The Better Business Bureau awards select companies with its Torch Award once every year. Companies that receive this award must contribute to and benefit their local community while maintaining ethical practices within their business that exceeds expectation throughout the year. It is an honor for any company to receive a BBB Torch Award, as only a select few qualify. The Torch Award gives honor and credit to companies that take time to do the right thing and contribute to the world around them. The nominated companies are chosen by an independent panel of fifteen judges after going through a rigorous screening process. In 2017, Aloha Construction, in Lake Zurich, was a proud recipient of the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics for their contributions to their local community as well as their exceptional ethical practices.
One way that Aloha Construction impacted their community was through their partnership with Learning Express. By working with Learning Express, Aloha was able to assist local families in need through a toy shopping spree event. The David Farbaky Foundation, named after the founder and CEO of Aloha Construction, reached out to Omni Youth Services to find a family in need. A single mother and her four daughters were selected and the event gave the girls an opportunity to grab as many toys as they wanted within 60 seconds. Through this event, the family was able to collect $7,000 worth of toys to take home and keep. Aloha also contributed to sending a young boy with Congenital Heart Disease to a Bulls game with twelve of his friends, contributing to the Boys and Girls Club in Bloomington, and their employee incentive programs.
Aloha Construction won the 2017 Torch Award For Marketplace Ethics for their charitable work in their community and their forward-thinking, ethical company culture and practice.