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 DPR Construction.

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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.

DPR Construction

Most Admired Company: 2010, 2011, 2019, 2021

Top Arizona executive: Gretchen Kinsella, business unit leader

What it does: Construction company.

Company profile: DPR Construction is a unique technical builder with a passion for results. Ranked in the top 50 general contractors in the country since 1997, DPR Construction is a national commercial contractor and construction manager, growing with its customers by delivering measurably more value.

Admirable trait: Culture is a huge piece of DPR Construction because who it builds is as important as what it builds. As a flat organization, employees are assigned roles – not titles. DPR’s workplace has no private offices and everyone sits together in one open area regardless of seniority or role. DPR strives to be the best, a “boots on the ground” type of company, allowing employees to make decisions out in the field and make it right. The lack of micro-managing gives more freedom and makes for better employees.