BURR RIDGE, Ill. — TITAN Business Awards (TITAN) announced the list of 2021 Season 1 winners, of the inaugural season of its distinguished awards program, to the public.

This year, Jay Andreas, CEO of ASI Construction in Burr Ridge, Ill., makes that list by winning a TITAN Gold award in the competition. The winning entry was created by ASI Construction, a premier construction and remodeling company serving commercial and residential markets in the Chicagoland area with over 30 years of experience.

“We are honored by TITAN recognizing our efforts in providing excellence in the work we do for our clientele and our commitment to safety,” said Andreas. “In addition to excellence and safety, another part of ASI’s winning formula is assembling a strong and experienced team of professionals under positive work culture. These three ingredients have led to our success and creating ASI into a multimillion dollar company.”

This award caters to small-to-medium enterprises, large, public, and private organizations, as well as other business professionals worldwide, whereby IAA hopes to honor achievements and nurture excellence in every aspect of work life, from entrepreneurs to companies and organizations, public relations, customer service, marketing, management, human resources, information technology, etc.

“We celebrate the remarkable Titan-like achievements of a wide range of organizations, from all industries, as well as their efforts to better both the workspace and company culture,” said Kenjo Ong, CEO of IAA. “Persevering through adversities and hardships, we aim to inspire and embolden all businesses, being the advocate of integrity for all corporate professionals worldwide.”

More than 650 entries were nominated from 28 countries worldwide, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Singapore, India, and only the best emerged victorious. Each project was blind judged by the TITAN jury panel, comprised of distinguished professionals of the international business scene, evaluated on criteria determined by the merits of TITAN Business Awards.

The participating judges are individuals well represented in their fields, from companies such as: Graham Kelly (Originate Pte. Ltd.), Kevin Yu (Sidechef Inc.), Marie O’ Riordan (EML), Oscar Solano Brenes (Porter Novelli), Roland Bägén (Tata Consultancy Services - TCS), Santiago Villegas (1903 Public Relations), and Thanasis Papapostolou (AIP Consulting Ltd), to list a few.

“Our jury members’ extensive backgrounds in the business field ensures that the subjective qualities, such as: business acumen and innovative business concepts, are part of the consideration.” Ong said. “Ensuring high standards of high quality, providing winners with the international exposure they deserve.”

Among the winning individuals and organizations this year are: Gravity Global, Nestlé India, Makers Nutrition, ValueLabs, Aerial Group, Luma Brighter Learning, Vistatec, Kathy Doran Intuitive Business Consultant, Walker Sands, SLEEPM GLOBAL, OWDT, RADIX, Medrio, Zibby Owens, iMerit Technology Services, PeopleReady, AccuTitle, Empire Eagle Food, L&T Technology Services and QNET, to name a few.

“Our jury panel was impressed by the intensity that was brought on by the entrants’ submissions,” Ong said. “I hope that we are able to witness the creation of history, where the winners of this season set the bar for future business endeavors to follow.”