Recently the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois has given its latest award to the construction company Aloha Construction. The company has received the 2017 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics back in December of 2017. Aloha Construction is very pleased to receive the award and is also humbled by this top recognition. The CEO Dave Farbaky and the company have put in a lot of effort to put the needs of their employees, customers and the community first. By receiving this award, the company will get recognition for providing both quality and honest work in their respective industry. When deciding who gets the award, a panel of 15 judges evaluate factors such as ethics, quality, and integrity as well as providing excellent service. The judges, voted to award Aloha for their efforts for 2017 due to being a leading charitable organization as well as one of the more ethical companies in the construction industry.
One of the reasons why Aloha Construction won this award is its intention to put customers first. The company is well aware that without its customers, it would not exist and succeed in the long run. As a result, the company always works hard to show customers that they appreciate them. The company always provides excellent service in order to gain the trust and satisfaction from their customers. During the past year, Aloha completed 20,000 roofing jobs in Illinois. Aloha provides its customers with free roof inspections every year in order to make sure that the customer’s homes are in proper condition. If there is any damage, Aloha will complete the repairs free of charge.
As well as putting the customers first, Aloha Construction also works towards accommodating its employees. The company shows its appreciation for employees by treating them like family. Aloha hosts an all expenses paid resort vacation to all of the employees in Maui, Hawaii. The trip to the Hawaiian resort is provided in order to reward the employees each year for their hard work. Not only do the employees get this gift, but also the spouses and children as well.
Aloha Construction also emphasizes a community first approach as well. Every year it provides sponsorships to a number of sports teams. It also hosts the Bloomington Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Month event. Lastly, the company will also offer a ticket giveaway children suffering from significant health problems. Last year, Aloha gave 12 box seats at a Chicago Bulls game to a local child with congenital heart disease and his friends. According to Dave, giving back to the community is just as important as providing excellent service to customers.
Robert Ivy serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). It is a network of over 90,000 architects and over 250 chapters and design professionals devoted to propelling the construction industry to greatness. As the Executive Vice President of AIA, Robert Ivy works tirelessly to strengthen the association through education initiatives, public outreach, and advocacy. That has helped the members of AIA to serve communities across the world. While at McGraw-Hill Construction, Robert Ivy oversaw the publication of 33 journals in digital editions and prints.
Since 2011 when Robert Ivy took over as the CEO of AIA, the association has transformed to serve the architects in the 21st century. He works relentlessly to reposition the AIA from its original legacy into a responsive, influential, and proactive organization. His chief goal at AIA is to heighten public awareness of the relevance and value of architects in the society. His signature accomplishments include launching an award-winning public awareness campaign, advocating for the installation of digital-first technology infrastructure, and streamlining AIA governance to improve the association’s decision-making process. Robert Ivy’s latest focus at AIA is to invest in resources that will prepare architects for their role in addressing issues related to sustainability, climate change, and impact of design on public health.
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Before joining AIA, Robert Ivy worked at McGraw-Hill Construction as the Vice President and Editorial Director. He also served as Editorial-in-Chief of Architectural Record magazine. While serving as the editorial-in-chief of Architectural Record magazine, Robert Ivy earned several accolades for his excellence in the publishing industry such as the American Society of Magazine Editors Award and the premier magazine journalism award, rare achievements for a professional journal. Besides, Alpha Rho Chi, the national architecture fraternity honored Robert Ivy for his role in intensifying public awareness of the value of design. He shares values with iconic architects such as I.M Pei, Richard Buckminster Fuller, and Mies Van der Rohe. Robert Ivy is one of the seven designers privileged to be honored by the national architecture fraternity in its 100-year history and the only nominee in the 21st century. Robert Ivy is also an accomplished author. He is the author of Fay Jones, a definitive biography now in its third edition. He also shares insightful articles with members of AIA to lay audiences about the value and relevance of architects in the society.
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