In a ceremony this past week, the staff of the Alaska, Oregon, Western Washington Better Business Bureau presented the BBB 2011 Western Washington Business of the Year Torch Award to the staff of Andelcare, a Bellevue-based in-home care provider.

“This award validates all those years of hard work, sleepless nights, and time spent building and uniting a great team of people,” said owner Marla Beck. “Our number one focus is excellence of care.  Our caregivers enrich lives by preserving the stability, dignity, security and independence enjoyed by aging-adults when they continue to live in the comfort their own homes.”

Nominated for demonstrating exemplary business practices, Andelcare was selected BBB’s 2011Western Washington Business of the Year by volunteer judges who scored entries based on customer service, community involvement and innovative business practices.

“Andelcare demonstrated a business model structured around providing not just great customer service, but also a work environment where people are rewarded for excellence in service,” said the 2011 award’s judge, William Wood.  Wood is general manager of Empire Today in Kent, which was BBB’s 2010 Western Washington Large Business of the Year.

Andelcare serves King and Snohomish Counties.  Opened in 2003, Andelcare provides companionship, homemaking, personal care and nursing services for the elderly, the disabled, and patients recovering from surgery and hospitalization.  Andelcare employs more than 100.

Learn more about the Alaska, Oregon, Western Washington Better Business Bureau Torch Award at:


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