BBB Selects CARCHEX as One of Five Finalists for Greater Maryland 2011 Torch Award

HUNT VALLEY, MD — (Oct 19, 2011) — CARCHEX was selected as one of five finalists for Better Business Bureau | Greater Maryland’s 2011 Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence. The award pays tribute to businesses that demonstrate high standards of honesty and integrity toward customers, employees and the community.

CARCHEX was selected as a finalist for the award by a panel of judges including past winners. The company was presented with a certificate of its achievement at a reception before 200 Maryland business executives.

“This year’s winners and finalists, including CARCHEX, were subject to intensified scrutiny,” emphasized Angie Barnett, BBB | Greater Maryland president/CEO during the awards ceremony. “In fact, these companies underwent the most in-depth review in the history of this competition in our service area. We are proud and confident of our criteria, selection practices and un-biased judging,” added Barnett.

BBB’s Educational Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to enhance consumer confidence through education and information. BBB with help from its Educational Foundation issues Business Reviews on businesses in the Greater MD service area online at and publishes a free consumer e-newsletter with alerts on scams and tips and hosts free community identity theft prevention events each spring and fall great site. The charity is funded through tax-deductible consumer and business donations.

CARCHEX is the premier provider of direct-to-consumer automotive products and services including auto warranty, pre-purchase inspections, auto insurance, auto financing and car buying. The company serves as a consumer advocate throughout all stages of the car buying, selling and ownership process. Protecting automotive consumers for over 14 years and providing exceptional customer service has translated into an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau. To learn more about CARCHEX and to Get Protected, visit