BBB HONOURS FOUR BUSINESSES WITH ETHICS AWARD
Ottawa, ON, October 3, 2007 – The Better Business Bureau today announced the winners of the
2007 Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics. The businesses selected
to receive this year’s award are: Home Inspectors, Worry Free Snowblowing Inc., Body Menders
Collision/Fix Auto Gloucester and Turpin Saturn Saab Limited.
“These companies competed against businesses throughout Eastern Ontario. Each winning
company clearly demonstrates superior character on a daily basis and consistently exceeds
marketplace standards for ethics in its relationships with customers, employees, suppliers,
industry peers and the communities in which it does business” said Diane Iadeluca, President of
the Ottawa Better Business Bureau.
About the Winners:
Founded in 1980, Home Inspectors has become the beacon for home inspections in Ontario under
the leadership of Paul Wilson. With over 16,000 satisfied customers over the past 27 years, Home
Inspectors is known for its ethics and high standards of practice in working to protect the
consumer’s largest purchase of their life, their home. Paul’s clients refer to him as the Mike
Holmes of the home inspection profession. Homebuyers, lawyers, banks, agents, vendors,
builders and the media rely on his expertise. Home Inspectors’ professional and unbiased services
have gained the respect of homebuyers throughout Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.
Reliability, honesty and exemplary service have been Home Inspectors keys to success.
Worry Free Snowblowing Inc.
Since September 2005, Worry Free Snowblowing Inc. is a family owned and operated business
with close to 2000 residential customers in the Beacon Hill and Orleans area. Established in
November 2000 under Worry Free Organic Lawn Care, they provide a vast array of lawn care
services, such as lawn cutting, top dressing of lawns, hedge trimming, organic turf management
“pesticide free naturally” and a host of others. The key to Worry Free’s success is fast reliable
services, attention to small details, and good communication skills with the customers and our
Body Menders Collision/Fix Auto Gloucester
Body Menders Collision has become a well known, award winning collision repair shop since it
opened in 1987. Owned by Patrick Hopkins, a 30 year veteran in the industry, Body Menders
state of the art facility has built its reputation for quality workmanship and honesty. The
professionals at Body Menders are interprovincially certified tradesmen, who undergo upgraded
training yearly. Body Menders is also a member of the Fix Auto franchise, a nationwide group of
elite, professional collision repairers, recommended by leading insurers. Body Menders is
recommended by the Canadian Auto Association and is a long time member of the Better
Turpin Saturn Saab Limited
Turpin Saturn Saab is an automotive retailer that takes customer satisfaction seriously; now
ranked number one in Canada. This philosophy has helped us become the area’s largest Saturn
retailer through repeat purchases and positive word-of-mouth. Our new state-of-the-art facility
includes a first class lounge (satellite TV, wi-fi internet access and fireplace), drive through
service and a large ten car showroom. Services offered include new and used vehicle sales,
service and parts sales.
A long-time supporter of the community, Turpin has helped build nine local playgrounds. They
have also made significant contributions to CHEO, The Kidney Foundation and United Way.
About the BBB Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics
A panel of experts drawn from the law enforcement and business sectors judged the 2007
Award Criteria: Companies are evaluated on their commitment to and demonstration of ethical
practices in the marketplace; high standard of behavior toward customers, employees, suppliers,
shareholders and communities; truthfulness and accuracy of advertising and sales practices;
ethical reputation among industry peers and communities in which they do business; and training
and communications programs to assist employees in carrying out established ethics policies.
Reporters and journalists may contact Diane Iadeluca, President at (613) 233-3562 to request an
interview or additional information.