On March 31st, the 2011 Best of the Best Awards reception and dinner was held at Camelback Inn where Ranking Arizona recognized the companies that Arizona’s public ranked as their favorites to do business with.
During this special night of networking and celebrations, Ranking Arizona presented awards to its 2010 B.O.B. winners, 2010 and 2011 Platinum Hall of Fame honorees and the 2011 B.O.B. winners.
Go Daddy is the world’s No. 1 Web hosting provider and domain name registrar. Go Daddy has more than 4 million hosting customers and offers innovative Grid Hosting technology. Go Daddy is also one of the largest website design companies on the planet. Whether customers want to build their own site or tap the “Dream Design” team to build their website, Go Daddy makes it easy. Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons’ philosophy is to provide quality, low-priced products and back them up with 24/7 U.S.-based customer support. It’s a formula that makes it easy and affordable to create and maintain websites. The company has more than 8.6 million customers worldwide and offers more than 56 products.
Year Est: 1997 AZ Staff: 2,700+ Principal(s): Bob Parsons
14455 N. Hayden Rd., #219
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
PING designs, manufactures and markets a complete line of golf equipment, including metal woods, irons, putters and golf bags. The family-owned company was founded in 1959 in the garage of the late Karsten Solheim, a mechanical engineer with an extensive background in the aerospace and computer industries. His frustration with his putting inspired him to design his own putter, which created a “pinging” sound when striking a golf ball — a sound now synonymous with innovation, quality and service in the world of golf. The company employs 800 people in Arizona under the direction of Solheim’s youngest son, John A. Solheim. PING game-improvement products can be found in more than 70 countries.
Year Est: 1959 AZ Staff: 800 Principal(s): John A. Solheim
2201 W. Desert Cove Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85029
602-687-5000 · www.ping.com
Finalist: The Boeing Company
Doing business for nearly 30 years in Arizona, The Boeing Company in Mesa is a world leader in the development of rotorcraft technologies, producing the most advanced, multi-role helicopter, the AH-64D Apache, as well as the A160T Hummingbird unmanned rotorcraft. The site is also a Strategic Manufacturing Center producing electrical assemblies and composite parts for a wide range of Boeing products. People working at the company’s Global Strike business facility in Mesa fulfill the needs of customers in the U.S. and around the globe, pioneering development of rotorcraft technologies and platforms, such as the AH-6 Light Attack/Reconnaissance helicopter and the H-6U.
Year Est: 1981 AZ Staff: 4,700 Principal(s): Tommy Filler, acting VP, Apache & AH-6