Airpark Auto Pros Named to Inc. Magazine's 2021 Best In Business List
Airpark Auto Pros is one of “The Most Inspiring Companies of the Year”
Inc.’s Best in Business Awards honor companies that have gone above and beyond to make a positive impact. The list, which can be found in the Winter issue of Inc. magazine, recognizes small- and medium-size businesses that have had an outstanding influence on their communities and their industries.
Rather than relying on quantitative criteria tied to sales or funding, Inc.’s editors reviewed the companies’ achievements over the past year and noted how they made a positive difference in the world. They then selected honorees in more than 49 industries – from finance to software to engineering to consumer services. It was extremely competitive, with around 2,700 nominees and an acceptance rate in the low single digits – a huge success for the selected honorees like Airpark Auto Pros.
Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc., says,
“What began for us during the pandemic as an effort to showcase companies that were helping the community has grown into a recognition of social, environmental, and economic impact. The companies on this year’s list are changemakers with heart – and they’re pouring the best of their business into the people and communities around them.”
John Burley, Owner of Airpark Auto Pros commented,
“In an industry that is known for selling unneeded services, over-charging, bait-and-switch, increasing prices without informing the customer, disrespecting women, and prioritizing profit over people, we set out to set an example for other shops that a business can be successful while maintaining uncompromising integrity, ethics and moral principles.”
“We may not be able to change a whole industry, but we can be a model for other small businesses, demonstrating that being honest, fair, upfront and people-first can still be a profitable business. We hope to make a ripple that has a positive impact beyond our small shop. To have this recognized by a national organization as reputable, acclaimed, and significant as Inc. is truly an honor. This validation means the world to us.”
About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across various channels, including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the Inc. 5000 allows these founders a chance to engage with their peers in an exclusive community with the credibility to help drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
About Airpark Auto Pros LLC
Airpark Auto Pros is an award-winning 10-bay auto facility in Gaithersburg, Maryland providing high quality, certified auto services, maintenance, and upgrades for foreign and domestic vehicles. Certified Technicians handle everything from a basic brake pads to high-end electronic systems, performance upgrades, and full engine replacement. The company is known for providing exceptionally honest service and is a business of uncompromising integrity, ethics, and moral principles.