Baltimore, MD – April 27, 2006: The Fick Brothers Roofing & Exterior Remodeling Company is pleased to announce it has won the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland 2006 Torch Award for Business Ethics. This unique award program was created to promote the importance of ethical business practices and to recognize the willingness and effort made by outstanding businesses. Each year, up to four companies – based on the number of employees – are eligible to be honored with a Torch Award.
“We are very honored to have won the 2006 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Business Ethics for a mid-sized company. Fick Brothers has been in business for over 88 years and our name has always stood for honesty, integrity and the highest quality workmanship. One of the core fundamentals of our business always has been to operate with superior standards of ethics,” says Joseph A. Fick, Jr., President of Fick Brothers. “Our commitment to these standards has been instrumental in the success of our business and the satisfaction of our customers,” he adds.
The Fick family has been in the roofing business since 1915, and is currently owned and managed by the third and fourth generations of the Fick family. The company specializes in slate roofing installation, repair and replacement, as well as gutters and downspouts, chimney and masonry repairs, exterior remodeling and carpentry, windows and doors and a variety of other home improvements. Examples of Fick workmanship can be seen throughout Northern Baltimore and Baltimore County, on the finest homes, public and private schools, universities, churches, shopping centers, and professional and industrial buildings.
The Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics & Integrity were introduced in 1997 by the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland to give public recognition to Maryland companies that have maintained a solid commitment to conducting their business in an ethical fashion. The Awards are designed to:
- Recognize a business for its commitment to maintain a culture which consistently sets exceptionally high standards of behavior in buyer and seller relationships;
- Illuminate the importance of corporate conscience and responsibility in fulfilling a company’s obligation to the marketplace to do what is right and fair; and,
- Demonstrate to the business community that adhering to Better Business Bureau ethical standards is the hallmark of successful, competitive companies.