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Lone Star Backyard - Hot Tubs and Outdoor Kitchens

Awards & Associations


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Dimension One Spas



First Hot Tub Maker in World to Win Shingo Prize
D1 solidified its trailblazing position in the hot tub and swim spa/circuit training products markets when it won the 2007 Silver Medal Award at the Northwest Region Shingo Prize Conference in Oct. '07, an accolade that makes D1 the first hot tub manufacturer in the world to receive the distinguished award. Lauded by Business Week as the "Nobel Prize of Manufacturing," the Shingo Prize is the premier award for manufacturing excellence.


Winner of Coveted Spasearch 2008 Certified Award
Over the past five years, D1 received the Spasearch Buyer Guide's highest "Recommended" rating for our AFS and hot tub products. However, in 2007 and beyond, Spasearch adopted a new, much tougher program called "Certified," which is based on the results of actual customer satisfaction surveys. The results are audited by an independent accounting firm, a first in the industry!
Among all hot tub/swim spa manufacturers, only two companies in the entire world won the 2007 & 2008 Certified Award. And yes, D1 was one of them!


Stevie Award for "Best Customer Service Team"
D1 was awarded the Stevie Award for "Best Customer Service Team" in the 2005 American Business AwardsT. The American Business Awards were hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" by the New York Post. In winning the Stevie, D1 beat out other finalists including Enterprise Fleet Services and T-Mobile Wireless. More than 1,200 nominations from companies of all sizes in virtually every industry were submitted.


Winner: The Society of Plastic Engineers' Highest Honor: The People's Choice Award
In our first year in the swim spa/aquatic fitness systems market (2002), D1's AFS received the Society of Plastic Engineers' highest accolade, its People's Choice Award, for D1's AFS, AquaFit 19 Dual Temp model. Said Bob Hallam, D1 co-founder and CEO: "Our products are manufactured with the highest quality components and materials. It's especially gratifying to receive an award from such a highly regarded organization."


Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner
Bob Hallam, D1 co-owner and CEO, won the coveted Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2004 for entrepreneurial vision and many wide-ranging achievements


San Diego World Trade Center Exporter of the Year
In 2004 the D1 won the Exporter of the Year Award from the San Diego World Trade Center in recognition of our significant growth in product exports to international markets.


Inspire Award, The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals
Awarded the 2005 Inspire Award from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP), recognizing D1's decades of industry leadership and innovation.


ISO 9001: Manufacturer Registered and Certified
All D1 products are built under the stringent quality requirements of the ISO 9001 designation, an official program designed to ensure high quality products. Run by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), this is the international standards-setting body comprised of representatives from various national standards bodies around the world.



Viking Grills

1997 Kitchen and Bath Business, 1997 Product Innovator Award; 1997 Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture & Design, Good Design Exhibition.


1998 Home Magazine, 1998 American Building Products Award; 1998 Design Journal ADEX Design Excellence Award; Mississippi Main Street Association award for outstanding design and historic rehabilitation.


1999 Mississippi Heritage Trust "Award of Excellence" for exemplary
rehabilitation of 113-117 Front Street; American Homestyle & Gardening; Reader’s Choice Award.


2000 Mississippi Heritage Trust "Award of Excellence" for exemplary rehabilitation of 101 and 107 Front Street ; Kitchen & Bath Design News, Industry Leadership Award for Viking Culinary Arts Centers; Chicago; Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, Good Design award for Designer Series electric cooktop, gas cooktop and electric TimePiece wall oven.


2001 Design Journal Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX): Platinum Award for Designer Series warming drawer, Gold Awards for Designer Series built-in TimePiece electric oven and Designer Series bottom-mount refrigerator, Silver Award for Designer Series electric cooktop; Appliance Manufacturer magazine Excellence in Design winner for Designer Series electric TimePiece single oven; Kitchen and Bath Business magazine, Product Innovator Awards runner-up for T-Series grill; Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, Good Design award for T-Series grill; Leflore County Hall of Fame Award, Fred Carl, Jr.


2002 Mississippi Heritage Trust Award of Excellence for Outstanding Re-Use of a large property, 101 Main Street – Viking Training Center; Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service Export Achievement Certificate


2003 Viking recognized by Mississippi Heritage Trust for saving one of Mississippi ’s most endangered historic places, The Irving Hotel, now known as The Alluvian Hotel; Home Magazine Kitchen & Bath Award for Viking Professional dual fuel sealed burner range


2004 National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2004 Main Street Business Leadership Award for commercial district revitalization; Mississippi Development Authority Governor’s Cup Award for significant impact within the local community; Architectural Record advertising award for four-page consumer insert.


2005 Food & Wine’s Award for #1 Home Stove in Special Chef Poll; Viking T-Series voted Best Large Grill by Consumer Reports; Fred Carl, Jr. recognized byKitchen & Bath Business as one of the “50 Top Innovators in the Kitchen & Bath Industry in the Past 50 Years”; “Home of the Range”, a segment about Viking Range Corporation and Fred Carl which on CBS News Sunday Morning, received the Emmy for “Outstanding Interpretation and/or Analysis of a Business News Story -Regularly Scheduled Newscast.”


2006 Mississippi Business Journal names Viking on of the “Best Places to Work in Mississippi”; Viking Range Corporation and Fred Carl, Jr. awarded the 2006 American Spirit Award presented by the United States Small Business Administration; Fortune magazine names Viking Range Corporation one of the Ten Breakaway Brands of 2006 in its annual "Breakaway Brands" report; Fred Carl, Jr. appointed by Governor of Mississippi as the Housing Commissioner for Gulf Coast Rebuilding.



Lynx Grills



Robb Report(175kb)
Vesta Awards(183kb)
ADEX Awards(133kb)