Bath Planet, Nation’s Emerging Leader in Bath Remodeling, Honored in 2013 American Business AwardsSM

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Winners of Four Stevie® Awards, Bath Planet® Praised for its Strong Growth in 2013

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Bath Planet® was presented with four Stevie® Awards at the 11th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago on June 17, 2013. Perhaps, most notable of the awards presented to Bath Planet was the Silver Stevie for Bath Planet as Company of the Year - Consumer Products in the Durables category.

More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.
Bath Planet won awards in the Best Tradeshow or Convention category for The Bath Planet Dealer Conference, the Marketing Campaign of the Year - Consumer Products - Durables category for The Bath Planet Integrated Brand Building Campaign, the Company of the Year - Consumer Products - Durables category and the Executive of the Year - Consumer Products - Durables category for Rick Hirschhaut, Senior Vice-President.

“Winning multiple Stevie Award’s this year proves we have created business opportunities and concepts missing from the fragmented but in high demand bath and tub industry,” said Rick Hirschhaut, Senior Vice President of Bath Planet. “It’s an honor to be named Executive of the Year and I owe this award to my team as well as to all the passionate people behind the Bath Planet brand, but being named as one of the top companies is the real achievement. It’s fantastic to be able to work for two entrepreneurs like our founders, Tom Barzantny and Scott Rosenbach. Their dedication to innovation, quality and commitment to growth has really made Bath Planet a leader in the bath industry.”

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the trophies were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Monday, June 17 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel. More than 500 nominees and their guests attended.

“This year’s American Business Awards was outsized in every way,” said Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards founder and president. “More entries and more judges than ever before, and I’d have to say the most impressive collection of nominations we’ve ever received. We congratulate all of this year’s Stevie winners for their outstanding work.”

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 320 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year.

Bath Planet was created by BCI Acrylic Bath Systems, a company founded by Tom Barzantny and Scott Rosenbach, who developed an unrivaled reputation for quality and workmanship as a manufacturer of acrylic bath and shower liners. To ensure its product meets the highest standards, Bath Planet has earned the coveted Good Housekeeping Seal. Recognized widely as a symbol of consumer assurance and protection in the marketplace, the Seal is earned after meticulous evaluation by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute.

While complete bath remodels often involve tear-out mess, high costs and take weeks to complete, Bath Planet’s systems are designed to be installed over an existing tub or shower and wall area. A wide selection of replacement tubs and shower bases are also available. Installation can be completed in as little as one day providing consumers with a more cost-effective and long-term solution that gives the look of ceramic tile and granite, without the grout, mess and maintenance.

In the second quarter of 2013, Bath Planet signed on its 100th dealer. The company is projected to have coverage in another 40 to 50 markets by year’s end.

To learn more about Bath Planet or dealership opportunities, call 1-888-9BATHPLANET or visit

Based in Palatine, IL, Bath Planet® was created by founders Tom Barzantny and Scott Rosenbach who recognized a need for greater consistency between manufacturers and dealers in the tub and shower liner industry. The owners established their one-stop-shop company in 1999. Bath Planet® is backed by a privately-held manufacturer with a network of independent dealers throughout the United States and Canada. Bath Planet® has earned the coveted Good Housekeeping Seal, recognizing the exceptional quality of its products and services. For more information about Bath Planet®, visit our website at

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at


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