DiversityBusiness.com, the nation's leading multicultural social media site, recognized VRM Mortgage Services (VRM) and PCV Murcor (PCV) as two of the nation’s "Top Businesses" for 2014. The award recognizes and honors individuals who have established themselves as a world-class community of entrepreneurs.
The award, known as the Div500, represents companies that foster a culture of sustainable growth among the communities they serve.
Keith D. Murray, founder, president, and CEO of VRM and PCV, was one of a handful of entrepreneurs to have multiple companies recognized with the award.
"VRM was ranked 46th on the list of African American-Owned U.S. Businesses, which includes NBA Hall of Famers Michael Jordan and Ervin 'Magic' Johnson, fashion icon Tyra Banks, music producer Dr. Dre, and media moguls Russell Simmons and Oprah Winfrey. PCV was ranked 65th on the same list," the website said in a release.
"I am both delighted and humbled to receive these honors," Murray said. "Our companies were founded on the belief that building a successful business and placing communities first were not mutually exclusive ideals. We built the companies around the tenants of customer service and commitment to community and remain dedicated to those principles today. I am grateful to the teams at VRM and PCV as well as our many clients and partners for their role in reaching for a higher standard."