Deslaurier Custom Cabinets has received the 2012 Torch Award for marketplace trust in the home improvement category.
Owners Denis Staples and Jim Deslaurier were on hand to receive the award at the 16th annual awards ceremony hosted by the Better Business Bureau of Ottawa. The event took place Nov. 21 at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club.
The Torch Awards are designed to promote the importance of trustworthy business practices through integrity and performance, as well as the willingness and efforts made by outstanding businesses to ensure that the marketplace remains fair and honourable
“It’s an incredible honour to be selected for this prestigious award,” said president Staples.
“It is nice to be recognized as a business that conducts itself with honesty, integrity and reliability.”
“We’d like to congratulate all of the finalists and the other award recipients” said Deslaurier, director of business development for Deslaurier Custom Cabinets, whose story was recently told in a book told in the best-seller book, That’ll Never Work: Business Lessons from Successful Canadian Entrepreneurs. Complied by KPMG Enterprise, the book was released in March and hit No. 1 on the best-seller list for Canadian non-fiction and No. 3 on the best-seller list overall.
Deslaurier Custom Cabinets was started as a family business in Renfrew over 30 years ago. It designs, manufactures, installs and services high quality custom kitchen and bathroom cabinets and millwork. DCC employs 125 people between their Design Centre in Ottawa and their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Renfrew. Serving Ottawa and the region, the company also has a network of dealers across Ontario.
The keynote speaker at the Better Business Bureau awards ceremony was Roger Greenberg, CEO of The Minto Group, who discussed new developments taking place at Lansdowne Park. The group was also addressed Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, who helped mark the Better Business Bureau of Ottawa’s 75th anniversary of serving eastern Ontario, northern Ontario and the Outaouais.