Each year, the Better Business Bureau awards its prestigious Torch Award to select companies who demonstrate exceptional ethical practices in their business throughout the year. The companies who are nominated go through a meticulous screening process and are ultimately selected by an independent panel of judges. Aloha Construction, out of Illinois, was a proud recipient of the 2017 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.
According to the panel of judges, Aloha Construction was selected as one of the recipients for several reasons including its regular contributions to the local community.
What is the Torch Award?
The Torch Award has been around since 1996 and honors companies who demonstrate leadership, social responsibility, best practices, and hold very high standards when it comes to their organizational ethics benefitting customers, employees, their communities, etc. It is a prestigious award that has very high standards. So, it is a real honor for any company which receives it.
To even qualify for the award, there are six specific criteria that a company must meet. They are:
- Leaders are committed to ethical practices.
Leaders must demonstrate ethical practices in their life and work and lead their team of employees accordingly. They seek out feedback intentionally and make personal improvements when needed.
- Communication of ethical practice.
Leaders enforce and build a work culture that adheres to high character ethics and practices. They also behave and communicate with each other, employees, and stakeholders in ways that are consistent with their beliefs.
- Leadership practices that unify their organization.
Leaders have strong convictions and unify their organization around these convictions and they work consistently to ensure the clarity of their purpose.
- An organizational commitment to performance management practices.
They implement high-competency management practices as well as demonstrate high character. And they establish practices that represent their commitment to the future.
- An organization committed to ethical human resource practices.
The company leadership values its team of employees. It adopts and prepares human resource practices to support its staff members and provide opportunities for employee growth and development.
- Organizational commitment to the community.
The leaderships ethical commitment transfers to the community. They actively engage with other organizations in their industry, and also in their community.
Aloha Construction was honored to qualify for and ultimately win this prestigious award. Although the company prides itself on its excellent service as roofers and siding contractors, it also values opportunities to help and serve the community.
Aloha Construction’s Community Service
One of the many ways that Aloha has had an impact on the community was by partnering with Learning Express to launch a toy shopping spree event for a local family in need. Through their charitable branch, the David Farbaky Foundation (named after the founder and CEO of Aloha), they reached out to Omni Youth Services to help them identify a family to help. A single mother and her four girls were selected for the event. The girls had the opportunity to grab as many toys as they could within 60 seconds. All in all, this family cheerfully collected $7,000 worth of toys to take home.
In another example of the company’s generosity, Aloha sent a 12-year old boy and 11 of his closest friends to a Chicago Bulls game vs. the Houston Rockets. The boy they selected had congenital heart failure and had already undergone five open heart surgeries since birth. The group of kids had the opportunity to use Aloha’s box suite at the United Center for the game, which will be an experience that none of them will probably ever forget (even if the Bulls did end up losing the game).
These are only two of the many examples of Aloha Construction’s generosity and love for its community. The company is also actively involved in many other charitable activities such as:
- Donating $5 for each assist during Illinois State University games to help children with cancer through Camp One Step by Children’s Oncology Services, Inc.
- Sponsoring the Central Illinois Flying Aces Hockey team which includes youth jersey giveaways, and awarding an outstanding player each week at the game.
- Partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington.
- Sponsoring the Roselle Medinah’s baseball and softball organizations.
The Better Business Bureau took into consideration Aloha Construction’s extensive amount of community service as part of its decision to award the company with the Torch Award for 2017.
About Aloha Construction
The company cares about its community, but it also cares deeply about the customers it serves and the employees who work for the company. Aloha is a family-owned company that was founded by David Farbaky. For decades the company has been providing general contractor services including roofing, siding replacement, and gutters to residents of Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.
For roofing projects, the Company uses a nine-step inspection process to thoroughly investigate and identify potential issues with your home’s roof. Aloha also provides a 10-year craftsmanship warranty on all of its roofing jobs. Additionally, all of its siding contractors are licensed and insured. They go through a rigorous home improvement training through the Vinyl Siding Institute to become certified in this area.
Aloha has also recently launched a restoration and interior remodeling division. This division will offer services such as mold removal, water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, carpet cleaning, and interior remodeling services. Not only will the company provide excellent damage and restoration services to its customers, it is focused on its team becoming certified and licensed in disaster recovery and professional remodeling. This division will be based out of its Lake Zurich location.
The Company ensures that its employees are highly trained in their jobs and that its customers receive excellent service and support after the job is done. With these high ethical practices plus Aloha Construction’s ongoing commitment to community service, it is not surprising that they received the prestigious Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau.
Aloha Construction is headquartered in Lake Zurich, IL and has an additional office in Bloomington.