Houston-based Whirlwind Building Components was selected as the 2009 Best of Freeport Award in the Building Materials category by the U.S. Commerce Association. The USCA Best of Local Business award program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country annually. The USCA identifies companies it believes have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category and that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

The 2009 USCA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners were determined based on information gathered internally and data provided by third parties.