Baker Electric Solar Wins Prestigious 2017 BBB International Torch Awards for Ethics

The Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust presented Baker Electric Solar with the 2017 BBB International Torch Awards for Ethics in the 100-499 employee category on September 19, 2017.

Baker Electric Solar, a full-service solar and energy storage provider is proud to announce it is one of four winners of the prestigious 2017 BBB International Torch Awards for Ethics. The award is presented to businesses who exemplify best practices in leadership, character, and organizational ethics. Baker became eligible for entry in the BBB International Torch Awards for Ethics, by first winning the 2016 BBB Torch Award for Ethics in the 100-499 employee category from its local Better Business Bureau serving Californias San Diego, Orange and Imperial Counties.

Baker Electric Solar was formally recognized at the BBB International Torch Awards for Ethics luncheon ceremony held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. The awards presentation was held in conjunction with the International Assembly of Better Business Bureaus. Following a video message from Baker Electric Solar President Mike Teresso, Bakers Director of Residential Sales, Ian Lochore, accepted the award from Howard Winkler, Chair of the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust, on behalf of the entire Baker team of employees.

Teresso shared, "We go out of our way to create a family environment for our employees built upon respect, ongoing support, professional development and the motivation and enthusiasm to achieve. Its a great honor to be awarded the BBB International Torch Awards for Ethics. Its a validation of ‘The Baker Way and how we do business every day. We are exceptionally grateful for this recognition, and I know it will inspire us for decades to come."

"Baker Electric Solar deserves public recognition for the steps they take each day to ensure ethical treatment of their customers, employees, vendors and suppliers, stakeholders, and the communities in which they do business," said Genie Barton, President of the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust.

"The BBB Torch Awards for Ethics recognizes top businesses for their exemplary efforts toward ethics and integrity in the marketplace. Baker Electric Solar has achieved this with their consumers, employees and community," said Jennifer Fabrick, Interim CEO, BBB serving San Diego, Orange and Imperial Counties.

Winners and finalists are selected by an independent panel of judges. Businesses are evaluated against criteria including leadership character; commitment to and demonstration of ethical practices in the marketplace; high standard of behavior toward customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders, and communities; truthfulness and accuracy in advertising and sales practices; ethical reputation among industry peers and communities in which they do business; and training and communications programs to assist employees in carrying out established ethics policies.

Family-owned and operated since 1938, Baker Electric Solar is committed to delivering premium solar and home battery systems to homeowners across Southern California. Regular customer feedback and reviews ensures that every Baker team member is held responsible for delivering an extraordinary customer experience through the demonstration of those ethics and best-in-class skills. Because the company does not subcontract, homeowners have peace of mind that they will work directly with Baker throughout the process of system design and installation and for any service after installation. In addition, the companys 25-year workmanship warranty, unique in the industry, provides further homeowner assurance.

Recognizing its most important asset, Bakers annual Leroy Awards honor a select few employees whose significant contributions to the business and its customers serve as real-life examples of the "The Baker Way." Employees also receive competitive pay, end-of-year goal bonuses, on-going training, anniversary celebrations, holiday parties, wellness seminars and team building events.

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About Baker Electric Solar
San Diego-based Baker Electric Solar designs, installs and maintains solar and energy storage systems for homes, commercial facilities and utility-scale projects across Southern California. As a member of the Baker family of companies, Baker Electric Solar is a BBB accredited business with an A+ rating and winner of the 2017 BBB International Torch Awards for Ethics in the 100-499 employee category. Solar Power Worlds 2017 Top 500 Solar Contractor report listed Baker No. 4 on the Top 100 Rooftop Solar Contractors, No. 8 on the Top 100 Residential Solar Contractors, and No. 26 on the Top 50 California Solar Contractors. Baker was recognized on the 2017 Inc.5000 and San Diego Business Journal Fastest-Growing Private Companies lists. Baker also earned the Angies List Super Service Award four consecutive years (2013-2016). For more information, visit

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