Khorassan Room.

BBB TORCH Awards Honors Companies, Charities, Students

BBB St. Louis 2016 TORCH Awards drew a crowd of more than 400 to the Khorassan Room of the Chase Park Plaza’s Khorassan Room on Thursday, Oct. 27, to honor companies, charities and students with exceptional ethics and service to their customers, communities, employees and other stakeholders. Dennis Lower, president and CEO of Cortex Innovation Community,…

Beloman's mascot at the Santa parade in Belleville.

Beloman Strives To Be ‘Superhero of Home Comfort’

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor To survive 57 years in the heating and cooling, Jim Lugge’s family has had to adapt to changing technology and trends. Early on, the family called itself Belleville-O’Fallon Heating & Cooling after the locations of its two locations – one run by Lugge’s father and one by his uncle. “After…

Kirberg employees at work on a roof.

Kirberg Focuses On Safety, Logistics – And Roofs

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor With 96 years in the roofing business in St. Louis, Kirberg Company has installed almost every type of roof, from slate and tile on cathedrals and historic homes to the giant curved roof of what formerly was known as the Edward Jones Dome. Through it all, the firm has aimed…

Owner Nick Allen (center) with employees Dusty Blue (left) and Jay Sowash (right)

Manor Roofing Succeeds By Focusing On Customer Service

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor Nick Allen picked probably one of the worst times to start a construction business – 2006, the height of the housing bubble. For 10 years before that, the Columbia, Mo., market had been booming, and he decided to move there from St. Louis. Then, the bubble burst. Allen says the…

Wall 2 Wall Cleaning Staff

Wall 2 Wall Cleans Systematically, Inside And Out

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor Amber Miller started cleaning houses on her own in 2007, while her husband, Kurt Miller, worked as an engineer. With a little advertising and a lot of hard work, Wall 2 Wall Cleaning began to grow, and Kurt decided he’d try window cleaning. Along the way, the pair began developing…