Neighborly Named to Inc. Best in Business List
WACO, Texas—December 17, 2020—Neighborly, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, has been named to Inc.’s inaugural Best in Business list in the Enduring Impact category. The Best in Business Awards honor small- and medium-size privately held American businesses that have had made a positive difference in their communities, their industries, the environment, or society. Neighborly ranked on the list in the Enduring Impact category. The complete Best in Business list can be found in the Winter issue of Inc. (on newsstands December 29, 2020).
“Our franchise owners and their employees are consistently raising the bar in terms of their dedication to serve their communities, and given we are in the midst of a global pandemic, I couldn’t be prouder to see our organization rewarded with this silver medal for the Enduring Impact Award from Inc.,” said Mike Bidwell, CEO and president of Neighborly. “We’ve gone above and beyond this year to prioritize the safety of our teams and customers while still fulfilling homeowners’ essential services needs through our family of brands, and receiving this award confirms that the work has been and will continue to be worth it.”
Inc. is known for its annual list of the 5000 fastest-growing companies, but the new Best in Business Awards strive to recognize a different kind of success. Instead of rewarding quantitative gains in sales, Inc.’s editors reviewed the companies’ achievements over the past year and noted how they made a positive difference in the world. They then selected honorees in more than 30 different industries—health, software, retail, business services, and more. With about 2,700 entries, competition for the Best in Business awards was high, making Neighborly’s ranking that much more meaningful.
“It’s been an incredibly challenging year for companies,” said Scott Omelainuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Across industries, businesses have had to make brutally tough decisions and face unprecedented uncertainty. That’s why we knew 2020 called for a new recognition program, something to complement our annual Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. For Best in Business, companies have prioritized tackling today’s problems to lead us to a better future, even if they’ve struggled to stay in the black.”
View the complete list of Inc.’s Best in Business 2020 honorees at Inc.com.