ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Heads Up Landscape Contractors has announced that it is the recipient of the 2017 New Mexico Ethics in Business Jack & Donna Rust Award for Excellence in Ethical Business Practice by a for-profit business. The awards, given by Samaritan Counseling Center of Albuquerque, will be presented on April 26 at the Hotel Albuquerque to honor organizations and people that promote ethical conduct and practice that conduct in all aspects of life.
University of New Mexico business ethics students interviewed, evaluated and wrote a report on each of the 28 nominees this year. The selection committee – made up of community and business leaders who volunteer their time – reviewed the reports, conducted their own research, and submitted the final names of the recipients.
“Everyone involved with the Ethics in Business process was thoroughly impressed by your exceptional ethical accomplishments and the way in which ethics permeates your culture,” said Samaritan president and CEO Sarah Lee. “Ethical communities are healthy communities and it is in this respect, as well as others, that [Heads Up] directly strengthen[s] our state.”
“We are grateful for the recognition from Samaritan and the community,” said Eddie Padilla, executive vice president. “Since our beginning as a residential sprinkler repair company until today, more than 40 years later, everyone at Heads Up has worked hard to earn the trust of the Albuquerque and Santa Fe communities we serve. We do it by adhering to our five core values and 31 fundamentals – guidelines that keep us on track and continuously growing better.”
Samaritan’s New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards have been presented each year since 2000 in four categories: for-profit business, non-profit business, individual leadership and young leadership.