December 2023 – Ten companies earned this year’s Giving Back Award presented by Snoball.
The Giving Back Award is our way of celebrating champions of goodwill and encouraging everyone to find their unique ways to give back. We firmly believe in the power of positive word of mouth marketing to create lasting change.
Snoball is proud to recognize these businesses and highlight their efforts to give back to their customers and communities.
- Exact Solar
- Expo Home Improvement
- Good Energy Solutions
- Hawx Pest Control
- Leave Timeshare
- Inbound Studio
- Ion Solar Pros
- Rove Pest Control
- Solar Power of Oklahoma
Exact Solar is a local company that specializes in providing cutting-edge solutions in solar PV systems in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. With a strong belief that an educated consumer is its best customer, the company places a significant emphasis on clear communication. Exact Solar stands out by leveraging technology and utilizing top-quality components, offering customers the best options tailored to their specific needs.
How Exact Solar gives back
Exact Solar (ES) is actively involved in various environmental advocacy groups, including the American Solar Energy Society. The company extends its influence to educational outreach, participating in local career programs such as the Philadelphia OIC, PowerCorps PHL, and the ECA. ES not only shares knowledge but also provides career opportunities by hiring from these programs, fostering career development in green jobs.
In a bid to educate and inspire the community, ES volunteers with schools, conducting demonstrations of nearby solar installations. The recent solar demonstration at the Philadelphia School’s Green and Healthy Day exemplifies the company's dedication to spreading awareness about solar energy.
ES actively participates in community events and supports local organizations. From fundraisers like the Philadelphia School’s magazine fundraiser to contributing to causes such as Women Against Abuse and Ryan’s Case for Smiles’ spring gala, ES plays a vital role in supporting various local initiatives.
In a notable philanthropic effort, ES has donated a solar system to the Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County, providing sustainable energy solutions to a community organization.
Additionally, the company volunteered at Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church’s MLK Day of Service, reflecting its commitment to giving back and being an active participant in community service.
Founded in 2006, Expo Home Improvement is a Texas-based company that has firmly established itself as a local leader in the home improvement industry. The company serves homeowners in Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Central Texas. From bath and shower remodels to window and door replacements, as well as insulation installation, Expo Home Improvement is committed to enhancing and transforming homes while prioritizing integrity, excellence, and exceptional service.
How Expo Home Improvement gives back
Through its nonprofit arm, Matthew6Ministries (M6M), Expo Home Improvement actively contributes to local communities, aiming to make a positive impact not only in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area but also in communities throughout Texas. Collaborating with organizations such as Christian Community Action (CCA) in Lewisville, Table of Grace in Central Texas, and Seton Home in San Antonio, Expo Home Improvement supports causes that align with their mission of 'Loving People, Lasting Impact.'
One notable initiative is the Expo Home Heroes program, an annual event designed to honor and assist veterans who have made significant contributions during their military careers. This program reflects Expo Home Improvement's commitment to giving back to those who have served by supporting them in upgrading their living spaces.
Additionally, Expo Home Improvement engages the community through a yearly sweepstakes, providing individuals with the opportunity to win a home remodeling experience. This approach not only contributes to the company's ethos of community support but also allows individuals the chance to enhance their living spaces.
Established in 2007, Good Energy Solutions stands as a leading full-service energy partner, offering comprehensive consulting and services in electrical, renewable energy, and energy management across the central US, with a focus on Missouri and Kansas.
With over 13 years of dedicated experience, the company has solidified its position as a trusted solar provider, specializing in quality solar design and installation in Kansas City and the surrounding areas of Missouri and Kansas.
How Good Energy Solutions gives back
Good Energy Solutions has consistently made impactful contributions through its philanthropic initiatives. Over the last few years, the company has been actively giving back to its hometown of Lawrence, Kansas, by donating solar panel systems to various charitable organizations. Notable beneficiaries of this ongoing commitment include The Sunrise Project, Van Go Arts, and The Ballard Center.
In addition to its focus on sustainable energy solutions, Good Energy Solutions actively engages with the Lawrence community through sponsorships of significant events and organizations. The company supports the annual Veterans Day Parade, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, and the Lawrence Board of Realtors' Charity fundraisers, underscoring its commitment to community involvement and growth.
