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 Willmeng Construction.
“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: James Murphy, CEO
What it does: General contractor
Workplace culture: To foster and promote employee professional growth, The Willmeng Academy (TWA) was launched by the company to help employees increase their industry knowledge and other marginal skills they may be interested in such as marketing. The TWA program runs for 36 weeks at three hours per week, totaling at least 108 hours per employee. Willmeng has allotted nearly 11,000 hours for the 100 salaried employees that have graduated TWA.
Admirable trait: With 24% of its workforce being women, Willmeng surpasses the national average of only 11% of women employed in the construction industry by more than double, according to the 2022 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Additionally, 27% of Willmeng’s current employees fall under the category of being international or minority employees.
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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