​CenterPoint Energy's vision is to lead the nation in delivering energy, service and value. Employees at CenterPoint Energy work every day to make this vision a reality, and we see success in the awards and recognition received by the company.

Thanks to feedback from customers like you, CenterPoint Energy continues to get strong customer satisfaction scores and recognition for the significant investments and improvements it's making to natural gas safety, reliability and service.

Community Awards

youthCARE Distinguised Volunteer Service Award - Bonnie Creason, 2016

UNCF Champion Award - Janette Hammond, 2016

Live United Award - United Way of Southeast Louisiana, 2016

Ally for Literacy - Houston Center for Literacy, 2016

Excellence in Employee Engagement - American Red Cross, Arkansas, 2016

Jack Yates Award - Antioch Baptist Church (Houston) for Agencies in Action, 2016

Houston's 50 Most Influential Women of 2015 - Houston Woman Magazine - Diane Englet, 2015

Eagle of the Year - Military Affairs Council at Barksdale Air Force Base (Shreveport, LA), 2015

BBB Awards for Excellence - Better Business Bureau of Minnesota Education Foundation, 2015

2015 University of Houston's Distinguished Service Award - Laurie Rutherford, 2015

Bronze Service Award - American Red Cross Greater Houston, 2015

Bronze Sponsor Award - March of Dimes, Little Rock, Ark., 2015

Community Partnership Award - Galveston Fire Department, 2015

Community Spirit Awards - Angela Cox and Dominic Robinson - Fort Bend Youth in Philanthropy, Texas, 2015

Corporate Partner of the Year - Habitat for Humanity, Texas, 2015

Corporate Partner Award - Crime Stoppers of Houston, 2015

R.I.S.E.S Award - Memorial Blood Centers, Minnesota, 2015

Winner of Distinction - Better Business Bureau Education Foundation Greater Houston and South Texas, 2015

The Civic 50, Points of Light Initiative - one of the country's top community-minded companies and the top utility, 2014

Community Outreach Recognition - Rebuilding Together-Houston, 2013

Diversity Awards

Champions of Supplier Diversity - Cindi Salas, Jewel Smith, Minority Business News, USA, 2016

Rigel Award for Exemplary Leadership in Minority Business Development - Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, 2015

Corporate Diversity Champion Award - Floyd LeBlanc Diversity Summit, 2015

Excellence Award in Supplier Diversity - Edison Electric Institute, 2015

2020 Board Honor Roll - 2020 Women on Boards, 2015

Corporation of the Year - Houston's Women's Business Enterprise Alliance, 2015

Diversity Champion of the Year - Jewel Smith, Supplier Diversity Manager, 2014, Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum and Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Committees, 2014

Rigel Award for Largest Percentage Increase in Annual Purchases from Houston MBE's - Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, 2014

Rigel Innovation Award for Comprehensive Supplier Diversity Communications Plan and Strategy - Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, 2014

'Best of the Best' - List for Top Utilities, Energy, Gas and Oil Companies in Supplier Diversity, Hispanic Network Magazine, 2014

Procurement Champion Award - Dennis Jasek, Sourcing Specialist, P&L Corporate Purchasing, Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance, 2014

Procurement Champion Award - Teresa West, Sourcing Specialist, P&L Corporate Purchasing, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, 2014

Top 50 Black Professionals and Entrepreneurs, Supplier Diversity Champion - D-Marrs.com Business Journal, 2014

Environmental Awards

ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year - Environmental Protection Agency, 2016

Climate Leadership Award - Environmental Protection Agency, 2016

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification - 505 Nicollet Mall building, Minneapolis, 2016

Project of the Year Award for Energy Saving Trees program - Houston Area Urban Forestry Council, 2015

Gold Leaf Award, Arboricultural Project of the Year - Tree Planting Competition - International Society of Arboriculture, 2015

Mayor's Proud Partner Award - City of Houston, 2015

Utility Environmental Champion - Cogent Report™ study, 2015

Keep Texas Beautiful Award - "Ebby Halliday & Maurice Acers Business/Industry Award", 2014

Mayor's Proud Partner Award - "William Jackson 'Jack' Bowen Chairman's Award", 2014

Service Awards

Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Resourcefulness Best Practice Award - for Smart Grid, 2016

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties’ Award of Excellence - Golden Valley Office Expansion, 2016

Houston Business Journal Best Corporate Counsel Award - Best General Counsel of a large legal department – Dana O’Brien, 2016

Site Selection Magazine Top Utility - for economic development, 2016

Texas TDSP Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement study - Cogent Energy Reports, #1 Texas electric transmission and distribution service provider, 2016

International Smart Grid Action Network –Award of Excellence - for Grid Reliability, 2016

Global Smart Grid Federation –Smart Grid Project of the Year - 2016

Silver Stevie Award for Sales & Customer Service - Natural Language IVR automated phone system, 2016

EPRI Power Delivery and Utilization Technology Transfer Award - Maria DeArizon, 2016

AESP Energy Awards - Pricing & Demand Response Award Residential Demand Response from CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, 2016

POWERGRID International – Project of the Year - for grid optimization, 2016

SEE Industry Excellence Award - Cable Life Extension Program, 2016

Minneapolis International Facility Management Association award - Adaptive Reuse of an Existing Building -- 505 Nicollet Mall building, 2015

Smart Energy IP –National Smart Grid Customer Education Award - 2015

Greentech Media –GridEdge 20 Award - honorable mention, 2015

J.D. Power 2015 Gas Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study - Customers ranked us fourth in the Midwest Region

J.D. Power 2015 Gas Utility residential Customer Satisfaction Study - Customers ranked us second in the South Region

2015 Customer Champion by Cogent Energy Reports - A survey of 52,000 residential ratepayers across the country awarded us the title

Advanced Leak Survey Implementation Planning - World Gas Conference in France, 2015

American Customer Satisfaction Index - second among all Investor-Owned Gas Utilities in the U.S.

Utility of the Year Award - SAP, 2014

Top Innovation Award for Customer Engagement - SAP, 2014

HANA Innovation Award - SAP, 2014

National Smart Grid Customer Education Award - SAP, 2014

CLEAR Consumer Education Award - Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, 2014

Torch Awards for Ethics - Better Business Bureau, 2014

Crystal Awards - Quantitative Research Project - Website B2B Most Improved, American Marketing Association, 2014

Marketing Excellence Award - Southern Gas Association, 2014

Safety Awards

International Lineman’s Rodeo - 2016

o 3rd place – Journeyman Team, Investor Owned Utilities - Brandon Rustin, Patrick Huff, Clint King

o 3rd place – written exam, Shawn Wassgren

o 4th place - slack block eye splice competition, Shawn Wassgren

o 4th place - Transformer Change Out, Clint King, Patrick Huff, Brandon Rustin

o 5th place - Investor Owned Utilities, Shawn Wassgren

o 5th place - slack block eye splice competition, Justin Sommerfeld

Texas Lineman's Rodeo - 2016

o 1st place - Investor Owned Utilities, Patrick Huff, Brandon Rustin, Clint King

o 1st place - overall apprentice and apprentice written test, Shawn Wassgren

o 2nd place - Investor Owned Utilities, Mykel Sparacino, Chad Albert, Chris Sandoval

o 3rd place - Investor-Owned Utilities, Marcus Schexnayder, Matt Sanders, Brad Wagner

Meritorious Award - Rick Koite, Southern Gas Association, 2016

Leaders Make a Difference - Tal Centers, Southern Gas Association, 2016

City of Houston Proclamation - City of Houston, 2015

Safety Video Excellence Award - Southern Gas Association, 2015