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Collins Excavation and Renewal by Anderson are Alaska’s Businesses of the Year

Anchorage, Alaska– September 16, 2019 Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific is proud to announce the 2019 Torch Award for Ethics winners for business and charity of the year. This recognition honors organizations that demonstrate exceptional commitment to building trust and integrity with their customers, fellow business owners and communities. 

BBB awarded Collins Excavation and Renewal by Andersen with Business of the Year and Bean’s Cafe as Alaska’s Charity of the Year.  Additionally, BBB added a new honor this year – the Spark Award  – to recognize newer businesses who exhibit the Torch Award values of ethics, integrity and building trust among staff, customers and around their communities.  This year’s Spark winner is Home Care Assistance

“We are so honored to announce the Torch Award winners for 2019,” said BBB NW+P CEO Tyler Andrew. “This award represents ethical achievement and symbolizes the highest level of trust in the marketplace. These businesses truly deserve the spotlight for their dedication to these values.”

Renewal by Andersen is a window and door installation company in Anchorage. They have been offering and installing quality windows and doors for nearly sixteen years. Fourteen of those years, they have been accredited with BBB. Their dedication to quality, trust and excellence is what made them stand out among their competition. 

Bean’s Cafe offers meals and safe shelter for those less fortunate in Anchorage. Their mission is to create a space for the hungry and homeless to eat, rest and be comfortable. For over 50 years, they have been offering services, programs and facilities to those less fortunate.

This year, nearly 300 businesses and charities were nominated for the Torch Award for Ethics. Each applicant goes through a meticulous application process that is then reviewed by independent, voluntary panels of judges comprised of community leaders. 

Business Finalists

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* Renewal by Andersen of Alaska is a locally owned and operated company. Restrictions and conditions apply, see your local representative for details. Cannot be combined with prior purchases, offers, or coupons. No adjustments to previous orders. Offer not available in all areas. Free installation discount applied by retailer representative at time of contract execution. Retailer offers full service product with installation, so the free installation discount is estimated based on company overall budget at 18%. Offer only available as part of our Instant Product Rewards Plan, all homeowners must be present and must purchase during the initial visit to qualify. 0% APR for 60 months available to well qualified buyers on approved credit only. not all customers may qualify. Higher rates apply for customers with lower credit ratings. Financing not valid with other offers or prior purchases. 1/3 cash or credit card deposit required for 60-month financing. Renewal by Andersen of Alaska is an independently owned and operated retailer and is neither a broker or a lender. Any finance terms advertised are estimates only and all financing is provided by third party lenders unaffiliated with Renewal by Andersen retailer under terms and conditions directly set between the customer and such lender, all subject to credit requirements. Renewal by Andersen retailers do not assist with, counsel, or negotiate financing other than providing customers an introduction to lenders interested in financing. This Renewal by Andersen location is an independently owned and operated retailer License #1015195. "Renewal by Andersen" and all other marks where denoted are marks of Andersen Corporation © Andersen Corporation 2018. © HIS Corp 2020 all rights reserved.