Better Business Bureau serving Central, Northern, and Western Arizona (BBB) names Howard Air one of 15 Arizona companies selected as finalists for the 2017 Torch Awards for Ethics. Five of the 15 companies will be named winners in their category during the awards dinner and ceremony Wednesday, April 12 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort.

“We are so humbled by this recognition and proud of the culture we have created at Howard Air. It is truly a reflection of the great work our team does.”
– Kevin Howard, President of Howard Air

The BBB Torch Awards for Ethics were established in 2002 to recognize outstanding businesses that maintain a solid commitment to ethics and trust in the marketplace. Companies are selected by an independent panel of volunteer community leaders based on criteria established by the Council of Better Business Bureau’s International Torch Award.

All finalists were first nominated and after meeting minimum criteria, proceeded to complete an evaluation where they had to demonstrate their commitment to ethics in six categories:

1. Leadership’s Commitment to Ethics

2. Communication of Ethical Practices

3. Organizational Commitment to Ethical Practices

4. Organizational Commitment to Performance Management Practices

5. Organizational Commitment to the Community

“Known for upholding high ethical standards, this year’s finalists join over 200 localbusines ses part of BBB’s community of trustworthy businesses,” said Dory Gosar, BBB Foundation Director. “Doing the right thing is not always easy and these companies have demonstrated a commitment to ethical practices even in the most difficult times.”

View a complete list of this year’s BBB Torch Awards for Ethics Finalists at


About Howard Air

Founded in 1977 on the principles of trust, quality and superior customer service. Howard Air is a family owned and operated heating and air conditioning contractor servicing the Phoenix metropolitan areas. Winner of over 100 awards and recognitions, Howard Air has delivered on its founding principles by becoming one of Arizona’s first choices for high quality heating and air conditioning products, services and installations. For more information please visit http:/

About Better Business Bureau Serving Central, Northern & Western Arizona

For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau (BBB) has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2015, people turned to BBB more than 172 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 5.3 million businesses and 11,000 charities, all available free at Incorporated locally in 1938, BBB serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona serves 10 counties through its campuses in Phoenix, Lake Havasu City, Prescott and Yuma, supported by over

11,500 BBB Accredited Businesses. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to high standards of ethical business practices. BBB provides objective advice, free business and charity profiles, and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust.

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