Businesses, nonprofits win awards

Bureau evaluated management ethics


The San Diego Better Business Bureau yesterday honored seven companies and one nonprofit group as top winners in its Torch Awards for Management Ethics.

An additional 12 organizations were named finalists in the program, which honors companies and nonprofits that demonstrate a commitment to ethical practices, both in operations and in terms of being ethical, reliable and responsive to employees, vendors and customers.

The winner among companies with more than 500 employees was San Diego County Credit Union. Winners in successively smaller size categories were Barney & Barney, Toyota of El Cajon, Action Air Conditioning and Heating, Jackson Design and Remodeling, Dream Design Builders and ALM Window & Door.

The winner among nonprofits was Girl Scouts, San Diego Imperial Council.

Finalists, from largest to smallest, were SKIS, Corky's Pest Control, Coles Fine Flooring, The Marine Group, ASI Hastings, DSD Business Systems, Pure Financial Advisors, United Auto Body & Paint, Pelican Glass, Major League Heating & Air Conditioning and RSVP Publications. The one nonprofit finalist was Pacific Safety Council.

Winners were recognized at a luncheon at the Town and Country Resort Hotel in Mission Valley.

Five high school students were also honored for essays they wrote on the importance of ethics and integrity in the community. They were Turner Massey of Cathedral Catholic High School, Matthew Plummer of Grossmont High School, Michael Gaulden of San Diego High School of Business, Logan Gallagher of San Dieguito Academy High School and Nicole Daneshvar of University City High School.

Jackson Design and Remodeling