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Raydon honored with Torch of Ethics Award in Abilene

Raydon honored with Torch of Ethics Award in Abilene
June 20
19:29 2021

Breckenridge-based Raydon, Inc., was honored Friday evening, June 18, along with two other businesses, with the 2021 Torch of Ethics Award at the annual ceremony hosted by the Better Business Bureau of Abilene and the Big Country.

Seth Shortes, Marsee Fuller and Darrell Shortes display the Torch of Ethics Award received by Raydon, Inc., on Friday night. (Courtesy Photo)

Raydon, which is owned by Darrell Shortes and has offices in Breckenridge and Abilene, received the award in the category for businesses with 11 to 99 employees. Taylor Telecom received the award in the 100 to 499 employee category, and Neomia Banks State Farm Insurance received it for the 1 to 10 employee category.

The BBB established the awards program to promote and celebrate organizations that maintain a solid commitment to leadership character, social responsibility, and high standards of organizational ethics that benefit their customers, employees and communities. Eight finalists had been named for the three awards, and the winners were chosen by a committee of business leaders and professors.

Raydon is a commercial construction company that was founded in Breckenridge in the early 1980s.They specialize in asphalt paving and repair, civil construction/site work, site utilities and demolition.

Some of Raydon’s current projects include:

  • Abilene Christian University’s Moody Coliseum
  • Abilene Christian University’s new residence hall
  • City of Abilene street resurfacing
  • Clyde Landmark Travel Center
  • Hendrick Home for Children
  • Wylie East Intermediate School
  • Cimarron Meadows subdivision addition
  • Possum Kingdom WSC Water Ridge Estates
  • Coleman County Hospital utilities
  • City of DeLeon paving improvements
  • Tarleton State University paving improvements
  • Abilene ISD lift center
  • Irion Co. ISD new gym facility
  • Irion Co. ISD new gym facility utilities
  • Morton Valley Water Supply Corp. water system improvements
  • Benjamin ISD site improvements

Cutline, top photo: The Darrell and Susan Shortes were surrounded by family on Friday night at the annual awards ceremony for the Better Business Bureau of Abilene and the Big Country where Raydon, Inc., received the Torch of Ethics Award. Pictured are, from left, Roy and Sumer Russell, Forrest and Marsee Fuller, Darrell and Susan Shortes, Shelby and Ky Kennedy, and Anna and Seth Shortes. (Courtesy Photo)


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