A recent noteworthy project involved the installation of a 4.8 kW solar panel system on the roof of The Willow, a domestic violence shelter. This initiative not only contributes to the provision of clean energy but also empowers a crucial community resource with sustainable solutions, showcasing Good Energy Solutions' multifaceted approach to making a positive impact in Lawrence.
Established in 2013, Hawx Pest Control has become a reputable name in residential and commercial pest control services. Operating across 16 states, the company specializes in pest infestation detection and prevention. Hawx stands out by offering a complimentary initial inspection for all new cases, demonstrating its commitment to providing thorough and accessible pest control solutions.
How Hawx Pest Control gives back
Hawx Pest Control actively participates in various initiatives aimed at giving back to the community and promoting environmental sustainability. One notable contribution is through the "One Tree Planted" initiative, where the company donates one tree for every sale, contributing to the global effort to create a healthier and greener world.
Additionally, the company engages in planting events, with employees participating in tree-planting activities during the month of Arbor Day, actively contributing to reforestation efforts.
In support of breast cancer research, Hawx Pest Control has partnered with its employees to donate to the Breast Cancer Research Fund (BCRF), contributing to the ongoing fight against breast cancer.
As part of the "Save the Bees" initiative, Hawx Pest Control avoids the extermination of bees and instead actively contributes to efforts to save these vital pollinators.
The company also extends its impact to local communities through volunteer days dedicated to Habitat for Humanity, showcasing a commitment to social responsibility and community development.
Leave Timeshare, based in Irvine, California and established in 2018, is a prominent player in the timeshare cancellation sector. Founded out of concern for timeshare owners falling victim to deceptive practices, Leave Timeshare rejects the "timeshare hater" label. Instead, it comprises industry experts committed to restoring honesty and value to the sector.
How Leave Timeshare gives back
Leave Timeshare takes pride in its commitment to environmental sustainability and community engagement through its impactful initiatives. One of the noteworthy programs initiated by the company involves partnering with the non-profit organization One Tree Planted. This collaboration is designed to contribute to reforestation efforts, with the company pledging to donate and plant 10 trees for every client who chooses Leave Timeshare to exit their timeshare commitment.
In August of this year, Leave Timeshare embarked on this eco-friendly journey, and the results have been nothing short of remarkable. The company has successfully planted 1,100 trees, making a significant positive impact on the environment. This initiative not only helps counteract deforestation but also aligns Leave Timeshare with its commitment to social responsibility.
Inbound Studio LLC stands as a dynamic company with a mission rooted in empowering small and medium-sized businesses to optimize their marketing technology and enhance overall efficiency. Founded with a specific focus on implementing a full inbound marketing methodology, the company has evolved into a premier provider of web technology services in the greater Twin Cities area.
How Inbound Studio gives back
Inbound Studio, under the leadership of its founder Marshall, is deeply committed to giving back to the community through active involvement in philanthropic initiatives. Marshall's role as the President of the Eagan Kick-Start Rotary Club reflects the company's dedication to community service. Marshall's ongoing participation as an active member, attending meetings every Thursday morning and contributing time to various activities and fundraisers, underscores the company's commitment to making a positive impact on local events and initiatives.
A notable project in progress is the redesign of the Eagan Funfest website, where Inbound Studio is adding new photos, and undergoing a full redesign.
Inbound Studio extends its philanthropic reach by collaborating with several non-profit organizations, providing services in website design and marketing to support their growth and create awareness. Partnerships with organizations like the South St. Paul Neighborhood Coalition, Minnesota Children with Hemophilia, Do It Green! Minnesota, Hearts in Mexico, and others highlight the company's diverse contributions to causes that align with community well-being, education, and sustainability.
Established in 2019, Ion Solar Pros is a leading Connecticut-based solar company specializing in residential and commercial solar installations. Dedicated to providing reliable energy solutions, the company aims to help clients save money on monthly utility bills while contributing to a cleaner and more sustainable alternative for home energy and electricity.
How Ion Solar Pros gives back
As an annual sponsor of the John Ellis Memorial Golf Tournament for Cancer Research, the company actively contributes to the fight against cancer. This sponsorship underscores Ion Solar Pros' dedication to supporting critical research initiatives and advancing the cause of cancer awareness and prevention.
