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 Sundt 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.

Sundt Construction

Most Admired Company: 2010-2021

Top Arizona executive: G. Michael Hoover, president and CEO

What it does: General contractor.

Admirable trait: In 2000, Sundt developed the Leadership Excellence Accelerates Performance (LEAP) program to mentor the next generation of company leaders. The training focuses on critical leadership skills, as well as Sundt’s core values. Senior-level leaders are paired with LEAP members who help mentor them through a team project to address current business issues or opportunities. Many of the projects are now new business practices at Sundt. In addition, Sundt offers a Leadership Academy each year to allow leaders to learn, share and grow in their potential.