torch Award this year, and they are beyond grateful for it. They will definitely continue to do great things within their community.