The 100 Best Places to Live and Work in Arizona for 2023 earned the most support in voting for the 2023 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest business opinion poll. The list includes Burch & Cracchiolo, one of the Southwest’s premier law firms. 

Burch & Cracchiolo

Founders Frank Haze Burch and Dan Cracchiolo were known for being hometown heroes for business law in Phoenix when they joined forces to open Burch & Cracchiolo 52 years ago. Since then, the firm has grown into a team of more than 50 esteemed law professionals, who all carry on the traditional values upon which the firm was founded, while embracing innovation and looking forward to the future.

Why is Burch & Cracchiolo a great place to work? 

“We actually ask all employees what they think about things the firm is thinking about doing,” says firm President Andy Abraham. “We get their input ahead of time and then we get their feedback after we’ve made a decision. We let them participate in making decisions and we share results of decisions. All 90 employees have the opportunity to feel invested in what we’re doing. And I think that makes a big difference and it also creates buy-in.”

What makes your workplace culture special? 

“It’s family friendly and a thoughtful environment,” Abraham says. “Everybody knows they’re all professionals, whether they’re sitting at the front desk or they’ve been a lawyer at the firm for 50 years. We let people do their jobs, stay out of their way. We tell that to people during interviews right up front that we will provide all the mentoring and support that you might need, but we let you do your job. And I think that also creates the great results that we see.”

What mascot best represents your firm? 

“The bear,” Abraham says. “It’s representative. We’re solid. We plod a little bit, one step at a time. We’ve been in the Valley for 55 years, so we’re consistent. The image of the bear  captures the character of the firm.”


100 Best Places to Live and Work in Arizona for 2023

Here are the 100 Best Places to Live and Work in Arizona for 2023. And in the coming days, learn more about some of the companies featured on this list with in-depth stories and video interviews:

May 25: Burch & Cracchiolo

May 26: Canyon State Electric

May 30: CORE Construction Arizona

May 31: LGE Design Build

100 Best Places to Live and Work in Arizona

ABI Multifamily

Adolfson & Peterson Construction

Aker Ink PR & Marketing


Anderson Security Agency

Arizona Bank & Trust

Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona Financial Credit Union

Arizona Oncology

Arizona State University

Asset Living

Aurora Behavioral Health System

Avison Young

azarchitecture/Jarson & Jarson Real Estate


Banner Behavioral Health Hospital

Banner Health

Bar Napkin Productions

Barclay Group

Bel-Aire Mechanical

Bennett and Porter Insurance Services

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties

Bivens & Associates

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Signal Search

Burch & Cracchiolo


COLE Architects

CORE Construction

CVAM, Cardiovascular Associates of Mesa

Cachet Homes

Canyon State Electric

Capital Asset Management

Cawley Architects

City of Chandler

City of Flagstaff

City of Glendale

City of Mesa

City of Peoria

City of Phoenix

City of Scottsdale

City of Tempe

City to City Commercial


Comitz Stanley

Copa Health



Desert Financial Credit Union

Digital Air Strike

dpa architects

Engelman Berger



Guidant Law Firm

Haydon Building Corp



Hospice of the Valley

I Need An Angel Inc. Caregivers You Can Depend On

IMPACT Technology Recruiting


Kidder Mathews


LGE Design Build

Land Advisors Organization

Landings Credit Union


Lerner and Rowe Law Group

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

Mark-Taylor Companies

Mark-Taylor Residential


McCarthy Building Companies

Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate

National Bank of Arizona

NexMetro Communities

North&Co. Real Estate

OneAZ Credit Union

P.B. Bell

Pacific Premier Bank

Precision Air & Plumbing


ReThinc Advertising

Realty Executives

Republic Bank of Arizona

Salt River Project (SRP)


Speedie & Associates

Team Select Home Care

The CORE Institute

The CORE Institute

Todd & Associates

Town of Gilbert

Town of Queen Creek

Velocity Retail Group

ViaWest Group

WaFd Bank Arizona

Wells Fargo Bank Arizona NA

Wood, Patel & Associates