Lufkin company receives BBB's Torch Award

Bryan, TX - The Better Business Bureau has announced the recipients of the 2009 BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics for the Deep East Texas area.

The purpose of this award is to recognize those businesses committed to maintaining exceptionally high standards of ethical behavior in buyer and seller relationships.  The Torch Award acknowledges the outstanding companies that work to uphold the trust and respect of their customers in the area served by this BBB.

Nominations were made by individuals or companies in the local and surrounding counties.  The nominees were asked to submit additional material and references.  A prestigious independent panel of judges selected the award winners.

Baker Pest Control, Inc. of Diboll was the recipient in the small business category.  Joe and Sue Baker have been in business for 33 years.  They feel their staff is well trained and is dedicated to meeting their customers' needs with the best service possible in a safe and efficient manner.  They are known not only for their honesty and integrity, but also for their service to the elderly and those in need.

A Pineywoods Home Health Care, Inc. of Lufkin was the recipient in the large business category.  Dr. Neal and Mary Ann Naranjo have been in business for 17 years.  They are committed to serving their patients, to providing a caring, stable, family-type atmosphere for their employees, and to giving back to the communities they serve.

Larry Lightfoot, BBB President noted, "The Better Business Bureau system believes that consistently practicing business in an ethical fashion is as important as any other aspect of management.  By conducting BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics competitions across the country, and then honoring the most outstanding companies for national recognition, the BBB system is seeking to illuminate the importance of a company's obligation to the marketplace to do what is right and what is fair."

Prior winners in this area include Brookshire Brothers, Ltd. of Lufkin and Loggins Plumbing also of Lufkin.