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 Mortenson.

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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.


Most Admired Company: 2018-2021

Top Arizona executive: Benjamin Goetter, vice president and general manager

What it does: Design-build, project development, turn-key development, general construction, construction and program development.

Company profile: Since 2000, Mortenson’s Arizona team has built upon its company reputation and culture of ingenuity, expertise and exceptional people by successfully solving complex challenges for its customers – ranging from tenant improvements to landmark projects.

Admirable trait: As a critical component of Mortenson’s culture, it implemented a company-wide development LeadBLU program, a comprehensive and inclusive approach to leadership development designed to support Mortenson’s culture and the personal and professional growth of every single team member. LeadBLU reflects the company’s values-based foundation set by the Mortenson family and embodies the principles and practices that guide company leaders’ mindsets, actions and attitudes, and the importance of coaching and career development.