AZ Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ present the Most Admired Companies program each year with the goal of recognizing organizations that excel in these six key areas: Customer opinion; diversity, equity, and inclusion; innovation; leadership excellence; social responsibility; and workplace culture. One of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies for 2021 is Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona.

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With hundreds of nominations representing the most innovative, impactful and successful companies in Arizona, being one of Most Admired Companies of 2021 shows that these companies truly represent the best in Arizona business. The Most Admired Companies for 2021 will be honored at an awards dinner Oct. 7, 2021, at Pointe Hilton Resort Tapatio Cliffs in Phoenix. Title sponsors for the Most Admired Companies awards are WaFd Bank and Taylor Morrison. For sponsorship information, email For information about the event honoring the Most Admired Companies, email or click here. will be spotlighting one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies each day leading up to the awards dinner.

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona

Most Admired Company: 2016-2021

Top Arizona executive: Jason Barlow, president and CEO

What it does: Nonprofit homebuilder for low-income families.

Company profile: Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona has been privileged to build more than1,170 homes, affect more than 2,500 repairs and improve a place called home for more than 3,800 Arizona families.

Admirable trait: Leading the charge toward an innovative and sustainable way to increase affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona is building the global housing nonprofit’s first 3D-printed home in the United States.The custom, single-story home is currently under construction on a lot donated by the City of Tempe. It combines 3D printing and traditional construction to create an innovative model for the future and a scalable, cost-effective homeownership solution to address the affordable housing crisis.