BBB Torch Award for Ethics


High Ethics Standards.  This year’s winners of Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota’s ® (BBB) Torch Awards for Ethics were named at a ceremony held on October 29th at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center. BBB Torch Awards for Ethics recognize premier businesses that display an outstanding level of ethics and integrity in all aspects of their operations. This year, there was a tie and two Category II winners were named.

The 2015 BBB Torch Award winners are:


  • Category I (1-10 employees):

Plumb Right, Brooklyn Park, MN


  • Category II (11-50 employees):

JNBA Financial Advisors, Bloomington, MN

Vujovich Design Build, Inc., Minneapolis, MN


  • Category III (51 – 175 employees):

North Star Resource Group, Minneapolis, MN


  • Category IV (175+ employees)

Preferred Credit, Inc., St. Cloud, MN


“We salute and cheer all of this year’s winners and finalists,” said Dana Badgerow, president and CEO of the BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota. “They have worked hard to establish themselves as marketplace leaders, and this honor reflects that.”


More than 300 business owners and community leaders attended the ceremony. Television and radio host Lee Valsvik once again served as emcee at the event, and entrepreneur and author Kit Welchlin was the keynote speaker.

“It’s always inspiring to see a new group of leading businesses honored with BBB Torch Awards for Ethics,” said David Aafedt, Chairman of the Board for BBB and shareholder at Winthrop & Weinstine. “They help set the bar for ethics in our marketplace and offer definitive proof that integrity and success go hand in hand.”


BBB presents the Torch Awards for Ethics each year. They are open to all for-profit businesses located within the Minnesota and North Dakota region. Nominees are offered the opportunity to submit an entry to the BBB, where a panel of independent volunteer business and community leaders review the entries and choose the winners.

Ed Roskowinski is General Manager and VP of Vujovich Design Build, Inc., a 38-year design build firm specializing in building and remodeling unique Twin City homes for unique homeowners.