Chicago, IL-March 31 2010 - Roy E. Spencer, president of Perma-Seal Basement Systems, located in Downers Grove, Ill., has been elected Chairman of the Board of the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois.
Previously, Spencer was vice chairman of the Better Business Bureau for five years and on the Board of Directors for seven years.
“We are very pleased to have Roy Spencer, with his extensive understanding of business issues and concern for ethical business operations, as the head of our Board of Directors,” said Steve J. Bernas, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “Roy has been a long-time supporter of the BBB. Now as chairman, his knowledge and active participation in BBB programs continue to be an even greater benefit and example to our 7,000 current northern Illinois Accredited Businesses, along with those wishing to apply for Accreditation.”
Spencer’s company has been an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau since 1985. He is founder of Perma-Seal Basement Systems and has been its president since he started the business in 1970.
“Early in my working career, I worked for companies where I was thoroughly disgusted with their shoddy approach to workmanship and ethics. I knew there was an opportunity for a company that did the job the right way,” Spencer explained. “Both Perma-Seal and the BBB place a high value in supporting and fostering ethical business operations. I’m excited about how I can bring my energies to benefit the BBB and its other Accredited Businesses.”
Spencer replaces Chuck Gavzer, executive vice-president at Cataldo Family Enterprises, a real estate development company, who was Chairman for the past three years.
The Better Business Bureau is an unbiased non-profit organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Businesses that earn BBB accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standards of ethical business behavior. The BBB provides objective advice, free business Reliability Reports, charity Wise Giving Reports and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. To further promote trust, the BBB also offers complaint and dispute resolution support for consumers and businesses when there is difference in viewpoints. The first BBB was founded in 1912. Today, 125 BBBs serve communities across the U.S. and Canada, evaluating and monitoring nearly 4 million local and national businesses and charities. Please visit www.bbb.org for more information about the BBB.
As a private, non-profit organization, the purpose of the Better Business Bureau is to promote an ethical marketplace. BBBs help resolve buyer/seller complaints by means of conciliation, mediation and arbitration. BBBs also review advertising claims, online business practices and charitable organizations. BBBs develop and issue reports on businesses and nonprofit organizations and encourage people to check out a company or charity before making a purchase or donation.