Tar Heel Basement Systems Awards
Tar Heel Basement Systems was honored to receive the Winston Salem Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award at the Chamber's Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 8, 2013. The award was presented to Tar Heel Basement Systems by Truliant Federal Credit Union's Chief Operating Officer, Todd Hall. This prestigious honor is bestowed upon a company that exemplifies growth, success, community involvement and employee satisfaction. We are extremely proud to be named as the Winston Salem Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year.
Tar Heel Basement Systems was named one of the Business Journal's "Fast 50", an award that is given to the top 50 privately owned companies with the highest growth rate over the last 3 years.
An event was held at the Hayworth Fine Arts Center at High Point University on Thursday, September 19th to celebrate this prestigious award program and all of the winners. The 50 fastest growing companies in the Triad were chosen based on revenue and overall growth rate over the last 3 fiscal years. Accounting firm, Smith Leonard PLLC, decided the rankings once they verified all of the nominees' financial statements and interviewed the CEO's.
Tar Heel Basement Systems was proud to make their debut into the "Fast 50" as the 33rd fasted growing company in the Triad. Owner, Pete Burgess, credited the exponential growth to "expansion of services, innovative and creative marketing, and providing top of the line customer service everyday". Now, with offices in Boone and Winston Salem, Tar Heel Basement Systems has become the leaders in basement waterproofing, crawlspace repair , radon mitigation and foundation repair in Northwest North Carolina and Southwest Virginia.
The Fast 50 program has been in place for 15 years and is focused on honoring businesses with longevity whose success has contributed to the development of our economy and promoted entrepreneurship throughout the Triad. Congratulation to Pete Burgess and the rest of the Tar Heel Team for making the Business Journal's 2013 "Fast 50"!
The prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility, part of the national When Work Works project administered by Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), recognizes employers of all sizes and types in the North Carolina and across the country.
“As a recipient of the 2013 Sloan Award, Pete & Will’s Tar Heel Basement Systems ranks among the top 20% of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace,” said Ellen Galinsky, FWI President. “In addition, what makes this honor so special is that their employees have corroborated this, affirming that it is indeed an effective and flexible workplace.”
“We are truly honored to receive this significant award,” said Pete Burgess, Owner of Tar Heel Basement Systems “I am honestly humbled because I didn’t realize that maintaining good relationships with employees warrants an award. I run my company on the notion that if you treat people well, then they will enjoy working for you and want to perform better. My greatest of thanks goes out to all of my employees at Tar Heel Basement Systems.”
Workplace flexibility — such as flextime, part-time work and compressed workweeks — has been demonstrated to help businesses remain competitive while also benefiting employees. Flexibility in combination with other aspects of an effective workplace—such as learning opportunities and supervisor support for job success—can have a powerful impact on employee engagement and motivation.
Read more about this great award in our award press release.
Tar Heel Basement Systems' Managing Member, Pete Burgess, received the honor of being named one of the Triad's Top Financial Executives for 2013.
Pete started the company out of his home office in 2003 and has successfully grown his business throughout the economic downfall. Thanks to Pete's strategic planning and financial leadership, Tar Heel Basement Systems now has two office locations and nearly 50 employees.
Nominees were judged on their leadership and contribution to the company’s reputation and success. Out of hundreds of nominees, 16 business savvy professionals were chosen as the Triad's Top Financial Executive of 2013. The Business Journal held an award ceremony for these extraordinary leaders Thursday night at The Empire Room in Greensboro. Congratulations to Pete Burgess and the rest of the winners!
Tar Heel Basement Systems has an office in Boone and Winston Salem, and is the leading expert in basement waterproofing, crawlspace repair, radon mitigation and foundation repair.
Tar Heel Basement Systems aims to create a happy, healthy and flexible workplace for all employees. This is evident by being selected as a finalist for the 2013 Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility in the North Carolina work site category. This prestigious award recognizes employers that successfully use workplace flexibility to meet both organizational and employee goals.
In the words of Owner, Pete Burgess, "A healthy company culture isn't a nice-to-have, it's a must have." Providing a friendly environment that promotes the utmost efficiency possible is the goal at Tar Heel Basement Systems. Flexible schedules, trusting relationships among employees and managers, company events, and constant communication are just a few of the reasons that Pete & Will's Tar Heel Basement Systems has had such success and growth in the past two years.
Owner, Pete Burgess, was blown away by the prestigious nomination and passed all of the praise along to the employees. He expressed, "we have such a great team that it's not difficult to have a positive culture and effective workplace. I simply do my best to implement fair policies and create a work environment where great employees want to stay!"
The North Carolina winner of the Sloan Award will be chosen at the end of June, upon completion of employee surveys. Each employee of the company is given the opportunity to fill out a survey expressing their opinion of the company's ability to be an effective and flexible workplace. Tar Heel Basement Systems scored in the top 20%- at or above the 80th percentile of employers nationally, making them a finalist for the award in the North Carolina division.
