Sunrise Wins 2011 National Capital Business Ethics Award

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Sunrise Wins 2011 National Capital Business Ethics Award

The National Capital Business Ethics Awards were established in 2001. The Awards are presented annually by the National Capital Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals in partnership with George Mason University. The award was established to honor companies that demonstrate a firm commitment to ethical business practices in everyday operations, management philosophies, and responses to crisis or challenges.

After nominations are placed in January of each year the nominees are contacted and must submit an official Entry Form for consideration. The entries are then evaluated by an independent panel of judges based on the following criteria and also based on site visits:

-An illustration of the company’s commitment to business ethics as demonstrated by direct communication from the CEO and other senior officers.

-Evidence of how ethics are a living part of the company’s philosophy, culture and everyday business operations.

-A clearly articulated means by which ethical questions, problems or conflicts are brought to the attention of management and a mechanism that ensures the fair and consistent treatment of all parties involved.

-Clear evidence that employees throughout the organization understand and agree to follow the company’s ethical standards.

-Employee and/or customer data which supports the fact that the organization is ethical in its behavior and business practices.

-A consistently high quality of products, services, business and production practices including demonstrated awareness of environmental impact, if appropriate.

Sunrise is an American dream story of a guy, a truck and hard work morphing into a premier landscape company in the area 25 years later. Joe Markell is the President and sole shareholder of Sunrise Landscape + Design. His local roots and the Sunrise name run deep in Northern Virginia. Sunrise is a family business name that spans back 70 years starting with the Sun Rise Dairy operated by Joe’s great grandparents. Joe’s father, grandfather and brother all operated businesses under the Sunrise name. Sunrise Lawn/Landscaping Services, Inc. was incorporated August 1986 in Reston, Virginia. The mission has always been to remove the worry, apprehension and concerns our clients may have about their landscape. It is achieved by providing the highest level of professionalism, quality, efficiency, and craftsmanship possible.

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In August, Sunrise was notified that they were 1 of 4 semi-finalists in the Micro-category chosen to attend the Gala at the Ritz Carlton in October, where the winners would be announced. On October 13th, Sunrise was the proud recipient of the 2011 NCBEA. Owner, Joe Markell, attributed his win to the excellent employees he has had working for him the past 25 years!

If you’d like more info on Sunrise Landscape + Design contact us at Sunrise Landscape and Design.  We are  Northern Virginia’s premier landscaping company for all your lawn maintenance needs.  We are a full service landscape contractor serving Northern Virginia’s Fairfax County and Loudoun County.  Whether you need landscape design with water features, landscape lighting, walkways and patios or lawn maintenance services such as lawn mowing, mulching turf care, leaf clean-up or garden clean-up we work with you to make your landscape beautiful.

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