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A. Hoffman Awning Company Receives 2021 Best of Baltimore Award

Baltimore Award Program Honors the Achievement

A. Hoffman Awning Company has been selected for the 2021 Best of Baltimore Award in the Business Services category by the Baltimore Award Program. 

Each year, the Baltimore Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Baltimore area a great place to live, work and play. 

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2021 Baltimore Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Baltimore Award Program and data provided by third parties. 

About Baltimore Award Program 

The Baltimore Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Baltimore area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. 

The Baltimore Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy. 

A. Hoffman Awning Co. Proudly Announces the Appointments of Joe Grimm, President/General Manager, and Ben Youngs, Vice President Marketing and Graphic Design.


Joe Grimm – President and General Manager

Joe Grimm brings over 30 years of awning experience and design to the company. Starting from the ground floor and working side by side as apprentice to John Hoffman, Joe has earned his promotion. He has mastered every aspect of the awning business: installation, production, manufacturing, welding, sewing, and especially sales and awning design. A. Hoffman Awning Co. is proud to have Joe lead the company into its centennial year of business. John Hoffman would be especially proud of his achievements.

Ben Youngs – Vice President Marketing and Graphic Design

Ben Youngs brings A. Hoffman Awning a wealth of experience with his marketing, web design and branding expertise. 

Ben recently designed A. Hoffman Awning Co.’s new interactive website that captures Hoffman Awning’s 100-year-old history and personality, and awning products. His multimedia, digital marketing campaigns, and website awning resources have won many awards including the 2020 Best Residential Awning Company by Build Magazine. See website:

His knowledge in designing the entire branding process, including logos and graphics, is another area of expertise.  

Joe and Ben worked together in designing the ambitious award-winning Fort McHenry Tunnel Project.

Congratulations to Joe Grimm and Ben Youngs.

A. Hoffman Awning Co Wins 


-Metropolitan Washington D.C.

At the 2020 BUILD Home Builder Awards.

How was The A. Hoffman Awning Co selected?

Build judging process is driven 100% by merit, meaning that awardees must demonstrate expertise within a given field, dedication to client service and satisfaction, and an on-going commitment to excellence and innovation.
Research was centered around an in-depth evaluation of skills and services on offer. The wider market reputation of each nominee was also taken into consideration.

Award was issued by BUILD…

BUILD magazine is dedicated to the construction and property markets with updates from the world of construction & engineering, property, architecture & design.  It showcases some of the most innovative leaders, creative brands and dedicated firms shaping the industry today.