Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture has been selected as a winner of the seventh annual Better Business Bureau Local Torch Award for Excellence. The Torch Award honors remarkable businesses committed to promoting ethical business practices. A panel of judges selected a winning company in each of four categories based on a number of criteria including their high standards of excellence towards customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders, and the communities in which they do business, and their reputation for ethical practices in the marketplace. Bernie & Phyl’s won in category III, companies with 100-999 employees. The company was also the recipient of the 2004 Local Torch Award for Excellence.
“The competition was very tight this year,” said Kevin J. Sanders, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau, Inc. Serving Eastern MA, ME, and VT. “These four Torch Award winners exemplify exceedingly high standards of business practices, truthful sales and advertising, and a reputation for noteworthy contributions to their industries and the communities in which they do business.”
“We are thrilled to be named a winner again of the Local Torch Award for Excellence,” said Bernie Rubin, co-founder and chairman of Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture. “We work hard every day to represent the best that our industry has to offer, and it is wonderful to have our dedication to ethical business practices and high standards of excellence towards our customers, business suppliers, and employees recognized through this award.”
The awards will be presented to the winners at individual ceremonies. Winners are entered in the Council of Better Business Bureau’s International Torch Award competition. The other winners of the 2007 award are: Category I (1-10 employees) Luxbrush Painting Co., Inc; Category II (11-99 employees) The Wolfington Group, Inc.; and Category IV (1,000 plus employees) Sun Life Financial.
Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture is one of the largest furniture retailers in New England. In 2002, the company was named “Retailer of the Year” by the National Home Furnishings Association, which is the highest honor in the retail home furnishings industry. Based in Norton, MA, Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture has six stores in New England: Braintree, MA; Nashua, NH; Raynham, MA; Saugus, MA; Westboro, MA; and Weymouth, MA.
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