In addition to its involvement in cancer research, Ion Solar Pros extends its philanthropic efforts to address immediate community needs. The company generously provides winter clothing, including jackets, sweatshirts, and hats, along with food donations to the Pope Francis Center for Renewal in Waterbury, CT.
An additional noteworthy contribution is the annual sponsorship of the Hall of Trees in Wolcott, CT. This event focuses on supporting three needy families in the town by providing them with their entire Christmas, including meals and all requested gifts for each family member.
Orkin specializes in the prevention and eradication of common pests such as termites, rodents, and insects. With a commitment to environmental care, the company collaborates with authoritative entities like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and major universities to develop strategies for pest prevention and control. The company offers comprehensive residential and commercial pest control services.
How Orkin gives back
Orkin is deeply committed to giving back to the community through two impactful initiatives — OrkinServes and Mosquitoes Don’t Deserve a Drop. OrkinServes, an employee volunteer program, encourages Orkin branches across the country to set aside dedicated time for giving back to their local communities.
Since its inception, Orkin employees have collectively donated thousands of hours of volunteer service to residents and organizations in the U.S. In 2023 alone, over 250 branches participated in OrkinServes, with 1,347 volunteers completing 2,147 hours of service. The activities range from home-building efforts to donation drives and disaster relief support.
The Mosquitoes Don’t Deserve a Drop campaign, in partnership with the American Red Cross, addresses public health threats associated with mosquitoes while contributing to the national blood supply. This initiative aims to generate substantial financial donations for the American Red Cross to ensure a reliable blood supply for patients in need, particularly during the challenging summer months when blood donations typically decline.
Since 2020, Orkin has donated over $620,000 to the Red Cross and collected hundreds of units of blood. In 2023 alone, the campaign resulted in 126 blood donations, equating to 378 saved lives. Orkin's commitment to these impactful initiatives showcases its dedication to making a positive and meaningful impact on both local communities and national public health efforts.
Established in 2006, Rove Pest Control stands as a trusted residential and commercial pest control service, addressing a diverse range of pest issues. With a geographic reach that spans Arizona, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin, the company has become a reliable name in pest management.
How Rove Pest Control gives back
Rove Pest Control goes above and beyond in its commitment to giving back, making a positive impact across various community initiatives. One notable aspect of their philanthropy is supporting the local zoo.
Engaging with the broader issue of hunger, Rove Pest Control actively participates in food drives across all of its offices, contributing to alleviating food insecurity and fostering community support.
In addition, the company extends its generosity to the Fostering Love Project through regular donations, emphasizing a commitment to the well-being of foster children and families.
Rove Pest Control takes a global stance by raising funds for the Against Malaria Foundation, contributing to the fight against malaria on a larger scale. The company's dedication to public health education is evident in its provision of free educational services to schools, multi-family housing, homeowner associations, and other businesses.
Moreover, Rove Pest Control extends a helping hand to individuals facing financial constraints by periodically providing free pest control services to those in need. This compassionate outreach ensures that everyone, regardless of financial means, can benefit from a pest-free living environment.
Lastly, the company invests in the future by awarding an annual scholarship, emphasizing the importance of education and community support.
Founded in 2017, Solar Power of Oklahoma has emerged as the premier full-service solar energy company exclusively based in the state. Distinguished by its commitment to excellence, the company has earned the prestigious recognition of being a two-time member of Solar Power World Magazine's "Top 500 Solar Contractors," solidifying its position as a leading player in the industry in both 2018 and 2019.
How Solar Power of Oklahoma gives back
Solar Power of Oklahoma proudly embraces a culture of giving back and community engagement, channeling their success in the solar industry to support a variety of meaningful causes. One noteworthy initiative involves a solar system donation to The SunHive Organization, benefiting intellectually disabled youth.
Participation in events such as the Walk to End Alzheimer's, OU Green Week, and Tulsa Clean Cities EV Event demonstrates Solar Power of Oklahoma's dedication to raising awareness about crucial issues and fostering environmental sustainability. By actively engaging with these events as both vendors and participants, the company aligns its values with those of the communities it serves.
Beyond events, Solar Power of Oklahoma takes a socially responsible approach by advertising with the Curbside Chronicle, supporting the Homeless Alliance, and contributing to initiatives like the Solar for Students Campaign.
Furthermore, the company played an integral role in advocating for positive change by helping pass a new net metering policy in Stillwater, OK.