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 Meritage Homes Corporation.
“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: Phillippe Lord, CEO
What it does: Homebuilder
Admirable trait: Meritage continues to expand the transparency of its climate change efforts and disclosures by adding Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) to its greenhouse gas emission inventory. Additionally, the company has been expanding its vendor engagement since 2021, to collaborate on the various efforts to enhance the livability of the company’s homes and reduce energy consumption.
Innovation: Meritage has been a longstanding industry leader in energy-efficient homebuilding and has been committed to building 100% ENERGY STAR® certified homes since 2009. Every Meritage home comes with standard signature energy-efficiency features, which includes ENERGY STAR® certified appliances, WaterSense certified water fixtures, spray foam insulation, multi-speed HVAC system, low-E windows and more.
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Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold
JE Dunn Construction
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Salt River Project
The James Agency
U-Haul International, Inc.
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