Kaleb Jones

When you want a project done right, who would rather have do it? A person who doesn’t have a good reputation of being honest and isn’t recommended by others, or a person with a good reputation and whose services are highly recommended by others? That’s right, you want the person with the good reputation because you know the job will be done right. When a business is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, it’s a very good thing. It means that the business is honest in their advertising, builds trust with people, tells the truth, is transparent and responsive, honors promises, protects people’s privacy, and embodies integrity. One such business is Lynden Sheet Metal, located in Lynden, Washington.

Having received the Home Advisor Top-Rated Award, the Angie’s List Super Service Award, and the 2015 Small Business of the Year Award, it’s no wonder why Lynden Sheet Metal is still in business after 79 years.

Trust is important for local businesses and the community as well. Lynden Sheet Metal specializes in HVAC, Metal Fabrication and Welding, Fireplaces, Plumbing, and Refrigeration, which are all things that keep buildings well maintained and safe for people to occupy. They provide a very important service to the community, so they have to do their very best. When they do that, people come back and give them more business, or even recommend their services to their friends and family. As they continue to do this they build a foundation of trust within the community they serve. When people get top of the line service from a business they trust to do the job right, word spreads. This is why trust is important to businesses and communities.

The Better Business Bureau is also important to businesses and the community. They inform the people in the community which businesses are reputable and trustworthy so the people can make informed decisions of which business to pay or hire for a job. If a business is accredited by the Bureau, it means they are honest, keep their word, respect people’s need for privacy, exhibits integrity, and responds to people. In other words, the business is highly recommended and you should hire them. When that happens, people choose the business, and if they are satisfied with the job they performed, they’ll keep them in mind for future projects and recommend them to other people. The business receives good publicity, and the people are well-informed of which businesses they should hire. This is why the Better Business Bureau is important to local businesses and communities.

The Better Business Bureau and trust are both very important to local businesses and the community. Without either of these things, people in the community wouldn’t be able to take businesses at their word and know which businesses are going to show integrity and do the job right and businesses wouldn’t get good publicity and they also wouldn’t last very long without trust within the community.

Tell us a little about yourself
My name is Kaleb Jones and I am a senior at Lynden High School. I lead a Bible Study club at the high school and I am also a freshman mentor there. I am very involved with serving at Sunrise Baptist Church, which is where I attend church. I enjoy drawing, lifting weights, and producing music.
List and explain any awards received related to academic achievement
I received a certificate for honor roll in middle school 6 times.
Describe at least three school-related extra-curricular activities
I lead the LHS Bible Study, mentor freshmen, and I help create videos for the morning announcements at school.
Explain at least one leadership role that you have held
From 2015 to 2017, I led a group of elementary school children in AWANA at Sunrise Baptist Church.