Tar Heel Basement Systems awards
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. Read more about Tar Heel Basement Systems at www.tarheelbasementsystems.com
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.