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 U-Haul International, Inc..
“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: Joe Shoen, president, chairman and CEO
What it does: Storage services
Workplace culture: In the summer of 2021, U-Haul opened the Shoen Family Conference and Fitness Center, a 54,208-square-foot, multi-million dollar facility in Phoenix, providing team members free access to daily workouts (cardio, machine and free weight areas); basketball; classes like yoga, boxing, spin, dance, HIIT and pilates with professional instructors; on-site medical and dental services; and the use of locker rooms with showers and towel service.
Community impact: During Hunger Action Month in 2022, U-Haul hosted a donation drive at multiple company locations and packed 1,728 emergency food boxes at the St. Mary’s warehouse, while donating $15,000 to the organization as the sponsor of Go Orange Day.
Most Admired Companies of 2023
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Canyon State Electric
Circle the City
Colliers in Arizona
Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold
JE Dunn Construction
Lovitt & Touché, A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company
Salt River Project
The James Agency
U-Haul International, Inc.
WillScot Mobile Mini