NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HomeServe USA (HomeServe), a leading provider of home repair solutions, today announced that it received Honorable Mention from the Connecticut Better Business Bureau 2016 Marketplace Excellence Awards in the Community Care category. The Marketplace Excellence Awards recognize businesses that demonstrate excellence in serving their customers and communities and are presented by the Connecticut Better Business Bureau, an unbiased non-profit organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. HomeServe received the award at the Connecticut Better Business Bureau’s 2016 Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting on November 10th.
The Community Care Award recognizes businesses that demonstrate the importance of participation alongside charities or community organizations. HomeServe initiated several programs both on behalf of their employees and the Company that support local and national charities that give back to the communities in which HomeServe employees work and live.
Among the standout programs developed by HomeServe was a charity pitch, modelled after popular reality TV show. Employees were encouraged to present a charity that is near and dear to them and their families, to a panel of their peers and company leadership. A company-wide vote was then taken to select the top three charities. 2015’s three winning charities included; National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Parkinson’s Unity Walk. This initiative is part of HomeServe’s People Promise, an internal mission to bring together both the organization and its employees by creating a mutual commitment to give back to their communities.
HomeServe also created HomeServe Cares, a fund which covers and facilitates home repairs for qualifying low-income homeowners that are in need of assistance, in order to alleviate them of the inconvenience, worry and financial burden often associated with emergency home repairs.
“We are very proud of our employees’ generosity in generating awareness and support for various organizations and causes,” said Tom Rusin, CEO of HomeServe. “Likewise, we are pleased to offer programs that provide access of our services to homeowners who are unable to afford urgent repairs in the communities we serve. We’re honored to receive this recognition by the Better Business Bureau Serving Connecticut.”
HomeServe USA Corp (HomeServe) is a leading provider of home repair solutions serving over 2.7 million customers across the US and Canada under the HomeServe, Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) and Service Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC) names. Since 2003, HomeServe has been protecting homeowners against the expense and inconvenience of water, sewer, electrical, HVAC and other home repair emergencies by providing affordable repair coverage and quality local service. As an A+ rated Better Business Bureau Accredited Business, HomeServe is dedicated to being a customer-focused company supplying best-in-class repair plans and other services to consumers directly and through over 400 leading municipal, utility and association partners. For more information about HomeServe, a 2016 Connecticut Top Workplace winner and recipient of seven 2016 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, please go to www.homeserveusa.com. For information on SLWA visit www.slwofa.com and for SLWC visit www.slwofc.ca. To connect with HomeServe on Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.twitter.com/homeserveusa and www.facebook.com/HomeServeUSA.