Loxley business among finalists for Alabama’s Small Business of the Year Awards


LOXLEY, Alabama — Kerby Custom Renovations of Loxley has been named among the finalists for the Small Business Awards of Alabama.

Presented by The Partnership of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama and the Business Council of Alabama, the Small Business Awards of Alabama recognizes the very best in Alabama small business.

“I just want to take this opportunity to thank (Central Baldwin Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Gail Quesada) and her staff for taking the time to nominate us for this award,” said Chris Kerby, who owns the business with his wife Roma. “I grew up in Loxley and went to school here. That’s why we are here. I wanted to give back to the community that has given so much to me.”

Located in a historic building in downtown Loxley, Kerby Custom Renovations hosted a ribbon cutting and grand opening with the Central Baldwin Chamber of Commerce in June of 2018.

They are a finalist in the 1-10 Employee Category and are among 41 Alabama small businesses nominated as finalists for “Alabama’s Small Business of the Year” awards.

Presented annually by the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama and the Business Council of Alabama, the Small Business Awards of Alabama recognizes four small businesses — across the program’s four employee-number-based categories — that are considered to be the state’s very best small businesses based on a variety of civic and professional standards.

All of the award finalists will be honored at the CCAA/BCA Partnership Annual Meeting/Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 6, at 11:30 a.m., at The Harbert Center in Birmingham. In addition, four award finalists will be recognized as a winner in each of the award categories.

Other finalists in the 1-10 Employee Category are: Billy’s Seafood, Bo Evans Realty, Brittani Morris State Farm Insurance Agency, Cajun Creations, Charming Oaks, Coast-to-Coast True Value, Coosa Behavioral Services, Covington Eye Care, Reseda Nursery, Southern Gyp Boutique, The Fairhope Store and Stewart Lodges.

Finalists in the 11-50 Employee Category are: Byron’s Smokehouse, CopperLeaf Properties LLC, Crow Shields Bailey PC, First Community Bank of Central Alabama, KATS Delivery, Monroe Sausage, Morell Engineering, Pine Belt Wireless, Rare Transportation, Tower Homes and WhiteSky Communications.

In the 51-100 Employee Category, the finalists are: 280 Animal Medical Center, Amedisys Hospice of Rainbow City, BCM Morring Inc., Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air, Englewood Health Care Center, Larry Puckett Chevrolet and The Hound.

There is also an Emerging Category for businesses operating less than 5 years. Those finalists are: CakEffect, The Little Cake Shop with a Grand Effect, First Metro Bank, GadRock Microgym, Launch Trampoline Park, Mixtroz Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Sterling Packaging LLC, The Collegiate Hotel, The Pecan on Broad, and Vinehouse Nursery.