The Better Business Bureau Serving Southern Arizona recognized nine local companies at the 2014 Torch Awards Luncheon Thursday at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tucson.

The event featured Master of Ceremonies Tom McNamara of KVOA Channel 4, and keynote speaker Gary Dixon, President of Foundation for A Better Life. Winners were honored in three categories: the Ethics Award, the Good Neighbor Award, and the Customer Excellence Award:

The Ethics Award: Honors a business for its trustworthy and honorable business practices in four primary categories.

Winner: Oschmann Employee Screening Service  

Finalist: Tucson College  

Finalist: Native Tele-Data Solutions     

The Good Neighbor Award: Recognizes a company that has shown a commitment to making southern Arizona a better place through community service.

Winner: NOVA Home Loans

Finalist: Decorating Den Interiors  

Finalist: Salon Nouveau

The Customer Excellence Award: Recognizes businesses that have an outstanding customer service program and a history of exceeding customers’ expectations.

Winner: Commercial Cleaning & Restoration  

Finalist: Essential Pest Management   

Finalist: BRAKEmax Car Care Centers   

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