50 companies have risen from the constantly evolving and ever-challenging business environment to earn the right to call themselves Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2023, including Clayco.
“Most Admired Companies is the most comprehensive and prestigious annual corporate awards program in Arizona,” says Amy Lindsey, publisher of AZ Big Media, which publishes Az Business magazine and co-founded the Most Admired Companies program with the team from BestCompaniesAZ. “To be called a Most Admired Company, a business must demonstrate excellence in its leadership; corporate culture; innovation; customer relations; community engagement; and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and programs.”
Arizona’s Most Admired Companies will be recognized at a celebration dinner on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix. 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.
Top Arizona executive: Ryan Abbott, executive vice president, Southwest Region
What it does: Full-service, turnkey real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build and construction firm
Community impact: Clayco’s Construction Career Development Initiative (CCDI), is a nonprofit organization that promotes diversity in the design and construction industry. Clayco has expanded CCDI to Phoenix, alongside its existing programs in Chicago and St. Louis. This initiative mentors and provides career development opportunities to minority, underrepresented and underemployed individuals, empowering them to pursue fulfilling careers in construction.
Customer opinion: Since expanding its Phoenix offices in 2021, Clayco has been honored by the warm welcome it has been given by customers, subcontractors and community leaders. Additionally, the company’s CCDI program, aimed at community collaboration and development, has also garnered positive feedback from community leaders and employees alike.
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