Best Places to Work in Arizona: Cawley Architects

Above: Sherman Cawley, president and founder of Cawley Architects. Ranking Arizona | 7 Jun |

Each year, Ranking Arizona magazine conducts the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: “With whom would you recommend doing business?” Each year, some of the categories that attract the most voters include categories focused on the best places to work in Arizona, the best places to live, and the companies with the best workplace culture.


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Workplace culture has never been more important than it is in 2021, so Az Business analyzed the results of the Ranking Arizona voting and compiled a list of the “100 Best Places to Live and Work in Arizona for 2021.” These are the 100 companies and cities that got the most votes. The companies and cities are listed in alphabetical order. Over the next several weeks, we will spotlight some of the best places to work in Arizona with video interviews featuring company leaders, including  Sherman Cawley, president and founder of Cawley Architects.

Cawley Architects

What the company does: With almost 800 high-value projects in its portfolio, Cawley Architects is one of the most prolific architectural firms in Arizona.

Inside the company culture: “I like to use a phrase that describes our values as, ‘All of working is learning,’” says Sherman Cawley, president and founder of Cawley Architects. “When I think about it, I am convinced this term captures the essence of our approach to achieving workplace satisfaction. This phrase is all about respect and appreciation, ambition, and empathy. When an environment is created that values learning as an essential ingredient of working, you create the model for continued and ever-increasing success. I also feel that reinforcing that respect for professional and personal growth is an obligation that leadership must engage in for themselves and everyone else.

Leadership philosophy: “Leaders must grow in their ability to handle larger projects and decisions,” Cawley says. “They should lead by example. And leaders must develop the ability to empathize from the appreciation you feel for your growth in your career. If you know how hard you must work to succeed, you can only respect that drive to succeed in others. Leaders should want to mentor staff to follow their dreams, just as we have followed ours. And out of our values come principles that we use as guideposts.”

100 Best Places to Live and Work in 2021

ABI Multifamily

ANDERSON Advertising & Public Relations

Ace Building Maintenance

Aker Ink PR & Marketing

Alerus

Alliance Bank of Arizona

American Express

Arizona Central Credit Union

Arizona Federal Credit Union

Ashton Woods Homes

Aurora Behavioral Health System

Avison Young

azarchitecture/Jarson & Jarson

BMO Harris Bank

Banner Behavioral Health Hospital

Bar Napkin Productions

Bel-Aire Mechanical

Bivens & Associates

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

CBRE

CHASSE Building Team

CORE Construction

Cachet Homes

Canyon State Electric

Cawley Architects

City of Chandler

City of Glendale

City of Mesa

City of Peoria

City of Phoenix

City of Scottsdale

City of Surprise

City of Tempe

City of Tucson

Colliers

Comitz Beethe

Corgan

DAVIS

DPR Construction

Davis Miles McGuire Gardner

Delta Dental of Arizona

Desert Financial Credit Union

dpa architects

Dignity Health

Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

FabCom

Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold

GCON

Geneva Financial

Gensler

Gust Rosenfeld

HDA Architects

Haydon Building Corp

Henry+Horne

Highnoon

HomeSmart International

Hospice of the Valley

Ideas Collide

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

LAVIDGE

LGE Design Build

Land Advisors Organization

Landings Credit Union

LaneTerralever

Loud Rumor

Lovitt & Touché, A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company

MSA Engineering Consultants

Mark-Taylor Residential

Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate

NAI Horizon

National Bank of Arizona

North & Co. Real Estate

ORION Investment Real Estate

OneAZ Credit Union

P.B. Bell Companies

Precision Air & Plumbing

ReThinc Advertising

Realty One Group

Resnick & Louis

Ryan Companies US, Inc.

SDB Contracting Services

SVN Desert Commercial Advisors

Snell & Wilmer

Speedie & Associates

StringCan Interactive

Sun Health Grandview Terrace Care Center

Taylor & Lihn

Team Select Home Care

The CORE Institute

The James Agency

Tiffany & Bosco

Town of Gilbert

USAA

VIP Mortgage

Vision Community Management

WaFd Bank Arizona

Weitz Company

Willmeng Construction

Wood, Patel & Associates

Zion & Zion

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