Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ  have announced the organizations that will be honored at the 2019 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies (MAC) Awards.

“This is the 10th year for the MAC program,” said Az Business Editor in Chief Michael Gossie. “This annual event quickly gained credibility as the most prestigious awards program in the state. And this year was the most competitive yet. So the companies that have been named Most Admired Companies truly represent the best of Arizona business.”

The MAC awards are designed to recognize the contributions and impact that exceptional Arizona employers bring to our state. Companies were judged based on their performance in customer opinion, innovation, leadership excellence, social responsibility, and workplace culture. In addition to the 40 companies that will be recognized as MAC winners, there will be 10 spotlight awards given to companies who have excelled during the program’s first 10 years.

“This is the most comprehensive and prestigious annual corporate awards program in Arizona,” said Denise Gredler, founder and CEO of BestCompaniesAZ, and co-founder of the MAC program. “To win, a business must demonstrate excellence in its leadership, corporate culture, vision, innovation, customer relations and community engagement through corporate social responsibility programs. Most Admired Companies are truly the best of the best.”

The Most Admired Companies for 2019 will be profiled in the September/October issue of Az Business and honored at an awards dinner. This year’s celebration of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies will be held September 12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. Sponsors of the event include Washington Federal, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Charles Schwab, and Mobile Mini. For information on sponsorship packages for the Most Admired Companies Awards, contact Publisher Josh Schimmels. For ticket and event information, contact Marketing and Events Manager Keith Chandler.

Here are the Most Admired Companies for 2019:

American Express

Arizona Diamondbacks

Assisted Living Locators



Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA)

Charles Schwab

Chasse Building Team

CopperPoint Insurance Companies


DP Electric Inc.

DPR Construction

Duffy Group

Farmers Insurance


Gallagher & Kennedy


Greenberg Traurig

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino

Homeowners Financial Group

Intel Corporation

JDA Software

JE Dunn Construction


Jennings, Strouss & Salmon



Lovitt & Touché, A Marsh & McLennan Agency 

Make-A-Wish Foundation of America

Microchip Technology

Mobile Mini


National Bank of Arizona

OneAZ Credit Union

Quarles & Brady

Salt River Project

Sonora Quest

Spear Education

Sundt Construction

The CORE Institute

The Statesman Group


UMB Bank

United Services Automobile Association (USAA)



Vitalant (formerly Blood Systems)

Washington Federal Bank

Westroc Hospitality (Hotel Valley Ho, Mountain Shadows, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain)