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Perma-Seal Awarded Better Business Bureau 2016 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics

Perma-Seal Awarded Better Business Bureau 2016 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics
Pictured above from left to right, Carl Jacobson, BBB Chair; Hosea Sanders of ABC 7 News; Roy and Laura Ann Spencer of Perma-Seal; and Steve J. Bernas, President & CEO of BBB Chicago and Northern Illinois.

DOWNERS GROVE, IL - The Better Business Bureau (BBB) spotlights companies that exemplify ethical business practices. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is honored to announce that it has received the prestigious 2016 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.

“Customer service is a key aspect on which the independent judges evaluate all Torch Award entries,” said Steve J. Bernas, President and CEO of the BBB serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “Without this clear focus on customers, business cannot be truly successful. Ethics is not just a statement; ethics is an action, a deed, a philosophy that drives people, a manner of conducting one’s self, and of simply doing the right thing. That is exactly the reason Perma-Seal has been honored. The entire Perma-Seal team should be proud of their accomplishments.”

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Kim Stukel Named Marketing Manager at Perma-Seal Basement Systems

Kim Stukel Named Marketing Manager at Perma-Seal Basement Systems

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- Perma-Seal Basement Systems is happy to announce the appointment of Kim Stukel as their Marketing Manager. As the newest member of the Tribe, Ms. Stukel is excited to help increase awareness of the full range of products and services offered by Perma-Seal.

Ms. Stukel has a Bachelor of Science from Lewis University in Marketing, and started her career on the agency-side of marketing. She has previously held positions within the retail home improvement category, as well as media sales. Ms. Stukel brings a wealth of experience, and is eager to return to the client-side of marketing, while continuing to catapult Perma-Seal’s marketing and advertising efforts forward.

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Pete Wojtowicz promoted to Hammond Production Manager at Perma-Seal Basement Systems

Pete Wojtowicz promoted to Hammond Production Manager at Perma-Seal Basement Systems

Perma-Seal Basement Systems is pleased to announce the promotion of Pete Wojtowicz to Production Manager of its Hammond, Indiana location. Mr. Wojtowicz has earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Western Illinois University, and has been with the company for nearly two years. He began his journey as an Installer, and worked his way to Assistant Production Manager, then became Fleet Manager, all at the Downers Grove facility. Mr. Wojtowicz is a great example of living Perma-Seal Core Values, which includes, "We support the personal and career growth of our Tribal Members".

In addition to a focus on training, Mr. Wojtowicz plans to increase hiring efforts to be able to better service the homeowners of Northwest Indiana. He will also continue to educate and train the current staff to continue delivering exceptional customer service to clients.

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Laura Ann Spencer of Perma-­Seal Joins Loaves & Fishes’ Board of Directors

Laura Ann Spencer of Perma-­Seal Joins Loaves & Fishes’ Board of Directors

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- Loaves & Fishes Community Services proudly welcomes the addition of new members to their Board of Directors including Laura Ann Spencer, Executive Vice President of Perma-Seal Basement Systems and Foundation Repair. Loaves & Fishes’ vision is to end hunger in the community, with their focus on Chicagoland suburbs.

For over ten years, Ms. Spencer has tirelessly helped Perma-Seal develop core values, mission and value statements as well as establish an internal company culture. She consistently works towards implementing these ambitious values within the Tribe while emphasizing: “We are compassionate and give back to our community.” She holds these important values close to her heart, and most recently spearheaded an effort at Perma-Seal’s Annual Picnic that generated over $3,000 in donations for the Loaves & Fishes organization.

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Roy Spencer of Perma-Seal Awarded Lifetime Achievement

Roy Spencer of Perma-Seal Awarded Lifetime Achievement

DOWNERS GROVE, IL -- Roy Spencer, President and Owner of Perma-Seal Basement Systems, graciously accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th Annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards Recognition Event sponsored by the Daily Herald Business Ledger. The event recognized several local professionals and their successful entrepreneurship in Chicago's western suburbs.

The Business Ledger highlighted Mr. Spencer's humble beginnings, starting Perma-Seal with just one truck and one employee--himself. After more than 37 years, his company services over 10,000 Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana clients each year and employs nearly 250 dedicated, passionate people. A true testament to commitment, ethics and integrity!

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