Tar Heel Basement Systems is the trusted home improvement company in NW North Carolina, specializing in basement waterproofing, crawlspace repair, radon mitigation and foundation repair.
The Greensboro Chamber of Commerce held their Small Business Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 16th at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center. The Chamber has been celebrating the small business community through this annual recognition for more than 25 years.
There were 9 award categories and Deborah Hooper, President of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, presented the awards to the 2013 winners.
Pete Burgess, Owner of Tar Heel Basement Systems, was nominated for the 2013 Small Business Person of the Year Award. Pete has successfully grown his small business during these tough economic times, helping thousands of homeowners throughout the Piedmont Triad, High Country and SW Virginia. Over the last year and a half, Tar Heel Basement Systems has expanded from 13 employees to 35, extended their service area and opened a second office location.
Pete's determination to become a trusted household name for basement, crawlspace and foundation repair has not only put him in the running for the 2013 Small Business Person of the Year, but also created jobs and helped numerous customers in need.
Congratulations to Pete Burgess and Tar Heel Basement Systems on this incredible nomination!
Pete & Will's Tar Heel Basement Systems was awarded Honorable Mention for the 2013 BBB of Northwest North Carolina Marketplace Ethics Award.
The BBB Marketplace Ethics Awards are presented to companies and non-profits who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to exceptional standards in relationships with their customers, donors, employees, suppliers, competitors, shareholders and communities. The winners exemplify the importance of corporate conscience and the responsibility to uphold a fair and honest marketplace.
The awards luncheon was held on Thursday, April 18th at the Embassy Suites in Winston-Salem. The speaker was Dave Goren, Executive Director, National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association & Hall of Fame (NSSA) and the radio color commentator for Wake Forest University football on the Wake Forest/IMG Sports Network.
David Dalrymple, President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau, proudly handed out the awards.
Tar Heel Basement Systems, leading experts in basement waterproofing, crawlspace repair, radon mitigation and foundation repair, was nominated for the 2013 Work-Life Legacy Military Award. This award is given by the Families and Work Institute, honoring organizations for their efforts in hiring and supporting military men and women as they and their families transition to civilian life.
Tar Heel Basement Systems is a veteran owned small business and makes every effort to employ and support the courageous men and women that have fought for our country. Owner, Pete Burgess, is a NAVY Veteran and understands the struggles that come with returning home and making their way back into the civilian workplace.
Recently, Tar Heel Basement Systems set up a booth at the Hiring Heroes Career Showcase and Job Fair at the Boone National Guard Armory which was open to the public, but allotted early admission to Veterans who were seeking employment. Among the crowd was an ARMY Veteran that served 2 tours in Afghanistan and is now a member of the Tar Heel Basement Systems family. He has shown tremendous success within the company and has potential to become a Foreman.
Additionally, Tar Heel Basement Systems makes an effort to offer a Veteran discount to those who have served or their immediate family. The motto is that "every little bit helps" and Tar Heel Basement Systems is happy to give back!
Pete and the rest of the company are honored to receive this nomination and will continue to support service men and women in every way that they can. To see an exclusive interview with Pete about this nomination and to learn more about the Tar Heel Basement Systems family please visit our Facebook page and website.
It was a unanimous decision to award Tar Heel Basement Systems with the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce 2012 Business of the Year. While there were many worthy nominations, Tar Heel Basement Systems walked away with the award because they best exemplified that it is possible to successfully grow a small business during these tough economic times.
Chamber Chairman, Daniel Minton, mentioned employee growth, expansion of service area, increasing sales numbers and contributions to the community as some of the factors that made Tar Heel Basement Systems the best candidate for the award.
The award was presented to Tar Heel Basement Systems at Business After Hours on October 25, 2012. Many of the company's employees attended the event in support of Tar Heel Basement Systems and Owner, Pete Burgess.
Tar Heel Basement Systems was nominated for North Carolina Companies to Watch, an awards program that celebrates second-stage companies throughout the state of North Carolina.
Qualifying companies must be headquartered in North Carolina, employ between 6 and 99 employees, and have between $750,000 and $50 million in annual revenue.
Tar Heel Basement Systems was nominated due to their high and fast growth over the past few years. In the last two years alone, Tar Heel Basement Systems has had 50% sales growth and jumped from 8 to 21 employees.
Owner, Pete Burgess, shows tremendous entrepreneurial leadership and management innovation.
The nomination also notes Tar Heel Basement Systems for being a philanthropic organization. They have donated to more than 15 Habitat for Humanity homes in 2012, so far. Congratulations to Pete Burgess and the rest of the Tar Heel Basement Systems team on this great nomination and honor.
Owner, Pete Burgess, was nominated for a Small Business Leader Award for 2012. The Small Business Influencer 2012 Awards honor companies, organizations, apps and people who have made significant impact on the North American small business market.
Every year the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce recognize local business members who excel at "Outrageous Customer Service". General Manager Will Blake was awarded the honor this year for exceeding customer expectations.