Forrest Anderson

Forrest Anderson Plumbing & A/C Named Finalist in 2023 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics

Aug. 8, 2023
Forrest Anderson recognized for commitment to ethical business practices.
Forrest Anderson

GLENDALE, AZ — Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning Inc. (Forrest Anderson), a Glendale-based, family-owned business serving the greater Phoenix metro area since 1961, has been named a finalist for the 2023 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics. The annual program from the Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) recognizes outstanding businesses that maintain a solid commitment to ethics and trust in the marketplace.

“My grandfather started this company in 1961 with core values that are rooted in ethical business practices. To this day, we incorporate my grandfather’s values in all of our processes,” said Audrey Monell, President of Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning. “To be recognized as a finalist for the BBB Torch Awards proves our company values remain strong in today’s business economy. It is a true honor to be among the other finalists who have shown tremendous dedication to working ethically.”

Through three generations of leadership, the company has held true to four principles outlined by its founder:

  • Treat your employees right
  • Treat the customer right
  • Do your best work
  • Do the right thing
  • BBB Torch Award for Ethics finalists are selected by an independent, voluntary panel of judges comprised of business and community leaders. Nominees are judged based on the character of the organization’s leadership, how an authentic culture is being fostered, how the company prioritizes its relationship with customers, and the impact the organization is making in its community.

    “Honesty builds trust, which is a vital aspect in the success of a business. For 21 years, BBB has been recognizing outstanding companies in Greater Arizona for their solid commitment to doing things the right way,” said Shelley Bradley, Director of Signature Events for BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest. “This esteemed award recognizes business leaders who demonstrate a superior level of character and ensure their organization's practices meet the highest ethical standards, thereby generating trust.”

    A complete list of finalists has been posted to the Better Business Bureau website. Winners for the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics will be announced on Wednesday, November 15 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona. To learn more about Forrest Anderson, its core values and its ethical business processes, visit

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