May 28, 2015 10:05 ET

CARPHORIA Recognized With Better Business Bureau Award for Excellence

Award Selection Reflects Company's Commitment to Customer Experience, Exceptional Service

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - May 28, 2015) - CARPHORIA, a Houston-based consumer services company that empowers and advocates on behalf of the consumer throughout the car-buying and selling process, today announced it has been selected to receive the prestigious 2015 BBB Award for Excellence. One of only a handful of companies to be honored this year, CARPHORIA received the Winner of Distinction Award for the company's ongoing commitment to excellence in the marketplace at an awards ceremony held May 13, 2015. This is the first year CARPHORIA was eligible to apply for the award.

"Commitment to an exceptional consumer experience is exactly what CARPHORIA is founded on," said Michael Dodd, CARPHORIA president and CEO. "CARPHORIA offers a truly unique approach and solution for consumers who want to sell their vehicles. Our selection for this award is significant because is reaffirms exactly what we are hearing from our customers and mirrors our goals as a company," said Dodd.

With extensive industry experience and knowledge, CARPHORIA offers valuable resources for the entire car ownership experience, empowering consumers through three key money-saving services:

  • Auto Seller Services - Consumers no longer need to settle for what their car will sell for in their local market. CARPHORIA's proprietary software and expansive reach means that Houston-area consumers now have access to an audience of nationwide buyers. The process is fast and easy; transactions take 20-30 minutes and the customer drives in with their keys and walks out with a check. No intimidating negotiations, just less hassle and more money.
  • Extended Warranties - Through CARPHORIA, consumers can secure the most complete and comprehensive nationwide extended warranty available, at a fraction of what they might pay elsewhere, often saving as much as $2,000 on an extended warranty, all while receiving exemplary coverage.
  • Pre-Purchase Inspections - CARPHORIA's inspection services can save consumers thousands of dollars and countless hours of frustration. Standard vehicle history reports and cursory inspections simply don't offer the kind of insight needed to make an informed purchase decision. CARPHORIA's bumper-to-bumper, pre-purchase vehicle inspections offer in-depth insight into a vehicle's true history and current condition, helping consumers make fully informed purchase decisions.

Since opening its doors last year, consumer response to CARPHORIA has been unprecedented. The company opened its first Houston-area storefront at 2915 S. Sam Houston Parkway East, Suite 100 in mid 2014, followed by a second location in Friendswood TX, located at 1520 W Bay Area Blvd, Suite 110 at Baybrook Mall in February 2015.

CARPHORIA's commitment to service and the community is a key driver in its business. Thanks to the CARPHORIA CARES program, service industry employees, including teachers, policemen, firefighters and military personnel, always enjoy CARPHORIA's onsite services, including its car buying service and pre-purchase inspections, completely free of charge.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CARPHORIA seeks to empower buyers and sellers throughout the many facets of the automobile industry. The company's unwavering commitment to service also extends to their commitment to the service industry. Teachers, policemen, firefighters and military personnel always enjoy CARPHORIA's onsite services -- which includes its car buying service and pre-purchase inspections -- completely free of charge. For additional information, please visit

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