[Bottom Left: Don Teemsma, Jr., President & CEO of Ideal Plumbing, Heating, Air, & Electrial]
(June 8, 2012) – Yesterday, Ideal Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical was awarded 1st Place for the 2012 Heilbron Award. Ideal earned 1st place in the small business category, for businesses having 50 or fewer employees. The Heilbron Award recognizes San Diego companies that exemplify the pay it forward spirit.
“We are proud to be honored for this award,” said Don Teemsma, President of Ideal Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical. “Doing good works builds team spirit within our organization. These experiences create a culture of service at Ideal and help employees look outward and focus on other’s needs instead of their own.”
The Heilbron Award celebrates companies that exhibit high ethical standards and a commitment to service. It honors companies that utilize their professional skill set to excel and enrich the company itself and others in the community.
Ideal’s philanthropic efforts are not aimed at one single project, but take an all-embracing approach. Ideal demonstrates the pay it forward spirit primarily through pro bono work, community giving, and school support across San Diego County. Notable projects include partnering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant 17-year old Tatyana her wish: a complete kitchen makeover, and pro bono work at Mission Trails Regional Park, Mt. Helix Park, Allied Gardens Little League, and Indian Rock Boy Scout Camp at Mataguay Scout Ranch.
The awards were presented by Rotary Club 33 and the San Diego Business Journal. The Heilbron Award was named after, Carl Heilbron, Club 33’s first President in 1911. An independent panel of judges reviewed the nominations and selected honorees.
Ideal was founded April 1, 1960 as a home-based business with only one ’53 Ford pick-up and started with Plumbing and Heating. Over the years, the business services have expanded to specialize in air conditioning, electrical, and kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Ideal Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical prides itself on exceeding customer expectation. From the most complex installation to routine service and maintenance, Ideal has the tools, people and products to provide a quality job that fits your lifestyle and budget. Ideal is a top-rated San Diego contractor and possess the expertise and technically advanced equipment to handle all commercial and residential projects. To learn more about how Ideal gives back to the community, visit our website by clicking here.