Baker Electric Solar Named 2014 BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics Finalist

Baker Electric Solar is pleased to announce it was named 2014 BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics Finalist in the 25-to-99 employee category.

San Diego, Calif. December 4, 2014 – Baker Electric Solar is pleased to announce it was named a 2014 BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics Finalist. The BBB serving San Diego, Orange & Imperial Counties presented five businesses with a 2014 Torch Award, and eight businesses were named finalists. With just over 80 employees at the time of its entry submission, the San Diego solar installer was recognized with a finalist award in the 25-to-99 employee category. The 17th annual awards luncheon was held on Dec. 2 at the Town and Country Resort Hotel and Convention Center.


Baker Electric Solar is a BBB accredited business with an A+ rating. It designs, builds and installs photovoltaic solar power systems for new and existing homes, commercial facilities and utility-scale projects across Southern California. It also recently ranked No. 10 on the San Diego Business Journal's 2014 Best Places to Work in San Diego - Medium Category.

The Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics is an annual awards program designed to honor outstanding local companies, both accredited and non-accredited. Winners and finalists were selected in categories based on number of employees. Companies submit a comprehensive entry which includes documentation on how the company is committed to ethical business practices -- in regards to its employees, stakeholders, suppliers, vendors and customers. The winners and finalists are chosen by independent judges and are noteworthy because they are making a conscious choice to conduct their business in an ethical manner.

Baker Electric Solar's BBB Torch Award entry provided sections from its employee handbook which detailed its commitment to exceptional standards -- communicated to and implemented by employees. It included examples of the company's vision, mission and core values "in action." The 165-page digital entry described how Baker's beliefs benefit its customers, suppliers, stakeholders and the local community. In addition, the entry included a detailed section on how Baker Electric Solar ensures that all its sales, promotional materials and advertisements are truthful and accurate. The entry included samples of media coverage regarding the solar integrator's industry and community reputation which also supported its position as a BBB trustworthy business.

The Torch Awards program is designed to promote not only the importance of ethical business practices, but the willingness and efforts made by outstanding businesses to ensure that the marketplace remains fair and honorable. It's the way San Diego, Orange & Imperial Counties celebrate ethical business practices in their marketplace.

"We are particularly proud of this honor because ethics and integrity have been guiding principles for the Baker Electric family of companies for more than 75 years," said CEO Ted Baker. "As a Torch Award finalist, Baker Electric Solar is publicly recognized for having a code of business conduct that not only holds us to the highest level of ethics, but also distinguishes our company as an example of high ideals in the community."

"Credit goes to all of our team members for this recognition," said Mike Teresso, president of Baker Electric Solar. "We are committed to conducting all of our business practices in an ethical manner. There is serious competition for the BBB Torch Award and to come away as a finalist in our first entry year is exciting and highly commendable."

For more information about Baker Electric Solar, visit http://bakerelectricsolar.com.

About Baker Electric Solar
San Diego solar company, Baker Electric Solar, designs, builds and installs photovoltaic solar power systems for new and existing homes, commercial facilities and utility-scale projects across Southern California. Baker Electric Solar is a BBB accredited business with an A+ rating. It has been recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as a ranking Clean-Tech Company, Alternative Energy Supplier, and one of San Diego's Fastest Growing Companies. It ranked No. 10 on the Journal's 2014 Best Places to Work in San Diego Medium Category. It also earned the 2013 Angie's List Super Service Award and recently was named one of Solar Power World Magazine's 2014 Top 400 Solar Contractors in North America. Baker Electric Solar is San Diego's first SunPower Elite Dealer. For more information, visit http://bakerelectricsolar.com.

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