A lot has changed in the workplace during the last few years.

Zoom is used more as a noun than a verb. Working from home is now a way of life. Inclusion has become much more than just making sure everyone is invited to after-work happy hour. And living through the pandemic has completely changed the way we do business on a daily basis.

And through all of that, 50 companies have risen from the adversity of the past couple years and earned the right to call themselves Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2022.

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“Most Admired Companies is the most comprehensive and prestigious corporate awards program in Arizona,” says Denise Gredler, founder and CEO of BestCompaniesAZ, who co-founded the Most Admired Companies program with the team from Az Business magazine. “To be honored, a business must demonstrate excellence in its leadership; corporate culture; innovation; customer relations; community engagement; and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and programs.”

AZ Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ team up to present the Most Admired Companies program each year and the primary goal is to find and recognize those organizations that excel in these six key areas:

• Customer opinion

• Diversity, equity, and inclusion

• Innovation

• Leadership excellence

• Social responsibility

• Workplace culture

Based on those six pillars of excellence, a selection committee comprised of Az Business magazine’s editorial board, BestCompaniesAZ’s leadership team and professionals from a wide range of industries rate and select the most accomplished and prestigious companies in Arizona.

Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2022 will be celebrated at an in-person awards dinner and ceremony 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 13, 2022 at Chateau Luxe, at 1175 E. Lone Cactus Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85024.

For sponsorship information, email Amy.Lindsey@azbigmedia.com. For information about the event honoring Arizona’s Most Admired Companies, email Lynette.Carrington@azbigmedia.com or click here. To buy tickets, click here.

Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2022


American Express

Arizona Diamondbacks


Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Yonder

Burch & Cracchiolo



CHASSE Building Team

Canyon State Electric

Charles Schwab

CopperPoint Insurance Companies


DP Electric Inc.

Desert Financial Credit Union

Equity Methods

Farmers Insurance



Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold

Freedom Financial Network

Gallagher & Kennedy

Gila River Resorts & Casinos


Greenberg Traurig

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona

Health Information Management Systems (HiMS)

Homeowners Financial Group USA


JE Dunn



Lovitt & Touché, A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company

Microchip Technology


OneAZ Credit Union

Quarles & Brady

Small Giants

Spear Education

Sundt Construction

Suntec Concrete

Terros Health

TriWest Healthcare Alliance


Voya Financial

WaFd Bank

Wilde Wealth Management Group

Willmeng Construction