Mike Bakker, owner Dutchman Heating

Dutchman Heating and Cooling Wins Better Business Bureau of Chicago Torch Award for Business Ethics

December 31, 2020

Dutchman Heating and Cooling, a Christian owned heating and air conditioning company in Naperville, Illinois, has been presented the Torch Award for Business Ethics by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Chicago and Northern Illinois.

Given to just eight businesses in the Chicago metro area in 2020, the Torch Award spotlights companies that exemplify marketplace trust and excellence.

Mike Bakker, owner Dutchman Heating
Mike Bakker

“The Torch Award is the most prestigious award the BBB can present to a business,” said Steve J. Bernas, president & CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “Torch Award winners demonstrate the highest ethical standards and trust with customers, business partners, shareholders and the communities in which they do business. Being a recipient of this award indicates the company not only believes in the high standards promoted by the BBB, but consistently demonstrates and integrates them into daily business practices.”

Mike Bakker, owner of Dutchman Heating and Cooling, states, “We are humbled, grateful and honored to be named a Torch Award winner by the Better Business Bureau, easily considered to be the standard bearer and authority in business ethics. We take pride in operating each day at the highest levels of personal and professional integrity. On behalf of our employees, customers, partners and communities we serve, I’d like to personally thank the BBB for this tremendous distinction. Receiving the Torch Award would not have been possible without the commitment of our entire team to making business ethics guide everything we do.”

Mike Bakker started working in the heating and air conditioning field when he was 16 years old. His dad owned a heating and air conditioning business on the south side for which he worked for several years before moving to DuPage County. He worked for a few larger companies in the area, both as a Service Technician and as a Service Manager, doing residential and commercial work. Mike decided it was time to branch out on his own as the business practices did not always coincide with his values. He feels that quality of service and installation should be the top priority in a HVAC company. If the products are not installed properly, they will not function properly nor provide the efficiency or capacity levels for which they were designed. This attention to detail is what separates Dutchman from our competitors and is the niche in the industry as well. Dutchman has had dramatic growth and we are continuing to strive to be the best in the industry. We are extremely thankful for our customers and we are committed to always earning their business.

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